Free Entertainment

Lake County Fair

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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

The SHINE.FM 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 5

6:30 P.M.                     SAY YES! – R & B Music
                                    Contests and Trivia during breaks
8:30 P.M.                     FUNKY MOJO DADDIES – R & B Music
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6–   CRUISIN' & NOSTALGIA DAY
3:00 - 6:15 PM           VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS CLASSIC CAR SHOW
With DJ Music  on the North Side of the  entertainment tent.  Free t-shirt to registered cars (while they last)
6:15 P.M.                    VAN BUSKIRK & KRISCHKE DDS  CLASSIC CAR CONTEST TROPHY PRESENTATION in the tent
 6:30 P.M.                    THE KRITTERS – Oldies MusicContests and Trivia during breaks
8:30 P.M.                     OSCAR & THE MAJESTICS – Oldies Music
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

 9:00 A.M.                          CHURCH SERVICE  by The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Of NW Indiana
11:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M.    GOOD TIME CLOGGERS – Dance Group
12:45 – 1:30 P.M.              JERRY HERZOG MAGIC SHOW
1:30 – 2:30 P.M.                KIDS KONCERT WITH RADIO MEMORIES – Children’s Film Hits Music
2:30 - 3:00 P.M.                 ONCE UPON A CELEBRATION PRINCESSES PERFORMANCES
3:00 – 4:00 P.M.                PRINCESS & FRIENDS – Meet and Greet with Photos
3:30 – 4:15 P.M.                JERRY HERZOG MAGIC SHOW  
5:30 P.M. – through evening  ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE MIDWAY - Preselected bands compete for prizes
 

MONDAY, AUGUST 8 – SENIOR DAY

9:00 A.M. – 12 NOON      Health related screenings and nutritional information will be provided by Franciscan Alliance (goodies served )
 9:00 AM                           GOLDTONES – Big Band Music, Sponsored by Franciscan Alliance
10:30 A.M.                        APPLE PEELING CONTEST - Sponsored by Franciscan Alliance
11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.   RADIO MEMORIES FEATURING THE DENTONS – Standards and Show Tunes Music
12:00 P.M.                         KING & QUEEN CONTEST - Senior King & Queen of Lake County Fair will be crowned
                                           after completing talent contests.
6:30 P.M.                           RADIO MEMORIES FEATURING THE DENTONS – Malt Shop Oldies Music
7:30 P.M.                           THE SPANIELS FOREVER – Doo-Wop and Oldies Music
 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

11:00 A.M.                    PEDAL PULL REGISTRATION
12 NOON                      PEDAL PULL CONTEST
3:00 – 6:00 P.M.           VARIOUS POLICE, FIRE AND/OR MILITARY EVENTS
6:30 P.M.                     OUTLAW COUNTRY ROAD SHOW – Music Salute to the outlaw country legends
 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

6:30 P.M.                    MAD ANTS – Classic Rock and Pop Cover Music

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

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.                    BOB MANDARINO’S BLUES REVUE – Blues Music
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

 12:00 NOON                FAIR FOOD EATING CONTEST REGISTRATION
 1:00 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.                    HARD WIRED – Classic Rock Music
                                    Contests and Trivia during breaks
 7:45 P.M.                    MELLENCOUGAR – John Mellencamp Tribute Band   

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

6:15 P.M.                           TOM LOUNGES ENTERTAINMENT BIKE SHOW TROPHY   PRESENTATION
6:30 P.M.                           BROTHERS & WINE – Southern Rock Music
                                           Contests and Trivia during the breaks
8:15 P.M.                           BONFIRE – AC/DC Tribute Band
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 –

9:00 A.M.                     CHURCH SERVICE  by The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Of NW Indiana
2:00 – 6:00 P.M.           SHINE.FM CHRISTIAN ARTIST SHOWCASE – Performances by:
                                    ALI D. & THE BOYS, KIMMY VOSS, DARREL TERRY & STEADFAST
                                                                  
 
 

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 shows are free and start at 6:00 PM

  • Friday, August 5
    • Rusty Nail Crossing, Bluegrass/Gospel
  • Saturday, August 6: 
    • Plum Creek, Bluegrass
  • Sunday, August 7:
    • Pan Man Dan, Caribbean/Pop/Jazz/Reggae
  • Monday, August 8:
    • Hazzard County Band, Country
  • Tuesday, August 9:
    • High Country Strings Band, Dulcimer/Fiddle/Guitar
  • Wednesday, August 10:
    • Jim Kirk and Peggy Hendricks, Country/Gospel
  • Thursday, August 11:
    • Acie Cargill, Classic Country/Bluegrass
  • Friday, August 12:
    • Pete Nye and the Chicago Bluegrass Band, Bluegrass
  • Saturday, August 13:
    • Rusty Nail Crossing, Gospel/Bluegrass

 

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