McHenry County Fair August  2 - 7, 2022
Grounds Events

Allstar Barnyard Revue and Pig Races

In their own Location

Domestic Farm Animals exhibiting natural behaviors in an exciting and entertaining display of their abilities. Barnyard performers amaza and entertain with their antics, including goats, mini horse, miniature cow, alpaca and Daisy, the high diving dog!

Tuesday, Aug 2 - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 3 - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Thursday, Aug 4 - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Friday, Aug 5 - 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 6 - 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 7 - 11:30 pm, and 3:30 pm

Great show for the family. with lots of heart!

Joe Stebbing Wood Carving

Tuesday, Aug 2 - noon, 2:00 pm, 4;00 pm and 6 pm
Wednesday, Aug 3 - noon, 2:00 pm, 4;00 pm and 6 pm
Thursday, Aug 4 - noon, 2:00 pm, 4;00 pm and 6 pm
Friday, Aug 5 - noon, 2:00 pm, 4;00 pm and 6 pm
Saturday, Aug 6 - noon, 2:00 pm, 4;00 pm and 6 pm
Sunday, Aug 7 - 10:00 am and noon


Sunday 2:30 PM in Hansen Pavilion

Glass Blower

Wednesday through Sunday - 2:00 pm,to 8:00 pm

All American Lumberjack Show

We have 10 lumberjack events that we run in the All American Lumberjack Show including Log Rolling, OP Race, Axe Throwing, Spring Board Tree Topping, Single Buck, 2 Man X-cut Sawing, Stock Saw Racing, Hot Saw Racing, Quick Carve & Log Boom Racing. It is run in head to head competition format with lots of interaction with the audience who along with the lumberjacks are on a red or blue team. Carvings made in the show are given away to someone in the audience.

Tuesday, Aug 2, - 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug 3 - 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Thursday, Aug 4 - 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Friday, Aug 5 - 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Saturday, Aug 6 - noon, 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Sunday, Aug 7 - 1:00 pm and 3;00 pm

Interactive Camp

Kids can participate. Why sit and watch when you can be part of the action. Lumberjack camps are a safe, fun and entertaining activity for everyone young & old. Our pro lumberjacks will teach you the old time skills of Log Rolling, Axe Throwing & X-Cut Sawing so you can become a lumberjack or lumberjill!

Horse Arena Events

Northern Illinois Outlaws

Cowboy Mounted Shooting AssociationĀ®

Tuesday at 6 PM

The Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport in the Nation. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition.

Midwest Renegades Drill Team

Since 2004 the MidWest Renegades Equestrian Drill Team from Woodstock, Illinois has been dedicated to providing quality entertainment for their audiences while keeping the fun in riding. The group consists of riders from different riding disciplines and experience levels riding a wide variety of horse breeds. Members range from age 7 to over 50 years of age, with each rider striving to reflect their motto: The Pride is in the Ride!

Friday 6 PM

Entertainment in Hansen Pavilion

Livestock Shows

Talent Show

Friday at 7 PM in the Hansen Pavilion

Hay Bale Throwing Contest

Saturday, August 6 at 5 pm in Hansen Pavilion.


Building C - Entertainment, Demonstration and Vendor Area

Tuesday through Sunday - see complete schedule and demo offerings here

Pedal Pulls

Friday and Saturday
Registration at 3 PM for 4 PM Race

Registration at 12:30 PM for 1:30 PM Race

McHenry County Sheriff's Office
K-9 Unit Demonstration

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:30 pm

Barnyard Buddies

Open 10 am to 8 pm

Scavenger Hunt is a part of Barnyard Buddies
Educations Corner at Barnyard Buddies

Open 10 am to 8 pm

Mother Daughter Contest

Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm in Building C

Click Here for Entry Form

Father Son Contest

Thursday, August 4, 2022 following the Mother Daughter Contest in Building C

Click here for Entry Form

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