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Images: The 2013 Kane County Fair

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  • Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills watches dairy cattle judging Thursday. Caden's family has been showing at the county fair for about 30 years through multiple generations.

       Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills watches dairy cattle judging Thursday. Caden's family has been showing at the county fair for about 30 years through multiple generations.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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

  • Ribbons ready to be awarded in the swine barn at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

       Ribbons ready to be awarded in the swine barn at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Red tarps blocking the sun colorize spectators watch judging in the swine barn.

       Red tarps blocking the sun colorize spectators watch judging in the swine barn.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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

       Clay Anderson, 4, of Big Rock, center, shows Happy the pig in the Class C Crossbred category at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Clay is showing for the Darrin Ott and the Big Rock Cowhands 4-H club.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Philip Shanks, left, of Garden Prairie listens to his father, David Shanks, also of Garden Prairie, tell Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills about how Philip started showing at fairs, including the Kane County Fair, when he was about four years old. The Shanks family is longtime friends with the Lenkaitis family and came to watch the Lenkaitis kids show cows and pigs on Thursday.

       Philip Shanks, left, of Garden Prairie listens to his father, David Shanks, also of Garden Prairie, tell Caden Lenkaitis, 7, of Campton Hills about how Philip started showing at fairs, including the Kane County Fair, when he was about four years old. The Shanks family is longtime friends with the Lenkaitis family and came to watch the Lenkaitis kids show cows and pigs on Thursday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

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

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

       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.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jordyn Block, 9, of Sycamore, hoses off her 1,350-pound Angus named Buster at the Kane County Fairgrounds Tuesday in St. Charles.

      Jordyn Block, 9, of Sycamore, hoses off her 1,350-pound Angus named Buster at the Kane County Fairgrounds Tuesday in St. Charles.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The Kane County Fair opens at the Kane County Fairgrounds Wednesday.

       The Kane County Fair opens at the Kane County Fairgrounds Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Riders on the Super Shot are raised the track at the Kane County Fair.

       Riders on the Super Shot are raised the track at the Kane County Fair.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Maggie Madziarczyk, 10, of Sugar Grove gives the Kane County Fair annual talent show a theatrical flair with her rendition of "Popular". The event took place Monday in the Prairie Events Center on the fairgrounds.

       Maggie Madziarczyk, 10, of Sugar Grove gives the Kane County Fair annual talent show a theatrical flair with her rendition of "Popular". The event took place Monday in the Prairie Events Center on the fairgrounds.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Matt Skirmont, 14, of Batavia Sings "Long Black Train" for the Kane County Fair annual talent show.

       Matt Skirmont, 14, of Batavia Sings "Long Black Train" for the Kane County Fair annual talent show.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Leah Cruz, 18 months, of Elgin squeals with delight after seeing her father while she and her mother, Janessa, (unseen, holding her on) take a ride on the Merry-go-round at the Kane County Fair Wednesday.

       Leah Cruz, 18 months, of Elgin squeals with delight after seeing her father while she and her mother, Janessa, (unseen, holding her on) take a ride on the Merry-go-round at the Kane County Fair Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Erin Newman, 14, of St. Charles sings "I will Always Love You" while accompanying herself on the piano on Monday during the annual talent show.

       Erin Newman, 14, of St. Charles sings "I will Always Love You" while accompanying herself on the piano on Monday during the annual talent show.
    Emmalee Luckas | Staff Photographer

  • Jackson Modaff, 14, of Naperville, washes a hog at the Kane County Fairgrounds Tuesday in St. Charles.

      Jackson Modaff, 14, of Naperville, washes a hog at the Kane County Fairgrounds Tuesday in St. Charles.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jack Fry rides Wipe Out for the full eight seconds during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Jack Fry rides Wipe Out for the full eight seconds during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Christiano Figueredo stays on Wild and Western for the full eight seconds during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair in on Friday.

       Christiano Figueredo stays on Wild and Western for the full eight seconds during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair in on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Riders and their families arrive before the Championship Bull Riding event at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Riders and their families arrive before the Championship Bull Riding event at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Luis Banuelos of Wayne puts rosin on his rope as he prepares for the Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Luis Banuelos of Wayne puts rosin on his rope as he prepares for the Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • A bull waits his turn for a shot at a rider during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       A bull waits his turn for a shot at a rider during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Daniel Garcia, visiting from Mexico, tightens up his spurs as he prepares for Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Daniel Garcia, visiting from Mexico, tightens up his spurs as he prepares for Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Evan Quinn of Clare takes a tumble and has Geronimo bearing down on him during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Evan Quinn of Clare takes a tumble and has Geronimo bearing down on him during Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Angel Caro, 5, of Cicero tries to get a good look at the bulls before the Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.

       Angel Caro, 5, of Cicero tries to get a good look at the bulls before the Championship Bull Riding action at the Kane County Fair on Friday.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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