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For 143 years, the White County Fair has been delivering fun for all ages

From traditional events like Harness racing and the annual Queen contest to newer events like ATV Racing & Pig Penning, no other fair in the region brings quite the variety, level of competition, or fun that the annual White County Fair does.  We've got thundering hooves and serious horse power, incredible talent, smarts, humor and beauty, phenomenally powerful motors, cross county rivalries and delicious food.  You'll leave the White County Fair with plenty of memories made on the midway!

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White Co Fair Queen Contest Monday, August 8th
7pm  ($5 admission)

The White County Fair Queen Contests have enjoyed a resurgence of interest, participation and draws a full grandstand every summer.  The 2019 winner, Kelsi Kessler, went on to win the state pageant in December and due to the pandemic reigned for two years.  She passed the crown on to new White County Fair Queen, Alexis Conner who also represented the county brilliantly.  Junior and Little Miss contestants will also strut their stuff.  For more information, contact Hannah Sailer at 618.384.1670 or click here to visit the facebook page.

Harness Racing
Tuesday, August 9th
6pm (Free Grandstand)
 

This traditional event is a crowd favorite.  The half mile track at White County is home to records and thundering hoofs on Tuesday evening at the fair. Call Barbre Stables for details.  Play Pick 'em and enjoy a FREE grandstand thanks to our wonderful community of sponsors.  Racing begins at 6pm.

BINGO at the White Co. Fair
Tuesday-Saturday (Floral Hall)
Tues, Wed, & Thurs at 6pm
Friday and Saturday at 6pm & 8pm

This year at the White County Fair, play BINGO (one session Tuesday through Thursday at 6pm...then second sessions as well on Friday and Saturday at 8pm)  There will be 10 games per session and a Carry Over JACKPOT!  Bingo is sponsored by the Carmi Elks Lodge #1652

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Motocross brought to you by Car Corral Polaris
Wednesday, August 10th - 7pm (Admission $10)







 
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ATV Racing
Thursday, August 11th
7pm Admission - $10

You can't get enough of the rip roarin' fun of ATV racing.  Settle in for quads and classes for all skill levels.  Grab a corn dog, lemon shake up, funnel cake and enjoy this annual favorite!

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Pig Penning
Friday, August 12th
7pm Admission - $10

In what should be a super fun new event, we're bringing Pig Penning to the White County Fair.  Stay tuned for details!

Open Demolition Derby
Saturday, August 13th
(Admission - Grandstand $15
Pit Passes available for $25) 

The White County Fair Demolition Derby is truly the grand daddy of them all in our region! With huge purses bringing competitors from a variety of counties and multiple states, you better get your pit pass or grandstand ticket early.  If you don't, you won't find a place to sit...of course, with all the action, you may not need it!  Chad Bandy runs our Demo and the White County Fair Board looks forward to another large crowd of vehicles for this year's Derby!