Come to the great Mississippi Valley Fair

The warm summer breeze, sand in your feet, a drink of choice in your hand, and your voice is hoarse after singing every known lyric as the sound of music devours the arena. But that concert wasn’t the start of all the fun, it was the second part of an evening first spent eating the best of fair foods, previewing livestock and adorable animals, and spinning round and round on rides where your legs shook for several minutes after it ended.

This scenario could be anywhere, but nothing quite fits it like the annual Mississippi Valley Fair. It’s one of the times that almost everyone in the Quad Cities finds themselves in the same place. With 6 concerts and admission to the fair itself, the $55-$60 Fun Card proves to be a smart and money-savvy opportunity to have a week’s worth of fun and entertainment.

Remember to check the schedule each night, in order to know which artist is playing in the grandstand. It also allows you to see what other events, animals, shows during the day. and opportunities are going on at the same time. All shows begin at 8 P.M., with gates opening at 7 P.M. Tickets are available for purchase all week, but at a $60 price for

the fun card. Remember this includes general admission and entry to every single concert over the week of July 31st to August 5th. General admission to the fair is $5/day for children, ages 4-12, and $10/adults. Anyone under the age of 3 is allowed free admission at the fair gates!

You are not going to want to miss out on this yearly QC tradition!20621331_10208776933134898_1698702891994123096_n


2018 Grandstand Acts

Tuesday July 31st: Chris Young

Wednesday August 1st: Sublime with Rome

Thursday August 2nd: Toby Keith

Friday August 3rd:  Theory of a Deadman

Saturday August 4th: Billy Currington

Sunday August 5th: Justin Moore


About the author

Katy Williams A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her fiance and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. She will be getting married to her fiance, Austin, in May 2019. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's

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