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 width=The lights, colors, thrills and chills of the Midway are a county fair tradition that can be traced back through the decades. This year, the carnival at the Macoupin County Fair will open at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 19 and will be open nightly from 6 to 11 p.m. through Friday and 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands will be available nightly at 6:00 PM and 5:00 PM on Saturday.

American Banner Amusements, from Marine, IL, will provide between 15 and 18 exciting rides for all ages at the 2011 Macoupin County Fair. Founded in 1969 by family patriarch Robert Beyer, their rides have been kept at the highest quality and are constantly updated and renovated to provide a fresh look and the latest safety updates year after year. They also feature a variety of games filled with great family fun. Unlike a ride you are never too short or too young, and with almost every game being a prize every time you are sure to take home a memory.

Food vendors at the Macoupin County Fair are hired independently, and it’s hard to miss the colorful food stands with enticing smells floating in the air. Fairgoers can enjoy classic carnival treats from corn dogs and funnel cakes to cotton candy, hamburgers, and all their favorite fair foods.

For more information on this year’s Macoupin County Fair, visit their official website at www.macoupincountyfair.org.

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