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 FairThe 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.
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
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.
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.