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Battling school buses an enticing fair feature

August 3, 2018

Daily Journal Staff report

In the mood for something different? Than you might want to consider the School Bus Figure 8 event which is among the highlights on today’s Kankakee County Fair schedule.

As the fair heads into the second of its five-day annual run, the sight of retired buses making daredevil twists and turns promises to thrill the audience. The action will begin at 7 p.m. in the grandstand area, and entry is free with paid admission.

Admission to the fair is $10. Children 5 and younger are free. The county fairgrounds south of the city off U.S. Route 45-52 opens each day at 7 a.m.

Here’s a schedule of some of the events:

Today

3 p.m. — Carnival opens, presale ticketholders or coupon sales

5 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

5:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

6 p.m. — Carnival Special, unlimited ride wristband $20 or presale ticketholders or coupon sales

6 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch, West Road

7 p.m. — Extreme School Bus Figure-8, free grandstand

8 p.m. — Feudin’ Hillbillys band, Budweiser Pavilion

8:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

9: p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch,West Road

9:30 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

Friday

3 p.m. — Carnival opens, presale ticketholders or coupon sales

5 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

5:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

6 p.m. — Carnival Special, unlimited ride wristband $20 (6-10 p.m.) or presale ticketholders or coupon sales

6 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch, West Road

7 p.m. — Spanky’s Beater Bonanza, Circle Track Demo, free grandstand, $15 pit pass

8 p.m. — Epic band, Budweiser Pavilion

8:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

9 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch,West Road

9:30 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

Saturday

11 a.m. — Antique Tractor Pulls, free grandstand

11 a.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

11:30 a.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch, West Road

1 p.m. — Carnival Special, ride wristband $20 (1 to 5 p.m.) or presale ticketholders or coupon sales

1 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

1 p.m. — Livestock Auction (4-H), Cattle Show Arena

4 p.m. — Ethan Bell Band, Budweiser Pavilion

4 p.m. — Jump with Jill, Midway Area

5 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

5:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

6 p.m. — Church Service, Creative Arts/Ag Expo Building

6:30 p.m. — Cow Town USA & Heritage Ranch,West Road

7 p.m. — IPRA Championship Rodeo, free grandstand

7 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

8:30 p.m. — Brass Buckle, Budweiser Pavilion

9 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch, West Road

9:30 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway area

Sunday

11 a.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

11:30 a.m. — Cow Town USA & Heritage Ranch,West Road

Noon — IPA Truck and Tractor Pulls, free grandstand, $15 pit pass

1 p.m. — Carnival special, ride wristband $20 (1 to 5 p.m.) or presale ticketholders or coupon sales

1 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway Area

1 p.m. — Bean bag tourney, Budweiser Pavilion, open to all

2 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch, West Road

2 p.m. — Ag Olympics, Cattle Show Arena

3 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

3 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway Area

3 p.m. — Carnival special, ride wristband $20 (5 to 9 p.m.) or presale ticketholders or coupon sales

5:30 p.m. — Xpogo Stunt Team, East Road

6 p.m. — Cow Town USA and Heritage Ranch,West Road

6:30 p.m. — Kidbuck$ Game Show, Midway Area

7 p.m. — Spanky’s Beater Bonanza, Circle Track Demo, free grandstand, $15 pit pass

10 p.m. — Fair closes

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