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Stephenson County Fair Announces 2023 Dates
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The Stephenson County Fair Association is excited to bring the fair to Freeport on July 25-29, 2023. The Grandstand events will be Midwest Summer NationalTractor Pulls on Tuesday & Wednesday. Youth & Family Night with Scrambles and Tough Trucks is on Thursday. Friday night is Bulls & Barrels and the Demolition Derby is on Saturday!

We will be brimming with free activities that are sure to delight!

●  Mobile Dairy Classroom, a one-of-a-kind experiential dairy farm exhibit with a live cow and milking demonstrations.

●  Pretty Bird Paradise, an aviary tent with 100’s of parakeets that you can visit and feed.

●  Pie Eating Contest

●  Freeport Art Museum Painting Party

●  Beer, wine and cheese tasting event

●  Daily kid’s games such as sack races, water balloon toss, watermelon eating contest and more

●  S & R Dance presentations

●  Freeport Library story time and crafts

●  Burpee History Museum demonstration and an interactive dinosaur dig

●  German folk dancers

●  Free pony rides

●  Scavenger hunt through the barns and the fairgrounds

●  Shop local tent with many handmade vendors

●  Fire department activities, smoke house and obstacle course

●  Multiple demonstrations and classes

●  Face painting

●  Unique Food Competition

●  “Taste of Stephenson County”

●  Kiddie Tractor Pull

●  Daily live music from local favorites

●  Even more to be announced later!

Be sure to watch our website and Facebook for announcements and more details!

We are currently accepting vendor applications, community entertainment and involvement from all of the Stephenson County Organizations. For more information, go to or call the office at 815-235-2918

Any questions may be directed to Kate Boyer, Executive Director, at the Stephenson County Fair Office.