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Visit the Johnson County booth at the fair

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at four booths during the Johnson County Fair in Gardner from July 31 to Aug. 5.

Staff from county departments and agencies will host the Johnson County booth in the Commercial Building in the heart of the fairgrounds.Visitors are invited to try their hand at the spin-to-win wheel, offering candy and prizes for correct answers. Questions include county projects, departments and agencies, services and programs, history and careers, and other general information about Johnson County, both as a community and as a local government.

The Sheriff's Office will also have a booth in the Commercial Building along with a Noxious Weed Program booth from the Public Works Department. Noxious Weed staff has manned a booth at the fair since 1938.

A booth by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension 4-H Youth Development will be located in the nearby Green Building.

Visitors are invited to stop by all four booths to learn more about Johnson County Government and its more than 350 public services and programs along with a few upcoming events/activities the county is sponsoring in the near future.

Booths will have informational materials, giveaways and treats. Visitors can also enter drawings for special prizes at some booths.

The annual Johnson County Fair parade will highlight the final day of the fair on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The parade features floats, riders on horseback, marching bands, clowns, and antique vehicles. With a theme of “Barn in the USA,” the parade route travels down the Main Street of Gardner and ends at the fairgrounds.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free. Activities at the Main Event Arena, however, have admission fees. A complete listing of events, dates and times is available at jocokansasfair.com.      

We hope to see you at the fair!