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Take me out to the fair: The Johnson County Fair

Going to the county fair has become a national tradition of sorts, particularly in the Kansas City area, and enjoyed through the generations. Pass on that enjoyment at the Johnson County Fair in Gardner, Kansas, beginning August 2nd and continuing through August 7th. Promising everything from a dog show and goat milking demonstrations, to delicious food and a demolition derby, there is sure to be something to please every member of the family.

With this year's fair theme being, "Wild 'N Wooly", sheep subject matter promises to be in plentiful supply. A sheep coloring contest is being offered for young people, as is a sheep-themed bingo game for both young and old on Thursday, August 5th.

Free events will also be numerous, catering especially to the animal-lovers of residents and visitors of Johnson County, Kansas. Beginning with what could be considered a "sneak peak" of the county fair offerings, the ARBA Rabbit Show will be held Sunday, August 1st at 8am. Other free events open to the public include live entertainment, dancing, and countless contests and animal shows.

For those with a little cash to spare, there is always the carnival to investigate. Beginning Tuesday at 5pm and continuing until the end of the fair, prices range from $18 on Tuesday night with two canned goods to $20 per night, which will get visitors unlimited rides.

With such entertainment right in our backyards, the Johnson County Fair is an event that you certainly won't want to miss!


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