DuPage County Fair opening Wednesday in Wheaton

  • Alexander Dominguez of Naperville helps put tablecloths on picnic tables in preparation for Wednesday's opening of the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton.

      Alexander Dominguez of Naperville helps put tablecloths on picnic tables in preparation for Wednesday's opening of the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

  • Oli Baraclough of Carol Stream does a little shearing in preparation for Wednesday's opening of the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. The five-day event runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds on Manchester Road.

      Oli Baraclough of Carol Stream does a little shearing in preparation for Wednesday's opening of the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. The five-day event runs through Sunday at the fairgrounds on Manchester Road. Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/23/2014 11:31 AM

For five days every July, DuPage County residents get a chance to step into a world dominated by monster trucks, bucking broncos and guys who like to smash their cars into other guys who like to smash their cars.

It's the kind of place where Larry the Cable Guy can mix with Wall Street Guy, where some of the chicks who come out to hear the bands actually have feathers, and where people still reward prized farm animals with blue ribbons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

It's the DuPage County Fair and it opens its five-day run Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton.

Fair hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 3 through 12. A $30 pass gets you in for all five days.

In addition to the animal exhibits, the carnival rides, the vendors and all sorts of food, this year's fair offers shows each day, some of which require extra fees. A quick look at some of the best:

• Monster Truck shows at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; free with admission;

• Michael Lynch from TV's "The Voice" at 8 p.m. Thursday; free with admission;

• Rodeo at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday; $8 admission;

• Demolition Derby at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday; $8 admission.

For details, visit dupagecountyfair.org.

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