4-H’ers, their family and friends crowded the livestock arena on the Johnson County Fairgrounds for the first day of the fair on Monday, Aug. 2. Day one of the fair ended with the 4-H dog show, in which 4-H’ers led their dogs through an obstacle course to show off the animals’ agility. Here, a 4-H member leads her dog to a platform at the beginning of an obstacle course. Judges followed each of the contestants as they made their way through the course. Staff photo by Corbin H. Crable


Shadow (left) and Addie were among the dogs waiting to show the audience their moves at the dog show. The Johnson County Fair continues through this week. Staff photo by Corbin H. Crable


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


4-H members wait for horse judging to begin Tuesday morning. Attendance for the fair was high despite the heat that gripped the area. Staff photo by Veronica Mullin


The Johnson County Fair's carnival rides had been set up and ready to go by Tuesday morning. The carnival will open at 6 p.m. each night this week on the fairgrounds. Staff photo by Veronica Mullin