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Saturday, August 27th

9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Union County Fair Grounds

at Anna City Park

A day long series of events, showcases, challenge competitions and racing.  in addition to demonstrations featuring drones, robots and robotic mechanical/human interface devices.  There will also be educational demonstrations featuring robotic use in agriculture, science and industry.

Events will be held in several locations throughout the event. Grandstand, race track, and areas in the  inner track of the grandstand.  Vendors will be set up in the heavy horse barn and Robot challenge events in the Junior Livestock Show Ring.  Remote control model vehicle racing on another locations, too.

There will be an entry fee of $20 for each event.  A portion of the money will be used for a payback  jackpot for the winners.   Ribbons and trophies will be awarded to top three finishers.

For more information, contact R. L. Pete Housman, 618-833-7083 or email at midrivermansil@gmail.com


Class 1.  RC1--remote control plane racing and helicopters

       RC2--Remote Control model car & vehicle racing

1. miniatures

2.  AAA scale

3.  AA scale

4.  A scale   

Class 2.  DR1--Mini-drone racing & obstacle course run

DR2--Open drone LOS racing and obstacle run

DR3--FPV Drone Racing

Class 3.  ROB1--Individual Obstacle Challenge

ROB2--Team Obstacle Challenge

Class 4.   ROB3--3 function drills for individual

ROB4--3 function challenge team

Class 5.  ROB5--Bot Wars - team challenge

ROB6--Bot Double Dare Challenge Open


Registration will be held from 7:30 am until 9:00 am in the fair office. 

1. 9:00 a.m.: there will be a demonstration and introductions of teams and sponsors at the grandstand.

Heats and round 1 challenges will run from 10:00 until noon. 

2.  12:30 - 2:00:  heats and round 2 challenges with a demonstration

3.  2:30 - 3:30  Championship Finals and a demonstration

4.  4:00 - Champion Ship Drone Race and awards


Vendors close after competitions.

Fair Board Superintendent:  Ron Knupp