The 2017 Perry County Fair
queen is believed to be the first Perry County native to place at state when she was named as the second runner up at the Miss Illinois County Fair
Queen Pageant yesterday in Springfield.
Today, harness racing can still be found in the hundreds of county fairs
that host the sport each year.
Corn dogs and elephant's ears will be served up a bit early next summer when the Lane County Fair
moves to late July from its longtime August run.
Today's county fairs
offer a variety of competitions under "open class.
The carnival's not what I thought of as a kid,'' said Tom Carlock, a 12-year veteran working the dart throw at the recent Ventura County Fair
There is no more authentic rural environment than a county fair
This fun, old-fashioned county fair
is affordable for the whole family and jam-packed with all-star entertainment.
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, which is administering the grant program, will release detailed eligibility requirements and the application this fall, allowing the county fairs
time to prepare project proposals that are shovel-ready and that could be implemented starting next year.
Qualifying races will also be held at Afton Fair in Afton, Seneca County Fair
in Waterloo, Otsego County Fair
in Morris, Chenango County Fair
in Norwich, and Steuben County Fair
have been a colorful thread in the fabric of American life for long enough to have become deeply interwoven with the culture.
A competition with teams from three other county fairs
will take place Aug.
With 28 of the state's 36 annual county fairs
this summer complete, attendance has been strong and - in at least one case - record- setting, said John McCulley, executive secretary of the Oregon Fairs Association.
Kidd said that 28 other county fairs
across the country will be participating in the competition, and the entrant with the overall best recipe will be selected as the national contest winner.
coli outbreaks at state and county fairs
in recent years, including one last summer at the Lane County Fair
, when 82 people became ill in the biggest such outbreak in state history.
Mikesell's winning recipe now goes to the chefs at Hormel Foods, the creator of the oft-derided ``mystery meat,'' to pick the best of the 77 winning recipes from county fairs
from across the nation.