Editorial: County fair again lived up to its billing

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 5, 2002

The Freeborn County Fair has put the wraps on another year, and as usual the spectacle was everything it was cracked up to be.

Another year of excellent grandstand shows served to entertain Freeborn County residents as well as concert-goers from all over the map who traveled here to see the shows. The addition of the high school rodeo provided a new diversion, and the second year of the big cat show was educational and entertaining.

4-H, celebrating its 100th anniversary, demonstrated its strength in Freeborn County, where hundreds of youngsters learn skills and values that will serve them well as they grow up. Indeed, much of the best of Freeborn County was on display, whether it was through 4-H, the exhibits of other trades and crafts or displays put up by businesses.

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And let’s not forget that familiar fair food, which was again at its guilty best.

Overall, this year’s fair was another demonstration of just why so many thousands of people choose to spend time there during one week of the summer. It’s hard to imagine another rural county in Minnesota that can put on a celebration quite like the Freeborn County Fair.