Evening Event

Friday, March 2nd, 2018, 5:00 pm

Fairgrounds Showdown

Come One Come All to the Inaugural Fairgrounds Showdown Kickoff being held Friday March 2, 2018 starting at 5pm.

Come watch up to 60 young riders, ages 18 and under, compete in 2 different classes with 4 age/ability groups competing in the first round of the Fairgrounds Showdown. Friday Night classes include Barrel Racing and Goat Tying. The top contenders will move on to the Finals on Sunday. Top All Around winners in each age class will win a beautiful saddle! Top All Around winners in the Greenhorn ability level will win a buckle!

The Fairgrounds Showdown contestants will then compete during the day on Saturday in Pole Bending and Figure 8 race. On Sunday we have the finals!

Come cheer on these young cowboys and cowgirls with their equine partners as they make a run for the big prize!

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 7:30 pm



Hailing from Murphysboro, Illinois, Murphy500 is quickly working their way to creating a name for themselves in country music.  Although Murphy500 has only been together a short time, they have had the opportunity to share the stage with names such as Jon Pardi, LoCash Cowboys, and Kid Rock. Catch them at Illinois Horse Fair 2018!
Purchase tickets online by clicking here. Advance tickets – $8.50; At the Door tickets – $10.00