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Rodeo, demo derby still ahead at DuPage fair

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  • Chase Engel of Genoa wins the Grand Champion Steer open show contest Friday during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair. His steer enjoys chewing on the first place ribbon.

       Chase Engel of Genoa wins the Grand Champion Steer open show contest Friday during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair. His steer enjoys chewing on the first place ribbon.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Ashleigh Wackerlin, 10, of Hinckley, grooms her red Angus heifer calf during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair.

       Ashleigh Wackerlin, 10, of Hinckley, grooms her red Angus heifer calf during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Brody Engel of Genoa keeps control of his heavyweight shorthorn steer during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair.

       Brody Engel of Genoa keeps control of his heavyweight shorthorn steer during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • The final judging for Grand Champion Steer open show division is held during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair. Chase Engel of Genoa, third from left, finished first while Sabrina Rislex of Esmond, left, finished second.

       The final judging for Grand Champion Steer open show division is held during beef cattle judging at the DuPage County Fair. Chase Engel of Genoa, third from left, finished first while Sabrina Rislex of Esmond, left, finished second.
    Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The DuPage County Fair is swinging into the home stretch Saturday and Sunday with two of its biggest draws: the Latting IPRA Rodeo and the demolition derby.

The rodeo takes over the grandstand at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton.

A different sort of cowboy assumes command on Sunday, when demolition derby drivers roar into the grandstand area -- and each other -- at 1 and 7:30 p.m.

The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day, and will celebrate health services on Saturday (appropriate for those trying not to fall off bucking animals at the rodeo) and transportation on Sunday (equally appropriate for the demo drivers). Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3 through 12.

For details, visit www.dupagecountyfair.org.

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