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 width=The colorful lights that dance on the rides, the smells that waft from the food stands, the attractions that bring back memories for young and old. It’s never too early to start thinking about the Macoupin County Fair! This year, the fair will provide a variety of attractions and entertainment for the whole family from July 18-23. Annual events – including the tractor pull, talent show, and demo derby – will take place, as well as a performance by the oldies rock-n-roll group, SH-Boom. New to the fair in 2011 is Mud Racing, featuring six different classes. An array of exhibits, livestock shows and auctions, children’s activities, and free entertainment will cater to the tastes of all visitors.

The 52nd Macoupin County Fair Queen Pageant and the 4th annual Jr. Miss Macoupin County Fair Competition will highlight the first full day of the fair. Crownings will take place on Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Free Entertainment will be featured at the Macoupin County Stage located under the Franke Pavilion nightly from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The “Kids Corner” returns this year with games, contests, displays and more each evening.

The Junior Livestock Auction is Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m. and the Western Horse Show will take place on the infield of the track on Saturday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m.

As the oldest county fair in Illinois, the Macoupin County Fair is sure to provide a delightful week of family fun and entertainment. The theme for this year’s fair is —“Where Family, Friends, and Neighbors share in the fun.”

For more information on the 2011 Macoupin County Fair, visit their website at www.macoupincountyfair.org or find them on Facebook.

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