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Lake County Fair

Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award is new to fair

CROWN POINT | Katelynn Neal, of Winfield, has been named the Lake County Fair’s Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 3, 1914

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.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 2, 1914

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.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 1, 1914

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.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Aug. 29, 1914

The Lake County Fair, Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, will include harness, motorcycle and automobile running races.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County Fair attendance up nearly 13,000

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.

August 14, 2014 4:42 pm
Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

Creativity blooms at Lake County Fair

August 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Demo derby fans pack fair grandstand

Demo derby fans pack fair grandstand

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.

August 10, 2014 8:33 pm Photos

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Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to their limits

Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to their limits

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.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to their limits

Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to their limits

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.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to limits

Hot dog-eating contest pushes competitors to limits

CROWN POINT | By the numbers, it was 140 hot dogs, six cases of water and 13 people determined to eat their way to victory.

August 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Youngsters give it their all in pedal pull at Lake County Fair

Youngsters give it their all in pedal pull at Lake County Fair

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.

August 07, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

CROWN POINT | An afternoon cloudburst on Friday, opening day of the Lake County Fair, had Dan Johnsen a little worried.

August 07, 2014 6:55 pm Photos

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Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

Lake County Fair gatekeeper looks back on 40 years

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.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Pie-eating contest a slice of county fair life

Pie-eating contest a slice of county fair life

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.

August 06, 2014 6:53 pm Photos

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Local businessman shows off steer at Lake County Fair

Local businessman shows off steer at Lake County Fair

Chuck Huseman’s Texas Longhorn is a throwback to a different era of cattle ranching.

August 06, 2014 5:06 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

MARC CHASE: A granddaddy of a question on the midway

Amid greasy food, stomach-churning rides and wafting livestock smells came a question I've never before faced.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am

Thursday is North County Public Transit Day at the Lake County Fair

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.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Knife-wielder's 81-inch effort most a-peeling at fair

Knife-wielder's 81-inch effort most a-peeling at fair

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."

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Apple peelers continuously amazing

Apple peelers continuously amazing

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.

August 04, 2014 6:30 pm
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