Welcome to Your Richland County Fair!

The Richland County Fair is held at the Olney City Park Fairgrounds. The fair began in 1856 and continues to be one of the best fairs in southern Illinois. We will continue to grow, so please use our contact form to let us know what events or activities you would like to see added to YOUR Richland County Fair!


May 21st - Rythm Racing - ATV/UTV/Dirt Bike
Racing starts at 2pm, pits open at noon. Must be 16 to race. Grandstand tickets on sale at 1pm. Adults $8, Children $4, Pit Pass $20

TWO BANDS! Thing-a-ma-jugs from Olney and The Matt Poss Band from Effingham will perform at 7pm.

BEER GARDEN! Opens at 6:30pm on the infield. Admission is $10. Bobalou's Bar will be selling beer until 10pm. Must be 21 to enter.

2015 Miss Richland County - Carlea Pierce

Photo by Olney Daily Mail

Carlea Pierce was crowned 2015 Miss Richland County Fair Queen during Monday night's Fair Queen Pageant at Olney City Park. Rachel Woods, left, won first runner-up, and Chloe St. Pierre, right, won second runner-up and Miss Congeniality


Carnival Information


Photos by Tim Dunahee
Fair coverage - visit Freedom 92.9 WSEI
See the Olney Daily Mail for news and articles about Richland County


Visit the IL Department of Agriculture Site for information on Illinois County Fairs: http://www.agr.state.il.us/fair/countyfairssched.php