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The 2018 Fair is COMING!

The 2018 Fair opens on Sunday, July 29th and runs through Sunday, August 5th.

We are NOT printing a fairbook this year - it will be only available online in PDF Format.
Fairbook Coming Soon

See you at the Fair!

Coming soon to the Coles County Fairgrounds

Queen Haivenís project is to purchase new PA speakers for the Coles County Fairgrounds grandstand.

She has been accepting donations for the new speakers. She extends a huge thank you to the donors who have contributed so far and to the anonymous donors as well.

Silver crown: Adams Memorials
Silver crown: Dirtyís Bar and Grill
Silver crown: Drake Homes
Bronze crown: Plush Boutique
Bronze crown: The Nail Works, Kathy Hall

If you wish to donate to Queen Haivenís project, please contact the fair office.

Pictured above is 2016 Coles County Fair Queen Haiven Bowersock and 2016 Little Miss Coles County Michaela Starwalt.  Congratulations ladies... Great job!

(Pictured from left to right: Miss Congeniality Cheyanne Dye, First Runner-Up Karlie Lading, 2015 Miss Coles County Brooke Homann, 2016 Miss Coles County Haiven Bowersock, 2016 Little Miss Coles County Michaela Starwalt, Second Runner-Up Adilson Newcomb, and Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Abby Foster)

To sign-up as a Fair Queen Pageant or Little Miss Contestant for 2017, click HERE.

Be sure to see all the Contestants for This Year!

Entry forms are now complete for the Competitive Classes offered at our fair this year.  In addition to the well known livestock showing, there is also bull riding, arts and crafts, and baking!

  • Check the Fair Rules page for general information, and the Competitive Classes page for information specific to the contests you'd like to enter.

  • To enter the competition, fill out our interactive PDF and drop it off at our office.

Get in there and earn your blue ribbons!


   The Coles County Fair adheres to the International Association of Fairs & Expositions  Code of Ethics.

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