ST. CHARLESâ€”The Kane County Fair and Festival is scheduled for five days, July 15-19, and tens of thousands of spectators are expected again this year to enjoy America’s Great County Fair and Festival on Randall Road in St. Charles.
This is the 141st annual event, and it will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including air-conditioned 50,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, total blacktopping of the entertainment and eating areas, new drainage throughout, new and larger areas for exhibitors and new facilities for equestrian competition and horse care.
Entertainment will be at an all time high. The $5 admission gives the fair goers continuous free shows that include The Elephant Encounter, Kids Bucks game shows, Sheer Magic shows, Swifty Swine pig races, Power Tractor pullers, Go Cart Monster truck rides, Grandpa Cratchet comedy show, Miller petting zoo and stilt walkers. Champion blue-ribbon farm animals will be on display throughout the duration of the fair, with a live auction on Sunday afternoon.
Daily gate admission also includes live band entertainment on the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Appearing will be the Buckinghams, American English, Howard and the White Boys, Sixteen Candles, Dayna Marlo, Kimi Hayes Band, Tin Horse Band, Chase Daniels and Western Star Band, Kimi Hayes Band, CAOZZ, Bruce Korosa Polka Orchestra and other exciting acts beginning at 2 p.m. each day. Show times are available at www.kanecountyfair.com.
Nightly main arena shows will feature Motor Cross champions, the International Truck Pull, the demolition derby and the Megasarus. Wild west entertainment includes the TV Champion Bull Riders, and the Big Hat Rodeo. Main arena shows require an additional admission fee.
Daily admission is $5, children 5 and under free. On Wednesday, opening day admission is $1. Thursday, seniors 62 and over receive free admission noon to 4 p.m., and seniors ride free with grandchild. Pay one price tickets are available for $20, which includes admission and unlimited ride arm band.
Food will include beer, burgers and world champion brats, ribs, pizza, corn dogs, lemonade, cotton candy, ice cream and homegrown sweet corn. This is fair and country food at its best.
The Kane County Fair and Festival is located on Randall Road in St. Charles between Routes 64 and 38 Gates open daily at noon