Starting today, The Lake County Fair will feature a rodeo Aug. 9 – 10.
A Time-Honored Tradition
For many members of the community, the Lake Country Fair is a sign of home, good people and loved ones, and local fun and flavor.
Arlene Marcinek has is 30 years into helping with the fair, and still loves it dearly.
“It feels like getting together with your family every year,” Marcinek said. “It’s like a reunion because everybody comes. We catch up with each other year to year. Whether it be the carnival, the vendors, or the fairgoers, we keep in touch.”
The fair kicked off this weekend and will go through August 15th with tons of events, food, local businesses, and more.
One of the most exciting events, Aug. 12 – 13 is the West Creek Mud Runners Mud Drags. Drag racing in the mud is quite a unique experience!
To cap off the event and go out with a big bang, the International Demolition Derby will take place at 5 pm on August 14 and 15.
Daily horse shows highlight an array of animals, including bulls, goats, cattle, dogs, and more. There are even live births happening in the dairy barn, and last year there was a birth every day!
Besides the typical farm animals, the safari zoo is open daily and includes the opportunity to pet llamas, zebras or even kangaroos.
Pedal pulls, hot wheels racing, and tons of carnival rides with a full pass are available as well.
Learn more at www.lake-county-fair.com.
Lake County Fairgrounds
889 S. Court St., Crown Point, Indiana
Parking is available for $5 onsite.
Due to limited parking on the fairgrounds, there is FREE parking and a FREE shuttle bus service that runs from Crown Point High School, S. Main Street and 125th Ave. (Burrell Dr.), to the gate. This will help you avoid long lines and delays in traffic. They run starting at noon daily.
Come see and enjoy one of the best local events!
What is your favorite part of the fair? Tell us in the comments!