Back to Our Roots: Lake County Micro Fair returns July 30 to Aug. 1

  • The "Back to Our Roots" Lake County Micro Fair will take place July 30 to Aug. 1 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, with rides and games, food, live music, an expo hall, a virtual livestock auction and more.

    The "Back to Our Roots" Lake County Micro Fair will take place July 30 to Aug. 1 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake, with rides and games, food, live music, an expo hall, a virtual livestock auction and more. Daily Herald File Photo

 
Daily Herald staff report
Posted7/29/2021 6:00 AM

The Lake County Fair will return for its 92nd year July 30 to Aug. 1 in the form of the "Back to Our Roots" micro fair.

This will be the Lake County Fairgrounds' first self-hosted event since the pandemic, and will follow all state and local guidelines for public health and safety. The Lake County Fairgrounds is at 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake.

 
Camel and pony rides are some of the activities that will be available at the Lake County Micro Fair.
Camel and pony rides are some of the activities that will be available at the Lake County Micro Fair. - Daily Herald File Photo

The fair will feature rides and games, live music, food, an expo hall, bingo, a vaccination clinic, a demolition derby and more.

Festival hours will be noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Midway rides and games open at noon and expo hall hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Musical acts will include Red Panda and the Pilgrim Souls, Wichita Jacks, Dixon Bandits and Final Say on Friday; Edgar Gabriel's StringFusion, Chapel Hill and Chicago Latin Groove on Saturday; and Zydeco Voodoo, Roger That and Brecken Miles on Sunday.

The demolition derby will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Lake County Micro Fair will include a demolition derby at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Lake County Micro Fair will include a demolition derby at 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. - Daily Herald File Photo
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The fair will include a virtual livestock auction featuring market steers, lambs, pigs and goats from 4-H and Open Class exhibitors. Bidding starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bidding information and the auction link will be posted at lcfair.com/virtual-livestock-auction.

All tickets must be purchased online; no tickets will be sold at the gate. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for children younger than 5 and active military in uniform.

For tickets and details, visit lcfair.com/back-to-our-roots.

Lake County Micro Fair

Events will take place July 30 to Aug. 1 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Grayslake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Friday, July 30Noon: Food vendors and beer garden open

Noon: Pony and camel rides open

Noon to 2 p.m.: Beer Tent Bingo

Noon to 6 p.m.: Expo hall open

Noon to 6 p.m.: Vaccination clinic

Noon to 6 p.m.: Tractor display

Noon to 11 p.m.: Rides and games open, $20 wristband special from noon to 4 p.m.

1 p.m.: Red Panda and the Pilgrim Souls perform

3:30 p.m.: Wichita Jacks perform

6 p.m.: Dixon Bandits perform

6 p.m.: Consumers Credit Union Cash Raffle

8:30 p.m.: Final Say performs

Saturday, July 3110 a.m.: Virtual Livestock Auction

Noon: Food vendors and beer garden open

Noon: Pony and camel rides open

Noon to 2 p.m.: Beer Tent Bingo

Noon to 6 p.m.: Expo hall open

Noon to 6 p.m.: Vaccination clinic

Noon to 6 p.m.: Tractor display

Noon to 11 p.m.: Rides and games open, $20 wristband special from noon to 4 p.m.

2 p.m.: Edgar Gabriel's StringFusion

4 p.m. Demolition Derby

5 p.m.: Chapel Hill

8 p.m. Chicago Latin Groove

Sunday, Aug. 110 a.m.: Food vendors and beer garden open

10 a.m.: Pony and camel rides open

10 a.m. to noon: Bloody Mary Bingo

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Tractor display

Noon: Zydeco Voodoo performs

Noon to 6 p.m.: Expo hall open

Noon to 6 p.m.: Vaccination clinic

Noon to 7 p.m.: Rides and games open, ticket special

1 p.m.: Demolition Derby

3 p.m.: Roger That performs

5 p.m.: Brecken Miles performs

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