The Calhoun County Fair is coming up in September. The theme for the fair this year is "Hollywood comes to Calhoun". The fair runs from Thursday September 10th to Sunday September 13th. Among the many events and attractions at the fair are the truck pull, the pageants, live music, judging shows, and tractor pull. The fair will kick off Thursday with the judging of dogs, cats, poultry, and rabbits as well as a talent show. The Illinois Farm Pullers Truck Show will get under way on Friday and Calhoun County Fair Board President Terry Strauch tells The Big Z what takes place on Saturday.
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Sunday will feature the Calhoun County Fair Parade, Demolition Derby, live music, and the Miss Calhoun County Pageant. Along with the events there will also be a number of food stands. Strauch says the among the most notable are The Lion's Club, the Calhoun County American Legion stand, which will serve fish, and the Calhoun High School food stand.