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Mon.-Fri. 8am-9pm
Sat. & Sun. 8am-8pm


10800 S Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-5576

Store News

The Holiday Season is here, and we have all the ingredients to make your parties and gatherings a success!

Christmas Dinner

Call the Meat Hotline at 773-238-5582 to order your customized roasts and tenderloins.We have deli trays to fit any occasion; click on the catering tab to view our many different varieties to fit your needs. Our new and improved Bakery features holiday cakes, cookies, and breads! And don't forget to check out our fully stocked liquor department. Come in and see us today!

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COUNTY FAIR DONATES $125,000.00
COUNTY FAIR DONATES $125,000.00 TO THE BEVERLY ART CENTER!

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"We Love County Fair Customers"

It is this commitment that has enabled our family business to thrive and survive for the last 75 years.

Billy Boy

Bill Baffes age 4, outside his father’s store, New City Foods.

Bill Baffes was literally raised in his parent’s Mom & Pop store in the South Side of Chicago. As a small boy, he often accompanied his Dad to the South Water Market.

Upon graduating from high school, Bill attended Knox College and graduated in 1958. He was a part-time teacher, and then served in the U.S. Air Force.

Soon after Bill married his college sweetheart, Joan, and after six months of marriage, he and his brother-in-law, George Kapsimalis bought their first store on 111th Street.

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(L to R) Store Archetect Bill Benjamn, Bill Baffes Terri Baffes (now Winkler) Joan Baffes, Tom Baffes, Ald. Fitzgerald, George Kapsimalis

Five years later, Bill became obsessed with that beautiful treed lot on 108th and Western, and with a little money and a lot of persuasion, convinced several investors to build him a beautiful store, which he named County Fair.

After two years at County Fair, his partner George passed away and Bill was forced to wear two hats.

During the next several years, he bought two additional stores.

His love affair with the original store was overwhelming, and he decided to sell the other stores, concentrate on expanding our present location, which now encompasses an entire city block, and is known throughout Chicagoland as one of the most exciting food stores.

As Bill’s children Terri, Tom, Katie, and Chrissy graduated from college, they all contributed to our present success.

Tom Baffes

Bill’s only son, Tom Baffes is now the President of County Fair. Bill’s son-in-law, Mike Winkler is the General Manager.

"Tom is a great role model for the employees to emulate because he’s a great team player whose enthusiasm rubs off on everyone around him." Bill said.