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I attended the Pepin County Fair last night, which is just a stone’s throw away from my home in Arkansaw. Given our county’s small size in land area and population (just over 7,000), the fair is only a junior fair for the county’s 4-H clubs and FFA organizations. And the decline of family farms has whittled it down over the years as well.
But its still means something to those who all their hard work and effort into making it run year after year for all of the youth of Pepin County, Wisconsin to display their talents and to the fellow I met yesterday who was attending his 77th Pepin County Fair in a row. It’s something that I believe gives us a reason to exist as a county as a member of the county board I and others who are involved with the fair year after year hope to make improvements that will keep it going well into the future.
I urge all of you bloggers and readers out there to walk the walk and go to your county fair or even state fair if you can when the time rolls around. It’s one thing to reads words on a computer screen and other to see what all means up close and personal, even if you have to avoid cow pies to do so. You won’t regret it.
Here’s a picture I took from the Pierce County Fair in Ellsworth, Wisconsin which is a very good one and large one, for the newspaper I work for. It’s of the hub of the fairgrounds, the Exhibits Building a.k.a the Round Barn.