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The heat is on at Kane County Fair

Emily Thompson, 12, of St. Charles, and the 4-H Primrose Clovers gives Clover a soothing scratch on her neck as they wait to show Thursday in the Jersey Junior Yearling Class Champion event at the Kane County Fair. It was Thompson’s second year showing for 4-H group, which is based at Primrose Farm Park in St. Charles.

Emily Thompson, 12, of St. Charles, and the 4-H Primrose Clovers gives Clover a soothing scratch on her neck as they wait to show Thursday in the Jersey Junior Yearling Class Champion event at the Kane County Fair. It was Thompson's second year showing for 4-H group, which is based at Primrose Farm Park in St. Charles.

 

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Clay Anderson, 4, of Big Rock, shows Happy the pig in the Class C Crossbred category Thursday at the Kane County Fair. Clay is showing for Darrin Ott and the Big Rock Cowhands 4-H club.

Clay Anderson, 4, of Big Rock, shows Happy the pig in the Class C Crossbred category Thursday at the Kane County Fair. Clay is showing for Darrin Ott and the Big Rock Cowhands 4-H club.

 

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Jeff Anderson preps pigs for showing while his son, Clay, 4, watches Rachel, 16, and Christian Thurwanger, 18, of Sycamore, guide one of their pigs to the show ring Thursday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. The Andersons are showing for the Big Rock Cowhands 4-H club, and the Thurwangers are showing independently.

Jeff Anderson preps pigs for showing while his son, Clay, 4, watches Rachel, 16, and Christian Thurwanger, 18, of Sycamore, guide one of their pigs to the show ring Thursday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles. The Andersons are showing for the Big Rock Cowhands 4-H club, and the Thurwangers are showing independently.

 

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Philip Shanks, left, of Garden Prairie, Ill., listens to his father, David, tell Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills about how Philip started showing at fairs, including the Kane County Fair, when he was about 4 years old. The families are longtime friends.

Philip Shanks, left, of Garden Prairie, Ill., listens to his father, David, tell Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills about how Philip started showing at fairs, including the Kane County Fair, when he was about 4 years old. The families are longtime friends.

 

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

J.T. Dorn, 7, of Campton Hills, shows a calf for the Lenkaitis family farm of Campton Hills in the Junior Champion of Red and White dairy cattle category Thursday at the Kane County Fair.

J.T. Dorn, 7, of Campton Hills, shows a calf for the Lenkaitis family farm of Campton Hills in the Junior Champion of Red and White dairy cattle category Thursday at the Kane County Fair.

 

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Red tarps blocking the sun colorize spectators watch judging in the swine barn Thursday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

Red tarps blocking the sun colorize spectators watch judging in the swine barn Thursday at the Kane County Fair in St. Charles.

 

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Day 2 at the Kane County Fair was even hotter than Wednesday's opening day, not that a few degrees make that much difference once the thermometer heads north of 90 degrees.

According to AccuWeather, more hot weather in the 90s is in store for Friday, before evening storms cool things off a bit for a sunny weekend at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

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Kane County Fair

The fair continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Exhibit halls close two hours earlier than the Midway. Visit kanecountyfair.com.

TODAY
8:30 a.m.: Beef judging
10 a.m.: Horse and Pony Fun Day
Noon: Midway opens; Super Saver Day, unlimited rides for $20 from noon to 5 p.m. Sales stop at 4 p.m. Additional $5-off coupon available online at kanecountyfair.com.
6 p.m.: The Giving Moon will perform on the Soundstage
7:30 p.m.: Professional Championship Bull Riding at the Grandstand; $12 admission
8 p.m.: 7th Heaven will perform on the Soundstage
SATURDAY
8 a.m.: Horse and Pony Dressage Show
Noon: Midway opens; Community Day with unlimited rides special for $20 from noon to 5 p.m. Sales stop at 4 p.m.
1-2:30 p.m.: Radio Disney Road Crew at the Chevy Outdoor exhibit.
2 p.m.: Professional Championship Bull Riding at the Grandstand, $12.
4:30 p.m.: Awards program at Livestock Arena
5:30 p.m.: Milking derby at Livestock Arena
5:30 p.m.: The Neverly Brothers will perform on the Soundstage
7 p.m.: Professional Championship Bull Riding at the Grandstand, $12.
8 p.m.: American English will perform on the Soundstage.
SUNDAY
Noon: Midway opens; Fair Finale Day with unlimited rides special for $20 from noon to 5 p.m. Sales stop at 4 p.m.
1 p.m.: Blue Ribbon Sale
2 p.m.: Demolition Derby, $10, at the Grandstand
2 p.m.: Beer garden opens
4 p.m.: Beautiful Collision will perform on the Soundstage
5 p.m.: 4-H Exhibit Area closes
6 p.m.: Maggie Speaks will perform on the Soundstage
6 p.m. to close: "Last Blast" carnival rides. $5 fair admission, $12 unlimited rides to close.
7 p.m.: Demolition Derby, $10, at the Grandstand

Thursday was another day for the animals, with dairy, swine, horse and pony judging in the morning. Beef judging takes place starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

The fair is open noon to midnight Friday and Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 Friday through Sunday, and children younger than 5 are free. Bring a can of food and get $1 off admission, and two cans are the limit.

Friday highlights include Professional Championship Bull Riders at 7:30 p.m. at the Grandstand. There's a $12 charge to get in. Bull riding will also be featured at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bob Sauber, promoter of the event, said about 70 of some of the best riders and 45 to 50 of some of the best bulls from across the country will compete. About 30 cowgirls will come from across the country to participate in the barrel racing competition. They race around three barrels on horses, competing for the best time.

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