Vincent Stewart, 9, rides his horse Zuma around the poles during the exhibition poles competition at the Kendall County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 3. Connor Ahoyt, 10, of Plainfield, pets a rabbit at a petting zoo at the Kendall County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 3. Local farmers and 4-H club members brought a number of animals to the four-day event, some to take part in the petting zoo, and others to enter in competition. Members of local 4-H clubs raised the American, state and 4-H flags at the Kendall County Fairgrounds on Thursday, Aug. 3, as part of the opening ceremony for the fair's 25th season. Kendall County Fair Director Mike Drendel greets guests during the fair's opening ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Kendall County Fairgrounds. This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Kendall County Fair. The Kendall County Fairground grandstands and surrounding lands were packed on Friday, Aug. 4, for the tractor pull, a popular event at the fair every year. Varying sizes of trucks pulled weighted sleds as far as they could down a track, to see who could drive farther. Large haystacks and makeshift tunnels were set up near the Kendall County Fairground grandstands to give children in attendance an area to play. Anna Kay of local band Hillbilly Rockstarz energized the Kendall County Fair crowds during the band's performance on Friday, Aug. 4. Though the threat of rain was present throughout the weekend, the sun set in clear skies over the Kendall County Fair on Friday, Aug. 4. Goats, cows, sheep, roosters, horses and even a turkey were on scene throughout the Kendall County Fair as part of petting zoos and 4-H competitions. Barb Winters brushes Milton, a steer calf belonging to her niece Mandy Hacker, during the Kendall County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 5. Many farm animals were entered into 4-H competitions at the fair by the members of local clubs. Piper, a shorthair rescue cat, sits in the lap of her owner Kamryn Kellogg, 12, of Yorkville before the cat show at the Kendall County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 5. Kellogg entered Piper into the show to see how she would react to the situation, and because, "she's cute!"
Area residents of all ages enjoyed the 25th annual Kendall County Fair held Aug. 3 to Aug. 6 at the fairgrounds in Yorkville. The weather cooperated, allowing attendees to enjoy live music and entertainment, farm animals, contests, truck and tractor pulls, amusement rides, festival food favorites and more.