In Praise of County Fairs

Fair week begins Saturday here. The next few weeks all of the counties will have their fairs so that entries can go to State Fair. Our local fair has dwindled since I was a child. It’s mostly a 4H fair now, although local residents can enter open stock items for judging and win ribbons and small cash prizes. 4H members and FFA members from the High School show dogs, sheep, horses, cows, etc. and then top it off with an auction for cows and pigs. The bidders pay way too much money and the kids sock money away in college …

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