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Images: Opening day of the Lake County Fair

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  • A motocross Pro 450 rider crosses the finish line.

       A motocross Pro 450 rider crosses the finish line.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jill Meyer, 17, of Wadsworth clips the hooves of her goat, Janelle, during the first day at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.

       Jill Meyer, 17, of Wadsworth clips the hooves of her goat, Janelle, during the first day at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Little Roo, a silver duckwing rooster, owned by Jada Pfeiffer of Lindenhurst crows as visitors pass.

       Little Roo, a silver duckwing rooster, owned by Jada Pfeiffer of Lindenhurst crows as visitors pass.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Pat Wachlin, affectionately known as the Ice Lady, and Whitney Lindsay wave to vendors.

       Pat Wachlin, affectionately known as the Ice Lady, and Whitney Lindsay wave to vendors.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Children and parents ride the Lolly Swing ride.

       Children and parents ride the Lolly Swing ride.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Burt rides Scooby-Blue, left, races BoBo on Sasha during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's". Burt won the race to the cheers of the crowd.

       Burt rides Scooby-Blue, left, races BoBo on Sasha during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's". Burt won the race to the cheers of the crowd.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Ryan Donnelly, 13, of Grayslake, left and Olivia Coutre, 10, of Mundelein cheer during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's" .

       Ryan Donnelly, 13, of Grayslake, left and Olivia Coutre, 10, of Mundelein cheer during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's" .
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Gilligan, a capuchin monkey, claps as he is introduced during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's" .

       Gilligan, a capuchin monkey, claps as he is introduced during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's" .
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Top Banana Philip Hendricks introduces the jockeys and their mounts during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's".

       Top Banana Philip Hendricks introduces the jockeys and their mounts during the Banana Derby with "America's Favorite Monkey Jockey's".
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Isabella Pope, 5, of Antioch carries a collection of prizes she won.

       Isabella Pope, 5, of Antioch carries a collection of prizes she won.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Randi Meyer, 14, of Wadsworth holds a goat as she talks to visitors.

       Randi Meyer, 14, of Wadsworth holds a goat as she talks to visitors.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Porkchop T. Pig, the Lake County Fair mascot, receives a hug from Grace O'Connor, 4, center, and her sister Mary Katherine, 5, of Grayslake.

       Porkchop T. Pig, the Lake County Fair mascot, receives a hug from Grace O'Connor, 4, center, and her sister Mary Katherine, 5, of Grayslake.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Makenzie Winters, 14, of Grayslake jumps on the quad power attraction .

       Makenzie Winters, 14, of Grayslake jumps on the quad power attraction .
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Justice O'Dowd, 2 of Round Lake, plays bingo with his aunt Melody Stickles of Chicago.

       Justice O'Dowd, 2 of Round Lake, plays bingo with his aunt Melody Stickles of Chicago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • People stroll by vendors booths in the Expo Building.

       People stroll by vendors booths in the Expo Building.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • People check out a rooster at the Ag Expo barn .

       People check out a rooster at the Ag Expo barn .
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • People gather as firefighters participate in a side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstration.

       People gather as firefighters participate in a side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstration.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fair-goers gather on the midway.

       Fair-goers gather on the midway.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Motocross Pro 450 riders entertain the crowd.

       Motocross Pro 450 riders entertain the crowd.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Meghan Opolka of Antioch competes in the Miss Lake County Fair Queen pageant.

       Meghan Opolka of Antioch competes in the Miss Lake County Fair Queen pageant.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Grayslake firefighters Jim Howell, left, and Eric Mulbach participate in a side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstration.

       Grayslake firefighters Jim Howell, left, and Eric Mulbach participate in a side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstration.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Motocross riders practice .

       Motocross riders practice .
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Kanable of Antioch sheers a sheep.

       Joe Kanable of Antioch sheers a sheep.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

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