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Carnival Midway

Our Carnival  Midway has over 30 rides for kids of all ages.  With Daily wristbands and the ever popular Mega Ride Pass, we have the best carnival ride value in the area.  To purchase your Mega Ride Pass, or to check out the daily Wristband prices, just go to the Carnival Page!

Horse Shows

Watch the free horse shows or other livestock shows and learn more about them in out livestock barns.  Our horse shows feature one of the best Draft Horse shows in the area.


Our exciting grandstand motorsports shows include the popular Monster Trucks, Mud Drags, Demo Derby and Tractor Pull


Whatever your interest, you can find information and exhibits from Quilting to Beef, Photography to Woodworking or Zucchini to Roses in our large exhibit buildings and livestock barns!

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Kids Coloring Contest

The Lake County Fair Coloring contest is open to all, and there will be a winner announced for each age group for each of the three months leading up to the fair. (May, June and July) 

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2018 Coloring Contest.  Select your age group, click on the picture to download and print the picture, color it, and send it in to the fair office, PO Box 327, Crown Point, IN 46308 by the end of the month.  The contest runs May, June and July.  Winning pictures will be displayed in the Secretary's office during the fair, and winners will receive some fabulous prizes!  

                              2018 Coloring Contest begins on  May 1, 2018

Age Group 1               Age Group 2              Age Group 3

     Age 5 and Under                                                Age 6 to 8                                                         Age 9 to 11 

May 2018 Winners


Victor McClure, Crown Point                         Claire Donaldson, Cedar Lake                      Ivana Hubbard, Gary

June 2018 Winners


Esther Molenhouse, Ft. Wayne                 Mackenzie Terpstra, Cedar Lake               Emerson Maxey, Crown Point

July Winners


Angel Luis Medellin, Hobart                       Wonok Kim, Mount Ayr, IN                      Ivory Gong, Munster, IN


Contests at the Fair

We have several free contests for kids and some for adults to participate in during the fair.  Here is a list of the contests, dates and times for each one.  Enter for your chance to win fabulous prizes!

  • Bean Spitting Contest for kids and adults
    • Go the distance at the Bean Spit on Saturday, August 4th
  • Giant Squash Weigh In
    • The entries are weighed and the champion ribbon is awarded at this event Saturday, August 4th
  • Hot Wheels Racing
    • Bring your car, or get one here, for Hot Wheels Racing! Sunday, August 5 and August 12
  • Zucchini Zoo Contest for Kids
    • Craft your favorite animal out of Zucchini Sunday, August 5th
  • Apple Peeling Contest for Adults
    • Senior Citizens go for the longest apple peel in this popular contest! Monday, August 6th
  • Bloomin' Kids Contest
    • Flower arranging for kids on Tuesday, August 7th
  • Pedal Pull
    • Go the distance on Tuesday, August 7th
  • Kids Gourd Decorating Contest, Wed August 8th
  • Crop Creations
    • What can you make with various crops?  Find out on Thursday, August 9th
  • Goat Milking Contest
    • Watch these "invited" participants work for the most milk on Thursday, August 9th
    Fair Food Eating Contest
    • What is your favorite: Corn Dog, Elephant Ear, Cotton Candy, Sweet Corn or Funnel Cake? Friday, August 10th
  • Paper Airplane Contest
    • Build your own plane and take to the air!  Thursday, August 9th
  • Pie Eating Contest
    • Like pie?  This is for you. Thursday, August 9th
  • Frog Jump Contest
    • Bring your best jumper and enter the contest.  Saturday, Aug 11th


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