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      Fair festivities begin in Fairfield

      The Greater Jefferson County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

      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.