December 1, 2015

Fair parade to honor Lefmanns

Mark Taylor The Johnson County Fair Committee will honor J.P. and Gloria Lefmann as Grand Marshals of the parade on Aug. 11. J.P and Gloria are long time volunteers in Johnson County, having served as 4-H leaders and being active in Farm Bureau. Both are active in the Nazarene Church, with J.P. serving on Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair benefits community in a multitude of ways

Chairman Ed Eilert and Commissioner Calvin Hayden The Johnson County Fair truly is as American as apple pie. In fact, pie and its auctioning off, donation back for resale, and auctioning off again has supported a decadelong memorial fund, funding special projects and improvements, past and present, to the fairgrounds. Proceeds from past pie auctions Continue Reading

It’s fair time in Johnson County

Don’t let the scarecrows scattered throughout the fairgrounds scare you away from this year’s Johnson County Fair, Aug. 7 – 11 in Gardner. Bring your flock and enjoy this wonderful annual event that showcases the cultural heritage of rural America. Admission to the fairgrounds is free and includes entry into many events. The county fairgrounds Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair results posted

Fair results are now available at:

Johnson County Fair Parade

The Gardner Area Chamber of Commerce is facilitating the parade on Saturday, August 13, 2011. If you want to be a participant instead of a spectator, YOU can. Dress up your dog, decorate your bike, ride your horse, drive your car- tractor- truck, use your imagination. Businesses, clubs, or individuals are welcome and encouraged to Continue Reading

4-H’er discusses process of raising rabbits

Veronica Mullin Special to The Gardner News 4H is a family convention for many people. Much of their time is invested year round in preparation for events, the biggest of which is by far the Johnson County Fair. Elena Burg, a member of the Country Hearts Club, looks forward to participating in the fair each Continue Reading

Wrapping up a hot time at the fair

Corbin H. Crable The last sheep has left the arena and the last funnel cake has been consumed, but organizers of the Johnson County Fair say that within a couple of months, plans will already be under way for the 2011 fair. There’s one thing they’ll have to assume, however – it’s going to Continue Reading

Fun in the sun

At the fair

Going to the dogs