Cowboy hats dominate during Rodeo Day at DuPage County Fair

  • Darach McInnis of Cisne was one of two competitors in the Latting Rodeo bareback riding event Saturday at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. The fair continues through Sunday at 2015 Manchester Road.

      Darach McInnis of Cisne was one of two competitors in the Latting Rodeo bareback riding event Saturday at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. The fair continues through Sunday at 2015 Manchester Road. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Jermel Autman of Kankakee competes in the steer wrestling event during the Latting Rodeo Saturday at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton.

      Jermel Autman of Kankakee competes in the steer wrestling event during the Latting Rodeo Saturday at the DuPage County Fair in Wheaton. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Joe Courville of Bourbonnais hangs on during the bareback riding event.

      Joe Courville of Bourbonnais hangs on during the bareback riding event. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Dustin Jacobson of Monticello, Arkansas, goes airborne in the steer wrestling competition.

      Dustin Jacobson of Monticello, Arkansas, goes airborne in the steer wrestling competition. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Shana Vanderlese carries the American flag during the opening ceremonies of the Latting Rodeo at the DuPage County Fair.

      Shana Vanderlese carries the American flag during the opening ceremonies of the Latting Rodeo at the DuPage County Fair. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Cord Barricklow of Lebanon, Indiana, competes in the steer wresting event.

      Cord Barricklow of Lebanon, Indiana, competes in the steer wresting event. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/29/2017 4:33 PM

There were a lot of folks wearing cowboy hats Saturday at the DuPage County Fair and most of them weren't trying to make a fashion statement.

It was Rodeo Day at the fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton and that meant the hats were a traditional part of the uniform for the competitors trying to ride bucking broncos or wrestle uncooperative steers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The rodeo has become as much a staple at the five-day fair as cotton candy and carnival rides and that was the case again Saturday as large crowds gathered for a taste of the old -- and new -- west.

Fair fans will be able to see another classic event on the last day of the fair on Sunday when the demolition derby returns to the fairgrounds for two shows.

Admission to the fair is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for kids ages 3 to 12. Kids 2 and younger and military personnel with an ID are admitted free.

For details and a complete listing of Sunday fair events, visit dupagecountyfair.org.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.