2014 Moultrie-Douglas County Fair July 6-12
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.
 

Pageants

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.

 

Christine Fourtney
2013-14 Queen

 

"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!  "

-Christine

Entry details and forms, past winners and more...

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. 

 

2014 Grandstand

Since the late 1950’s a regular Country music Hall of Fame has appeared right here on the county line. Stars

such as: Skeeter Davis, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Ronnie Millsap, Merle Haggard, Porter Wagoner, Charley Pride, Johnny Paycheck, Sammy Kershaw, Marty Robbins, T.G. Sheppard, Dottie West, The Judds, Martina McBride, Bellamy Brothers, Reba McEntire, Kathy Mattea, the Forester Sisters, Jeanie Fricke, Michael Martin Murphy and of course Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash/the Carter Family. For one week in July every year, the Fairgrounds becomes Nashville North! See who is in the grandstand this year…


Grandstand schedule and details on the performing artists...   



Lorrie Morgan
Lorrie Morgan - 7PM Saturday Grandstand

 

Carnival


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

Cattle, Swine, Sheep,  Horses and more...
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

Beer Tent Entertainment
Melvin Jr
Third Shift
MattPoss Band
A Community Worship Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, to open the 2014 Moultrie-Douglas Country Fair in Arthur at the main concert/stage area behind the high school.
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 Tractor Pull each year. 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.