Wednesday, July 11, 2012
New and classic treats will be featured at the fair, along with a first-ever pig wing eating contest.
From corn dogs to corn on the cob, funnel cakes and elephant ears to turkey legs and pig wings, the Lake County Fair will be chalk-full of edible options. The fair, scheduled for Wednesday, June 25 - 29 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, located at 1060 E. Peterson Road in Grayslake, will feature more than 60 food vendors, including classic favorites like cotton candy and chocolate covered bananas and some new-to-the-fair treats such as pig wings. The delicacy comes from Porkie's based out of Woodstock. Visitors will be able to compete in a daily pig wing eating contest, leading up to a final chowdown on July 29 where the grand prize winner will receive a free pig roast for up to 100 people and $100 cash. Second prize will win a $50 gift …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
If you are looking for service hours, this is an opportunity to help.
With the Lake County Fair fast approaching, the Exchange Club of Grayslake is looking for volunteers to help staff the gates. The fair is scheduled for July 25 - 29 at the fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road in Grayslake. Each year the Exchange club collects tickets at the gates in exchange for a donation that will go towards local organizations that provide services to women and children who have been abused. The Exchange Club is looking for any volunteers, age 16 or older, who would be willing to fulfill community service hours. "The shifts are about five hours long, and we have openings on Thursday, Friday or Saturday," said Pam Oster with the Exchange Club. The Oasis Youth Center will be working the gates Wednesday and the Exchange Club…
Friday, June 29, 2012
The inaugural film competition will accept entries through July 9.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Aspiring filmmakers: the Lake County Fair is seeking entries for its inaugural film competition, open to Lake and Cook County residents of all ages and experience. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, July 9. Winning entries will be shown publicly throughout the fair, which runs from Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29. The Grayslake fairgrounds, the site of the 84th annual Lake County Fair, will go a bit “Hollywood,” as the winning films are screened daily on the new Pavilion Stage. A prize ceremony and talk-back with the judges will take place on Saturday, July 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The competition spans several genres: entries can be short subject or feature-length documentary, narrative or animated. Themes …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The Lake County Fair Association voted to reduce the 2012 fair from six days down to five, as attendance has declined by half in the past 10 years.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Lake County Fair Association officials are happy with the success of this year's fair despite lower attendance figures. They are focused on big plans for the future.
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
The 83rd annual Lake County Fair was proclaimed a success by Lake County Fair Association Board members and associates alike after its conclusion earlier this month. Although this year’s attendance of about 88,000 dipped from last years total of 106,000 people, the Lake County Fair Association staff said there was a resounding sense of improvement from attendees. Kelli Kepler-Yarc, a secretary with the Lake County Fair Association, was one of the many staff members to praise the execution of this year’s fair and explained how attendance cannot be used as a sole indicator of the outcome of the event. “Attendance was lower this year for fairs across the state, so we’re not too worried about that issue,” Kepler-Yarc said. “We’ve improved in …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Patch put together your guide for visiting the 2011 Lake County Fair.
Packing up the family and heading to the 83rd annual Lake County Fair? Patch has everything you need to know if you are attending the fair, which runs through July 31. Plus, check out our stories and photo galleries on what you might have missed earlier this week!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ingleside’s Gabrielle Glashagel named Junior Miss Lake County Fair, Lake Villa’s Alyssa Gallarneau named Little Miss Lake County Fair 2011.
There were 48 girls who vied for the titles of Junior Miss and Little Miss Lake County Fair Wednesday evening at the Fairgrounds Expo Center. Alyssa Gallarneau, 8, of Lake Villa was crowned Little Miss Lake County Fair 2011. Gallarneau is a third grade student at Thompson Elementary and the current Little Miss Lake Villa. She spends time with her sister volunteering at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department where her parents are both reserve deputies. Parents Patricia and Hugh Gallarneau both agree Alyssa is a very passionate little girl. “We’re so humbled, we’re so honored,” said Patricia of her daughter's crown. “This is right up her alley,” said Hugh. “She’s the most outgoing little girl and she’ll go full throttle all the time, until she…
Motocross riders entertained the crowds at the Lake County Fair, which runs through Sunday, July 31.
Motocross is one of the favorite events at the Lake County Fair. View our photo gallery to get a glimpse of it.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Rides, games, food and fun to be had at the Lake County Fairgrounds this week.
For 32 years, Chuck and Mary Lenzen, of Round Lake Beach, have been coming to the Lake County Fair together. Chuck has been attending even longer, coming with his parents when he was a child. The tradition of attending the Lake County Fair is strong, and old habits die hard. “We had the old fairgrounds memorized, so we’re still getting used to it here,” Mary Lenzen said, as they walked around the new fairgrounds off Peterson Road in Grayslake on opening day, July 26. This is the third year for the new fairgrounds location. The fair is expected to draw more than 100,000 people this week as it runs through Sunday, July 31. “I think we’re just trying to figure it all out,” Lenzen said about the layout of the more modern facility. After they …
Monkeys riding dogs around a track? Sure, why not? It is a hot new act at the Lake County Fair.
Gilligan, a 13-year-old cinnamon Capuchin monkey, was a fierce competitor in the Banana Derby yesterday, riding around the track on the back of a dog. After the race, Gilligan was a good sport, shaking hands and posing for pictures with adoring young fans. The new Banana Derby at the Lake County Fair included three monkeys, four dogs and an enthusiastic crowd. Parents and kids packed the area around the small track to glimpse the unusual event. “This event combines two of man’s favorite animals – the dog and the monkey,” said announcer Philip Hendricks. The monkeys were dressed in shiny satin jockey outfits, and rode the backs of the dogs just like jockeys on horseback. Sometimes, the monkeys grabbed the white fence around the track to get…