Kline Creek Farm Country Fair takes visitors back in time

  • Children learned what it took to grind corn during the annual Country Fair on Sunday at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. the event gave visitors a glimpse at life on a farm in the 1890s.

    Children learned what it took to grind corn during the annual Country Fair on Sunday at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. the event gave visitors a glimpse at life on a farm in the 1890s. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • David Schrader plays an 1890s street organ, known as a Kalliorgel, as Lainie, Racheal and Jeanie Reed, of Warrenville watch and listen Sunday during the annual Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago.

    David Schrader plays an 1890s street organ, known as a Kalliorgel, as Lainie, Racheal and Jeanie Reed, of Warrenville watch and listen Sunday during the annual Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The annual Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago gave visitors Sunday a chance to experience life on a local farm in the late 19th century.

    The annual Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago gave visitors Sunday a chance to experience life on a local farm in the late 19th century. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 9/3/2018 6:44 AM

Visitors to Kline Creek Farm on Sunday were able to experience a bit of DuPage County's agricultural past during the annual Country Fair.

There were midway games, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and other activities during the final day of the two-day event at the living-history museum in West Chicago, which depicts local farm life in the 1890s.

 

The year's fair featured 1890s technology, including demonstrations of a mechanical cream separator, checkrow planting wire and a dog-powered mill.

In addition to a magician and storyteller, performers played popular 1890s music. The Museum of Wonder and Awe included items collected from the six corners of the globe.

Some of the fairgoers tested their skills and competed for prizes in the games tent. Others had souvenir portraits taken in period attire.

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