Archive for Friday, August 14, 2009

Fair blog

The engine on one of the cars begins to spit out fire as it strains to start again after several hard hits.

The engine on one of the cars begins to spit out fire as it strains to start again after several hard hits.

August 14, 2009, 10:42 p.m.

Updated: August 15, 2009, 5:33 p.m.

Heading to the 2009 Leavenworth County Fair?

Here's your chance to share experiences from this year's installment of the annual event.

Post comments about the fair in the "post a comment" area at the bottom of this story.

In addition, if you don’t have access to the Internet, you can blog from the Tonganoxie Public Library, Third and Bury streets. An exclusive computer for Leavenworth County Fair bloggers will be set up at the library. Its hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. The library also has 24-hour wireless access, so anyone with wireless capabilities can sit down near the library and blog ’til the cows come home.

Also, submit your fair photos to news editor Shawn Linenberger at slinenberger@tonganoxiemirror.com. We’ll post them online. Be sure to check out our print editions, as they may be published there as well.

Comments

Dan Hopkins Sr. 5 years, 4 months ago

An evening at the fair is a great time for families, individuals, kids and couples. It is difficult during this day and age to find a wholesome venue.

Our favorite things about the fair: The rides and the 1/3 pound angus burgers prepared at the VFW food booth.

Hope to see you at the fair!

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Shawn Linenberger 5 years, 4 months ago

A reminder from The Mirror staff: The fair parade starts at 6:30 p.m. downtown. The theme is Barnyard Safari. The parade route will start with floats lining up on Main Street. The parade will go west on Fourth Street, turn north on Church Street and then west on Third Street and out to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

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Shawn Linenberger 5 years, 4 months ago

Today, Thursday, Aug. 13, is all about livestock judging at the Leavenworth County Fair. The 4-H/FFA and open class beef cattle show and showmanship judging at the show arena, as well as open class rabbit show and showmanship judging at the rabbit barn just started at 9 a.m. The 4-H/FFA and open class dairy goat show and showmanship judging will take center stage at 4 p.m. at the show arena. Anyone heading to the fair from 5:30-8 p.m. can drop off canned food for the countywide 4-H Junior Leaders canned food drive. Junior leaders will be taking food donations at the west fair gates and at the 4-H food stand.

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thetonganoxiepubliclibrary 5 years, 4 months ago

The fair... is... AWESOME!!! great place to meet up with friends and have some great familytime... a little bit expensive tho in this economy but still a place to have fun XD.... (the inverted bike always gets me)

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Shawn Linenberger 5 years, 4 months ago

If you didn't get enough rodeo last night, the Six Crowns Rodeo Co. rodeo is back for a second night. It starts at 8 p.m. tonight. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for youths younger than 6.

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thetonganoxiepubliclibrary 5 years, 4 months ago

the fair is so much fun, i really enjoy the rides. my favorite ride would have to be the Ring Of Fire. its not really all that fun you just go upside down alot. the ride that is the most fun would have to be the scrambler. and thats really it.

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thetonganoxiepubliclibrary 5 years, 4 months ago

there were like A MILLION people at the parade it was fun... i love the drifting people in the go-carts XD

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egarcia 5 years, 4 months ago

Despite their best efforts, no bull riders were able to stay on for 8 seconds during Wednesday's rodeo. Good luck tonight to all rodeo contestants.

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basmith 5 years, 4 months ago

Man, I was out at the fairgrounds this afternoon for some of the 4-H/FFA and open class beef cattle show and showmanship judging and came away with two revelations: 1. Leavenworth County has some impressive cattle; and 2. it is HOT outside. I was out there in shorts and still sweating like crazy. I don't know how all the kids (wearing jeans) keep their cool — literally and figuratively. Everyone I saw out on the floor looked calm, cool and professional. Even the kids who were dwarfed by their cattle didn't look uncomfortable or intimidated. Impressive stuff.

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fallcreek 5 years, 4 months ago

The parade Tuesday evening was good one.But why all the cars parked right on the street?It's hard to see around the cars.A woman behind us said they all should be ticketed.Something to think about when the St.Pat's day parade comes and the fair again.

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Shawn Linenberger 5 years, 4 months ago

The rocket launch, ag challenge of champions and senior day is taking place today at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Be looking for stories on our Web site, as well as comments on this blog. By the way, how is everyone enjoying the fair? Are you taking in activities during the day, or are you waiting until the sun goes down and heading out at night?

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kaitlyns 5 years, 4 months ago

It was Senior Day at the fair today, and I think the seniors were having a great time. The entertainer alternated between singing and telling jokes, and his jokes were getting quite a laugh from the audience. The fair has tons of activities to offer, but simply walking around with an ice-cold soda in hand is enjoyable.
The breeze kept things a little cooler today, but it was definitely still a scorcher. Fair goers, stay hydrated and remember some sun block! I was not thinking about the sun's rays today, and I now have red skin to match my red hair.

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thetonganoxiepubliclibrary 5 years, 4 months ago

I liked the horses in the parade and the TCC float. My cousin got alot of candy. We entered vegetables in the fair but only one thing got judged. It got a third place ribbon. We rode lots of rides. The teacups made me sick. I like all of the chickens and goats. Today we are going to the turtle races.

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thetonganoxiepubliclibrary 5 years, 4 months ago

We LOVE the fair and look forward to it every year. What a great family activity. A couple of things to improve on: The shuttles should run again at the end of the evening. At least one should be available if you have elderly or just plain tired folks at the end of the night. It is a long trek back to the car if you are parked at the far back of that field. There also seemed to be confusion about ride prices on Tues. It was advertised to be $2 a ride but the carnival workers said they weren't told about that and most rides were $3-4. Other than that it was an enjoyable time.

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Shawn Linenberger 5 years, 4 months ago

At the office working to post some photos from Saturday's Leavenworth County Fair festivities and took a look outside. I certainly hope the rain makes the area cooler and then goes away for the evening activities at the fair.

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