Our County Fair Has Come And Gone

| 8/11/2014 11:25:00 AM

Ginnie BakerIt’s hard to believe but our Richland County Fair has come and gone. Where has the summer gone? Our Fair is a big one with a lot of activities. It’s a big job to pull everything together. This was the 164th Richland County Fair.




The Fair manager for the past 17 years, Dean Wells, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 78 just a few months before the Fair. His “right hand gal,” Kim, became the interim Fair manager, responsible for putting the Fair together, ensuring all the vendors were ready for the Fair and making sure all the activities and grandstand shows were in place.

Fortunately, she had a group behind her to help at a moment’s notice.

8/12/2014 2:35:42 PM

Ginne, fairs are fun, aren't they? I really should go to more than I do. I used to go to the Iowa State Fair for a number of years but haven't been there for about four years. The county fairs are fun as well. It seems that in addition to fairs in the fall there are numerous celebrations of all ethnic groups. Harvest is a time of celebration. I guess it stems from past times when food would have been in abundance and the long toil of summer finally came to fruition. ***** Have a great county fair day. ***** Have a great county fair day.