The 150th Annual RC Fair Kicks Off With Parade Monday
(See Full Schedule Of Events Below)
The Annual Robertson County Fair Kicks off Monday August 21 and this year is the 150th year anniversary. The fair will begin with it’s annual parade on Memorial blvd in Springfield at 5pm, right after the historical 2017 Eclipse (see story and local viewing events – click here) The Fair Board members have worked hard over the last year to make many changes and improvements to the fairgrounds and the fair itself.
The Robertson County Fair Association is a non-profit organization that is completely self-supporting and is run solely by volunteers.
Since its establishment in 1938, the Robertson County Fair Association has celebrated all things Robertson County by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.
As a non-profit organization, the Fair Association serves as an advocate for the community through its commitment to preserving the fairgrounds, continuing our annual county fair, as well as providing a variety of entertainment and programs through our many other events.
On that note, they would like to remind everyone that the Robertson County Fair is not just the carnival rides. The Robertson County Fair is everything including the carnival. It’s the arena events, the entertainment at the stage, all the entries from locals (i.e. Baking, crafts, art, photography, canning, tobacco, etc…). It’s about our community coming together. It’s about the 4-H, FFA and FCCLA kids being proud of the work they have done and showcasing the items and animals they have worked hard at creating or raising. So please stop in the Main Exhibit Building and check out all their hard work, they would really appreciate it.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: WEEK AT A GLANCE
KICK OFF – MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST – 5:00 PM Fair Parade – The contestants and winners of this years 2017 Fairest of the Fair and the Baby Show will be featured in the parade. Line up begins at 4pm at 10th Ave & Hill St in Springfield) Parade route – Memorial Blvd towards the Fairgrounds.
Monday – Thursday $12 Pay One Way (Includes rides)
Senior Citizen Nights – (Age 60 & Older) (Mon. thru Thurs.) Bring ANY Item for BackPack Attack Program (See list to choose from) for FREE Admission. * If seniors would also like to ride the rides you will need to purchase ride tickets
Friday and Saturday Adults $10, Students $5 (Students are through High School age only) DOES NOT include Carnival Rides
Saturday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Armband Special for Rides $15 plus Regular Gate Admission
**Nemesis 360 will require 2 tickets in addition to Armband**
2017 FAIR ADMISSION MONDAY 6:00 PM – $12.00 PAY ONE WAY TUESDAY 5:30 PM – $12.00 PAY ONE WAY WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM – $12.00 PAY ONE WAY THURSDAY 5:30 PM – $12.00 PAY ONE WAY FRIDAY 5:30 PM – $10.00 ADULTS/$5.00 STUDENTS SATURDAY 3:00 PM – $10.00 ADULTS/$5.00 STUDENTS SATURDAY 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Armband Special for Rides $15 plus Regular Gate Admission **Nemesis 360 will require 2 tickets in addition to Armband**
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH 2:00–5:00 PM All exhibit entries must be in building (except flower and Baking Departments)
MONDAY, AUGUST 21ST 5:00 PM Fair Parade – The contestants and winners of this years 2017 Fairest of the Fair and the Baby Show will be featured in the parade. Line up begins at 4pm at 10th Ave & Hill St in Springfield) Parade route – Memorial Blvd towards the Fairgrounds.
The Carnival gates will open immediately following the parade.