The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Fun At The Henderson County 4-H Fair

by Dessa Rodeffer, Quill Publisher/Owner

July 21, 2021

Since, I've been little, it has been exciting when it's county fair time. For a city girl, it was when I could see cousins and friends and their neat animals they've cared for and hear of the fun they had as they spend the night with their livestock and friends. I enjoyed seeing cows, sheep, horses, rabbits and fancy looking chickens.

As a teenager, I loved seeing friends and hanging out together and meeting new friends from other towns. We went on rides such as the ferris wheel, swings, and loved the Tilt-A-Whirl. We enjoyed getting lemon shake-ups, cotton candy, funnel cakes and walking through tents and buildings to see what entries were there and who received grand prize. One building had plenty of free hand-outs, some would display the newest equipment, even the latest car. Today home businesses display items such as knives, bowls, soaps, make-up, items by wood carvers and carpenters, and there still are many crafts on display. In the arena, Tractor Pulls and horse shows continue but rather than roping calves or grease pig events Demo or Figure 8 races draw crowds.

The best remains–community seeing friends and supporting others in what they do and love. Hope it's true for you too so we'll meet up at the county fair.