The Lake County Fair, in Grayslake, Illinois, opened on July 26 and will run through July 31, 2011. The fair offers animal exhibits, 4-H exhibits, a carnival midway, music, fair food, a beer tent and more. The Lake County Fairgrounds are located in central Lake County, about 35 miles northwest of the City of Chicago.
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The Lake County Fair offers fun for the entire family. Fairs are traditional American events that gather people from the region to educate and socialize. The LC Fair website has a listing of events for the six day fair. The music stage is located near the beer garden. There is some seating available, but many people chose to bring their own lawn chairs so they can sit near the stage.
The exhibit hall is a fairly new building and holds the indoor exhibits, such as flower displays, some food booths and more. Rest rooms are available in the building, which is centrally located.
The fair opens daily at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. , except for Sunday night, when it closes at 9:00 p.m. The Midway opens at noon daily. Beer Gardens open at 4:00 p.m on Wednesday and Thursday and at noon on Friday – Sunday.
General admission is $10.00/adults and $5.00/children (5-12). Children under 5 are admitted free. Seniors (65 & over): $5.00Uniformed Military: FREE snf Military ID: $5.00. There is free parking on the fairgrounds, or preferred parking is available for a fee. Handicapped parking is free for cars displaying the proper ID. A printable discount coupon for $2.00 full admission can be printed from the LC Fair website.
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