Lake County Fair
CROWN POINT | Katelynn Neal, of Winfield, has been named the Lake County Fair’s Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.
Before thousands of horrified spectators, while performing a difficult aerial feat, at the Lake County fair grounds, William Turner, an acrobat-clown, a Waterbury, Ky., resident, was fatally hurt.
The exhaust of racing cars priming for the five- and 10-mile classics is drawing the largest fair crowds to the big grandstand at the Lake County fairgrounds.
County Fair Now On At Crown Point: Running Horses Galore. Horses from all over the country have been entered and are even now at the fairgrounds.
The Lake County Fair, Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, will include harness, motorcycle and automobile running races.
CROWN POINT | Near perfect weather helped the Lake County Fair experience an attendance increase this year of 12,798 over last year, fair officials reported this week.
CROWN POINT | Smoke, fire, booming crashes and mud flinging through the air, the demolition derby drew its largest crowd in years at the Lake County Fair.
Christian Maldonado, 12, of Hammond, uses a Go Pro camera to record his winning skills in the 9-12 year-old division of the hot dog-eating contest at the Lake County Fair.
Joseph Harris, of Gary, polishes off eight hot dogs to wins the adult division of the hot dog-eating contest Friday at the Lake County Fair in Crown Point.
CROWN POINT | By the numbers, it was 140 hot dogs, six cases of water and 13 people determined to eat their way to victory.
CROWN POINT | Tractors used during Thursday’s youth pedal pull competition weren’t motorized, but the children pedaling them had no problems revving up the crowd of onlookers.
CROWN POINT | An afternoon cloudburst on Friday, opening day of the Lake County Fair, had Dan Johnsen a little worried.
Dan Johnsen leads a crew of men and women who keep watch at the fair gates, ensuring ticket takers don't have to deal with would-be gate crashers or unruly fairgoers.
CROWN POINT | "Look ma, no hands" was the battle cry as 20 youths and adults competed Tuesday afternoon for trophies and bragging rights in the annual Pie-Eating Contest at the Lake County Fair.
Chuck Huseman’s Texas Longhorn is a throwback to a different era of cattle ranching.
Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.
East Chicago Transit Service, Gary Public Transportation Corporation and North Township will provide $1 bus transportation to the Lake County Fair in Crown Point on Thursday.
CROWN POINT | If contestants were able to use a potato peeler during the Lake County Fair's Apple Peeling Contest Monday, Barbara Johnson said she could "whip everybody."
Linda Hogan, of Lowell, smiles as she sports a patriotic hat in the Red Hat Contest on Senior Citizens Day at the Lake County Fair.
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