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TAG : county fair

At the fair

There are a lot of things that I look forward to doing during the summer months. One is going to the fair. The county fair is being held this week where I live in Macon count as well as the neighboring Shelby county. The kids here always seem to enjoy showing their livestock that they've ...

Trip to the Fair

Every year, I can't resist going to the local county fair. I didn't participate in 4H or FFA as a kid. At that time, people had a tendency to look down their noses at a "town kid" being in something that was supposed to be for the "country kids." I guess it was just as well. I was way too shy ...

County Fair Memories

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 ...

Rodeo Fair on a Western Colorado Homestead

A neighbor came by our farm telling us, newcomers to a western Colorado homestead, about the county fair. We fixed a picnic dinner and went. All the families spread their dinners together. People came up and introduced themselves and shook hands. No strangers-it was wonderful. There were ...

Aladdin Lamps and County Fairs: Childhood Memories of the Family Farm

I was born in 1921, and one of my first memories of the farm where I was raised was of the Aladdin lamp my parents had. It made a white light and was such an improvement over the older kerosene lamps. Our neighbors told us they put on their overshoes by the light created by the Aladdin lamp on ...