Attend the Hamilton County Fair

The Hamilton County Fair is now in full swing. This year’s event, themed “Our Roots Run Deep – Ribbons, Rides and Racing,” marks the 99th year for the annual celebration.

The official opening took place last night with the fair parade through downtown Webster City. But if truth be told, many people have been getting ready for the fair for a long time.

Volunteers have been busy grooming the grounds and getting the buildings ready for its occupants this week. Members of 4-H Clubs and FFA chapters in the county have been eagerly preparing projects and exhibits for the fair. Some were busy baking, others were grooming livestock entries and still others were putting the finishing touches on posters and static exhibits. And their hard-work pays off with ribbons and a chance to compete at the Iowa State Fair.

The Daily Freeman-Journal is a longtime supporter of the Hamilton County Fair and we think the fair highlights some of the best that the county has to offer. It’s a chance for FFA and 4-H members to showcase their work. It also reflects the solid background these young people get as they prepare for whatever the future may hold for them.

We encourage all area residents to take time to visit the Hamilton County Fair this week. Sample a funnel cake, take a spin on the midway, watch the races and check out all of the exhibits on display. The Hamilton County Fair -now nearly a century old – is a tradition to cherish and support.