Marquette County Fair is back – July 7-10!

The Marquette County Fair is back for 2022 with all kinds of fun and entertainment for the whole family, running July 7-10. The fair takes place on the county fairgrounds in Westfield. Here are some of the highlights, in addition to all the judged exhibits and animals:

Entertainment at the Marquette County Fair

New This Year: A Lumberjack Show will be at the fair! Shows are on the ball diamond on Friday at 12:30 and 3:30; Saturday at 10:00, 12:30 and 3:30; and Sunday at 10:00 and 12:30. Tickets are $10 per person; ages 11 and under are $5. (12:30 shows include an interactive camp.) Some seating is available or bring your own chair.

Thursday night, as the fair and midway get underway, there’s a free Nick’s Kids Show in the Exhibit Building at 6:00 p.m. Then enjoy music by the band Madison County on the Ball Diamond, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the band are $10 each; ages 11 & under are $5. There will be limited seating or bring your own chair if you wish.

Friday, bring the kids for Nick’s Kids Show at 1:00, 4:00, and 6:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Building. Check out the Escape Room maze escape game, open 2-8 p.m., or the rides on the midway. The fair will host live music with the popular local band Best Practice from 5:00-8:00 p.m., free on the Ball Diamond. (Bring your own chair.) The annual Youth Meat Animal Auction gets underway at 6:30 p.m. in the Show Barn.

On Saturday, the midway will again be open for your enjoyment. Nick’s Kids Show returns at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00. The Escape Room opens again from 2-8 p.m. Enjoy the local talents of the Alley Katz from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Round out the day by enjoying DJ Express at the Beer Pavilion from 7-11 p.m.

On Sunday, there’s a kid’s pedal pull at 11 a.m. in the Highway Building, the Escape Room is open 10-4, and the Parade of Champions Award Ceremony at noon. The Band Polkarioty will entertain you at the Beer Pavilion from noon to 3 p.m. Finally, enjoy playing bingo hosted by the Endeavor Lions Club from 1 to 3 p.m. The midway will be open during the day also.

Special Events at the Marquette County Fair

On Friday night, the fair hosts the popular Bull Bonanza Bull Riding Blowout! The event starts at 8:00pm Friday Night with admission price of $15 per person, and free to kids 5 and under. Gates open at 6:00.

Saturday night, you know you’re in the right place when you see black smoke and tractors hopping! The Tractor Pull begins at 6:30 pm on Saturday night, with an admission price of $10 person; free to kids 5 & under. 

Blue Ribbon Pie Contest

Are your pie making skills Blue Ribbon worthy? If so, bring your delicious pie down to the Marquette County Fair on Saturday July 9th. Registration begins at 11:30am in the big white tent and judging begins at noon. This year’s pie categories are fruit, main dish, specialty, and double crust. This year, there will be two rounds of judging.  The first round will sample all the pies, and three judges will recommend one pie from each category to move into the Grand Championship Round.  The second set of judges will select the Grand Prize Winner. 

Afterwards, they allow the audience to taste the pies for a small donation that will be given to a charity. If you have any questions about the Blue-Ribbon Pie Contest, feel free to visit or email

Advance Ticket Sales

Stop by It’s Poppin in Westfield or the Montello Candy Store to get presale tickets for the Carnival and the Bull Riding Blowout. Buying early will save you a little money on your carnival wristbands and will secure your seat at the rodeo!

Presale Carnival Ticket Prices:

One-Day Wristband - $20

All Fair Days Wristband - $50

(Prices are $25 and $60 at the fair.)

Bull Riding Blowout Tickets:

Adult - $15

Children 5 & under – Free

General admission to the County Fair is free; a small parking donation is requested to support local youth groups.