Now that Independence Day has come and gone, we've officially entered the back half of summer, but don't start crying into your flip-flops, because there is still a ton of summertime fun to be had over the next month in the Rockford area!

If your summertime dreams involve a lot of live music, the smell of fried food, and the screams and laughter of thrilled children surrounding you, the most wonderful time of the year is finally here!

It's officially fair time in the Stateline area! 

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If you have successfully waited until now to scarf down all the fried concoctions and freshly-squeezed lemonade that you can get your hands on, put your stretchy pants on and let's go!

8 Fairs & Festivals Your Family Will Love in the Rockford Area

I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that my daughters have been asking when the fair starts since their second day of summer vacation. The fact that we now live just down the road from the Winnebago County Fairgrounds is not helping curb their constant fair-related questions, or their desire to take about 20 trips around the merry-go-round either...

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If your family can't wait to hop on rides or visit animals at the fair, here comes the good news; two popular county fairs in the Stateline area just kicked off this week; the Stephenson County Fair in Freeport, Illinois, and the Rock County 4-H Fair in Janesville, Wisconsin!

Here's the lowdown on all the popular fairs happening over the next month that are just a short drive from the Stateline area...

2022 Fairs and Festivals Happening in the Rockford Area

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