Kane County Fairgrounds
On a free Saturday, my boyfriend and I wanted to do something really fun. My idea was a day at the beach with food, drinks, and kayaks, but after some internet searching, we found that the beach I wanted to go to, Montrose Beach, was one of the “most frequently fouled by contaminated water” beaches in the Chicago area, according to the Chicago Tribune. Who knew? We googled “activities to do in Chicago” and “best places in Chicago” to find something else, and my boyfriend came up with the Kane County Fairgrounds. It was about an hour away, but well worth the drive. The food was awesome, we both had delicious sandwiches and shared a pile of homemade chips covered in cheese and bacon called “The Heart Attack.” We stuffed our faces and suffered no health issues, but again, it would have been worth it.
Throughout the day we played games, walked around looking at all of the horses, bunnies, and pigs that were competing for ribbons by their owners, and we had a caricature drawn of us. I think it bears some resemblance. A nice, talented man named Richard Sherman drew the picture, and we love it – I can’t wait to frame it. We shot 25 ping pong balls at fishbowls to win a prize, and on the very last ball my boyfriend made it in, scoring us an energetic little goldfish. We named him Chance, because on the very last chance he became our new pet. The fair was such a fun experience and a great way to spend a day. If you find yourself in a predicament like ours, searching for something active to do, try looking up county fairs in your area. You might walk away with a full stomach, a new pet, and a story to tell.