A tribute to veterans, cowboys doing their best to hang on to buckin' broncos and a fireworks show that lit up the skies over Grayslake highlighted Day 2 of the Lake County Fair on Thursday.
The fair, in its 82nd year, accented its rural roots Thursday with the Pro Stampede Rodeo, goat-milking competitions and country music performances.
2014 Lake County FairWhen: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. for livestock events.
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake.
Admission: $8 for adults Friday; $10 Saturday-Sunday; $5 for seniors and children 6 and up. Free for children 5 and under.
Grandstand events: Pro Rodeo Stampede, 7 p.m. Friday; USLMRA Professional Lawn Mower Racing, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; Demolition Derby, noon Sunday.
More information: lcfair.com; (847) 680-7200.
Another highlight was the crowning of Junior Miss and Little Miss Fair, following Wednesday's coronation of 2014 Miss Lake County Fair Julia Bauschke.
Friday's can't-miss events include second rodeo competition at 7 p.m., along with the Lake County Farm Heritage Association antique tractor parade at 5 p.m. and the 4-H Battle of the Barns at 6 p.m.