Well its official the 161st Brown County Fair is September 24th through 29th. This means that the fair books are out for this year. The first fair book to say, “The Little State Fair “was printed in 1939. We have an obligation to keep this slogan correct. During my 3 years on the Fair Board, I have got to see all the parts that have to come together to give you the entertainment value of our fair. The thing that I am so impressed with is the local involvement of businesses, volunteers, and the pride of Junior Fair members representing “The Little State Fair”.
www.littlestatefair.com is another way you can get the newest information about the fair. I like the facts about the Brown Co. Fair that runs at the bottom of any information you look for when on the website. Between the Fair Book and the website you have a wealth of information to keep you updated about the last week of September in Brown Co.
I’m looking forward to see our local newspapers coverage of the Ohio State Fair. Many Junior Fair members have shown and been judged for their projects at State Fair level. The pride and ability they show presents Brown Co. as a county for the future leaders in the State of Ohio. Many times I have mentioned the strength of Brown Co. 4-H and F.F.A. in public speaking and being able to present their views to the public.
I wish to apologize for forgetting two sponsors at the Summer Tractor Pull. R.M. Armstrong Insurance and Seips Auto Supply. If your business would be interested in helping sponsor the tractor pull in July or at the Brown Co. Fair please get in touch with me at the fairgrounds and I will be pleased to show you what we have for you advertising dollar.
Harold Manning, Kyle Cahall, and Tom Cluxton are in charge of the parade on Monday September 24th. Please get the application for your parade entry in by September 1 this year. Starting with Grand Marshall Becky Cropper the parade will open the 161st Brown Co. Fair. I wonder if there was a parade through Russellville in 1850 at the first Brown Co. Fair. This thought fits in with our theme this year “Celebrate the Past, Imagine the Future”. Parade entries this year can help by getting your entry in early, being at the school on time, and go to the parking lot before unloading or taking down your entry.