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Kane County Fair

It’s time for the Kane County “Sesqui” Fair “tennial” – 150 years of celebrating family, fun and 4-H on Wednesday, July 18 through Sunday, July 22, 2018! The legacy of the Kane County Fair tradition has woven throughout Kane County from Aurora to Elgin to St. Charles, where the present Kane County Fairgrounds settled on Randall Road in 1958.

A special PRE-Kane County Fair event of Fantasy Amusements unlimited carnival rides specials with no gate admission takes place on Wednesday, July 18 starting at 3pm.

Live it up and take in the sights & sounds of the Kane County Fair for four more days of live music on the Miller Lite Sound Stage and block buster entertainment in the grandstand.

Enjoy many new events this year and traditional favorites.

Live bands on the Miller Lite stage and grandstand events:
  • Thurs., July 19 at 5pm – Eddie V Band (Fox 103.9FM)
  • Thurs., July 19 at 7pm – Eric Chesser
  • Thurs., July 19 at 7pm – Monster Truck Show (grandstand, $ 10 )
  • Fri., July 20 at 8:30pm – Hi-Infidelity
  • Fri., July 20 at 7pm – Professional Championship Bullriders and Cowgirls (Grandstand, $14)
  • Sat., July 21 at 8pm – Hillbilly Rockstarz
  • Sat., July 21 at 7pm – Professional Championship Bullriders and Cowgirls
  • (Grandstand, $14)
  • Sun., July 22 at 7pm – 7th Heaven
  • Sun., July 22 at 2 & 6pm – Demolition Derby (grandstand, $10)
Cool down in the Prairie Events Center building and visit:
  • Sponsors – Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin and
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center Aurora
  • Wine tasting garden specials with local award-winning Prairie State Winery, August Hill Winery and Galena Cellars Winery, entertainment; and decorated “garden area” by Spring Bluff Nursery in Sugar Grove;
  • Local businesses in the Commercial Expo
  • Free sign up to win $150 in celebration of Kane County Fair’s 150th year
  • Mind Works interactive games and giant puzzles
  • All Star Sports Instruction kids games – shoot hoops, throw footballs, bat baseballs
  • Fun selfie-station to snap memories on social media
  • Kane County Dairies to Prairies exhibit, sponsored by the Elgin History Museum

More indoors fun in Robinson Hall with Illinois licensed bingo (B-04001) and pull tabs (P-01921) sponsored by the Elburn Lions Club.
Daily fun for family and kids on the midway: daily unlimited carnival ride specials; sizzling food; 4-H animals; Bengal Tiger Show; racing pigs; Balster’s Sheer Magic Show; Miller’s petting zoo & more! Special appearance by Ozzie and Annie of the Kane County Cougars.

Special events:
  • Thurs., July 19 from 4-8pm Radio Remote -WRMN 1410 AM Radio Shopping Show Thurs., July 19 from 3-5 pm – Radio Remote – 103.9 FM The FOX.
  • Fri., July 20 from 3-5 pm – Radio Remote – 105.1FM Que Buena
  • A car show featuring stock/modified old/new cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display outdoors for viewing on Sat., July 21 and Sun., July 21, 2018 near the Gate Admission entrance.
  • Admission, Carnival and Hours Details:
  • Wed., July 18 – 3 to 11pm
  • Free admission to fairgrounds; $20.00 unlimited carnival rides (Fantasy Amusements)
  • Thurs., July 19 – 3 to 11pm
  • $5.00 admission (ages 3 & older); seniors free and military with ID until 5pm; free – age 2 and under; $20.00 unlimited carnival rides (Fantasy Amusements)
  • Fri., July 20 – Noon to midnight
  • $10.00 admission; $5.00 children 3-12; free 2 and under; $20.00 unlimited carnival rides from Noon to 5:00pm (Fantasy Amusements)
  • Sat., July 21 – Noon to midnight
  • $10.00 admission; $5.00 children 3-12; free 2 and under; $20.00 unlimited carnival rides from Noon to 5:00pm (Fantasy Amusements)
  • Sun., July 22 – Noon to 10pm
  • $10.00 admission; $5.00 children 3-12; free 2 and under; $20.00 unlimited carnival rides from Noon to 5:00pm (Fantasy Amusements); Last Blast unlimited carnival rides 6pm to close.
  • There are plenty of ways to save, too! Special ticket/carnival prices available to be purchased in advance through a secure connection at www.kanecountyfair.com.
  • The Kane County Fair is one of the oldest and long-standing fairs in the country. It is sponsored in part by Presence Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin, Presence Mercy Medical Center Aurora, Euclid Beverage, and Golf Club of Illinois.

The Kane County Fair is located at Randall Road and Oak Street in St. Charles. For more information and to sign up for email news, visit www.kanecountyfair.com. Follow us on Facebook, too. 630-584-6926.

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