Wauconda Fest begins with food and fun

  • Theo Satterlee, 4, licks his strawberry ice cream in the food tent as his mother Katie Satterlee holds him at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. The family is from the area.

      Theo Satterlee, 4, licks his strawberry ice cream in the food tent as his mother Katie Satterlee holds him at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. The family is from the area. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Cora Cook, 19, serves lemonade in the My Funnel Truck food booth at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda.

      Cora Cook, 19, serves lemonade in the My Funnel Truck food booth at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Leslie Salas, left, Sofia Garcia and Stephanie Ballesteros, right, all 13, ride a midway ride at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. They are from Wauconda.

      Leslie Salas, left, Sofia Garcia and Stephanie Ballesteros, right, all 13, ride a midway ride at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. They are from Wauconda. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Harrison Hoeft, 4, winds up with his skee ball at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. He was with his family from Island Lake.

      Harrison Hoeft, 4, winds up with his skee ball at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. He was with his family from Island Lake. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Talia Gonzalez, 8, fishes with a net as her dad Luis Gonzalez, of Wauconda holds more game tickets in his mouth and game operator Peter Kasin directs her efforts at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. Skinner Amusements hosted the midway games.

      Talia Gonzalez, 8, fishes with a net as her dad Luis Gonzalez, of Wauconda holds more game tickets in his mouth and game operator Peter Kasin directs her efforts at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. Skinner Amusements hosted the midway games. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A youngster tries his luck at the basketball game on the midway at Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda.

      A youngster tries his luck at the basketball game on the midway at Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A family shoots baskets at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda.

      A family shoots baskets at the Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda.

      Wauconda Fest on Thursday evening in Wauconda. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/23/2022 8:32 PM

The four-day annual Wauconda Fest kicked off Thursday evening at 600 N. Main St. in Wauconda.

Food at this year's event features Brothers BBQ, Plum Garden, My Funnel, Little Rock Stock Cafe, Three Amigas and Rosati's.

 

Wine and beer tasting and live music started the night at 5 p.m. under the big tent. Midway games and rides were a big draw and will continue through the weekend.

The gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday with musical entertainment including Feuding Hillbillys at 7 p.m. and High Infidelity at 9:30 p.m., while American Legion bingo continues from 6-9 p.m.

Gates open Saturday at noon and there will be a police dog demonstration at 3 p.m., bags tournament at 3:30 p.m. and more bingo from 4-9 p.m. Live music starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday will feature a car show and kids' Power Wheels show at 11 a.m., arts and crafts from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m., parent/teen bags tournament at 2:30 p.m., Bingo from 1-5 p.m. and live music starting at 3 p.m.

Only cash will be accepted at the gate. Cost is $4.

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