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Motocross enthusiasts flock to McHenry County Fair

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  • A racer soars during Woodstock MX Motocross Racing at the grandstand Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. The fair continues through Sunday.

      A racer soars during Woodstock MX Motocross Racing at the grandstand Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. The fair continues through Sunday.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • McHenry County 4-H Ambassadors wait for their turn to be recognized on 4-H Awards Night at Hansen Pavilion on Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. 4-H is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. The fair continues through Sunday.

      McHenry County 4-H Ambassadors wait for their turn to be recognized on 4-H Awards Night at Hansen Pavilion on Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. 4-H is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. The fair continues through Sunday.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

  • Lizzy Johnson of Wonder Lake shares a moment with her boyfriend Austin Denninger, also of Wonder Lake, as they ride the Ferris wheel on Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. The fair continues through Sunday.

      Lizzy Johnson of Wonder Lake shares a moment with her boyfriend Austin Denninger, also of Wonder Lake, as they ride the Ferris wheel on Thursday night at the McHenry County Fair in Woodstock. The fair continues through Sunday.
    Patrick Kunzer | Staff Photographer

 
 

Motocross events are among the popular attractions of the annual McHenry County Fair.

The fair runs from through Sunday, Aug. 6, at the fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road, Woodstock.

It includes tractor pulls, demolition derby, 4-H Open and Junior Open livestock and nonlivestock shows, educational displays about conservation and agriculture, vendor booths, carnival, the Miss McHenry County pageant, children's activities, food vendors and live entertainment.

Roughly 70,000 people are expected to visit throughout the week.

Youth members of the 4-H program will show off their farm animals in a juried livestock competition. Nonlivestock displays, including crafts, food, photography, flowers, and fruits and vegetables, also will be judged with the winners presented ribbons.

Nationally renowned country band Sawyer Brown will perform Friday night, and 1950s-era a cappella group Blend will perform three shows each day. Other performers include Jimmy Nick on Friday and Suburban Cowboys on Saturday.

Andy Martello, a Las Vegas comedian and juggler who won the McHenry County Fair talent contest in the early 1980s, returns to perform three times a day through Sunday. A Kid Bucks game show-style event runs three times a day.

Daily admission tickets are $5 to $8. Kids 5 and younger get in free. To view a schedule of events, visit mchenrycountyfair.com.

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