New Adams County Fair royalty was crowned Wednesday night.

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The 2021 Miss Adams County is 18 year old Jersey Hesse of Ursa, the daughter of Nicole Hesse and Curt and Amanda Hesse. Jersey is a graduate of Unity High School and will be attending the University of Illinois in the fall.

Little Mister Adams County 2021 is Riggs Shaffer, the four year old son of Tyler and Ashley Shaffer of Loraine.

The new Little Miss Adams County is Elsey Flesner, the six year old daughter of Andrew and Casey Flesner of Golden.

Adams County Fair
Adams County Fair

Thursday is Veterans’ Night at the fair, with the Junior Miss and Miss Teen Adams County Fair pageants at 7, with Bareback and Saddle Bronc Busting in the grandstand at 7:30.

The 2021 Adams County Fair continues through Tuesday.

The schedule of events for the remainder of the fair:

(Veterans' Night)
10:30 AM Mississippi Valley Holstein Club Show in Show Barn
6:00 PM 4-H Rabbit Judging (Rabbit Barn)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4-H Swine Check In and Weighing
6:30 PM Pony Pull Show (Horse Arena)
7:00 PM Jr. Miss Adams County Fair and Miss Teen Adams County Fair Pageant (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
7:30 PM Bareback and Saddle Bronc Busting (Grandstand Arena)
FRIDAY, July 30
9:00 AM Society & Open Youth Horse Show (Horse Arena)
11:00 AM White Parks Show
12:00 Noon Weigh Open Class Wether Sheep
12:00 Noon Weighing 4-H Sheep
12:00 Noon 4-H Sheep Projects Judging
Noon -6:00PM Round Barn Open
1:00 PM 4-H Dairy Judging
4:00 PM 4-H Master Showmanship Contest
5:00 PM Sawing, Threshing, and Steam Engine Demonstration
5:00 PM Open Horse Speed Show (Horse Arena)
7:30 PM Bull Riding - Sponsored by Little Jess Chrysler,Jeep, Dodge, Ram
TBA AM Adult Co-ed Sand Volleyball Tournament (East of Beer Tent)
8:00 AM Open Sheep Judging
8:00 AM 4-H Swine Judging (Swine Barn)
8:00 AM Open Dairy Judging
9:00 AM 4-H/Open Beef Weigh In
9:00 AM Open Western Horse Show (Horse Arena)
9:00 AM Open Class Rabbit Judging
9:00 AM ABGA Sanctioned Goat Show
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM “Nauvoo on the Road”
10:00 AM Sawing, Threshing, Soap Making, Steam Engine and Blacksmith Demo
12:00PM - 6:00 PM Round Barn Open
12:00 Noon Baby Contest (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent )
12:00 Noon Olde Tyme Association Ice Cream Contest
12:00 Noon Jr. Beef Show to begin after Open Dairy Show
1:00 PM Adams County Beef Producers Bags Tournament (Beer Garden)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM $17 Armband Carnival Ride Promotion and $1 Kids Rides
2:30 PM Olde Tyme Parade
5:00 PM Sawing and Threshing
6:30 PM Team Sorting (Horse Arena)
6:30 PM "Blacktop South" opens in Grandstand arena
8:00 PM "Roots and Boots" Tour - Sponsored by Gem City Ford
9:00 PM Band "Blacktop South" in Beer Garden immediately following Concert

SUNDAY, August, 1
9:30 AM Funnel Cake 5K Race
10:30 AM Team Roping (Horse Arena)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ham & Bean Dinner
11:00 AM Garden Tractor Pull
11:30 AM Open Pee Wee Calf Show
12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM Round Barn Open
12:30 PM Open Beef Judging
2:30 PM Olde Tyme Parade
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Carnival Buddy Day - 2 Rides for Price of 1
3:00 PM 4-H Fight to the Finish
4:00 PM Modified Farm Stock Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)
- Sponsored by the Quincy Herald Whig
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 4-H Goats Check In and Weighing
5:00 PM Sawing and Threshing
6:00 PM ITPA Tractor Pull (Grandstand Arena)
- Sponsored by the Quincy Herald Whig
MONDAY, August 2
8:00 AM Open Class Beef Judging
8:00 AM 4-H Goat Judging (Goat Barn)
8:30 AM -11:00 AM Market Hogs Weigh In
10:00 AM Sawing and Threshing
Noon 4-H Poultry Judging (Sheep Barn)
1:00 PM Open Swine Judging
5:00 PM Carnival Family Night - $18 Armbands
6:00 PM BIG Tractor Pull Night -- Sponsored by: Poage Auto Plaza
7:00 PM Ranch Hand Rodeo (Horse Arena)
7:30 PM XCALIBER Tri-state Truck Pullers- Sponsored by: Poage Auto Plaza
TUESDAY, August 3
8:00 AM 4-H Beef Judging
12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM Kids’ Day “Carload Discount” (admission $5 per carload)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kids Day - $17 Armbands For Carnival
1:30 PM Kids’ Games Contests (Family Fun Zone - Prairieland FS Tent)
3:30 PM Pedal Tractor Pull Sign-up
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Release of all 4-H Projects
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Release of All Open Class Domestic Arts Projects
6:00 PM Market Animal Sale in Sheep Barn
6:30 PM 3 Head Sort N Pen (Horse Arena)
7:00 PM Demolition Derby - Sponsored by Quincy Medical Group

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