The DuPage County Fair has been a family tradition for over 180 years as well as a source of livelihood for numerous individuals and businesses. Based on Governor Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois Plan” and the fact that he announced on March 31, 2021 the Bridge Phase will be delayed, the DuPage County Fair Association has made the difficult decision “Not” to move forward with the 2021 Fair scheduled for July 21 – 25th. We will continue to explore the possibilities of a similar type event in the fall.We remain committed to the 4-H program in DuPage County and will support their 4-H Show at the Fairgrounds in July. The Fair Association is working with University of Illinois Extension – DuPage County to create an opportunity for 4-H members to show their projects and animals. Participating 4-H members can earn a spot to participate in the State competitions at the Illinois State Fair scheduled for August 12 through August 22, 2021.
Our yearlong efforts to support the County’s response to the pandemic continues as we have moved from a COVID test site to one of the largest COVID vaccination sites in the County. The vaccination site at the Fairgrounds is open 6 days a week by appointment only. With more availability of vaccine, we are excited about continued growth and expansion of this use. Getting our community vaccinated will support all future events.
We miss seeing you and our long-term partners at all the traditional shows hosted at the Fairgrounds and have been working with these partners to reset our regular calendar of events. Current guidelines make this a difficult task as well. We will continue to monitor protocols and develop new procedures to ensure our guests a safe environment for the community to gather once again.
We would like to thank the DuPage County Health Department, Office of Emergency Management , County Clerk's Office, and all of those that helped our community response this past year and moving forward. It has been and continues to be an honor to support the County’s efforts.