GEneral Information


Office Hours

Secretary's Office
- Entries close at noon on the Saturday before the fair.

Advance Season Ticket sales & reserved seating(demo derby only)
August 5-9 - week prior to fair . . . . . . . 8am to 4pm
August 10 - Saturday before the fair . . 8am to Noon
August 12 - Monday before the fair . . . 8am to 4pm
August 13-17 - Fair Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9am to Fair closing(approx 9pm)

Secretary's office located on the Fairgrounds near north corner of Grandstand

Admission Prices

$10 - Daily Adult
$2.00 - Daily Child

$25.00 - Adult Season
$5.00 - Child Season (age 6-11)

Children under 6 free

Cash only at the gates

Daily Admission will allow re-admission on purchase date with stamp.

Season passes will be punched each day and re-admission will require a daily stamp


- Opens daily at 1pm, Saturday at Noon

Wristband Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1pm to 5pm - $30 daily band

Ride anytime Carnival is open.
$60 Purchased week prior to Fair
$70 once fair starts


The Whiteside County Fair has a NO PET POLICY . . . Please leave your pet at home. Pets are not permitted on the Fairgrounds / Do not leave them in your vehicle.
Emotional Support animals are not allowed on the Fairgrounds - ONLY SERVICE animals as defined by the Americans with Disability Act are allowed on our facilities.

Grandstand Tickets

Admission to all Grandstand Shows included in gate price - no additional charge - free seating.

2650 Free Grandstand Seats - 1000 seats available in portable bleachers for most events.

Reserved seating - Saturday Demo Derby only

Demo Derby Reserved Seating(optional)

$10.00 per ticket – available at the Secretary’s Office beginning on Monday one week prior to the fair – August 7th, 2023. Must be purchased in person. Cash, Check and Credit Card accepted.

Online Demo Tickets will be available beginning Tuesday August 6th, 2024 at midnight. Below link will be updated just prior to online sales going live.

ONLINE DEMO TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED HERE(at midnight on Tuesday August 6th).

1350 reserved seats sold on first-served basis 
1300 free grandstand seats
1000 seats available in portable bleachers

Reserved tickets are not required for this show.

-SEATS MAY NOT BE SAVED – seats must be occupied at all times.

Pit passes may be purchased at the demolition derby, after entering the fair, for $20. Pit passes do not guarantee seating and do not include gate admission.