Boone County Fair opens Saturday

The 125th anniversary Boone County Fair will open Saturday, July 11, and continue through next Thursday, July 16, at the fairgrounds in Albion.

“We believe this will be one of the most entertaining fairs we’ve had in the past several years,” said Chuck Rolf, fair board president. “It offers a tremendous variety of fun events.”

New to the fair this year is the D. C. Lynch shows carnival midway, well-known throughout the area as one of the highest quality and cleanest carnivals available.

History and heritage will be common themes for activities during the fair. Boone county historical society will have a special display of artifacts, pictures and fair memorabilia in the event center. The museum will also be open afternoons through the fair, and rae valley heritage association will have a display south of the grandstand.

On Senior Day, Monday, July 13, programs on Native American heritage will be presented. Old-fashioned games are planned on Kids’ Day Tuesday afternoon, July 14, and “Preserving the Past” will be the theme of Women’s Day on Wednesday, July 15.

Events on Women’s Day will include music from the past, a vintage style show, a program on artifact preservation and a program on scrapbooking.