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Fair a good deal for fun

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By The Staff

The sound of children laughing, bells ringing, music playing ... the smell of popcorn, cotton candy, hamburgers and lemonade.

Now that it's back in full swing, the Taylor County Fair continues to get bigger and better.

We can only imagine all the volunteer hours required to put together a week of activities like this.

This past Saturday marked the first events for this year's fair with the youth and adult horse shows. So far this week, we've had several beauty pageants - with many more to come.

The midway rides and games opened Monday, plus there was the Coca-Cola Talent Classic and go-kart races. Tuesday was Family Fun Night, while last night was the gospel showcase, tractor pull and petting zoo.

Tonight, fairgoers will watch a tractor pull while tomorrow is a JamFest and demolition derby.

Saturday will be the finals of the Fair Idol contest that has been going on all week as well as a mudrace.

Add to that all the art, photography, crafts, quilts and baking competitions and that's enough to attract most anyone, no matter their age. And the $10 gate fee covers all the rides and shows.

Then, next week are the beef and dairy shows.

What more could we ask for to make summertime perfect?