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Storm disrupted Will County Fair on Thursday

Fair runs through Sunday

PEOTONE – Heavy thunderstorms on Thursday temporarily disrupted the Will County Fair. 

The storm caused the tents for some vendors at the fair to blow over and paused activities at the fair for nearly a half hour, a Will County Fair Association representative said. The fair and its rides resumed afterward.

Peotone, home to the Will County Fairgrounds, was one of the few areas in the county affected by the weather system that was more severe to the north and south, said Harold Damron, director of the Will County Emergency Management Agency. Damron said there were reports of a couple of trees blown down in the Peotone area in addition to the disruption at the fair.

Other parts of the Chicago region sustained torrential rainfall. Will County seemed to be in "an alley" that stayed relatively dry between heavy rain that hit both to the north and sough of the county, Damron said.

The fair continues through Sunday.

On Sunday, the carnival opens at noon, followed by a baby show for babies 6 to 36 months and the fifth annual chili cook-off. At 2 p.m. there will be a music humor show in the family entertainment tent, followed by a Circus Boy Bobby Hunt.

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