Summer is here, the Fourth of July has passed, and the next big event of summer is just a few weeks away–the St. Charles County Fair!
The fair, which has a permanent site at Wentzville’s Rotary Park, 2577 West Meyer Road, opens on Tuesday, July 28 at 4 p.m., with an opening ceremony scheduled for 5 p.m. The fairgrounds close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, August 1.
As always, carnival rides are free with paid admission to the fair. Other daily activities include an exotic petting zoo, butterfly house, and bounce house.
Along with the 4-H projects exhibition and livestock judging, there will be vendor booths and a variety of festival food and drinks.
This year’s entertainment line-up includes magicians, ventriloquists and jugglers, karaoke, rodeos, tractor pulls, a car show, dog agility, the Little Mr. and Miss St. Charles County Fair contest, BMX stunt shows, face painting and caricatures, turtle and frog races, a he-man contest, demolition derby, and much more. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Two Way Split, Babaloo, Furious George, Buskin Bootleggers, A.D.D., Cowboy Chris Wapplehorst, Freezies Pond, and Hillbilly Authority.
New this year is a mini monster truck exhibition, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.
Daily admission is $10 for adults, Tuesday – Thursday, $20 for adults on Friday and Saturday. Children 6-12 are $5 and kids aged 5 and under are free. Military with I.D. can get in for half price every day, and senior citizen day is Wednesday, July 29, with $5 admission. Season passes are available and can be purchased prior to the fair at Wentzville City Hall, Commerce Bank, Missouri Bank, Charlie’s Farm and Home, and several other locations.
Fairgoers should note that no pets other than service animals are allowed on the site, no coolers are allowed, and no refunds are given for inclement weather.