Rock Island County Fair banner with photos from the fair

Rock Island County Fair

Mark your calendars!!!  
The 148th Rock Island County Fair will be held July 18-22, 2017.

Do you love the Rock Island County Fair and want to become more involved? Become a Fair Association Member!!!

All that's required for membership is that you be a registered voter of Rock Island County (voter registration card necessary), pay a $10 fee (for lifetime as long as you attend at least one annual meeting every 3 years), and a love for the fair!!  

Membership entitles you to run for a position on the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.  The board meets once per month, with individual committee meetings scheduled as needed.  

Please note, our by-laws state Association Memberships cannot be accepted during the 30 days prior to the annual meeting, so make sure you join prior to October 3, 2016.

Stop by the office Monday - Friday from 8 am - 12 pm to sign up!!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors, and attendees for another successful fair. Special thanks to all the volunteers that put in countless hours to make this happen every year. Your work is sincerely appreciated!! See you again in 2017!!


2016 ROCK ISLAND COUNTY FAIR BOOKS ARE HERE!! Stop at the fair office Monday - Friday from 8 am to 12 pm to pick up your copy!!

  • 4-H projets in the Dave Copeland Center
  • NEW THIS YEAR - Kids Bucks Game Show and Woody's Barnyard Races (pig, goat, and dachshund dog races!!)
  • C.D.A.C., Inc Carnival
    • $20.00 unlimited rides wristbands days:
      • Wednesday, July 20 - Kids Day, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
      • Saturday, July 23 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
      • Sunday, July 24 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Carnival ONLY, fair ends Saturday, 7/23/2016)

Grandstand Events:

  • 6:30 pm - Tuesday, July 19
    Miss Rock Island County Fair, Junior Miss Rock Island County Fair, and Little Miss Rock Island County Fair pageants.
  • 7:00 pm - Wednesday, July 20
    Night of Destruction (trailer races)
  • 7:00 pm - Thursday, July 21
    Truck & Tractor Pull
  • 7:00 pm - Friday, July 22
    Demo Derby (Rules)
  • 7:00 pm -Saturday, July 23
    'Lil Monster Trucks

Grandstand Pricing:

Ages 13 & Up      $10.00
Ages 6 - 12            $5.00
5 & Under             FREE

$2 - 13 & OLDER           $1 -  AGE 6-12


Kids Day:
Wednesday, July 20 from 1-5 PM.
Kiddie tractor pull in the QC International Airport's Family Tent - 1 pm
Robotics demonstration in the QC International Airport's Family Tent (following the kiddie tractor pull)
Happy the Dog and Louie the Lightening Bug

Military Appreciation Day:
Saturday, July 23 from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Active or Retired Military and their families - FREE gate admission with Military ID.

HEY KIDS.....want to get in FREE at the fair? Pick up a coloring page at your local library, McDonalds (Illinois Quad City locations), or Happy Joes (Colona, East Moline, or Rock Island locations). Bring it with you to the fair for free gate admission until 8 pm daily. Your picture will also be hung up for display during the week of the fair.






Other Upcoming Events

2016 Flea Market
Registration Form
Spaces for 2016

QC Raceway
Events Info or email them

Submit Fair Entries Online

Entries are now CLOSED

See the Fair Book for rules

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