The Douglas County Free Fair is an annual rite of summer in Lawrence. Don't miss it.
Summer's winding down. Students will begin heading back to school less than three weeks from now. But there's one more event without which the summer wouldn't be complete: the Douglas County Free Fair.
The fair began last weekend with the 4-H and open class horse shows, and got into full swing Monday. Exhibit buildings will be open to the public this afternoon and special events are scheduled each evening through Friday. Saturday night's livestock auction will end the fair.
Between now and then are plenty of opportunities for individuals and families to view exhibits and enjoy events. Visitors can appreciate long hours of hard work by 4-H'ers and other exhibitors. Youngsters can enjoy the carnival or visit some farm animals at the petting zoo. Evening entertainment will include music, an antique tractor pull and the popular demolition derby.
Many 4-H families won't do much that doesn't involve the fair this week. For the rest of us, the fair still is worth at least a short visit. It's free and it can be a lot of fun. See you there.