April 17, 2024

Adair County Fair hosting trivia night, luncheon as fundraisers

Musical act Jesse and the Medicine Man performs on opening night of a past Adair County Fair. This year's event is July 10-14.

The weather will be warmer and that means the Adair County Fair will be here before you know it. But first, the Adair County Fair Board has a lot of work they would like to do on the grounds, as they do each year to prepare for the event.

The community has two chances that are fast approaching to support the fair. They are a 90s Trivia Night Saturday, Feb. 24 and the annual Soup Lunch and Pie Auction Fundraiser the following day.

The trivia night begins at 7 p.m. at the 4-H/FFA Center. Cost is $50 for a team of 4-6 people. There will be a cash bar, snacks and prizes. Registrations will be taken up until the beginning of the event. It is intended to be a night parents can get away and enjoy themselves.

Soups and Denny Dukes’ pulled pork sandwiches will be served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 at the 4-H/FFA Center. The pie auction will start at approximately 12:30 p.m. Two pieces created by Bear Grove Chainsaw Carvings during the 2023 fair will also be auctioned off.

Fair Board marketing representative Alecia Heinz said it’s exciting to begin talking about the fair.

“Those 4-H kids have already begun working on their 4-H projects. Beef weigh-in numbers were holding steady or were a little up. The sheep and goat weigh-in is coming up. Anytime those kids are putting in the work, the rest of us are more than ready to belly up to the table and do our fair portion,” Heinz said. “We want to get everything ready to go and make sure it’s in the kids’ best interest, because with the kids is where a lot of the fair is based.”

Proceeds from these events will go toward entertainment for the fair and improvements for the grounds. This year’s major project is a facelift of the pen barn for cattle.

“A lot of it is support from the supervisors and support from the public. We have some of the nicer barns in the area for county fairgrounds,” Heinz said. “That’s something we can all be proud of.”

The 2024 Adair County Fair is July 10-14.

“Public support is crucial for a lot of what we do, hands down,” Heinz said. “The continued support is helpful. It’s important we stay on a trend where we’re serving the public and they chip in.”

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.