The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 22, 2013

Whiteside County Fair announces events

The Clinton Herald

---- — MORRISON, Ill. — Officials with the Whiteside County Fair recently released its entertainment for the annual fair in August.

The event will run from Aug. 13 to 17 at the fairgrounds in Morrison. This is the 143rd annual fair.

The Loghoggers will have three carvers at the fair this year and will compete against each other daily. There also will be a thrill show and music this year at the gair.

On Aug.13, nightly grandstand entertainment will be Pro-Bull Riding at 7 p.m. Other events to start the fair off are the Western Horse Show, Kids Pedal Pull, Open and Jr. Swine Judging, and Rabbit Judging.

On Aug. 14, grandstand entertainment will include Tonny Petersen’s Hell Drivers Motor Thrills at 7 p.m. Western Horse speed events will start the day off at 8 a.m. and at 9 a.m. the dairy will be judged.

On Aug. 15, Cal Stage Band will be in front of the grandstand at 7 p.m.. That morning in front of the grandstand at 8 a.m., the Heavy Horse Hitches will be judged. Also at 8 a.m., the Beef Cattle - Jr. Heifer/Jr. Steer will be judged at the Beef Show Arena.

On Aug. 16, tractors and trucks will pull the sled in front of the grandstand again this year at 6:30 p.m. after the antique tractor parade that starts at 5:45 p.m. During the morning at 9 a.m., the Heavy Horse Halter Classes will be seen from the grandstand. The Open Beef Show will be judged in the Beef Show Arena at 9 a.m. also. Harness racing will take over the track at 1:30 p.m.

On Aug. 17, the Demolition Derby will finish off the fair’s five-day evening attractions at 6:30 p.m. Harness racing is back on the track again at 1 p.m. Some other events on Saturday are horseshoe tournament, kids pedal pull, and the Loghogger carving auction.

Wilson Family Rides will host a carnival and midway attractions. Grandpa Cratchet Stage Show will return again this year along with our bike give away each day of the fair and the cake/pie walk.

Check out the website for more information about the fair at