Kane County Fair kicks off with soft opening Wednesday

  • Ryan Sleva of Bartlett and his girlfriend, Sarah Julian of St. Charles, pet a steer belonging to Fidler Farms of Sycamore during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.

      Ryan Sleva of Bartlett and his girlfriend, Sarah Julian of St. Charles, pet a steer belonging to Fidler Farms of Sycamore during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Emma Stewart, front, of St. Charles and Bridget Lyons of Batavia stand beside their red and white holstein cow during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.

      Emma Stewart, front, of St. Charles and Bridget Lyons of Batavia stand beside their red and white holstein cow during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Olivia Miller, age 18 months, of St. Charles takes a sip from an icy drink on a hot day with the help of her dad, Greg, during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday.

      Olivia Miller, age 18 months, of St. Charles takes a sip from an icy drink on a hot day with the help of her dad, Greg, during the "soft opening" of the Kane County Fair in St. Charles Wednesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/17/2019 8:36 PM

The 151st annual Kane County Fair kicked off Wednesday with a soft opening, complete with carnival rides, games and free admission for the day.

Festivities will ramp up Thursday with 4-H Club exhibits, food vendors, live music and a monster truck show at the grandstand. Family-friendly activities and live entertainment, including bull riding and a demolition derby, will continue through Sunday.

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The fairgrounds at 525 Randall Road, St. Charles, are open from 3 to 11 p.m. Thursday; noon to midnight Friday and Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $5 Thursday and $10 the rest of the weekend.

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