Ed Dittmar Honored at 61st Annual Carroll County Fair
The Carroll County Fair Board is proud to announce Board Member Ed Dittmar as “2013 Dedication” honoree.
For the past 61 years, the board has sought to honor those who have made an extra effort to support and make the annual Fair as much fun as possible for all those who participate and attend the many shows and events. This year, the board offers its sincere gratitude and appreciation for the many years of service and dedication from Ed Dittmar, and for everything he and all the many people that do, and have done, for the Carroll County Fair.
Liz Hutchison, President of the CC Fair Board, said that “Ed has been our gate chairman longer than most of us can remember. If you have been to the Fair, chances are you were greeted with a smile and a nod by Ed.”
Hutchison said Ed has not missed one Fair in 61 years. “His love for the Fair runs deep in his veins. He is the one smiling face that you can expect to see from the east of the grounds to the west, from daybreak to dusk. Ed doesn’t miss a thing!”
The 61st Annual Carroll County Fair runs August 6 to 10 at the Fairgrounds in Milledgeville. For more information, visit their web site at www.carrollcountyfair.info, and watch The Prairie Advocate News (www.pacc-news.com) for weekly updates.
Come to the Carroll County Fair for Great Family Fun
The 61st Annual Carroll County Fair is set for August 6 through 10. Here are a few of the highlighted events scheduled:
Casey James - Live In Concert! Pre-ticket Sales on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. $15.00 track, $10.00 Grandstand seating.
Tuesday, August 6th the first main event of the fair is the Illini State Truck Pull - Illana Pullers Association Mini Rods (Finale) in the Grandstand.
Wednesday, August 7th the evening ends with Badger State Tractor Pull, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the Grandstand.
Thursday, August 8th enjoy the Latting Rodeo in the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m.
Friday August 9th Casey James - live in concert will entertain the crowd as the featured entertainment at 8:00 p.m., in the Grandstand.
Saturday August 10th at 7:00 p.m., is the Demolition Derby in Grandstand.
For those with a sweet tooth, the “Cake Walk” is Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at approx. 8:00 p.m. Come See the Antique Tractor Display Tuesday thru Saturday.
NEW CARNIVAL – RUSSELL JACKSON of Trinity Amusements. Tuesday 5-10 p.m., Thursday & Friday 6-10 p.m., Wednesday & Saturday 1-5 p.m. & 6-10 p.m. KIDS DAYS, Aug. 7 & 10 – 1-5 p.m. Aug. 9 – 6-10 p.m. 2 Bicycles given away each day.
Premiums will be offered in prize money to the winners in over 1,500 different classes. The 80-page Carroll County Fair Premium Books are available at banks throughout the county and in Whiteside County.
Entertain the kids at the Children’s Farm. What do farmers grow and do on the farm? Come and see! Wednesday, Aug. 7 – noon – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 9 – 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 – Noon – 5:00 p.m. Animals, fun farm chores, games & Prizes! Located just East of the 4-H Building.
Ag Olympics, a crazy-fun event, will be held at the Grandstand Thursday, August 8th at 4:30 p.m.
This year: Noah’s Way Exotic Petting Zoo. Tuesday thru Saturday, August 6th – 10th Open until 10 p.m. Pony Rides $5.00
As always, the Carroll County Fair Board strives to provide something for everyone, young and old alike.