Food, music, animals and more at the Lake County Fair July 24-28

  • The 91st Annual Lake County Fair comes to Grayslake July 24-28, with vendors, children's activities, a midway carnival, and live entertainment including dozens of bands, demolition derbies, and a rodeo.

      The 91st Annual Lake County Fair comes to Grayslake July 24-28, with vendors, children's activities, a midway carnival, and live entertainment including dozens of bands, demolition derbies, and a rodeo. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, 2018

 
Daily Herald staff report
Posted7/22/2019 8:00 AM

An array of activities, performances, demonstrations and more returns to Grayslake when the 91st Annual Lake County Fair comes to down Wednesday through Sunday, July 24-28 at the at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake.

Lake County's biggest festival offers carnival rides and games, live entertainment including musical performances by over two dozen bands, children's activities. livestock judging and demonstrations, competitions, food and merchandise vendors, two beer gardens, demolition derbies, a rodeo, a livestock auction and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Livestock barn hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday though Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Expo hall hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Main gate ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. and midway rides and games open at noon daily.

Scheduled musical performances include 7th heaven and The Original Rockin Fenderskirts on Wednesday; Brecken Miles and King by Friday on Thursday; Ultra Violet and Wall of Denial on Friday; Hillbilly Rockstarz and Saddlebrook on Saturday; and Libido Funk Circus and Zydeco Voodoo on Sunday, along with many others.

Livestock showing, judging and demonstrations -- including a livestock costume contest and livestock auction -- take part in the livestock barns at the Lake County Fair.
  Livestock showing, judging and demonstrations -- including a livestock costume contest and livestock auction -- take part in the livestock barns at the Lake County Fair. - Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, 2018

The Grandstand Arena will feature a Monster Truck Show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; the Tough Trucks Demolition Derby at 6 p.m. Friday; Pro Rodeo Stampede at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and the Total Destruction Sunday Demolition Derby at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Activities and entertainment offered every day of the fair will include Miller's Petting Zoo, the Ag Adventure presented by the Lake County Farm Bureau, Lambs Farm's Creature Features, the Lake County Farm Heritage Society, Ham Bone Express pig racing, Banana Derby racing (dogs with monkey jockeys), Timberwork's Lumberjack Show and the Canine Start Stunt Dog Show, as well as various farm animal shows and demonstrations. Beer Tent Bingo will be offered Wednesday through Saturday.

Pigs round the corner during the Ham Bone Express Pig Racing at last year's Lake County Fair at the fairgrounds in Grayslake.
Pigs round the corner during the Ham Bone Express Pig Racing at last year's Lake County Fair at the fairgrounds in Grayslake. - Daily Herald File Photo

Tickets are available online or at the gate, and are $10 for one day or $35 for a season pass; or $5 for one day and $15 for a season pass for seniors 65 and older and children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at the gate only for $5 for active military and veterans and their families with valid ID; admission is free for active military in uniform, and on Friday for military, veterans and families with valid ID.

All-you-can-ride wristband specials for the midway rides are available for $20 from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

For more information, visit lcfair.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Lake County Fair

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 26-27; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake. (Some events take place in the livestock barns before festival hours.) For more events, visit lcfair.com/fair-schedule-of-events.

Wednesday

7 a.m. Milking Competition

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fire Department Smoke House

11 a.m. Small Pet Demonstration

Noon Flag Raising Ceremony

1 p.m. Dog Demonstration

2 p.m. Bee Demonstration

2 p.m. Poultry Demonstration

2-10 p.m. Street Drum Corps

2:30 p.m. McNulty School of Irish Dance performs

5:30 p.m. Six Speed Tranny performs

5:30 p.m. Warped Wonder performs

6 p.m. Motocross

7 p.m. Milking Competition

7 p.m. Miss Lake County Fair Pageant

7:30 p.m. Monster Truck Show

8:30 p.m. 7th heaven performs

8:30 p.m. The Original Rockin Fenderskirts perform

The Timberworks Lumberjack Show is one of many shows that take place several times per day each day of the Lake County Fair.
The Timberworks Lumberjack Show is one of many shows that take place several times per day each day of the Lake County Fair. - Daily Herald File Photo
Thursday

9 a.m. 4H Goat Show

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fire Department Smoke House

1 p.m. Dog Demonstration

2-10 p.m. Street Drum Corps

3, 5 and 7 p.m. Banana Derby Racing

3 p.m. Bee Demonstrations

5:30 p.m. Livestock Costume Contest Show

5:30 p.m. String Fusion performs

5:30 p.m. Vivid Vision performs

6 p.m. Little and Jr. Miss Lake County Fair Pageants

6 p.m. Motocross

7:30 p.m. Monster Truck Show

8 p.m. Brecken Miles performs

8:30 p.m. King by Friday performs

Friday

1 p.m. Dog Demonstration

2 p.m. Crazy Cow Relay Races

2-10 p.m. Street Drum Corps

4 p.m. Cheese Making Demonstration

5 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade

5 p.m. Bee Demonstration

5 p.m. Waukegan Band performs

5:30 p.m. Timeless Music Review Show

6 p.m. Landslide performs

6 p.m. Tough Trucks Demolition Derby

6:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration

6:30 p.m. Tropixplosion performs

8:30 p.m. Wall of Denial performs

9 p.m. Too White Crew performs

9 p.m. UltraViolet performs

Food vendors line the midway during the Lake County Fair in Grayslake.
  Food vendors line the midway during the Lake County Fair in Grayslake. - Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer, 2018
Saturday

11 a.m. Small Pet Demonstration

Noon to 2 p.m. Livestock Auction Registration

1-3 p.m. 4H Hands on Fair

1 p.m. The Last Bees perform

1 p.m. Luna Blues Machine performs

1 and 1:30 p.m. Martial Arts Demonstration

2 p.m. Livestock Auction

2-5 p.m. Margarita Happy Hour

2 and 7 p.m. Pro Rodeo Stampede

2-10 p.m. Street Drum Corps

2 p.m. Wichita Jacks perform

4 p.m. Midwest Dueling Pianos

5 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade

5 p.m. Bee Demonstration

6 p.m. Chicago Latin Groove performs

6 p.m. Mead Making Demonstration

6, 6:45, 7:15 p.m. Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance

6:30 p.m. Hillbilly Rockstarz perform

6:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration

7 p.m. Dog Demonstration

8:30 p.m. Saddlebrook performs

9 p.m. Prairie Station performs

9:30 p.m. Blue Marlin performs

Sunday

10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Street Drum Corps

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bloody Mary Bingo

11 and 11:30 a.m. Martial Arts Demonstration

11 a.m. Small Pet Demonstration

Noon Logan Ramey performs

Noon Peach's Beach Party performs

1 p.m. Dog Demonstration

1 p.m. Total Destruction Sunday Demolition Derby

2 p.m. Goat Obstacle Course

2 p.m. Junior Talent Competition

2 p.m. Libido Funk Circus performs

3 p.m. Tank & the Beez perform

4 p.m. Senior Talent Competition

4 p.m. Zydeco Voodoo performs

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