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.
2021 Warren County Prime Beef Festival
Saturday, September 4, 2021 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcpbf-princess-pageant-2021-tickets-168029965149?fbclid=IwAR33i2UZF8ynJDAr-mqd4yK0Tw_dvLqlGS5fbwl6jCHnDpTrqKJ9FmQVE50
Monday, September 6, 2021 – 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. Rules and more details can be found on our Swine Show form found here.
Monday, September 6, 2021 – 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. Rules and more details can be found on our Steer Show form found here.
Ag in the Classroom
Friday, September 10, 2021. 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.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Parade begins at 5:00 pm, immediately following the conclusion of the Prime Beef Run. 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 9/1/2021. A route of our parade can be found here. Please join is for the Band and Parade Awards following the conclusion of our Parade.
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.
The Industrial Tent is held the Wednesday (9/8), Thursday (9/9), and Friday (9/10) of the Festival – located in a large covered tent on the Midway. The Industrial 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 the Industrial Tent (starting at 10 x `10 ft) for $100. Application forms can be found here.
Swyear Amusements is a family-owned business that we partner with every year to bring Festival Rides & Concessions! Swyear Amusements runs Wednesday (9/8) from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Thursday (9/9) from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday (9/10) from 4:00 – 10:00 pm, and Saturday (9/11) from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Wednesday and Thursday are Armband Nights, where locals can purchase an armband for unlimited rides during WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY NIGHT ONLY.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 – Mek’s on Main (201 North Main Street in Monmouth) Our Livestock Auction is going to be held at a new location this year, we are very excited to try something new! 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 9, 2021 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.
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.
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! In 2021 WRAM, FS, G&M, and Midwest Bank are hosting our 29th Annual Farmer’s Breakfast. This year we will hear from Keynote Speaker Brian Duncan, VP Illinois Farm Bureau, Senator Jil Tracy, Representative Norine Hammond, and Representative Dan Swanson.
Very Special Person’s Day
Friday, September 10, 2021 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 10, 2021 – 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. There is no entry fee for either event, and there is a chance to win a monetary prize!
Figure 8 Race
Friday, September 10, 2021 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.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 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!
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 10:00 – 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 in coordination with the Regional Office of Education.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The Vendor Fair is a continuation of our Industrial Tent – directed at local businesses looking to market their products! If you are a seller of tangible goods – the Vendor Tent is the place for you! Applications for the Vendor Tent can be found here.
Power Wheels Demo
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – 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.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 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.
See you at the 2021 Warren County Prime Beef Festival