It’s hard to know which historical treasure defines Ness County, Kansas most. Is it the homestead of famed inventor George Washington Carver? Or is it the 19th century limestone bank building known as the “Skyscraper of the Plains”? For all these reasons, and many more, Ness County is a proud home to heritage that celebrates the past while looking to the horizon. Continue reading
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.
“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.
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.
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