EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Tuesday, July 19 marked the beginning of the 151st Rock Island County Fair. It will go until Saturday, July 23 at the Grandstands in East Moline.
The fair is a five-day stretch of family-friendly entertainment, fireworks, carnival rides, livestock shows and more.
Here's what you should know if you plan to attend:
Admission to the fair is free before 8 p.m. After that time, adults must pay $5 to get in the gates, but kids 12 and under can still get in for free.
Parking at the Grandstands, located at 4200 Archer Drive in East Moline, costs $5 per day, and you can buy a weekly parking pass for $25.
There is also free parking outside of the fairgrounds in designated areas.
Ticket prices to watch the Grandstand acts perform vary per show. Here's the week's schedule:
Ride tickets are available to buy at the CDAC Carnival Trailer within the fairgrounds at $1.25 a ride or 20 for $20.
Wristbands for unlimited carnival rides are available to purchase for $25 each. Wristbands can be used 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sure, the rides and entertainment are fun, but we know you're dying to know about the fair food. Here's a list of the concession stand vendors:
- Bowlyou's Ice Cream and Grill.
- Smokin' Goodness.
- Westmoreland Concessions.
- Corky Westmoreland Concessions.
- Ryal's Slushie Station.
- Ryal's Pizza.
- Peking Foods.
- Pete's Concessions.
- Little Edelweiss.