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 are located just north of downtown Gardner
Decorated scarecrows express this year’s theme of Something to Crow About and will be one of the first sights to enjoy as you enter the fairground. The fair will feature the usual wide variety of fun, family entertainment, including the open youth rodeo, amateur flat track races, demolition derby, bull blast and barrel racing, carnival rides, and a wide assortment of exhibits and booths. Nightly entertainment will be featured, for free, on the Midway Stage. Admission tickets for main grandstand events may be purchased onsite.
Some fair activities actually begin Sunday, Aug. 5 with the 8 a.m. rabbit show and the 4:30 p.m. 4-H dog show/obedience and showmanship, both in the Livestock Pavilion. Things then start to pick up Monday, Aug. 6 with the 4-H food judging, from 1 – 9 p.m. and the continuation of the 4-H dog show/rally and agility starting at 2:30 p.m. The coronation of the 4-H Rodeo Queen takes place at 6:45 p.m. and the Open Youth Rodeo follows at 7 p.m.
The fair kicks into full gear Tuesday, Aug. 7. Activities include the arrival of project entries by 4-H and open participants. County fair is a big part of the Johnson (click on (Heritage Plaza). All contributions should be mailed to: Johnson County Fair Association, c/o Heritage Plaza, PO Box
361, Gardner, KS 66030.
The Johnson County Fair Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.
With the 2012 Johnson County Fair about to begin, fairgoers are invited to visit the Heritage Plaza, take a break, and appreciate the growing list of names that have left their mark in time, and by their deeds. The Heritage Plaza is a legacy being built one engraved paver at a time for past, present, and future generations to share and enjoy.