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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.

Grandstand

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

Exhibits

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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SHOWCASE TENT  is the place to be for entertainment during the fair.  All types of music,  events  and contests take place here, as well as  Senior Citizens Day activities.  All  the  showcase  entertainment is free.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

    SHOWCASE TENT
6:30 P.M.                     MELLENCOUGAR – John Mellencamp Tribute  and more!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5–  

   SHOWCASE TENT
3:00 P.M.                     TBA
6:30 P.M.  LADIES ROCK NIGHT WITH DREAMZ, RISING DAWN, SATELLITE GYPIES AND THE 6-5-9 BAND – Guest Vocalists Appearing

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6-

   SHOWCASE TENT
9:00 A.M.      CHURCH SERVICE  by The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Of NW Indiana
11:30 A.M.    GOOD TIME CLOGGERS – Dance Group
12:45 P.M.    THE MAGIC OF JERRY HERZOG SHOW
1:30 P.M.      KIDS KONCERT WITH RADIO MEMORIES
2:15 P.M.      ONCE UPON A CELEBRATION PRINCESS PERFORMANCES
3:00 – 4:00 P.M.   PRINCESS & FRIENDS – Meet and Greet with Photo
4:30 P.M.     LYRICAL STRINGS COMMUNITY GROUP
6:15 P.M.     VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW CONTEST TROPHY  PRESENTATION
6:30 P.M.      THE KRITTERS – Oldies Music
 

 MONDAY, AUGUST 7 – Senior Citizens Day

   SHOWCASE TENT
9:00 A.M. – 12 NOON      Health related screenings and nutritional information will be provided by Franciscan Alliance (goodies served ) 
 9:00 A.M.     RADIO MEMORIES FEATURING THE DENTONS – Malt Shop Oldies Music
 9:30 A.M.      LAKE COUNTY FAIR SENIOR KING & QUEEN CONTEST REGISTRATION
 9:45 A.M.      APPLE PEELING CONTEST - Sponsored by Franciscan Alliance
10:30 A.M.     LAKE COUNTY FAIR SENIOR KING & QUEEN CONTEST
11:45 A.M.       RADIO MEMORIES FEATURING THE DENTONS – Variety of Music
6:30 P.M.         HOT ROD HEATHENS – Classic Rock Music
8:30 P.M.         RIPLEY STREET – Classic Rock Music
9:00 A.M. – 12  NOON      Health related screenings and nutritional information will be provided by Franciscan Alliance (goodies served )

 TUESDAY, AUGUST 8– Pepsi Family Value Day

   SHOWCASE TENT
11:00 A.M.     PEDAL PULL REGISTRATION
12 NOON        PEDAL PULL CONTEST
3:00 P.M.       VARIOUS POLICE AND FIRE DEPT. EVENTS WITH K9 DEMONSTRATION
6:30 P.M.        BOB MANDARINO’S BLUES REVUE FEATURING LIZ MANDEVILLE
                                    And other top blues guests

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

   SHOWCASE TENT
6:30 P.M.                    SAY YES! – R & B Music

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

   SHOWCASE TENT
12 NOON                       PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST Registration
12:30 P.M.                PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST       
1:30 P.M.                       PIE EATING CONTEST REGISTRATION
2:00 P.M.                      PIE EATING CONTEST
6:30 P.M.                    SOUNDZ OF SANTANA – Latin Music         

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

   SHOWCASE TENT
12:00 NOON                FAIR FOOD EATING CONTEST REGISTRATION
 12:30 P.M.                  FAIR FOOD EATING CONTEST Corn dog, ear corn, funnel cake or elephant ear and lemonade!             (Items subject to change)
 6:30 P.M.                    CAPERNAUM – Country/Pop Music
 9:15 P.M.                    JERICA PALIGA BAND – Country Music

  SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

   SHOWCASE TENT
2 – 4:30 P.M.     ACOUSTIC OPEN STAGE HOSTED BY LEANN STUTLER
6:15 P.M.             BIKE SHOW TROPHY PRESENTATION
6:30 P.M.             HARD WIRED – Classic Rock Music
8:00 P.M.             BONFIRE – AC/DC Tribute Band

 SUNDAY, AUGUST 13      

     SHOWCASE TENT                                                   
9:00 A.M.                     CHURCH SERVICE  by The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Of NW Indiana
2:00 P.M.                     CAME OUT SWINGING – Mellennial Rock Music
3:30 P.M.                     REBUILD & REBOUND – Mellennial Rock Music
5:00 P.M.                     OPEN YOUR EYES – Mellennial Rock Music

Heritage Stage

Heritage Stage is located in Heritage Hall.  This venue offers a more intimate setting and features Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Old Time music. 

All Heritage Stage shows are free and start at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, August 4
    • Pete Nye and the Chicago Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass
  • Saturday, August 5 
    • Rusty Nail Crossing, Bluegrass/Gospel
  • Sunday, August 6
    • Flintlock,  American Roots Music
  • Monday, August 7
    • Hazzard County Band, Country
  • Tuesday, August 8
    • High Country Strings Band, Dulcimer/Fiddle/Guitar
  • Wednesday, August 9
    • Jim Kirk and Peggy Hendricks, Country/Gospel
  • Thursday, August 10
    • Acie Cargill, Classic Country/Bluegrass
  • Friday, August 11
    • Rusty Nail Crossing, Gospel/Bluegrass
  • Saturday, August 12
    • Plum Creek, Bluegrass

 

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