CROWN POINT, Ind. — The Lake County Fair will be a fun-filled week for fairgoers Aug. 5-14.
New this year, baby livestock will relax with their moms in the dairy barn — a great learning opportunity for little ones.
“We’ll have daily live births available to the public from Tuesday, Aug. 9, all day until Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m.,” said Arlene Marcinek, fair publicity director.
“Don’t miss daily 4-H judging, open class animal shows, a Farm Bureau interactive display and much more. It’s still free before 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.”
The first Friday of the fair, Aug. 6, is Frugal Friday. Vendors will offer a smaller portion of a food or beverage item for $2.
Horse lovers can stop by the Horse Show Arena, which is active every day of the fair.
Animal lovers can stop by the Show Me Safari Petting Zoo, which is free and open daily. Show Me Swine Racers will have multiple pig shows a day.
At the Harvest Thyme Kids Farm, you can ride tractors, watch duck races or sit back and relax in the shade.
For thrill seekers, the Midway has entertainment for all ages. It’s also home to the Grandstand.
Aug. 6-13: Enjoy bluegrass and gospel music at Heritage Hall.
Aug. 6-7: Make a crop creation at Heritage Hall. It’s free to enter, and supplies are provided. The winners will receive prize money and ribbons.
Aug. 10: A balloon glow will take place 4 to 7 p.m. Watch hot air balloons light up the evening sky.
Aug. 11-12: South Lake County Mud Runners mud drags will take place at 7 p.m. in the Grandstand. Admission is $10.
Aug. 12: Paper airplane contest at 1:30 p.m. in the Showcase Tent.
Aug. 12: Ice cream-eating contest. Registration starts at 2 p.m.
Aug. 13: Mr. Funnyman show from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Showcase Tent.
Aug. 13: Frog jump at 11 a.m. north of the agriculture and special exhibits buildings.
Stop by the cooling station if you need a break from the heat. It’s located at the south end of the 4-H Building near Gate No. 2. It’s the only air-conditioned building on the fairgrounds and a perfect place to cool off.
For more information about the fair, visit www.lake-county-fair.com.