Galena Country Fair is annually held on Columbus Day Weekend. It began as a few booths in Grant Park on a crisp fall weekend. Forty years later, the fair boasts more than 150 vendors, a country bake shop, festival food booths, family activities and live entertainment.

Planning Committee

The fair is planned and organized by the Galena Country Fair Planning Committee, an all volunteer group. The committee plans all aspects of the fair and raises funds to give to Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc. (JDCCFC), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout Jo Daviess County.

Ed Bochniak*


Frances Beadle

Grab & Go

Greg Fleege


Joellen Holland

Silent Auction

Andy Miller

Vittle House

Joan Ricketts


Drew Townsend

Gazebo Garden

Mike Virtue

Supply/Food Coordinator

Libby Miller*


Nancy Brashaw


Tracy Furlong


Paul Jackson

Ice Coordinator

Kim Miller

Vittle House

Teresa Rowe


Michelle Townsend

Gazebo Garden


Executive Committee member

Linda Virtue*


Bill Eaton


John Herting


Mary Ellen Lyne


Michelle Murdock


Jerry Rust


John Trannel


Fundraising Program

The fair relies on the assistance of hundreds of local volunteers. Volunteering at Galena Country Fair is an easy way for a not-for-profit organization to earn money to use towards their cause. For every hour a volunteer works at Galena Country Fair, he or she can designate a $10 donation to be given to a Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organization of his or her choice. Learn more by visiting the Fundraising Program page.

Grant Program

Annually, Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc. (JDCCFC) reviews grant applications from Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations and awards tens of thousands of dollars in grants. Monies from the fair have supported a wide-range of causes including strengthening our communities' emergency services and preparedness, developing programs for youths, and improving the well-being of the citizens of Jo Daviess County. Learn more by visiting the Grant Program page.

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Event Location:

Grant Park

625 Park Ave.

Galena, Illinois

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