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From the Fair Board President...

Welcome to the 89th Annual Christian County Agriculture Fair Hello, I’m Jim Curtin, President of the Christian County Ag Fair. For the past 89 years, the Fair has strived to provide the best family entertainment for the people of our County and surrounding areas. We also enjoy showcasing the animals and products that have made Christian County residents proud for the past 89 fairs. Without the support of our local communities it would be impossible to make our wonderful event take place for all these years. From my family to yours, enjoy the 2012 Fair, and Thank You for supporting the future of Christian County Agriculture.

Christian County Ag Fair President, Jim Curtin and Family


CHRISTIAN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR BOARD 2012 OFFICERS: President First Vice President Second Vice President Secretary Treasurer 2012 DIRECTORS: Jim Austin Clint Barlow Leroy Barlow Tom Barry Jane Bliler Mike Bliler Dustin Cruit Jim Curtin Bob DeClerck Ed DelValle Mike Drea Chuck Dyer Ron Fleming Alan Fulk Pat Grant Jim Greive Ben Hedden

Jim Curtin Ron Fleming Jim Olive Chuck Dyer Jim Micenheimer

Kyle Kocurek Adam Landers Lee Meteer Curt Micenheimer Jim Micenheimer Brad Molohon Ben Morman Jim Olive Craig Paulek Matt Rincker Phil Roady Brad Siegrist Jay Siegrist Adam Swinger Jeremy Tucker Kris Warren Jeremy Wilson

2012 SUPERINTENDENTS: Horticulture: Michelle Grant, Amanda Greive, Midge Kendle Beef Cattle: Lee Meteer Sheep: Dustin Cruit, Matt Rinker Swine: Ben Hedden Goat: Craig Paulek Stock Truck Pull: Craig Paulek ITPA Tractor Pull: Craig Paulek, Pat Grant, Mike Bliler Garden Tractor Pull: Matt Beyers Christian County Pageants: Jenny Swinger, Cheryl Morman Sound System: Boggs Audio Expo Building: Jane Bliler Chili Cook-Off: Alan Fulk Beer Tent: Kris Warren, Kyle Kocurek Talent Show: Kathy Fergin


CHRISTIAN COUNTY FAIR HISTORY The present county Fair originated in 1924. Other fairs were held in the county, but on April 29, 1924, Phil S. Haner, Robert Carlin, Louis Tolliver, and Edward Alton, signed the application for the incorporation papers for the Christian County Agriculture Fair Association. The fair was the outgrowth of a small fair and livestock show held in Manners Park for two or three years prior to 1924. The success of this small effort prompted the leaders to expand and bring into being the present fair. The 40 acres of land at the west edge of Taylorville, where the Fair is now located, was rented from 1924 thru 1935. The ground was purchased in 1935 for $5000.00. In the early days, the Christian County Agriculture Fair was home to the most outstanding Society Horse Shows in the Mid-West and was the largest show in the State of Illinois for County Fairs. The Fair regularly had exhibitors from all over Illinois and several other States. The Fair also sponsored Harness and Running Races. The track was considered one of the best in the United States. The Fair was a member of the “Top Line” race circuit and sponsored the first two and three year old “Colt Stakes” in the State. In 1953, The Christian County Ag Fair and several other Fairs, formed the “Illinois Bit to Colt Stakes Association.” Other divisions or events held by the Fair were the Western Horse Show, beef cattle, dairy cattle, hog and sheep shows. In the earlier years of the Fair, there were draft and mule shows and horse pulling contests. These shows slowly gave way to the truck and tractor pulls you can see today. Many of today’s events were started in the early years of the Fair including, 4-H, FFA, Miss Christian County, and many other attractions. Over the past 89 plus years, hundreds of Christian County residents have given thousands of hours of their time and effort to make today’s Christian County Ag Fair one of the finest in Illinois. Thank-you for being a part of the Fair and we hope you enjoyed this little piece of fair history! The Christian County Fair Board


GRANDSTAND EVENTS

Tuesday, July 10 Little Miss, Jr. Miss & Miss Pageants Wednesday, July 11 4-Wheeler Races Thursday, July 12 Talent Show Friday, July 13 ITPA Truck & Tractor Pulls Saturday, July 14 4x4 Truck Pull

Ticket Prices

General Admission $8.00 Reserve Seating $10.00 Infield Pass (Fri, Sat, Sun) $15.00

Free

Gate & Parking all week long!


Firefighter Appreciation Day Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Program in Grandstand @ 5:00 p.m. Intro Flag Parachute Flag Raising Prayer Bell Ceremony Intro of Fire Departments Speaker – Taylorville Fire Chief – Jeff Hackney Closing Prayer and Comment

COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR OUR LOCAL HEROS!


Firefighter Appreciation Day Program Sponsored by

Taylorville Community Credit Union Taylorville - Hillsboro - Litchfield “We Belong To You”

Have a wonderful time at the Fair! 1463 N. Route 48 Taylorville, IL 62568 Phone: 217-824-5579 Fax: 217-824-5587 A Division of Archer Daniels Midland Company


Don’t Miss the 2012 Christian County Fair Pageants

Tuesday, July 12, 2012 @ 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. Grandstand

Tickets: $8/General $10/Reserve

Our reigning queens, Bethany Brown (picutred left) and Olivia Buschon (pictured right), have had a remarkable year reigning over Christian County. Even though it is bittersweet to have their year end, they are excited for the next queens to have this opportunity. The Miss Christian County contestants range in ages from 1721 years old. They will compete in interview, on stage question, one minute speech, swimsuit, and evening gown. Valuable life lessons are learned from this experience such as public speaking, poise, grace, and self confidence. We are very excited to have out first annual Jr Miss Christian County. The contestants range in ages from 11-14. They will compete in an interview, party dress, and on stage question. The Little Miss Christian County contestants range in ages from 4-6 years old. They will compete in introductions, party dress, and on stage question. They too will learn self confidence and public speaking skills.


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Let’s Dance!

Tuesday - Saturday Night 7-11 p.m.

Teen Blackout Dance Tent Open to all young adults ages 13-18 - Freshmen-2012 Grads Must have 2011-2012 School ID - Rules Will Be Posted in Tent

Don’t Miss the FUN! See Fair Office for Details


TRACTOR RAFFLE To benefit the Christian County Fair Association

1951 International H

Professionally Restored - Approximate value $4000

RAFFLE DRAWING July 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm at the Christian County Fair Need not be present to win.

TICKETS: $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00 For tickets, contact a fair board member or visit the Fair Office. • Any questions? Call 217-824-3100


Antique Tractor Show Wednesday, July 11 All Afternoon - Expo Building 1046 State Rt. 10 East Clinton, IL 217-935-8373


The Decatur Park Singers

The award-winning Decatur Park Singers, presented by Ameren, have been delighting audiences with family-friendly entertainment since 1972. Featuring a diverse group of college-age performers, the Decatur Park Singers celebrate the arts with uplifting music and lively choreographed shows. The group appears nearly sixty times each summer at community events statewide, local park ice cream socials, and Neighborhood celebrations. The Singers have also performed for President Ronald Reagan, appeared at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, and toured Japan and Europe. The Decatur Park Singers are part of the award-winning arts programming of the Decatur Park District, which has twice won the Dottie Mullen Arts and Humanities Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association, a feat achieved by no other park district nationwide. The arts programs have also received the Governor’s Award for the Arts.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 @ 6:30 p.m


This year’s 4-Wheeler Races are sponsored by:

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South Fork Dirt Riders 794 Illinois Rt. 104

Taylorville, Illinois 62568

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Leroy & Terry Harris, Owners www.southforkdirtriders.com


History of 4-H

4-H had its national beginnings around the turn of the century, and Illinois was there from the start! The groundwork that led to 4-H, as we know it today, was laid by pioneers in educational work and leaders of farm org a nizations who realized the value of leisure-time group activities for young people and their families. Roots can be traced back to 1899 in Macoupin County, Illinois and W.B. Otwell. But 4-H as we know it today came in 1914 when the Smith-Lever Act was passed by Congress. This legislation authorized the creation of a Cooperative Extension Service in each state’s land-grant college of agriculture. Extension soon found that one effective way to reach rural men and women was by working with their children. Thus, Boys and Girls Club Work became an integral part of Extension’s programming. Dr. James H. Greene was the first state leader for club work. The first 4-H club in Illinois was the Union Pig Club organized by C.C. Coots in Macoupin County in the spring of 1915. By 1917 over fifteen thousand members were enrolled in Illinois. Not only were there corn and pig clubs, but the work now included canning, sewing, garden, strawberry, and calf clubs. 4-H continues to evolve as lives change. We are continually working to provide opportunities for youth and their families in any setting. 4-H is not Just for Farm kids Anymore!

Proud to Support the Christian County 4-H and the Local FFA Chapter

Derek Fleming

217-820-3508


Exhibits of Agriculture Products, Horticulture, Floriculture, Culinary, Textiles, Fine Arts and Junior Homemaker Open Class will again make rise to much competition at the 88th Annual Christian County Fair. As in years past these classes have been excitedly anticipated. We tend to have many repeat competitors, plus those who are new to the world of competition. As Superintendents we encourage the novice and experienced exhibitors. We try to co-ordinate Junior Open exhibits with classes from 4-H that the youth can cross over competition. Although some classes are pretty standard such as the Agriculture Dept J with the tallest corn stalk with ears to three table beets with tops; there are 54 classes. Dept K, Horticulture is the smallest with only 4 classes. Floriculture has 57 classes which we try to switch around from time to time to add variety to the Artistic arrangements. The Culinary Dept O never disappoints with 33 classes of delectable treats. Textiles and Fine Arts Dept. M, allows the artistic talents to prevail with 32 classes covering pottery/sculpture to sewing. Dept. P. Junior Open-18 yrs. and under has 42 classes. We use judges with abundant knowledge in their chosen field. We also encourage any suggestions on how to better improve your exhibiting experience. The Superintendents are available to answer any questions you may have.


This Year’s Ag Expo Building Sponsors

Exhibits All Week Long!

Carnival Rides Everyday


Thursday, July 12 is

YOUNG AMERICA DAY Carnival Rides Open from 1:00-5:00 & 6:00-10:00 on Thursday & Friday Arm bands are $15 for unlimited rides per session on Thursday and Friday FREE KIDS GAMES ON THURSDAY @ 10 a.m. Ages 3-12

This event is sponsored by...


Christian County 4-H Livestock Committee invites you to the

Annual 4-H Auction on

Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

at the Christian County Fair Beef Arena. A wide variety of 4-H members projects, including baked goods, woodworking, crafts and live animals, will be available for bidding and purchase. Thank You to everyone who supports the Christian County 4-H!


Friday, July 13th

8:00 am - Junior and Open Sheep Show 4:00 pm - Wether Show - Open and Junior

Saturday, July 14th

8:00 am - Swine-Breeding Barrows Open and Junior 8:00 am - Junior and Open Beef Show 10:30 a.m. - Open Goat Show Show Barns & Livestock Stalls located at back of Fairgrounds.


89th Annual

Christian County Agricultural

FAIR

July 10-15, 2012 - Taylorville

PRIMARY SPONSOR - PIONEER

TUESDAY Fire Fighter Appreciation Day (Sponsored by Taylorville Community Credit Union). 5:00 pm Christian County Fair Pageants (Sponsored by Waste Management) Little Miss............................ 6:00 pm Jr. Miss & Miss ..................... 7:00 pm WEDNESDAY FFA Shows .......................................................………………………….…... 8:00 am Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner (Sponsored by Larry’s) …................. 11:00 am Antique Tractor Exhibit (Sponsored by Central Illinois Ag) …...................... 4:00 pm Decatur Park Singers (Sponsored by Ace Hardware & Aaron’s) …............. 6:30 pm 4 - Wheeler Races (Sponsored by Action Power Sports & South Fork Entertainment) …... 6:30 pm THURSDAY Young America Day (Sponsored by Blakely Heating & Cooling) ……….... 10:00 am Kids Pedal Pull (Sponsored by Christian County Farm Supply) ..............… 8:00 am 4-H Auction ………………………………....................................................... 6:30 pm Talent Show (Sponsored by Pioneer) …..................................................... 6:30 pm FRIDAY Livestock shows All Day ….......................................................……………. 8:00 am Blood Drive (Sponsored by Ahlstrom Filtration) …………………………….. 3:00 pm ITPA (Sponsored by First National Bank in Taylorville & Pioneer)…..…...… 6:30 pm SATURDAY Open Western Horse Show (Sponsored by Prairieland Ag) ……………...... 9:00 am Blood Drive …...................................................…………………………....... 9:00 am Sand Volleyball Tourney (Sponsored by West Sand & Trucking) .............. 10:00 am Tornado Wrestling Foundation Survivor’s Stampede …...............……....... 10:00 am Chili Cook Off (Sponsored by Pepsi) ......................................................... 12:00 pm 4x4 Stock Truck Pull (Sponsored by Golden Harvest & GSI) …………...…. 6:30 pm SUNDAY All Speed Horse Show (Sponsored by The Herald--Star) ………………...... 9:00 am Garden Tractor Pull …………….....…......................................................... 12:00 am Demo Derby (Sponsored by Kertow & Channel Seed) …………………….. 6:30 pm Fireworks ……………….….............................Following Demo Derby

Something for Everyone!

Craft Vendors

Every day in Expo building

CARNIVAL RIDES

free Petting zoo

Tues. Sat. & Sun. 6-10 pm Thurs. & Fri. 1-5 & 6-10 p.m.

Teen Dance Tent

Wristbands $15/Session on Thurs. & Fri. Sponsored by KMRM & Shelby Electric

Incoming freshman to 2012 graduates

Tuesday Night – Saturday Night Sponsored by 99.7 Kiss FM

FREE PARKING & GATE all week Lots of food!

4-H LIVESTOCK Schedule...

Wednesday July 11, 2012 8:00 am 4-H Swine show 10:00 am 4-H Sheep then Goat show 1:00 pm 4-H Beef Show and Master Showman Contest Thursday, July 12 6:30 pm - 4-H Auction

MILLER Beer Tent Ages 21+

Thursday – Sunday LIVE MUSIC! Thursday, July 12 SEEING DAYLIGHT Friday, July 13 Still Kick’N Saturday, July 14 Super Mario Speed Wagon Sunday, July 15 Antics RIDE THE MECHANICAL BULL Thurday, Friday & Saturday Night

For More Information on any of the events, please call the fair office at 217-824-3100 or visit us online at www.christiancountyfair.com


Miller Tent Live Music Thursday, July 12 - 8:00-12:00 Seeing Daylight Friday, July 13- 9:00-1:00 Still Kick’N Saturday, July 14 - 9:00-1:00 Super Mario Speed Wagon Sunday, July 15 - 8:00-12:00 Antics Thursday-Saturday Nights Come out and take on the Mechanical Bull!


THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. Christian County Fairgrounds Grandstand Tickets: $8/General $10/Reserve JUNIOR DIVISION Christian County Residents 14 years of age & younger 1st place $100 & trophy 2nd place $75 & trophy 3rd place $50 & trophy 4th place $35 & trophy SENIOR DIVISION Christian County Residents 15 through 21 years of age 1st place $200 & trophy 2nd place $150 & trophy 3rd place $100 & trophy 4th place $75 & trophy 1st place recipient in each division will represent Christian County at the IAAF State Talent Competition in Springfield, Illinois in January 2013.

Each year the Christian County Fair has a talent competition on Thursday evening of fair week. There are two divisions; the junior division is for ages up to age 14, and the senior division hosts ages 15 through 21. All contestants must be a resident of Christian County. All types of talent are encouraged. The contestants are able to perform on a decorated stage with lights and a professional sound system. Each act must be less than 4 minutes long. Judges are scoring on talent, costume, audience appeal, and performance quality. Each year a special act performs between the junior and senior division to showcase other types of talent. Also, at the end of the night, while the judges are making their important decisions, another form of entertainment performs. First through fourth places are awarded with trophies and monetary awards. The first place winners then advance to the state competition to represent Christian County which is held in Springfield, Illinois in January of the following year. In 2011, the junior division winner was Bailee Klein, from Pana, who sang her way to first place. She has been singing her whole life and it sure shows! Out senior division winner was a vocal trio of Matthew Steele, Hillary Ferrill, and Makenzie Finks, from Taylorville. They did receive an Honorable Mention at the State Competition. We invite everyone out for a great night of live entertainment!! Thank you, Kathy Fergin


2011 Talent Show Winners Jr. Division Winners

In the junior division, Baylee Klein won first place, Lana Clark came in second place, Miranda Coy came in third and Brittany Linn placed fourth. Left to Right: Brittany Linn, Lana Clark, Miranda Coy and Baylee Klein. (Laura Wolfe/Breeze-Courier)

Sr. Division Winners

Pictured are Makenzie Finks, Matt Steele and Hillary Ferrill, who were awarded first place at last year’s talent show at the fairgrounds. (Laura Wolfe/Breeze-Courier)


Proud to support Farm Families in Christian County

Darrick Fleming 217-820-3508


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ITPA Truck & Tractor Pulls Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 6:30 p.m. Grandstands

Tickets: $8/General $10/Reserve $15/Infield The Illinois Tractor Pulling Assn. was formed in 1968 making it one of the oldest tractor pulling associations. This year ITPA will sanction over 65 events in Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri. ITPA offers 18 different pulling divisions from 1050# Super Stock (garden tractors) up to 20,000# Pro-Stock Semis, that is most varied assortment of pulling classes that any association offers. The ITPA is one of the most popular events held during the Christian County Ag Fair. ITPA is a sanctioning body to promote truck and tractor pulling as well as to insure the safety of both our competitors and our fans. Most of our events are at County Fairs, making them a vital part of our pulling schedule. Eveyone is invited to visit our website at itpapulling.com to see the 2011 pulling schedule and results.


Don’t Miss the Open Western Horse Show! Saturday, July 14 @ 9:00 a.m

THE HERALD--STAR Newspaper & Printing 217-623-5523

Taylorville, IL

Friday & Saturday All Day Proud Sponsor of the Christian County Fair


Open Western Horse Show Saturday, July 14 @ 9:00 a.m. Grandstand Free Admission

Barrel racing consists of a race in which the horse and rider circle three barrels set in a cloverleaf pattern in the arena. From the starting line, the rider turns each barrel and then returns to the starting line. The turns can consist of one turn to the right and two turns to the left, or one turn to the left and two turns to the right. Pole

bending consists of a race in which the horse and rider race in a slalom pattern consisting of six tall poles set in bases that are 21 feet from the start line and 21 feet apart. The horse and rider begin at the start line and run to the furthest pole where they turn and weave through the poles. They then turn at the pole closest to the start line and weave back through the six poles. At the furthest pole, they then turn again and run to the start line. Flag racing consists of a race in which the horse and rider circle the arena. There is a flag set in a bucket of sand on top of a barrel on one side of the arena. From the starting line, as the horse passes the barrel with the flag and sand bucket, the rider grabs the flag, runs around a barrel set at the far end of the area, then turns the horse to a second barrel set at the other side of the arena. As the horse passes the third barrel, the rider puts the flag into the second bucket of sand placed on a barrel and returns to the starting line. In all the events an electronic timer is used, and the fastest time wins the event.


2nd Annual

Survivor’s Stampede

Sponsored by the TORNADO WRESTLING FOUNDATION

Saturday, July 14th, 2012 @ 10 a.m. Christian County Fairgrounds Grand Stand

Description: Four Person Teams will compete in a team – timed race through a rugged and muddy obstacle course. The obstacles will test your agility, strength, nerves, stamina, toughness, camaraderie, and patience. But most of all, it tests your ability to have FUN!!!!

Team Divisions: • Elementary (Ages 7-10) • Junior High (Ages 11-14) • High School (15-17) • College (Ages 18-20) • Open (Ages 21-30) • Masters (31 and Older) • Corporate (For local businesses – must wear same uniform/costume)

4-Person Team Registration: • Rules for participation, Registration, and Waivers may be requested in advance. • Parent/guardian waivers must be signed for contestants under age of 18. • Non-refundable donation of $50 per team due at time of registration. • Teams can be same gender or coed. • Limited Space Register Early!

Day of Event: • Contestants must check-in and complete packet by 9:30 a.m. Check-in starts @ 8:30 a.m. • Rules meeting @ 9:30 a.m. • Competition begins @ 10 a.m. • You can sign-up in advance to ensure a spot – applications through Mr. Mateer

Other Activities: • Go Cart Raffle and 50/50 drawing

For questions and Sign-up info contact: Lee Mateer: (217) 8273316 or 618 East Stevenson Taylorville, IL 62568


Darrick Fleming 217-820-3508

Proud Sponsor of the 89th Annual Christian County Agricultural Fair


Sand Volleyball Tournament Saturday, July 14

Registration Begins 10 a.m. -- Play Begins at 11 a.m. $60 Per Team (Day Of Tournament) $50 Per Team If Registered By Friday, July 13 Minimum 6 Person Team Must Have 2 Girls On Court At All Times

CASH PRIZES!

All Entry Monies Paid Out ~ Paying 1st, 2nd And 3rd Places

Pre-register By Calling 217-824-3100 Or 217-825-3801 Sponsored by...


Enjoy the 89th Annual Christian County Fair!

712 W. Springfield Road Taylorville, IL 62568 (217) 824-3200

Mechanicsburg Farmers Grain Company Edinburg, IL 62531


Illinois State Championship

Chili Cookoff Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Noon Christian County is proud to host one of the oldest Chili Cookoffs in the country. This annual event is a qualifying event for the World Championship Chili Cook-off, held annually near the end of September. The winner of the Traditional Red Chili wins $1000, qualification to cook at the WCCC and of course bragging rights for the year. Chili cookoffs are held nationally throughout the year, all competing for the opportunity to cook at the world championship and its’ $25,000 grand prize. Contests have grown over the years to include not only Traditional Red Chili, but also Salsa and Chili Verde (green chili). Contest is open to any International Chili Society (ICS) member. Membership is open to all; requires payment of an annual membership fee and allows members to participate in any cookoff held within the year. All chili is prepared, cooked and judged on site, held during the fair. Spectators are always welcome and free samples of all chili and salsa are available to the public upon completion of the contest.

RED CHILI

Entry Fee $40.00 total plus $50.00 if not currently an I.C.S. member Time: 12:00 - 3:00 PM

CHILI VERDE

SALSA

1 hour preparation time Entry Fee $20.00 Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Entry Fee $15.00 Time: 12:00 PM Person must enter own 32 oz. sample

Rules, Regulations and Entry Forms available in Information Packets from Fair Office


STOCK TRUCK PULL Saturday, July 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Grandstand

Tickets: $8/General $10/Reserve $15/Infield Welcome to the 2012 Christian County Ag Fair, Stock Truck Pull. This year’s “pull” is guaranteed to be one of the top Grandstand events of the year. A quick look at the history books tells us that for a number of years now, the Christian County Ag Fair has been holding an event called the “Stock Truck Pull”. This is an open pickup pull for folks from Christian County and the surrounding towns. The competition starts with drivers investing time preparing their trucks for the big pull. Most teams drive their truck to the pull, weigh in for the different weight classes, make the pull, and then drive their truck home, if it didn’t break while you were hooked to the sled. The Christian County Fair Board runs the event from beginning to end and the Stock Truck Pull has become very popular with drivers from Christian County and surrounding areas. The track and facility are one of the best in the area! If you have any questions about the Stock Truck Pull or are interested in participating in the 2013 competition, please see Craig Paulek.


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Have a safe, fun-filled week at the Christian County Fair!

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Demo Derby

Sunday, July 15 @ 6:30 p.m. Grandstand Tickets: $8/General $10/Reserve $15/Infield The Demo Derby is a different kind of motorsport usually found at county fairs all around the USA. While rules vary from event to event, the typical demolition derby event consists of five or more drivers competing by deliberately ramming their vehicles into one another. The last driver whose vehicle is still operational is awarded the victory. Demolition derbies originated in the United States and quickly spread to other western nations. In Europe, racers do not race against each other, instead aiming specifically to destroy the other cars. To make the event safer, all glass is removed from the vehicle, and deliberately ramming the driver’s-side door area is forbidden. The driver’s door is often required to be painted white with black numbers or with contrasting colors, for visibility. Most demolition derbies are held on dirt tracks or in open fields and are usually soaked with water. This causes the competition area to become muddy which in turn helps to further slow the vehicles. Some drivers use both the front and rear of the vehicle to ram the other competitors. Others tend to use only the rear end of the vehicle, to help protect the engine compartment from damage. Please see someone from the Christian County Ag Fair if you are interested in participating in our 2013 event.


This Year’s Demolition Derby is sponsored by...


2012 Christian County Ag Fair

FIREWORKS DISPLAY Bigger & Better Than Ever!

Sunday, July 15 Following Demo Derby

2012 Christian County Ag Fair Book  

Ag Fairbook for the 2012 Christian County Fair in Illinois

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