The sweat is dripping down your back, you wonder if your all day deodorant will hold out until noon, but if you are showing livestock at the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair the show must go on. Find your coolest clothes and don't forget to pack an umbrella because it's time for the 84th annual Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 6-12 in Arthur.
The Fairgrounds are located just behind the High School on Rt. 133. There will be NO main gate admission this year.
The fair queens put the beauty and "sparkle" into fair activities. There will be 18 Little Miss Contestants this year and 14 beautiful girls competing for Miss Moultrie-Douglas. The winner of Miss Moultrie-Douglas continues on to compete in the Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield in January, 2015.
"On behalf of the Moultrie- Douglas County Fair Board and myself, we invite you to “The Best Week in July”- the Moultrie- Douglas County Fair.
Throughout the week of July 6- 12, the fairgrounds in Arthur, Illinois will be home to various events throughout the week. The livestock shows, as always, will be a main event through the duration of the week. South Arena events include the Demo Derby, IPTA Tractor Pull, and Wild Country Mud Racing. On the North Stage will be the Little Miss, Jr. Miss, and Miss Pageants, as well as, performances by VWorship- Sullivan , Prairieland Tumbling, Trampoline & Acrobatic Exhibition, Battle Creek, and Lorrie Morgan.
With so many exciting
events during the week, there is something for
everyone to enjoy. We truly appreciate your
support and it is our honor and privilege to make
the Moultrie- Douglas County Fair your new home for
the week! "
The 2014 Moultrie-Douglas Junior Miss Pageant was held on Monday, July 7 at the fairgrounds with eleven young ladies vying for the title. Winners included Abigail Hopkins (Camargo) Junior Miss Congeniality; Sydney Hoel (Tuscola) 2nd Runner-Up; Kayla Hodge (Arthur) 2014 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas; 2013 Junior Miss Moultrie-Douglas Amaya Abernathy and Gracie Hammer (Atwood) 1st Runner-Up.
Grandstand schedule and details on the performing artists...
Lorrie Morgan - 7PM Saturday Grandstand
Boden Amusements bring their best to Arthur for this week in July.
One of our local historians reminisces..."I can to this day still picture us sitting on our
bikes, lined up in a perfect row, our entire group
of kids on the edge of the
Fairgrounds that afternoon.
We watched everything in
awe while quietly debating what carnival ride was
still on a truck or being unloaded. That’s the “kiddie
rides,” the Merry Mixer, the Tilt-a-Whirl, the
Parachutes, the Rock o’ Planes, the Swings, Dodge
cars, and the Octopus.
Come continue the thrill of the midway this year with Boden Amusements. Memories are waiting to be made for the young and the young at heart.
This year a special tribute is given to McKinney Food Services of Hughes Springs, TX.
Anticipation is in the air with Grand Ole Opry star Lorrie Morgan highlighting the entertainment at the fair this year. Her appearance is sponsored by C.H.I. Overhead Doors & LiftMaster of Arthur. Lorrie will perform on Saturday night, July 12, on the Main Stage beginning at 7 p.m. General public admission will be $5.00.
In 1984 Lorrie made history when at the age of 25 she was the youngest person ever to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She was offered a recording contract with RCA and later with sister label BNA, and a string of hits began. Timeless country standards like "Five Minutes," Something in Red," "Watch Me" and What Part of No" established Lorrie as a bona fide country star.
New 7/3/14 - Kiddie Tractor Pull - to be held on Thursday July10 at 5pm - at the Moultrie-Douglas Fair
Sponsored by the Moultrie-Douglas Farm Bureau Young Leaders
Bring the young ones to the fair and watch or particiate. Location will be at the South end of the cattle barns at 5pm
Livestock and Agriculture
Tractor Pulls & Demolition Derby
Blue ribbons , trophies come from the hard work that brings
It wouldn't be a county fair without animals. Cattle, sheep, and more fill the stock buildings. Last minute cleaning, grooming and trimming to bring out the best side. Year long efforts culminate in the show ring.
Check here for Livestock Class Information and Entry Forms.
2014 Special Attractions
A love offering will be received. Arthur Ministerial Association is helping to plan this service. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The big iron come to Arthur for the ITPA
Classic county fair fun. 5.500 lb Classic, 7800 lb Pro Stock Diesel Trucks, 10,000 lb Pro Stock,
9500 lb Limited Pro Stock, and 6,200 lb 2WD Trucks compete for $13,500 in premiums.
The Boys get rowdy when they start banging fenders at the Friday night Demo Derby Come early and get a good seat for the fun!
ADDED PRIZE MONEY IN EVERY CLASS
READ MORE about Mo-Do's Tractor Pulls, Mud Drags
and the Demo Derby.
"So come to Arthur real pleasure to seek, The fun and excitement will go on for a week.
Come to the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair, Your friends and neighbors will all be there."
... 1983, Noel Dicks, retired former owner of Dicks Pharmacy in Arthur.