Lake County Honest celebrates 93rd 12 months at full power with five-day run

The Lake County Honest returns to full power with a five-day run beginning Wednesday that includes a full menu of points of interest and favorites with some new twists.

Canceled in 2020 as a result of coronavirus pandemic and abbreviated and held outdoors-only final 12 months, the annual summer time custom is again in enterprise on the Lake County Fairgrounds & Occasion Heart at Peterson and Midlothian roads in Grayslake to rejoice its 93rd 12 months.

Returning are the prizewinning livestock competitions for beef and dairy cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and different critters. The exception is stay poultry, which is not going to be proven to guard in opposition to the unfold of chook flu.

“Final 12 months we did the microfair,” stated Kelli Kepler-Yarc, president of the Lake County Honest Affiliation. “Folks had been very upset to not see animals.”

Whereas rooted in agricultural heritage, the county truthful is all about selection and points of interest for all ages. Amongst a cornucopia of selections are carnival rides and video games, meals distributors, motocross, monster truck throw-downs, sweets and greens from 4-H youngsters and county residents, beer gardens, out of doors concert events, camel and pony rides, choice of the truthful queens, a stunt canine present and, for good measure, Bloody Mary bingo on Sunday.

“It is the true deal. They’re good,” stated Kepler-Yarc.

Among the many anticipated highlights would be the all new Monster Truck Throwdown Thursday and Friday.



“We have heard wonderful issues,” Pribel stated. “We have seen the movies. It is insane.”

Go to for the complete schedule or for hours, tickets, web site map and different info. Updates and bulletins can be posted on the truthful’s Fb, Instagram and TikTok pages.

This 12 months’s theme is “Greetings from the Lake County Honest” modeled from throwback postcards depicting standard locations. The theme is twofold, stated Chey Pribel, advertising and marketing and occasions supervisor.

The primary is to welcome everybody again to a full five-day expertise, she stated.

“The second half is we would like the truthful to be not simply an exercise however a vacation spot,” she added. “We would like the Lake County Honest to be very photogenic this 12 months, so folks can seize the recollections they make as a household throughout the truthful.”

Price of admission contains grandstand and enviornment occasions.

“It is at all times been the case and we’re one of many solely gala’s that roll that manner,” Kepler-Yarc stated.



Tickets are $15 for these 13 years and older and $5 for seniors and kids aged 6 to 12. Household and multiday offers can be found.

Parking is free within the grass lot and $10 (money solely) for most well-liked spots on pavement by the east primary gate.

As in years previous, the Lake County sheriff’s workplace may have “a sturdy variety of sheriff’s deputies current,” in response to Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.

“We take into consideration nationwide and native tendencies (and) occasions after we create our operational plans, and we at all times plan accordingly,” he stated. Fairgoers can really feel secure as dozens of deputies can be on-site all through the truthful, he added.

Covelli stated the general public is requested to be alert and conscious of their environment as “see one thing, say one thing” helps regulation enforcement personnel reply to and examine suspicious incidents or folks.


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