April 20, 2014

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 …

Johnson County Fair photos: Day 1

A 4-H'er leads her horses to the main arena on the Johnson County Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning. Horse judging took place throughout the morning, with related events scheduled throughout the day. Staff photo by Veronica Mullin

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 …

Johnson County Fair at the mercy of weather, economy

Molly Allison-Gallimore sheers a sheep during the 2007 Johnson County Fair. File photo

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 …

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 …

Johnson County Fair returns to Gardner next week

Crowds enjoy watching a rodeo at the 2008 Johnson County Fair. This year’s fair will take place next week, from Aug. 2 to 7. File photo

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 …

Fair traffic should cruise smoothly

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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 …

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…

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 …

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 …