Lincoln County Fair, July 11-16
At Lincoln County’s “one-price” fair in Troy, families can enjoy carnival games, concerts and other entertainment with general gate admission. This year’s fair also features motocross, knockerball and performances by Brett Stewart and Chris Janson. Learn more.
Jersey County Fair, July 12-17
Watch a truck and tractor pull and a demolition derby, see top local talent perform in the Jersey County Talent Show, cheer on young women in the Jersey County Queen Pageant and enjoy traditional county fair fun like carnival rides and 4-H activities. The Jersey County Fair is held at the Jersey County Fairgrounds in Jerseyville, Illinois. Learn more.
Jefferson County Fair, July 21-24
Country stars The Oak Ridge Boys will take the stage at this year's Jefferson County Fair at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Other highlights include truck and tractor pulls, skydiving demonstrations, 4-wheel racing, carnival rides and more. A kiddie zone featuring inflatables and arts and crafts is new this year. Learn more.
St. Charles County Fair, July 26-30
With frog and turtle racing, 4-H demonstrations, sack races and more, the St. Charles County Fair at Rotary Park in Wentzville presents the traditional county fair with nostalgic flair. For thrill seekers the St. Charles County Fair also offers Freestyle Moto-X, a Stunt Jump and Race to the Top Challenge. Learn more.
Washington Town and Country Fair, Aug. 3-7
Washington Town and Country Fair also offers "one-price" fair fun, with carnival midway rides, headline entertainment, Agriland, the Family Fun Center and more all included in the general admission price. This year's headliners include Alabama, Bret Michaels, Finding Favour, Frankie Ballard and Thompson Square. Held at the Washington Fairgrounds in Washington, the Washington Town and Country Fair also features bull riding, tractor pulls, a midway and more. Learn more.
Missouri State Fair, Aug. 11-21
It's a bit of a drive, but the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia is the titan of fairs. The state fair provides a showcase for agricultural producers from across Missouri and family fun like carnival rides and tractor pulls. Scheduled entertainment includes 3 Doors Down, Brett Eldredge and others. Learn more.
Editorial Assistant Tyne Benesek contributed to this article.
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