The following is the motion that was voted on at the commissioners meeting on 5/18/2020:
The carnival, outside exhibits and entertainment will be canceled. No fairground buildings will be open to the general public and no food stands. 4-H judging will continue with a Show and Go from trailers and static entries will be able to be judged from the 4-H Building with set times to be judged. The Commission also encourages the public and 4-H youth members to make private sales of their 4-H animals. The only open class show will be the Horse Show. Porta potties and hand washing stations will be highly recommended due to all buildings being closed. This will also be dependent on what the State of Kansas does in regards to COVID-19. More information will be given in the upcoming weeks.
Something For Everyone
We are located in Russell, KS, just off Interstate 70 between Hays and Salina. The Russell County Fair, reminiscent of the “good old days”, gives the community an opportunity to show off everything from quilts to livestock. If you are a life long resident of the area or just traveling through stop in to see the sights and join the fun. Check out the exciting Russell County Fair attractions scheduled for this year.
Plenty To See and Do
The 4-H Building will be full of exhibits and displays. While there are to many to list here, some of the favorites are cooking, quilting, produce, arts & crafts, woodworking and of course our “Wheat Showcase”. All these events at the Russell County Free Fair will probably make you hungry so, take time to enjoy the food vendors or the 4-H Food Stand.
4-H is a big part of the Russell County Free Fair and we’ll have plenty of 4-H activities. Make time to watch the horse, sheep, hog, or beef shows. These animals will also be on display during fair week along with rabbits, chickens, turkeys, maybe even a duck. 4-H livestock will end the 4-H’ers Russell County Free Fair with the Livestock Auction on Friday night.
Come out and enjoy the Russell County Fair!