The DuPage County Fair

July 29-31, 2022

The DuPage County Fair is one of Wheaton’s highlighted community events. We love seeing all community members come together to enjoy quality time with their neighbors, friends, and family.

Come One, Come All!

As one of the largest industries in Illinois, agriculture was the foundation for what is known today as the DuPage County Fair. Over 180 years ago when local farmers felt it was important to bring the community together, they decided to take turns hosting a Fair. The gatherings promoted agriculture and farming and included livestock judging; judging of produce, flowers, grains and baked goods; exhibits of new farming equipment and various contests for the entire community to enjoy. The Fair moved to its permanent home in 1955. We are proud to honor the legacy of our agricultural roots at the annual DuPage County Fair held at the DuPage Events Center and Fairgrounds located at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton , Illinois.

Fair Admission

Adults (ages 13 & up): $10

Seniors (ages 62 & up): $5

Children (ages 3-12): $5

Children (2 & under): FREE

Active Military Personnel w/ID: FREE

Mega Pass (in advance): $30
Includes admission + carnival rides for any ONE DAY of the Fair. $35 at the gate.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Online ticket sales end on 7/28 at 11:59pm.

Where

2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

The DuPage Event Center and Fairgrounds are located just north east of Roosevelt and County Farm Road, directly east of the DuPage County Complex.

PLEASE ENTER THROUGH COUNTY COMPLEX. ENTER AT COUNTY FARM ROAD AND MAIN ENTRANCE. Parking

When

July 29 – 31, 2022

Friday: 10 am – 11pm
Saturday 12 noon – 11pm
Sunday: 12 noon – 8pm

If you’d like to sponsor, become a vendor, or have any questions about the upcoming fair, please contact us.

Who

Fun For All Ages

There is something for everyone at the Fair. Plenty of entertainment, animals, food, exhibits and carnival rides. Fun for all ages.

Group Field Trip Info

Tentative Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, JULY 29

  • 10:00am Gates Open – Welcome back to the DuPage County Fair!
  • 10:00am Carnival Opens
  • 11:00am Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entrance Area
  • 12:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 1:00pm Trivia Tractor – Strolling Set
  • 1:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 1:30pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 2:00pm Sheep Herding Demonstration — Butterfly Garden Lawn
  • 2:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 2:30pm Trivia Tractor – Strolling Set
  • 4:00pm Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entrance Area
  • 4:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 5:00pm Opening Ceremony
  • 5:30pm 4-H Dog Training Demonstration – Building 1
  • 6:00pm Sheep Herding Demonstration — Butterfly Garden Lawn
  • 7:00pm Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entrance Area

Beer Garden Schedule:

  • 6:00pm Sammy and the Knights
  • 8:00pm The Fuze Band

SATURDAY, JULY 30

  • 12:00pm Gates Open
  • 12:00pm Carnival Opens
  • 12:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 12:30-2:00pm Vest Dance Troupe – Building 1
  • 12:30pm Trivia Tractor – Strolling Set
  • 1:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 1:30pm Trivia Tractor – Strolling Set
  • 1:30pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 2:00pm Sheep Herding Demonstration — Butterfly Garden Lawn
  • 2:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 3:00pm Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entrance Area
  • 3:00pm Watermelon Eating Contest — West Lawn
  • 4:00pm 4-H Show – Animal Barns
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Karaoke Contest –Building 1 – Cash prizes awarded!
  • 4:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 5:00pm Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entrance Area
  • 6:00pm Sheep Herding Demonstration — Butterfly Garden Lawn
  • 7:00pm Wheels of Ag Game Show – Main Entry Area

Beer Garden Schedule:

  • 2:00pm Lake Effect
  • 4:00pm Lucas Savor Saxophone
  • 6:00pm Soulville
  • 8:00pm Cap-N-Funk and The Groove Train

SUNDAY, JULY 31

  • 12:00pm Gates Open
  • 12:00pm Carnival Opens
  • 12:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 12:00pm 4-H Dog Training Demonstration – Building 1
  • 1:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 1:30pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden
  • 2:00pm Sheep Herding Demonstration — Butterfly Garden Lawn
  • 2:00pm Talent Show – Building 1
  • 2:00pm Monarch Watch Tour – Butterfly Garden
  • 3:00pm Watermelon Eating Contest — West Lawn
  • 4:00pm Garden Works Community Garden Tours – Community Garden

Beer Garden Schedule:

  • 2:00pm The Baydrifter Band
  • 4:00pm The New Odyssey Guy
  • 6:00pm Two Beer Tommy Band
Sammy and the Knights
Cap-N-Funk and The Groove Train

Exhibitor Competitions

Home Economics & Arts Divisions
Registration dates: 6/20/2022 – 7/15/2022

Rustic Vintage Fair is partnering with The DuPage County Fair

For a Three Day Market During the DuPage County Fair This Year! July 29, 30, 31, 2022. Vendors will be in the same area as the beer garden.

Fair at night time
Dance performance by girls
Car Event

Vendor Information

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the DuPage County Fair!

To become a fair vendor, please click on the links below to view information and download the application.

Food Application (.pdf)

Food Application Information (.pdf)

Commercial Space Request (.pdf)

Get your tickets to the fair!

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Online ticket sales end on 7/28 at 11:59pm.

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