Fair festivities begin in Fairfield
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:59:17 GMT —
The first Greater Jefferson County Fair was held in 1851 and it's still going strong today.
Wednesday is the first full day of activities with livestock weigh-ins and judging. The Queen Contest begins at 6:30 p.m. and later Wednesday is the talent contest at 7:30 p.m. and the tough trucks show at 8 p.m. New this year is Doc Anderson, a magician who will perform several times over the next few days.
Each year, 15 fair board members and volunteers work to keep the fair as fun and cost-effective as possible.
"This is a nice little fair, we've heard it and heard it time and time again that it's a small, nice fair," said Fair Board President Steve Fritchen. "We've had people come from other counties and they just can't believe it. They have a good time here."
Fritchen said some of the fair's most popular events include the tractor pull, which will be held at noon on Saturday, and the demo derby, which is 7 p.m. Sunday. Fireworks will wrap up the fair after the demo derby.
For a complete list of events, click here.