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When area residents founded the Kendall County Fair in 1841, they wanted to show off their prize livestock and share agricultural techniques. They held chariot races, served ice cream, and showed exhibitions of horticulture, needlework, and machinery. Then, after 53 years, the old fair was forced to close its gates in August 1907 due to expenses and declining ticket sales. In 1993, a group of volunteers conspired to resurrect the show and continue its mission of education and entertainment.

Today, livestock compete for blue ribbons and local canines are groomed to battle in a dog show. Nashville country-music artists suffuse the air with their twangy observations on life and brave souls climb aboard modern machinery to charge through obstacle courses during lawn-mower races. Amid all this excitement, the fair’s organizers also host an antique-tractor parade, attempting to keep old machines running in a straight line—a feat more difficult than reprogramming a robot dog with new software.

222 S Bridge St
Yorkville,
IL
US

The die-hard paddlers of Geneva Kayak Center stay on the move throughout the year?both in their watercraft and across the globe. From May to September, they are headquartered in and around Chicago, where they teach kayaking during courses, workshops, and quick orientations, and dole out kayaks, canoes, and tubes for those who want to explore the Fox River's whitewater on their own.

When cold breezes start to blow through the Windy City, they head to Saint Marys, Georgia, to lead kayak camps and sea adventures on the Cumberland Island National Seashore. They also lead curated adventures off the costs of Alaska and Maine and in Wisconsin's idyllic Door County, where kayakers might spot deer grazing on grass or nibbling on cheese curds.

301 E Hydraulic St.
Yorkville,
IL
US

In 1927, The Southland Ice Company’s icehouses were one of the few refuges from the searing Dallas heat and marauding bands of tumbleweeds. That same year, the company’s employees realized the frigid temperatures could also preserve items such as milk and eggs. Soon, as more items and services such as gasoline were gradually added to the operation, the company expanded to stores called Totem’s. To account for the boom in popularity, the stores were kept open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and to reflect these new hours, the store name was changed to 7-Eleven.

Today, 7-Eleven has nearly 50,000 locations in 16 countries. The stores are now open 24/7 and sell everything from iconic Slurpee and Big Gulp drinks to coffee, hot dogs, baked goods, and signature 7-Select products. The store’s involvement in the community matches its commitment to convenience, with generous charity donations and a pledge to the safe sale of age-restricted products.

1541 Sycamore Rd
Yorkville,
IL
US

Step 1. Purchase your Groupon using the buy button on this page.Step 2. No need to do anything else! By purchasing this Groupon and providing your name and shipping address, you've completed the order for your backyard frisbee game and it should ship within 7-14 business days.Step 3. Enjoy!This deal is a partnership between Groupon and Water Sports, LLC. For questions or comments, please visit the discussion board on this page. For post-purchase inquiries, please contact Groupon customer service. View the Groupon Goods FAQ for additional information.

12127 Galena Rd
Plano,
IL
US

Creative Kernels Gourmet Popcorn offers 20 of your favorite popcorn flavors, popped fresh daily and made with only the finest ingredients. Our caramel corn is gluten-free! Why stand in line and wait, when you can order from the comfort of your home or office.

3868 Sandy Bluff Road
Plano,
IL
US