Corcoran holds biggest Country Daze ever: Aug. 19 to 20, Corcoran Lions Park

Hairball’s fabulous vocals, guitar playing, pyrotechnics and costumes entertain the crowd on Saturday night. Country Daze planners moved the two-day long celebration to Corcoran Lions Park this year to accommodate large crowds and concerts, such as Hairball, Maiden Dixie was on the main stage Friday night, providing a good variety of tunes for dancing and singing along. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Area Jaycees) Micki and Todd McCaffrey, of Crystal, took second place and the People’s Choice Award in the classic car show with their 1959 black and red Ford Skyliner. Neil Anderson, of Corcoran, took first place with his red 1955 Chevy convertible, and Judy and Wayne Baumeister, of Crystal, won third place with their blue and white 1955 Chevy 210 sedan. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Area Jaycees) Jill Pennings serves as the engineer of the kiddie train. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Area Jaycees)
Firefighters compete in the Firefighter’s Waterball Tournament, a brand-new Country Daze attraction this year, with 12 departments participating. Rockford Fire Department won and Rogers Fire Department took second place. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Area Jaycees) James Gerholt (right), of Remarkable Reptiles, introduces one of his friends to youngsters. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Greta Schaeffer, of Maple Grove, views the grounds from horseback. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Breta Stollenwerk, of Rogers, has a face painter brighten up her arm. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Food alley has lots of county fair-type offerings to satisfy hunger cravings. (Photo by Bill Nord) The Big Foot monster truck awaits its crushing performance at the grandstand. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Evelyn Olberding, of Rockford, gets an aerial view of Corcoran Lions Park from the bungee jumper. (Photo by Bill Nord)
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Hairball’s fabulous vocals, guitar playing, pyrotechnics and costumes entertain the crowd on Saturday night. Country Daze planners moved the two-day long celebration to Corcoran Lions Park this year to accommodate large crowds and concerts, such as Hairball, Maiden Dixie was on the main stage Friday night, providing a good variety of tunes for dancing and singing along. (Photo courtesy of Northwest Area Jaycees)