Tonganoxie The Leavenworth County Fair is in full swing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Activities, exhibits and entertainment are scheduled through Saturday.
Rabbits, beef, flowers and dairy cattle were scheduled for judging today. Tonight is "Armband Night." Fairgoers can purchase an armband for $8 and take advantage of all the carnival rides between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. for no additional costs.
The tractor event, sponsored by the Leavenworth County Farm Bureau, will run from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Karr Sisters will provide live country music starting at 8 p.m.
Friday, the 4-H and FFA Ag Olympics and the 4-H shooting sports demonstration will kick off at 9 a.m., followed by the 4-H and FFA tractor operators event at 9:30.
Registration for the turtle races will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the races will start at 1 p.m. in the show barn.
The bucket calf parade and 4-H award ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. and the 4-H and FFA livestock auction will get under way at 7:30 p.m.
The Cimmaron Country Band will entertain fairgoers starting at 8 p.m.
Saturday's main attraction will be the ranch rodeo, which will begin at 7 p.m. Calf branding, cattle penning, wild cow milking, double mugging and cattle doctoring are a few events to be featured at the rodeo.