As a former 4-Her and someone who loves to still be involved in the program at the county level, this time of year always brings back numerous memories of happiness, stress, frustration, accomplishment, and defeat (just to name a few!)...About a month before the county fair, I was finishing up projects, working with livestock, and preparing for that week-long, activity-packed period of mixed emotions and the opportunity to showcase the work I had completed throughout the 4-H year. My favorite part about the fair was that it brought the entire county together to participate in events, whether it was youth competitions or fun non-related 4-H activities for all ages.
As we near July, please take a few minutes to check out the county fairs near you. You never know what attractions or contests they have to offer that may interest you! It is important for communities to support their county fairs since so many youth across the state and nation participate in either 4-H or FFA - a big portion of the future of the agricultural industry.
Check out these county fairs in Tyree Ag's service area!
Barber County Fair | Medicine Lodge, KS | July , 2017
Kingman County Fair | Kingman, KS | July 26-29, 2017
Ness County Fair | Ness City, KS | July 26-29, 2017 | Check out their Facebook page!
Beaver County Free Fair | Beaver, OK | September 7-9, 2017
Ellis County Fair | Check out Ellis County OSU Extension's Facebook page!
Harper County Fair | Buffalo, OK | September 7-9, 2017
Woodward County Free Fair | Woodward, OK | Check out their Facebook page!