County Fair Memories

Readers share stories of the excitement of 4-H livestock exhibits, rides, games and summertime fun at the county fair.

| May/June 2014

  • Our readers share many great wonderful memories from past county fairs.
    Illustration by Brian Orr

Summertime brings with it the annual county fair. From 4-H livestock exhibits to the thrill of carnival rides, many wonderful childhood memories were made at the fairgrounds.

As you read the stories below, close your eyes and think back to your own county fair experiences. We’ll bet you still enjoy the county fair, even as an adult.

County Fair Memories

Coffeyville, Kansas, Holds Annual Rodeo and Fair
Member of 4-H Club Enjoyed Fair Competitions
Midway Games Were a Favorite
Much Fun Had at Fairgrounds
Summer Fun Includes a Day at the Fair

We Want to Hear Your Story

We want to hear about your best, worst, funniest or most memorable hunting and fishing adventures. We’d also love it if you’d share your favorite fish or game recipe with us. Send us your story and recipe, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available, and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our Capper’s Farmer website. Email them to or send them to Capper’s Farmer Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope.

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