The second day of the Algonquin Founders' Days Festival began Friday as folks filed in with dogs and cats in tow.
Some of the dog owners were dressed to match their pups, while cats were kept calm in pet carriers.
The Dog and Cat show, sponsored by The Dog Waggin' of Algonquin, gave pets and their owners chances to win prizes in several categories, including most exotic, longest whiskers, best costume, biggest dog, and owner look-alikes.
Organizer Rusty Cherbak of Algonquin has been hosting the show for more than 15 years and loves seeing all the dogs and cats together with children and parents.
"I wouldn't be doing it all these years if it wasn't fun," she said.
In addition to the dog and cat show, there was a children's area presented by All Smiles Dental and attended by Chicago native Cody Sattler of "The Bachelorette" television show. Friday also featured a petting zoo, bike decorating contest, and of course, carnival rides and plenty of fair food.
The festival continues through Sunday at Algonquin Lakes Park and concludes with fireworks on the Fox River Sunday evening at 9 p.m. There will be 10K and 5K races on Sunday, as well as a parade Saturday morning.
Festival admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children on Saturday and $2 and $1 for kids on Sunday.
For details, visit AlgonquinFoundersDays.com.