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TAG : May/June 2014

Coffeyville, Kansas, Holds Annual Rodeo and Fair

Every year for 105 years now, our small town of Coffeyville, Kansas, holds a fair and rodeo. The festivities include something for everyone — a parade, a carnival, an exhibit hall and a rodeo.My favorite part of the fair is the exhibit hall, where participants can enter and display just about ...

Member of 4-H Club Enjoyed Fair Competitions

When I was growing up, my friends and I looked forward to the county fair with mixed feelings. It took place the third week in August every year, which was the last week of summer before school started up again. We could hardly wait for the carnival rides, the shows, and the delicious food, ...

Summer Fun Includes a Day at the Fair

For my family, summer fun comes in the form of going to the county fair. I can’t think of a place that offers more entertainment. I think what draws me to the fair is that it’s not just a place for fun and excitement in relation to the rides at an amusement park, but it’s also a place ...

Much Fun Had at Fairgrounds

In August 1969, I was a 10-year-old boy. When the Pickaway County Fair rolled around, Mom drove to the fair and parked in a parking lot across the street from the fairgrounds. Then we walked to the fair, where I had to immediately report for work — a four-hour shift at the Knights of Columbus ...

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 ...

Midway Games Were a Favorite

Back in the 1970s, I enjoyed going to the county fair and playing the midway games like the nickel toss, hoping one of the nickels I would gently toss would end up in a glass and bring me a win. Sometimes they did, but oftentimes they didn’t. I generally avoided the too-loud “barkers,” ...