Welcome to the New Windsor Fair, Rodeo and Horse Show Web Site.
The New Windsor Fair, Rodeo and horse show is celebrating its 74th year this August. The dates of the 2013 fair and rodeo are Thursday, August 15 through Saturday August 17 with rodeo performances starting at 7:00 p.m. each evening. There is free parking on the rodeo grounds.
There are seven rodeo events that provide something for everyone: bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and the most dangerous of all, bull riding. Not to mention the rodeo clown antics, which the children love, and specialty acts that are sure to thrill the whole family.
The New Windsor Fair and Rodeo kicks off with a street parade on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. It is a real slice of Americana, complete with handmade floats, antique tractors, drill teams, marching bands, fire engines, horses and of course who could forget candy!
Friday starts early at the Fair. The food tents will be open for breakfast at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday is the final day for the Fair. It starts with the Rodeo Run 2 mile and 4 mile event at 8:00 a.m. with registration opening at 7:00 a.m. The Rodeo Run starts and ends at the Fair Grounds East Gate. The youth horse show starts at 9:00 a.m. The Youth Show open to all area kids under the age of 18. Bleacher seating is available for this event. On Saturday at 1:00 p.m. the children have their own "Kiddie Parade." The children and their parents make small floats, decorate bicycles and wagons, or dress as characters. This is a change from past years to accomodate the earlier start of local schools!
The "Hobby Building" houses the craft and hobby show, painting and photography competition, as well as flower, fruit and vegetable competition all open to public participation. The Fair also has a carnival, complete with rides for everyone and of course "fair food" like lemon shake-ups, hot dogs, funnel cakes and elephant ears . For those of you looking for a more well-balanced meal local churches have food pavilions on the grounds which serve hot roast beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, or pork chop sandwiches. Other area organizations like the Boy Scouts and the school booster club serve more traditional fair food, onion rings, nachos and soda. So be sure to bring your appetite.
The fair grounds are located in New Windsor Illinois at the west end of town on Illinois route 17, or Main street of New Windsor.
The New Windsor Rodeo is Sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Every performance of the rodeo includes bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Plus rodeo clowns and specialty acts.
Parking is available on the grounds at no additional charge.
A message to our rodeo guests,
All seating for our rodeo performances is general admission. There is no reserved seating. We have spectators who walk a few blocks to the rodeo grounds as well as some who drive many hours to attend our event, and many others in between. In order to be fair to everyone who attends our rodeo, blankets, seat cushions, portable chairs, back rests, and any other form of seat cushion or any kind of marking device may not be used to reserve seats. Any blanket, seat cushion, etc. that is placed on the bleachers must be occupied at all times. Any blanket/seat cushion that is not occupied will be removed, regardless of the time or day. Allowance will be made when some members of a group or family are using rest rooms, obtaining concessions, etc. This said, a majority of the family or group must occupy a blanket/seat cushion at all times.
We ask that the areas that are designated handicapped seating be used only by those who have a medical condition that will not permit them to use any other seating. Please give consideration to those who are in wheel chairs and those who must use walkers. The handicapped areas are for their use.
We thank everyone for their cooperation last year in eliminating lawn chairs and other portable seating in the area between the arena fence and the first row of bleachers. This area must be kept clear of all portable seating to allow easy access to the seating area by spectators and emergency personnel.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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