Weather takes center stage at the 2016 fair

Weather has played a role once again at the Brown County Fair.
For the first time in many years, rain and cold temperatures forced the cancellation of the cheerleading contest, a Wednesday night staple.
“It was cold and raining on Wednesday, so the day was pretty much a washout.  We had to cancel the cheerleading competition and the first day of the truck and tractor pull,” said Senior Fair Board Member Dennis Broughton.
“However, Monday was great.  We had 180 entries in the parade and it went very well.  Tuesday was one of the prettiest days we’ve ever had at the Brown County Fair.  We set records for attendance and the music was great.”
Broughton said that what he sees at the fair gives him hope for the future.
“We really believe that our junior fair leaders will be the leaders of Brown County when they grow up.  We hope the Brown County Fair has had something to do with them having pride in their county, Broughton said.”
4-H Educator and County Extension Director Christy Clary said that things were running fairly smoothly on the junior fair end.
“We were able to get in all the shows with the horses throughout the rain.  We’ve had great livestock shows and other events.  The kids are all doing really well,” Clary said.
She added that she was very pleased with the response to a new event this year.
“One of the great things for me was seeing the support for our new B-fit event.  It was Laura Wood’s dream and a lot of people have been showing up each morning to participate.”
Wood is a Brown County 4-H Junior Leader who created the event.