Photos: Big rides and family fun at Boone County Fair

Father and son join the parade of antique tractors at the Boone County Fair in Belvidere. The fair, Aug. 9-14, considers itself “A fair dedicated to families.” Featured performer was country music star and former "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
The Ferris wheel (right photo) at the midway after dark. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
Hatching baby chicks are a fascinating study for a young girl. (Photo by Jon McGinty)
A competitor drives her team of Haflinger horses in the team obstacle course competition. (Photo by Jon McGinty)

From the Aug. 17-23, 2011, issue