February 6, 2016

Friday at the Johnson County Fair

7 a.m. Gates open 8 a.m. Beef judged at the livestock pavilion 9 a.m. Buildings open for senior citizens only 10 a.m. Buildings open to everyone 2 p.m. Livestock judging will start at 2 p.m. or 30 minutes after beef judging 6 p.m. Arena ticket booth opens 6 p.m. Carnival opens 6 p.m. Best pie Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair photos: Day 1

Fair will be a ‘wild ‘n’ wooly’ time this year

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Last year, it was cows. Now, sheep are taking center stage at the 2010 Johnson County Fair, Aug. 2-7 in Gardner. This year’s theme is “Wild ‘N’ Wooly,” and, like last year, the Fair Board has encouraged area merchants to design and decorate wooden sheep to display at their businesses and Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair at the mercy of weather, economy

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Although area events and activities have felt the effects of the economic recession, the Johnson County Fair has a more sizable foe to deal with: the weather. And with the recent bouts of sweltering heat mixed with deluges of rain, fair organizers must be ready for anything. “What affects us most Continue Reading

Great Plains 4-H honors pledge as it prepares for fair

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking…” Members of the Great Plains 4-H Club have enjoyed learning new things this year in preparation for Club Days and the Johnson County Fair. The Eflins taught the Electricity class, making generators and brushless motors. Zach Nason taught the Rocketry class. He taught them how to build certain Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair returns to Gardner next week

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Fair enthusiasts, 4-H members, funseekers and plenty of sheep will descend on Gardner next week for the annual Johnson County Fair. The fair runs Aug. 2-7 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds near downtown Gardner. The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Wild ‘N’ Wooly,’ and, like last year, area merchants have Continue Reading

Fair traffic should cruise smoothly

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Repairs to Madison Street are complete in time for the fair, but lane reductions at U.S. 56 Highway and Main Street will continue throughout the week. “Madison is done,” Fairburn said. “Everyone was sort of holding their breath there a little bit. Everything should be great.” The annual Johnson County Fair brings Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair schedule

Main events Open Youth Rodeo 7 p.m., Aug. 2 (Admission: ages 5 and under are free; ages 6-12 are $3; ages 13 and over are $7) Family Fun Night 6 p.m., Aug. 3 Admission is free. Firefighter and police demos 7 p.m., Aug. 4 Admission is free. Amateur flat track racing 6:30 p.m. hot laps; Continue Reading

County fair will be ‘wild ‘n’ wooly’ time this year

Corbin H. Crable chcrable@gardnernews.com Last year, it was cows. Now, sheep are taking center stage at the 2010 Johnson County Fair, Aug. 2-7 in Gardner. This year’s theme is “Wild ‘N’ Wooly,” and, like last year, the Fair Board has encouraged area merchants to design and decorate wooden sheep to display at their businesses and Continue Reading

Johnson County Fair set for Aug. 2-7

It’s almost fair time in Gardner. The Johnson County Fair will run Aug. 2-7. Admission to the fairgrounds is free and includes entry into many events. This year’s fair promises to be “Wild ‘n Wooly.” Fun events on store for everyone to enjoy include a four foot plywood sheep silhouette decorating contest, a sheep coloring Continue Reading