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Farm Heritage Festival Begins Sept. 22

Annual Lake County event features demonstrations, rides, activities and antique tractors.

More than 200 antique tractors, cars and steam engines, and other farm machinery will be on hand Sept. 22-23 for the 20th annual Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

Presented by the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Lake County Farm Heritage Association, the two-day event celebrates farm life from the turn of the century to the present. 

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. All ages are invited to attend. 

The event features a daily tractor parade starting at 1:30 p.m., and a petting zoo, open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities include sheep herding demonstrations, live music, scarecrow making, wagon and barrel train rides, and other children’s activities.

Daily admission is $8 for adults, and $4 for seniors (ages 55 and up) and youth (ages 4-17). A two-day weekend pass is also available for $12 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors. Children 3 and under are free. Admission includes all activities, rides, museum admission and parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Skip the ticket lines and save $1 on admission by purchasing an advance ticket online, or download a coupon for $1 off admission and bring it with you to the event.

The Farm Heritage Festival and the Lake County Discovery Museum are located in Lakewood Forest Preserve on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road and east of Wauconda. Click here for driving directions. With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed at the event.

Call (847) 968-3400 for more information.

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