In its 152nd year, the Franklin County Fair continues to make history with its longevity. The event kicks off Wednesday and continues through Saturday night.
“Again, it’s country pride, county wide, for the longest continuous fair in the state,” Darcy Hahn, fair official, said.
The fair is expected to feature agriculture entries along with entertainment, Hahn said. She added there will be a full slate of competitive agriculture, livestock and home economics exhibits displayed throughout the fair.
The carnival runs Wednesday through Saturday with every night as bracelet night. Each purchaser of a bracelet can ride all the rides.
The fair begins 5 p.m. Wednesday with the Youth Rodeo. It’s a warm up for the professional cowboys and cowgirls, which competes Thursday and Friday in the rodeo, sanctioned by the United Rodeo Association. The rodeo action starts 8 p.m.
One of the most anticipated attractions is the barbeque, which starts at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Homegrown produce is to be available Thursday through Saturday night, at the Food Garden, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The livestock auction is set for 4 p.m. Saturday. The Demolition Derby concludes the Fair at 7 p.m. Saturday.