Mayor of Gardner
The theme for the 2013 Johnson County Fair is “It’s a Wild Ride.” There is a week’s worth of judged competitions, rodeo events, races, sales, entertainment, and a demolition derby. The dining choices are wide, with variety of food to eat that is akin to a study in gastronomy. There is a carnival with five nights of rides that provide thrills, and games that test your skills.
On Saturday morning the Johnson County Fair Parade rolls through downtown Gardner with thousand of city and county residents in attendance for music, dancing, horses, all manner of motor vehicle, fabulous floats, and marching bands.
The fair is indeed a “Wild Ride” and not just because of the thrill rides, but also because it rarely offers a dull moment.
Enjoy the “Wild Ride” knowing that you are a safe and secure due to city police and county sheriff’s officers, fire and emergency medical services, and the careful planning and execution of the fair board and their many volunteers.
This Aug. 4-10, I hope you take time to enjoy the fun, food, and pageantry. Fair time is a great time to live in Gardner. Enjoy this time with your family, friends, and in fellowship with your community. Stay cool, and take advantage of all this event, in Johnson County unique to Gardner, has to offer.