Rock Island County Fair at East Moline's Rock Island County Fairgrounds -- July 17 through 21.

Tuesday, July 17, through Saturday, July 21

Rock Island County Fairgrounds, 4200 Archer Drive, East Moline IL

Five days of outdoor fun will be on hand when East Moline's Rock Island Country Fairgrounds hosts the annual Rock Island County Fair July 17 through 21, offering patrons mornings, afternoons, and evenings filled with carnival rides, games, food vendors, animal shows, racing tournaments, and exciting events scheduled for the nights' grandstand entertainment.

With free admission for everyone on the first day of the Rock Island County Fair, Tuesday's gates open at 8 a.m., the July 17 schedule boasting horse, sheep, lamb, and dairy shows, afternoon racing tournaments, performances with Fair favorite “Pirate Man Dan,” and fireworks set for 9 p.m. Another trio of races, along with a morning 4-H Horse and Pony Show, is scheduled for July 18, with supercross races held in the grandstand beginning at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, on July 19, the morning will feature swine, calf, and steer shows, with the evening hours devoted to pulse-pounding drag-car racing in the 7 p.m. Diesel Drags event.

On July 20, grandstand entertainment comes in the form on a 7 p.m. Figure 8 Demo Derby, wrapping up a day that also features a 7:30 a.m. swine show, a noon rabbit show, and a 6 p.m. 4-H Livestock Auction. And on the final day of this year's Fair, highlights for July 21 include morning Junior Barrow and Junior Gilt shows, afternoon demonstrations with the robotics experts of The White Soldiers, the 6 p.m. RC Racing Tournament Championship Race, and fast-moving, day-ending excitement with the grandstand's climactic demolition derby.

General admission to the 2018 Rock Island County Fair is $1-5 daily (ages five and under free), with $5-10 admission to the evening grandstand attractions, and $25 “Wheel Deal” tickets providing full five-day admission plus entry to the grandstand events. For more information, call (309)796-1620 or visit RockIslandFair.org.

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