DuPage County Fair

Every year thousands of people flock to the fairgrounds in Wheaton for food, rides and of course farm animals.

“It’s a fun activity for the kids who don’t often get to see some of the farm and rural aspects of where we live,” said Bill Brennan, Glendale Heights resident.

A severe storm at the beginning of July left hundreds of thousands without power, including the fairgrounds. Volunteers and employees worked countless hours to make sure the fair started on time.

There were a few changes this time around, including a separate area for kiddie rides, a butterfly garden, and a fundraiser to buy goats for people in Haiti.

But with all the additions, the underlying mission was still the same- have fun and bring a little country to the suburbs.

“To see the smile on the kids faces, every day at the fairgrounds, there’s a little magic that happens,” said Jim McGuire, President, DuPage County Fair Association.

This is the 58th year for the DuPage County Fair.

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