Farm Heritage Festival


Farm Heritage Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21

Check out hundreds of antique tractors, cars and steam engines, and other farm machinery as we celebrate Lake County’s rural roots at the 22nd Annual Farm Heritage Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, 9 am–4 pm, at Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda. All ages are invited.

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

The event features a daily tractor parade starting at 1:30 pm, and a petting zoo, open daily, 11 am–4 pm. Other activities include sheep herding demonstrations, scarecrow making, museum exhibits, wagon and barrel train rides and other activities for kids and families.

Daily admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors (ages 62 and up) and youth (ages 4–17). A two-day weekend pass is also available for $15 for adults and $7 for youth and seniors. Children three 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 by downloading a $1 off coupon to bring 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.

For more information about the Farm Heritage Festival, call 847-968-3400.