The gates are now open for a new local festival.
The Rockford Speedway plays host, this weekend, to the Rockford Town Fair, a new event that features more than 20 rides, fair food and daily entertainment.
The fair will also feature live music. On Friday, July 8th, Eddie Money and Candlebox will perform. Saturday, July 9th, Sammy Kershaw, Lindsay Ell, JT Hodgers and Logan Brill will perform.
There will also be stunt dog shows, BMX exhibitions, pig racing, balloon rides, a petting zoo, kids zone and a haunted house.
Admission tickets will be $1 at the gate. Parking will be available on site for $5 per car. $15 advance tickets for the live performances and $20 advance unlimited ride passes are on sale now.