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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 on 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 building and livestock barns!

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Showcase Tent

The Lakeshore Public Media Showcase Tent is the place to be for entertainment during the fair.  All types of music and events , and contests take place here, as well as  Senior Citizens Day activities.  All  the  showcase  entertainment is free.

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 – CLASSIC COUNTRY & ROCKIN’ BLUES NIGHT * Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast 12pm – “Casual Fridays w/Jerry Davich”
    6:00 - 7:30pm - HEAD HONCHOS (Rockin’ Blues)
    7:45 – 10:30pm THE OUTLAW COUNTRY ROAD SHOW
    (A Salute to Outlaw Country Legends - Haggard, Cash, Waylon, etc.)

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 – CLASSIC CAR & NOSTALGIA NIGHT
    3:30 - 6:30 PM – BROADWAY GLASS & CUSTOMS CAR CONTEST with DJ Tom Lounges of Lakeshore Public Radio spinning tunes in the contest area on the north side of the entertainment tent. Free t-shirt to registered cars while they last!
    6:30pm - Broadway Glass & Custom Car Trophy Presentation in tent.
    6:30 - 7:45pm - OSCAR & THE MAJESTICS ('60s Garage Rock Local Legends)
    Break: Contests and Trivia during the breaks with prizes!
    8:15 - 10:30pm - NEVERLY BROTHERS ('50s & '60s Touring Revue)

    Sunday, August 9:
    • 9:00 AM, Church Services
    • THE ANNUAL BATTLE OF THE MIDWAY
      (Age 21 & Under Battle of the Bands – Various Styles of Music)
      4:00 - 10:30pm – 6-8 pre-selected bands to be announced compete for cash and prizes.
  • MONDAY, AUGUST 10 – SENIOR DAY / BLUES NIGHT * Nightly Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast w/Tom Lounges 6-7pm
    9:00am – THE GOLDTONES (Big Band Favorites)
  • 11:00 AM - Apple Peeling Contest
    11:15am – 12:15pm – RADIO MEMORIES featuring THE DENTONS
    (Male/Female Vocal Duo Classic & Modern Standards)
    12:15pm – “SENIOR ROYAL COURT and KING & QUEEN CORINATION”
    (The Senior King and Queen of Lake Country Fair 2015 will be crowned on stage.)
  • 12:45am – 1:45pm – RADIO MEMORIES featuring THE DENTONS
    (Male/Female Vocal Duo Classic & Modern Standards)
    6:30 -10:30pm -- BOB MANDARIO ALL-STAR BLUES REVUE Featuring RONNIE HICKS and LIZ MANDEVILLE
  • Sponsored by: Franciscan
  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 – FIREWORKS & COUNTRY NIGHT * Nightly Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast w/Tom Lounges 6-7pm
    6:30 – 9:30pm- BERNIE GLIM & COUNTRY ROADS BAND (Country/Rock)
    9:30-10:00pm -- Fireworks Show at Grandstand (No Music in Tent)
  • WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 – MODERN MUSIC NIGHT * Nightly Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast w/Tom Lounges 6-7pm
    6:30 - 10:00pm - FRESH HOPS (Eclectic Rock-Jazz Music)
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 – LATIN NIGHT! * Nightly Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast w/Tom Lounges 6-7pm
    6:00 - 10:00pm - LOS CORDOBAS (Latin Music of Various Styles)
  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 – ROCK NIGHT * Nightly Live Lakeshore Public Radio Broadcast w/Tom Lounges 6-7pm
    6:30 - 8:00pm - RIPLEY STREET (Classic Rock)
    8:15 - 10:30pm - LITTLE LOVER (AC/DC Tribute)
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 – CLASSIC ROCK & BIKE NIGHT
    3:00 - 5:30pm – BROADWAY GLASS & CUSTOMS BIKE SHOW with DJ Tom Lounges of Lakeshore Public Radio spinning tunes in the contest area on north side of the entertainment tent. Free t-shirt to registered bikes while they last!
    • 5:30pm - Broadway Glass & Custom Bike Trophy Presentation the tent.
      5:45 - 7:15pm - HOT ROD HEATHENS (Classic Rock)
      Contests and Trivia during the breaks with prizes!
      7:30 - 9:00pm- DYLLYNGYR (Classic Rock)
      Contests and Trivia during the breaks with prizes!
      9:15 - 10:45pm - THE MOB (Classic Rock)
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 – ACOUSTIC MIC OPEN STAGE – “You Be The Star!” 1:30 - 4:00 pm - OPEN ACOUSTIC STAGE hosted by Bill Hayden
    Stage is open to all local acoustic solo, duo and trios – sign up and play
    4:30 - 7:45pm- DROP TOP BAND (Modern Country Music)
 

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 7:
    • "Rusty Nail Crossing"  features Bluegrass and Gospel
  • Saturday, August 8: 
    • "Plum Creek"  features Bluegrass
  • Sunday, August 9:
    • "Flintlosk"  features American Roots
  • Monday, August 10:
    • "Hazzard County Band"  features Country
  • Tuesday, August 11:
    • "High Country Strings" features Dulcimer, Fiddle, Guitar
  • Wednesday, August 12:
    • "Jim Kirk and Peggy Hendricks" features Gospel and Country
  • Thursday, August 13:
    • "Acie Cargill" features Bluegrass and Traditional Country
  • Friday, August 14:
    • "Pete Nye & The Chicago Bluegrass Band" features Bluegrass
  • Saturday, August 15:
    • "Rusty Nail Crossing"  features Bluegrass and Gospel

 

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 Franciscan Alliance The Times   Lakeshore Public Media   Purdue Calumet 

     Strack & Vantil Christenson   Family Flyer  Northwes Indiana Landscapers Assn. 

  Post Tribune  ffc Fencing  Pepsi   Indiana University Northwest   Rail Cats  Blade Cutters

       Standard Bank       Roy Dominguez

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