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Five things you can do at the DuPage County Fair today

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  • Preparations are under way for the DuPage County Fair, which opens Wednesday in Wheaton. Oli Baraclough,11, of Carol Stream shears a sheep. He was getting ready for the competition later in the week.

       Preparations are under way for the DuPage County Fair, which opens Wednesday in Wheaton. Oli Baraclough,11, of Carol Stream shears a sheep. He was getting ready for the competition later in the week.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
 

The DuPage County Fair opens today in Wheaton and runs through Sunday.

Today's forecast calls for sunny skies with highs in the mid 70s. In other words, it's a perfect day to head to the fair.

Here are five events you should check out today.

1, Dairyland Donkey Races

Head over to the Horse Arena at 8 p.m. to try your hand at donkey racing. It's free with fair admission.

2. Woody's Big Cats

A new addition to the fair. The display features an adult liger -- a lion/tiger hybrid -- a white tiger, golden

tiger, adult male lion and a male lion cub. Three shows daily: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show is located across from the Grandstand.

3. Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

Head over to Ag-Ventureland to find out how to shear a sheep. Five shows each day at 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

4. Monster Truck Show

Get your monster truck fix at 6:30 p.m. at the Grandstand.


5. Swine Time Pig Races

These pigs fly around a racetrack. Five shows daily -- 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. -- on the east side of Ag-Venturland.

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