press releases

May 18, 2021

Whiteside County Fair Press Release

21-02

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MORRISON — After a year of waiting, we are excited to FINALLY announce our musical entertainment for the 150th Whiteside County Fair! Returning to the stage on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, is our fan favorite, Home Free!!!

All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 399.2+ MILLION views and over 1 MILLION subscribers on YouTube; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country). The band’s November 6 album release, WARMEST WINTER (Home Free Records), features 12 holiday staples and Home Free originals, all perfect for the festive season. This new project followed the acclaimed group’s DIVE BAR SAINTS album, which arrived at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart. Home Free’s extensive catalog spotlights six Top 10 albums, including TIMELESS, FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, FULL OF CHEER, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, and their breakout debut CRAZY LIFE (2014). With praise rolling in from the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, FOX & Friends and American Songwriter the extraordinary showmen have continued to build a loyal fanbase with their harmony-laden versions of hits by John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, The Oak Ridge Boys, and more.

 Please continue to check the Whiteside County Fair Facebook page and website at

www.whitesidecountyfair.org for updates.

April 5, 2021

Whiteside County Fair Press Release

21-01

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 MORRISON — The Whiteside County Fair is pleased to inform you that we are working diligently to prepare for the 150th Fair. An impressive line-up of entertainment is on tap at this year’s fair and is sure to please all who attend! The Fair opens on Tuesday, August 17th and concludes after five fun filled days on Saturday, August 21st.  The 150th annual fair, held at the fairgrounds in Morrison, IL, will include an outstanding carnival, amazing food, games, livestock,  harness racing, a large variety of exhibits, a lineup of evening entertainment that is sure to please and much much more!  It was a difficult decision to cancel last year’s fair due to the Covid-19 restrictions and we are excited for the Fair to return in 2021. We will continue to monitor the status of Covid-19 in the coming months and will adhere to the guidelines and regulations of our State to assist in maintaining the safety for all who attend.  Be on the lookout for future press releases or visit our Facebook page as we begin to release the sensational entertainment line-up for the 150th Fair.  We greatly appreciate you supporting the Whiteside County Fair and look forward to everyone joining the festivities in celebrating 150 years of heritage, community, family and fun! Without your continued support, the success of our fair would not be possible.

 Please continue to check the Whiteside County Fair Facebook page and website at

www.whitesidecountyfair.org for updates.

July 9, 2020

Whiteside County Fair Press 

Release 20-02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Whiteside County Fairboard made a difficult decision and has canceled the 2020 Whiteside County Fair due to Illinois requirements pertaining to COVID-19.

Illinois’s 5-Phase Restore Illinois Plan specifically addresses fairs and festivals. In order to be able to have a fair, our region must be in Phase 5; currently we are in Phase 4. The Requirements for entering Phase 5 include a vaccine, effectively and widely available treatment, or the elimination of new cases over a sustained period of time through herd immunity or other factors. Unfortunately, Illinois is simply not there yet.

The Board held out as long as we could to make this decision. We had genuine hopes of an improvement in the situation that would allow us to hold the 2020 fair in August. Simply put, our ability to have the Fair this year is not possible. We exhausted every avenue we could to try to make it happen this year, but the circumstances do not allow for it.

We know many of you will be relieved to hear this, and we know many of you will be upset, and some maybe both. We are very disappointed to have to cancel this year, but the health and safety of the fair goers, exhibitors, vendors, entertainers and volunteers have been our highest priority during this evaluation process. We will be back August 17th-21st, 2021 and more than ready to celebrate the 150th fair with all of you.

April 28, 2020

Whiteside County Fair Press Release

20-01

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MORRISON — The Whiteside County Fair has been very busy preparing for an impressive line-up of entertainment at this year’s fair and it is sure to please all who attend! The Fair opens on Tuesday, August 18th and concludes after five amazing days on Saturday, August 21st. The 150th annual fair, held at the fairgrounds in Morrison, IL, has many exciting attractions in the lineup for this year. With the current global circumstance that is COVID-19. We will continue to closely monitor the situation as summer progresses and adhere to the guidelines and regulations of our State when the time comes. Ultimately the health and safety of our fair-goers is our utmost concern, and that will be our greatest consideration as we move forward. Thank you for supporting the Whiteside County Fair! Without your continued support, the success of our fair would be very challenging to maintain.

Please continue to check the Whiteside County Fair Facebook page and website atwww.whitesidecountyfair.org for updates.