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Beer, demolition derby close out Lake County Fair

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  • Pato Thornycroft of Lake Bluff Brewery Co., talks with Victor and Pam Dobrogowski of Mundelein during the Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair at the fairgrounds in Grayslake. Sunday's other fair events featured the demolition derby, wool spinning demonstration, talent shows and more.

       Pato Thornycroft of Lake Bluff Brewery Co., talks with Victor and Pam Dobrogowski of Mundelein during the Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair at the fairgrounds in Grayslake. Sunday's other fair events featured the demolition derby, wool spinning demonstration, talent shows and more.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Brian Cooper of Baderbrau Brewery serves beer to Missy Foss of Third Lake during Sunday's inaugural Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.

       Brian Cooper of Baderbrau Brewery serves beer to Missy Foss of Third Lake during Sunday's inaugural Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Jason Danielson of Capital Brewery Co. talks with beer enthusiasts during Sunday's first Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.

       Jason Danielson of Capital Brewery Co. talks with beer enthusiasts during Sunday's first Craft Beer Festival at the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Visitors at the Lake County Fair's final day Sunday were able to enjoy libations in a new way -- the fair's first craft beer festival.

Fair organizers invited 25 craft breweries from the Chicago area and elsewhere to serve their finest selections Sunday. The inaugural beer fest joined the traditional demolition derby at fair's grandstand as highlights of the final day of the 82nd edition of the annual fair.

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Fairgoers also were able to listen to live music or watch a magic act; stop and say hello to farm animals in each of the four livestock barns; and enjoy carnival rides, games, food, blue-ribbon competitions, bingo and shopping.

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