July 5, 2019
Written By Adam Buckallew
County and state fairs, the ephemeral experiences that bring scores of people together for parades, livestock shows, carnivals, pageants and more, are a highlight of the summer for many rural residents. The draw of blue-ribbon competitions, Tilt-a-Whirl rides, funnel cakes and rodeos entices fairgoers out for fun and camaraderie despite the scorching heat. Though the brevity of the fairs is bittersweet, the way they unite communities makes it all worthwhile.