Taste of McLean Co Fair Food Fest

The fair may be cancelled but don’t miss your opportunity to get your fair food fix!

WJBC and the McLean County Fair invites you to the Fair Food Fest at the McLean County Fairgrounds on August 5-9, 2020!

Admission into the fairgrounds will be FREE and concessions open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

A variety of your favorite menu items will be available including pork chops, BBQ sandwiches, burgers, corn dogs, deep-fried pickles, funnel cakes, and more! Don’t forget to wash it down with a lemonade shake-up.

Social distancing measures and safety precautions will be in place as per health department guidelines. Food may be eaten on the fairgrounds or can be taken to go. Guests will be required to wear a face mask at all times except when seated at a table eating.

Keep up to date on this event and the list of food vendors with the Facebook Event page HERE.

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