2022 Event Details

There are a large number of events that make up the Warren County Prime Beef Festival. We share information on our Facebook + Instagram, but are using this page for details involving a variety of our events. If you have specific questions, reach out to the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce at (309) 734-3181.

2022 Warren County Prime Beef Festival

Princess Pageant

Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 at The Crossing – Monmouth. The Pageant begins promptly at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available for purchase from the Pageant Candidates and the Pageant Crew Members at a cost of $10 a person. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Donations to our Raffle Basket can be made by contacting us! (message our Facebook, Instagram, Email or contact the Chamber). Spectators are also able to purchase tickets to stream the event online. They are available for $15 here: LINK WILL BE ADDED HERE CLOSER TO EVENT

Hog Show

Monday, September 5th, 2022 – Roseville Warren County Fairgrounds. Check-in begins at 12:00 pm with the show beginning at 2:00 pm. There are two divisions: Festival and Jr Open. If you have questions or would like to enter, contact Aaron Leary or Brian Postin, Chairmen of the Hog Show. Rules and more details can be found on our Swine Show form found here.

Beef Show

Monday, September 5th, 2022 – Roseville Warren County Fairgrounds. Check-in begins at 8:00 am – 10:00 am, with the show beginning at 4:00 pm. If you have questions or would like to enter, please contact Lynn Shimmin, Chairman of the Beef Committee Rules and more details can be found on our Steer Show form found here.

Ag in the Classroom

Friday, September 9th, 2022. Ag in the Classroom will be held at Fairview Center Church from 9:00 – 11:15 am. Kids will be able to see and explore important parts of our local agriculture. Check out our Facebook page for more information closer to the event!

Parade

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022. The Parade begins at 5:00 pm. Entry Forms are available on our website here, or at the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. Cost of entry is $10 (marching bands are free). Entry fee increases to $15 after 9/1/2022. A route of our parade can be found here. Please join us for the Band and Parade Awards following the conclusion of our Parade at the Festival Grandstands.

Band and Parade Awards

The Award Ceremony will be held around 6:30 pm at the Festival Grandstands, following the conclusion of our Parade. There are 4 different categories to be judged in (Commercial, Civic, Schools, + Religious – with monetary prize money being awarded to our top entries. A prize will also be awarded to the top 3 marching bands.


Industrial & Vendor Tent

The Industrial & Vendor Tent is held the Wednesday – Saturday of the Festival – running from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm during the week nights & 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Saturday. This attraction is located in a large covered tent on the Midway. The Industrial & Vendor Tent is great for local businesses, political figures, and organizations to get their name out and meet local people! You can reserve a space in this tent for $300. Application forms can be found here.

Swyear Amusements

Swyear Amusements is a family-owned business that we partner with every year to bring Festival Rides & Concessions! Swyear Amusements runs Wednesday (9/7) from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Thursday (9/8) from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday (9/9) from 4:00 – 10:00 pm, and Saturday (9/10) from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and 5:00 – 10:00 pm. Wednesday and Thursday are Armband Nights, where locals can purchase an armband for unlimited rides during WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY.

Livestock Auction

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 – Monmouth American Legion. Van Adkission Auction Services in coordination with the WCPBF and the WCPBF Beef Committee (Friends of the Festival) will hold a live auction at 6:00 pm!

Figure 8 Race

Thursday, September 8th, 2022 with the race starting at 7:00 pm. There will be a Driver’s Meeting prior to race time. The cost of admission $10, the cost of a pit pass is $25, and the Driver’s Entry Fee is $30. We anticipate that we will run Weld, Rookie, Bonestock, Front Wheel Wire, Trucks and Vans. and Rear Wheel Wire Classes. Payouts are posted on our Facebook page. We are following Viola Boyz Demo Rules that can be found here – please contact the Track Staff for specific questions directly.

Beer Tent

Our Beer Tent operates every night of the WCPBF. 21+ are able to come out and enjoy cool beverages, music, and dirt track racing. Wednesday and Thursday the Tent is open from 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; Friday and Saturday it operates from 5:00 pm – 1:00 am. There will be live entertainment TBA the Wednesday night of the Beer Tent.

Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast

Our Farmer’s Appreciation Breakfast is a traditional event we hold every year to thank and celebrate local agriculture and those who play a role in it! We partner with a few local businesses to be able to put this on every year! This event is held at the Monmouth American Legion. where breakfast is served while a few locals speak! Stay tuned as we announce more information about this event.

Very Special Person’s Day

Friday, September 9th, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. Special Person’s Day wouldn’t be possible without our partnership with Swyear Amusements. Each year, Swyear allows a special group of locals to come enjoy rides and Festival activities free of charge! This event is very important to both Swyear and WCPBF, we look forward to it every year! RSVP to Penny Mackey if you plan on coming to this event!

Chicken Scramble and Calf Tagging

Friday, September 9th, 2022 – 6:00 pm at the Festival Grandstands. Both of these events are a traditional WCPBF event! Kids ages 3-10 are permitted in the Chicken Scramble, and kids ages 11-16 are allowed to participate in the Calf Tagging! All participants must have a waivered signed by their parents or legal guardian prior to competing. Waivers are available to be signed at the event. There is no entry fee for either event, and there is a chance to win a monetary prize!

Figure 8 Race

Friday, September 9th, 2022 with the race starting at 7:00 pm. There will be a Driver’s Meeting prior to race time. The cost of admission $10, the cost of a pit pass is $25, and the Driver’s Entry Fee is $30. We anticipate that we will run We anticipate that we will run Weld, Rookie, Bonestock, Front Wheel Wire, Trucks and Vans. and Rear Wheel Wire Classes. Payouts are posted onn our Facebook page. We are following Viola Boyz Demo Rules that can be found here – please contact the Track Staff for specific questions directly.

Car Show

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Our Car Show is held just North of the Swyear Fairgrounds at Monmouth Park. There is no registration required or entry fee to be charged! Please do let us know if you’re coming by RSVP’ing by email to wcpbfinfo@gmail.com.

Kid’s Day

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 – 9:00 – 11:30 am. Kid’s Day is an event for kids to gain some hands-on agriculture experiences, participate creative activities, and play a variety of fun games! This event is free to the public. This year, we’ve added a “Touch-a-Truck” addition to the event, too!

Touch-a-Truck

In coordination with Kid’s Day, we are adding a new event to the 2022 WCPBF. Touch-A-Truck will be held from 9:00 – 12:00 behind the Festival Grandstands. This event will be free to the public and give kids a chance to meet local businesses and check out their equipment!

Power Wheels Demo

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 – prior to both the Driver’s Meeting and the Demolition Derby. The Power Wheels Demo is for kids ages 4 – 9 years old to get a chance to get out on our dirt track and race! There is no cost to enter. A waiver and the rules can be found here. Waivers will be available to sign at event.

Demolition Derby

Saturday, September 10th, 2022 with the race starting at 7:00 pm. There will be a Driver’s Meeting prior to race time. The cost of admission $10, the cost of a pit pass is $25, and the Driver’s Entry Fee is $30. We anticipate that we will run Open Wire Class, 80’s Bonestock, Open Wire Compact, Turn Key Compact, + Patch Class. Payouts will be announced soon. We are following Viola Boyz Demo Rules that can be found here – please contact the Track Staff for specific questions directly.

New Event TBA

New Midway Attractions TBA

New Event TBA


See you at the 2022 Warren County Prime Beef Festival

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