Excitement is building for the 148th annual Kane County Fair, set for July 20-24 at the fairgrounds in St. Charles.
New this year are the diverse talents of Charredo and the popular music of authentic and colorful Mariachi bands. Kid-friendly interactive games will be indoors, sponsored by Jack Axe and All Star Sports Instruction. Ozzie the Cougar will visit. There’s live music on the Miller Lite Soundstage, carnival rides, racing pigs, a Sheer Magin Show, 4-H judging and much more.
But the big events of the fair take place in the grandstand, and that line-up of events is presented below.
For more in formation, visit www.KaneCountyFair.com.
Kane County Fair Grandstand Events
Charro Mexican Horseman Show
- 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21
- Cost: $5
A traditional show with skilled Mexican charros — amazing experienced horse riders dressed in colorful clothing.
Charreada is the national sport in Mexico.
Professional Championship Bullriders
This popular staple of the fair includes cowgirls, barrel racing, fast horses and more. After the dust settles, country artists Brandon Williams and Six Strings Crossing take the stage.
- 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22
- 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23
- Cost: $14
Smash ’em Bash ’em Demolition Derby
Crowds love the crashing cars and skilled maneuvers of the drivers who compete to be the “last one standing”!
- 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24
- Cost: $10
SOURCE: Kane County Fair news release