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Northfield’s Michael Santostefano (left) and his twin daughter Siena chat with his brother Alex while he holds twin Hadley Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Northfield State Fair at Clarkson Park. Photos by Jill Dunbar/22nd Century Media
Northfield’s Elizabeth Blodgett with dancing grand daughters Lucille Christian, 3, and Magnolia Christian, 5.
Northfield’s Ella Gartz, 13, and Rachel Leiter, 13, purchase delicious chocolate, M&M covered apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Nicole Smith, 12, Natalie Smith, 16, of Libertyville run the booth for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory with Jen Bacon purchasing rock candy.
Northfield’s Lola Laughlin, 5, plays in the bouncy house with friends.
Wilmette’s Krista Robinson waits for her son Charlie, 3, to slide.
Panic at the Costco plays as residents barbecue and enjoy the music.
2018 Ribfest winner Matt Barton. Photo Submitted
Mikey Soler, the son of the late Steve Soler, was one of the Ribfest judges at the Northfield State Fair Saturday, Sept. 8, at Clarkson Park. Photo Submitted
Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter
4:21 pm CDT September 11, 2018

Like kids on Christmas morning, Northfield residents giggled with glee on Saturday, Sept. 8, thrilled that the time had come for the annual Northfield State Fair at Clarkson Park. This time-honored tradition unites family and friends, entertaining with music and food,  earning the tagline, “Northfield’s Best Holiday.”