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About the LCFA

The Lake County Fair Association - LCFA - is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that produces the annual Lake County Fair and manages daily operations of the Fairgrounds and Event Center. The Association is self-supporting and is not financially dependent on any municipal, county or state government. LCFA is comprised of dues-paying members, led by an elected Fair Board of Directors and Executive Board. Revenues generated by the Fair, membership dues, facilities rental and other activities are re-invested into the annual Lake County Fair and the maintenance and development of the Fairgrounds and Event Center.  

Become a Member

Get involved!  LCFA is member-driven and relies on the support of the community to continue the time honored traditions of the annual Lake County Fair, educational programs in partnership with 4H and other public events year-round.

2017 memberships are available for purchase through August 31, 2017.  The membership term is valid from January 1 through December 31, 2017. Members are not required to reside in Lake County, Illinois, but must be 18 years of age at the time of enrollment.  

Please stop by the fair office through August 31 to register for the 2017 membership program. Cash or check accepted.

Adopt-a-Spot Beautification Program

To all of our 2016 participants, congratulations to one and all, the work you did on your spots was FANTASTIC! Adopt-a-Spot is perfect as a community service project for scouts, teens and civic organizations...or corporate team-building activity!

Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you begin planning for 2017:

  • We ask that you incorporate any existing plants into your design.
  • Be sure to plan your spot with maintenance needs and sun/soil/drainage issues in mind.
  • Any hardscaping or permanently installed ornamental features must remain with the garden at the end of the season and will not be returned to the adopter.
  • The Lake County Fairgrounds will provide the space, but each adopter is responsible for procuring all materials needed and providing all labor.
  • You may begin planting as soon as you have signed and returned this letter to the Fair Office. 
  • Spots must be maintained from the time of adoption through September 30, 2017.  Your spot must always be maintained and look its best for the week of the Lake County Fair:  July 26-30, 2017.
  • You may put a sign—no larger than 12” x 18” to identify your spot and thank any donors.  Lawn signs are an easy, affordable, and professional option.  
  • If you will be planting trees or any large items, the Fair Office will ensure that any underground wires are marked.
  • The adopter is responsible for watering their spot.  If water access is not available near your spot, you may set up a rain barrel (at your expense) and the Fair can assist with filling the rain barrel, as needed.  Please contact the Fair Office for more information.
  • You are welcome to maintain your garden any day of the week from 8am-8pm.  However, due to events at the Fairgrounds throughout the year, date & time restrictions will occasionally be communicated to each adopter via email.
  • If you anticipate you will have a large amount of weeds or plant removal during your initial planting/cleanup, please contact the Fair Office for assistance.

If you would like to participate in the 2017 Adopt-A-Spot program, please call the Fairgrounds Office at 847.680.7200


Official Host Hotel

From antique shows to sporting events…. From music festivals to dogs shows…. the Lake County Fairgrounds is host to events nearly every week of the year!  If your hotel is interested in participating or learning more about the host hotel program, please contact
John Maguire at 847.680.7200



Thank you for your interest in working at the Lake County Fairgrounds.  Available internships and employment opportunities will be posted on this page.

Current job openings at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center:

Facilities Assistant (Part-Time: multiple positions available)

Apply via OR complete the LCFA employment application


Lake County Fair Association is an equal opportunity employer.