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.

There will be a reception at The Holiday in Olney to recognize Richland County Fair Queen Kylar Craig for her 1st Runner-up finish in the State Pageant held in Springfield last month.The reception will be March 10, 10AM to noon. The public is invited. Click here for more information.

The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs held its annual convention at the Crown Plaza in Springfield IL, January 19-21, 2018. One of the highlights of the annual event is the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant. Representing Richland County in the pageant was Kylar Craig the 19 year old daughter of Brian and Dannette Craig of Olney. Kylar was selected first runner-up in the pageant over 70 other counties. She participated in the three phases of competition which included physical fitness, communication skills and stage presence. Her communication skills showcased a speech about being left handed. She graced the stage in the white lace, long sleeved gown adorned in beautiful AB stones with an elegant chiffon train. Kylar kept the tradition going with Richland County doing so well in competition and keeping the White Squirrel town prominent. Walking away with the crown was Samantha Hasselbring of Cissna Park, IL representing Iroquois County Fair. It was Iroquois County's first Miss Illinois County Fair Queen to be crowned.

Click here for the list of the exceptional participation placements for Richland County since the Miss Richland County Queen Pageant was reinstated in 1986.

Photos have been added to the Picture Gallery

The Spring Crash is May 5th

2017 Miss Richland County - Kylar Craig


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