The five-day celebration will be family friendly and affordable, starting with its mix of livestock, music and high-calorie festival food. There’s also going to be a rodeo and demolition derby over the weekend. If looking at animals is your thing, there will be plenty at the fairgrounds as soon as the gates open at 8 a.m. today. The pigs, goats, cows, bunnies and other animals will be competing for ribbons. Organizers say the animals are one of the many ways the county fair educates families about farming and DuPage’s agricultural roots.
One of the areas, Ag-Ventureland, is filled with farming-related exhibits, including sheep shearing, wood carvers, antique tractors, corn grinding and cow-milking demonstrations.
There will be more than 35 food vendors selling everything from corn dogs and funnel cakes to pork chops on a stick and barbecue.
Meanwhile, the carnival on the northern end of the fairgrounds will offer a mix of rides for young children and older thrill seekers.
Read more about the events at The Daily Herald.