Cowboy hats dominate during Rodeo Day at DuPage County Fair
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.