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Dallas County Fair begins July 9

It seems to be the topic of at least one song in every country music artist’s repertoire—the county fair. It’s been described in lyrical fashion as a carefree time with friends, family or a sweetheart. On Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 locals are invited to discover what everyone is singing about by attending the Dallas County Fair.

Cute critters, motocross races, extreme bull riding, live entertainment and mouth-watering pork tenderloins are fair staples sure to draw in crowds. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County will also have a strong presence with their 4-H activities. From livestock showing to static exhibits, fair goers will notice area youth have tremendous talent. With the fourth annual 4-H Clover Kids Day on Thursday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m., the fairgrounds will be blanketed in shirts of four leaf clover green.

Those who are impressed with the work of these young adults should consider stopping by the Dallas County 4-H Foundation Silent Auction in the Community Building. All proceeds accrued at the auction will directly benefit the Dallas County 4-H program.

Extension Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions and will also be facilitating a children’s craft of making a dragonfly. Still not convinced? Thanks to DuPont Pioneer, Earlham Savings Bank, Heartland Co-op, Dallas County Farm Bureau and Stine, admission is free at the gate—leaving few excuses not to hop on over. For a questions or a complete list of daily events, check out www.dallascountyfair.com or stop in at the Dallas County Extension office located north of Adel on Highway 169 on the fairgrounds.

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