Reduced admission fee announced for Sangamon County Fair 2017

Admission to the 2017 Sangamon County Fair in June will be half the price of last year. All entrants will pay $5 on Tuesday and Sunday and $10 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The reduced admission includes access to the fairgrounds, grounds acts, unlimited carnival rides, exhibition buildings, commercial building, and beer pavilion. There will be a separate charge for grandstand entertainment. 

Sangamon County Fair Board President, Chris Bergschneider, said the change was the result of feedback from previous years. “A concertgoer will enjoy all aspects of the fair for the same price they have been accustomed to, while a patron not attending a concert can enjoy everything else offered for half the price of previous years.” 

Concert tickets will be available online in advance for $20 and gate admission is included in this price. Patrons purchasing concert tickets the day of the event will be subject to the general admission charges and the individual concert ticket price. 

A new option this year is The Sangamon County Fair Party Pack available at This ticket bundles the price of gate and grandstand admission for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday into one discounted price of $50. This equals a $40 saving over standard pricing at the gates.

Admission to the grandstand is free on Wednesday, June 14th. Mr. Bergschneider said that by adding an extra day and moving the Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant to Tuesday, which has traditionally taken place on Wednesday, the organizers hope to attract even more fairgoers. “It’s sure to be a fantastic event, so we look forward to seeing lots of families enjoying our wide range of entertainment.”

Fairgoers can look forward to fireworks, demo derby, bull riding, multiple concerts, and new grounds acts. The annual event runs Tuesday, June 13th through Sunday, June 18th.  



Tuesday, June 13th

Concessions and grounds acts will begin in the afternoon. Then, the adult and junior exhibition buildings and commercial building will open at 4 pm. The Swyear Super Carnival will open at 6 pm. The 59th Annual Sangamon County Fair Queen Pageant will begin at 7 pm on the Open Pavilion Stage.

Wednesday, June 14th

Crossroads Pro Rodeo at the grandstand from 7 pm. Off The Wall at the beer pavilion 7.30pm through 11 pm. 

Thursday, June 15th

The Sangamon County Fair and Boondocks present American Idol season 15 winner and Big Machine Records Recording artist Trent Harmon with Michael Tyler at the grandstand at 8 pm. Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters at the beer pavilion 9 pm through midnight.

Friday, June 16th

The Sangamon County Fair and Boondocks present Aaron Lewis with The Steel Woods & Lick Creek at the Grandstand at 7 pm. The Shenanigans at the beer pavilion 8 pm through midnight. 

Saturday, June 17th

Car show in the west parking area at 9 am. Cornhole Tournament at the beer pavilion at 11 am. Talent show on the adult building stage at 1 pm. The Sangamon County Fair and Boondocks present The Cadillac Three with Broseph E. Lee & Bailey Bryan at the grandstand at 7 pm. Lick Creek at the beer pavilion 8 pm through midnight.

Sunday, June 18th

International Chili Society Sanctioned Chili Cook-Off at the beer pavilion at 9 am. Little Miss Pageant on adult building stage at 2 pm. State Fair Karaoke Contest at the beer pavilion at 4 pm. DJ. Demo derby at the grandstand at 4 pm. 



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P.O. Box 147
New Berlin, IL 62670
Phone: 217-488-2685
Fax: 217-488-7411
For immediate info call Ronda at 217-899-4566.