Celebrate Labor Day at 1890s Country Fair at Kline Creek Fair Sept. 1 & 2

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Celebrate Labor Day at 1890s Country Fair at Kline Creek Farm Sept. 1 & 2

Fair Offers Fun for Whole Family at Living History Farm

(Aug. 13, 2018) — Experience a fair from DuPage County’s agricultural past and visit the midway for games, entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and other activities at Country Fair on Sept. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago.

The year’s fair will feature 1890s technology and agricultural advances, including demonstrations of a mechanical cream separator, check-row planting wire and a dog-powered mill.

“Take a step back in time and history and experience what a ‘county’ fair looked like in the 1890s!” said Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President Joe Cantore. “The entire family can be immersed in the old days right in their own backyard.”

Delight in the sights and sounds of the world’s only “kalliorgel”; magician and storyteller William Pack; Jade Strong and Joshua Heise performing popular 1890s music; and the Museum of Wonder and Awe collected from the six corners of the globe. Test your skills and compete for prizes in the games tent, or have a souvenir portrait taken in period attire.

Schedule of Entertainment  
Songs and Duets With Jade Strong 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Tall-Grass Showman William Pack  11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Curiosities and Wonders With Dr. J. A. MacRae Noon and 3 p.m.

Admission to this all-ages fair is free, but there are small fees for some activities. Horse-drawn wagon rides (under 18 with an adult) will be available for $5 for ages 5 and up and free for under 5. For more information, call 630-876-5900.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit
dupageforest.org, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.




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