Sara Evans headlines Boone County Fair entertainment

BELVIDERE— The Granges of Boone County have once again put together another great six-day agricultural exhibition for area residents to enjoy during this year's Boone County Fair in August.

Highlighting the grandstand entertainment on Saturday Aug. 10 will be country music stars Sara Evans and Mark Chesnutt.

Other fair entertainment this year includes truck and tractor pulls, bull riding and demolition derbies. Fair goers are urged to not miss the Boone County Fair Queen and Little Miss Pageant, which is free to attend on Tuesday evening.

The fair grounds will be packed with over 5,000 head of livestock with everything from rabbits to alpacas to sheep to draft horses. There’s 4,000 non-livestock exhibits such as quilts, flowers, photographs, posters, vegetables and much more.

Browse through the 400 vendors and merchants selling and promoting all types of goods, services and tasty food items. Take a break at the Entertainment Pavilion where you’ll find free local entertainment of all types starting at noon every day. Stop by there Wednesday at noon and see legendary WGN radio broadcaster Orion Samuelson.

Ride specials will be held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in the midway from by Skinner's Amusements.

There’s more free entertainment throughout the grounds, from high flying trapeze artists to a wild world of animals show. There are 200 antique tractors of all types, 4-H petting zoo and amazing magicians. There’s so much to see and do for only a $6.00 admission price.