Thursday, July 16, 2009

In Kane County, The Tradition Continues: It's Fair Time



The tradition continues: It's fair time
By ERIC SCHELKOPF – eschelkopf@kcchronicle.com

ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Fair is here again.

The annual fair will run from today through Sunday at the fairgrounds on Randall Road in St. Charles between Routes 64 and 38.

The fair will sport a new look this year with the addition of a new air-conditioned 50,000-square-foot exhibit hall, blacktopping of the entertainment and eating areas, new drainage throughout the grounds and new facilities for equestrian competition and horse care.

More than 130,000 people attended the Kane County Fair last year. Admission to the fair is $5 for those ages 5 and older, and parking is free.

On opening day, admission is $1, with seniors 62 and older admitted free.

The fair will feature a few new attractions this year, including the national champion FMX Extreme Sports motorcycle riders, which will do back flips at 70 feet in the air.

They will perform at 8 p.m. today as part of the fair’s nightly thrill shows. Admission to the motorcycle show is $10.

There will be plenty of bands at the fair, too, such as The Buckinghams, American English, Howard and the White Boys and Sixteen Candles.

For more information, visit www.kanecountyfair.com.

Rides

Provided by Fantasy Amusement


• Saturday: Unlimited rides from noon to 5 p.m. for $15. Sales stop at 4 p.m.

Music

• July 18 – Tin Horse Band at 3 p.m.; CAOZZ at 5:30 p.m.; The Buckinghams at 8:30 p.m.


For times and dates of all acts, go to www.kanecountyfair.com.

From a story posted online in The Chronicle:
and can be located at: http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2009/07/14/69655682/index.xml