The 143rd Jersey County Fair officially kicks off tonight with the annual parade through towntown Jerseyville, followed by the Talent Competition. The parade steps off at 6pm, with the talent show starting at 8:15 at the Fairgrounds. Harness Racing and Livestock shows have dominated the first few days of activity since Saturday.
Jersey County Fair Board Treasurer Tom Moore says the fair is built around tradition, and they expect to see a good crowd once again.
The Jersey County Fair Queen pageant will take place Wednesday at 7pm at the grandstand. Thursday features a returning event in freestyle motocross, Friday and Saturday have tractor pulls and Sunday night is the demolition derby. A link to the Jersey County Fair website can be found here: