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This year marks the 65th anniversary of the event, something Brody attributes to its extensive family of volunteers.
“It’s just people willing to step up to the plate and volunteer and help out make sure it keeps running,” he explains. “The core group is very strong, and that’s the biggest thing.
He says last year they lost track counting after 5,000 man hours. What makes it all worth it?
“Just seeing that it’s still here year after year,” he says, “and for me personally it’s seeing my kids volunteer. It’s taught them what it is to volunteer, and it’s taught a lot of our young people.”
Some volunteers started over a decade ago as teenagers, and Brody says they’ll be the next wave of organizers when he’s had enough.
Starting with a free pancake breakfast both Saturday and Sunday from 7 – 10 a.m., the Fall Fair will play host to competitions for everything from animals like horses, sheep and dogs, to tractor pulls, log sawing and spike driving, and agriculture shows. There will also be competitions for the kids, like watermelon eating, scavenger and treasure hunts, and races. Brody says the Fair is a safe place for parents to bring children and not have to worry about them. He also says it’s a great opportunity for those who grew up in town to interact with farm life.
“Lots of kids that live in town never get to see small calves, big cows, small horses,” he says. “They don’t get to see animals and this is a good place to do it. Even the big kids, people who grew up in town and have never experienced that, this is one of the best places to do it.”
Admission into the fair costs $10 a day for adults, $5 for seniors and youth aged 6 – 16, and free for children under 6. Camping for the weekend costs $30.
For more information on the Fall Fair, click here.
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