Jesse Gunkel
Club reporter
The Johnson County Fair is taking place July 27 through Aug. 3, a week earlier than usual this year, and no one should miss out on it.
There is nothing more family-focused than the county fair. The event opens with the rabbit and dog show on Sunday and continues with the youth rodeo on Monday. Tuesday night is the Night of Fun & Challenge, which includes a Mutton Bustin’, a Calf Scramble, and a Greased Pig Contest for youth. Guests will need to get there early, there’s a limit of 50 contestants for the Mutton Busting.
There will also be a Pedal Pull. On Wednesday night, is the Touch-A-Truck event, where visitors can see and learn about dozens of large vehicles, and crawl all over them. There will be farm vehicles, motorcycles, fire trucks and many more.
Thursday night is the Amateur Flat Track Racing and Docey Dandies Square Dance Club, and tours of the 4-H project building for those interested in learning about 4-H and possibly becoming members of a club in their area. The carnival also opens on Thursday.
Friday night is the Ranch Rodeo, pie contest, Chain Saw Art Auction and the Barnyard Olympics.
On Saturday are the parade, the Demolition Derby, and the 4-H and FFA Animal and Project Auction. Tuesday through Saturday Grandpa’s Barn is open to everyone, and Wednesday through Friday the Chain Saw Artist is making pieces for the auction on Friday. So come on down to the Johnson County Fairgrounds and enjoy the family atmosphere that you don’t want to miss!