Everyone’s Favorite Home-Grown Festival: The Sheridan County Fair

The Sheridan County Fair is fun for the whole family.

The Sheridan County Fair is fun for the whole family.

Amidst the whirling carnival rides and stalks of corn (entered in Tallest Corn Contest, of course), the heart of the Sheridan County Fair beats in time with the community. This Kansas fair is completely volunteer-organized and run and unique, personal touches fill the summer event from start to finish.

The 2013 Sheridan County Fair theme is “Blue Jeans and Children’s Dreams” – a fitting homage to an event that figures in many fond memories and draws participants to Sheridan County every year.

Sheridan County Fair

The Sheridan County Fair is an annual treat.

“Everyone comes home for the Sheridan County Fair!” says Julianne Shoup, K-State Extension Agent.

The Sheridan County Fair features family favorites like the Friday evening parade, the rodeo, carnival, Kiss the Pig Contest, Tallest Corn Contest, and 4-H food auction and livestock sale. These events are a good time for spectators – but why watch when you can get in the middle of the action? Everyone is invited to enter something in the Sheridan County Fair, which showcases unique talents and crafts like restoring antiques and growing prize blooms.

The Sheridan County Fair carnival offers fun late into the summer night.

The Sheridan County Fair carnival offers fun late into the summer night.

Don’t miss the event that has northwestern Kansas talking, year after year. There’s still time to submit entries for the fair. Visit the Sheridan County Fair Board webpage for more details and entry forms or join them on Facebook.

Download a full schedule of events.

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4 thoughts on “Everyone’s Favorite Home-Grown Festival: The Sheridan County Fair

  1. I have gone since I was a child and now my children LOVE going every year! We look forward to fair time. Many thanks to all of the people that work so hard to make this happen year after year!!

  2. My family loves the Fair, you have to drag the kids away. And there’s something special about the small town fairs, they’re a little bit more community friendly and I think have more honest ideals.

  3. Great pictures. County fairs are great ways to get the family out when you live in small towns. It’s got something for everyone.

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