Photo: Boone County Fair fun

The Boone County Fair at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, Ill., offered six days of fun Aug. 7-12. Featured entertainment included country music star Rodney Atkins, midway rides, tractor pulls, ATV racing, pro bull riding, a demolition derby and many rides, including the summer favorite Ferris wheel (pictured). (Photo by Lynda M. Bolin)

From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue