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Fair season in Brown County

It’s finally here.

The Brown County Fair is set to get underway this Monday, September 28 – for some, checking in their animals a day earlier signals the start of the fair – with all the usual festivities on schedule. The annual Brown County Fair parade will take place on Monday evening, there will be two days of demolition derbies, a concert from bluegrass comedy group, The Moron Brothers, and 1990s country music stars Sawyer Brown, the Junior Fair King and Queen contest, animal shows, sales, and more.

“Everything’s pretty much set at this point,” 4-H Educator and Brown County Director of the OSU Extension office Christy Clary said. “The Junior Fair board has been working hard all year.”

For folks attending Junior Fair exhibits, there will be a pair of new species of animals to enjoy. Pigmy goats and dogs have been added this year, as well as a Small animal showmen of showmen event.

Another new addition to the fair this year is a patriotic addition to the fair. American flags have been added and flag poles, benches, and the areas around bathrooms have been repainted by students at Georgetown and Fayetteville High Schools, as well as students at Southern Hills JVS.

Last year the Junior Fair Board received $100 from U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup for a patriotic project on the fairground for 2015,” Clary said. “They’ve worked with various people in the community to make signs and cutouts, incorporated signs and benches displayed around the barns.”

Kasey Cantor and Tristen Cahall have led the patriotic efforts, according to Clary.

They did a lot of work for it. They’re gotten new flags for the barns and a lot of what they’ve done has been donated as they’ve told people in the community,” Clary said, adding that they’re barely spent the $100 acquired from Wenstrup due to generosity from members of the Brown County community.

One major change heading into this fair is the lack of poultry exhibits. On June 2, the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced their decision to cancel poultry shows at all county and state fairs, as well as at trade shows and exhibitions as a way to combat the spread of the avian flu, which was making its way from Oregon and the West Coast through Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and the Midwest.

Instead of showing animals, the children raising poultry animals were advised to raise the animals as usual, but make a poster board project for judges to inspect.

“For those who had poultry projects, such as chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys, they had to still meet all the requirements and had to check in at the appropriate tag-ins,” Clary said. “They’ll bring in a poster explaining what they did this summer with their bird. They still had to get birds and raise them. Their poster will have pictures, they’ll check that in on Sunday at the fair and then we’ll have a poultry poster show on Wednesday afternoon.”

Here’s the lineup, in order, of the Brown County Fair parade, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. down Mt. Orab Pike and Main Street, before heading into the fairgrounds. For more information on the Brown County Fair, see the News Democrat’s Fair insert in this week’s edition of the newspaper.

Brown Co. Sheriff

Color Guard and Marine Leatherneck Attachment 393

Brown Co. Fair Grand Marshall

Ohio Highway Patrol

Georgetown Police Department

Br Co Commissioners

Veterans Service of Brown County

Marine Veterans Service of Clermont County

Band Eastern

2014-15 Fair Queen and King

Mt. Orab Ford

Brown Co. Republicans

Brown Co. Animal Shelter

Brown Co. Beekeepers

Ole Car Friends )Bernie Schumacher

Ole Car Friends )Karen Klump

Ole Car Friends )Mark Klump

Ole Car Friends ) Bob Moore

Ole Car Friends ) Wayne Griffith

Ole Car Friends ) Ray Gardner

Ole Car Friends )Ken Day 1931 Model A 2 Door Sudan

Ole Car Friends ) Norville Hardyman

Ole Car Friends ) Ernie Siders

Georgetown Hooves and Halters 4-H

Georgetown FFA

Gideon’s Path

Hamersville Village Council

Band Ripley

Huntington Hotshots 4-H Club

Cataleya’s Cause

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival

Pulling for Jesus

Southern Buckeye Youth Cheerleaders

Southern Buckeye Youth Football JV

Southern Buckeye Youth Football Varsity

Stanley Black and Decker

Canine Amvassador

Russellville Firecrackers 4-H Club

Family and Consumer Sciences Ambassadors

Band Georgetown

Red Oak Ranchers 4-H Club

Canine Ambassador

Small Animal Ambassador

Jackson Jr Farmers 4-H Club

Eastern Brown FFA

Swine Ambassador

Br Co K-9 Renegades

Russellville Ringleaders 4-H Club

Georgetown Happy Hustlers 4-H

Fayetteville FFA

Ripley Ridge Runners 4-H

Western Brown FFA

Agriculture and Exhitits Representatives

Barn Busters 4-H Club

Mt Orab Livewires 4-H Club

Ripley Dayhill Dirt Kickers 4-H Club

Champion Drive 4-H Club

Truth Seekers 4-H Club

First State Bank

Ohio Valley Flag

Band Western Brown

Br Co Job and Family Services

Georgetown CUB Scout Troop 304

Reliable Transportation

Georgetown Boy Scout Troop 304

Home Street Dental

Luthern Church

YWCA of Greater Cinn

New Biginnings Church

Russellville Church of Christ

Fifth Third Bank

Sardinia Buckeyes 4-H Club

Adams Co Regional Medical Center

West Fork Baptist Church

Wee Care

Merchants National Bank

Mt Orab Great Clips

Band Fayetteville

Br Co Singing Convention

DN Equipment Parts

Doss Towing

Techne Title Agency

Moler Raceway

Hospice of Hope

Southern State Community College

Talbert House

Ripley Federal

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Northern Brown Co. Large Animal 4-H Club

Classic Federal Credit Union

Georgetown FCCLA

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Southern Hills CTC

Southern Hills Graphics

Southern Hills ECE and Contruction Trades

Southern Hills CTC Cosmetology

Southern Hills Clinical Health Care

Southern Hills Welding

Southern Hills Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

Southern Hills Criminal Justice

Southern Hills Automotive

Southern Hills Culinary Arts

Southern Hills Information Technology

Order of the Eastern Star District 22

Grubbs Custom Surfaces

Russellville Pack 428

Sardinia Church of the Nazarene

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Assoc

Makayla’s Maniacs

Chatfield College

Stein Hospice

Peoples Bank

Vitas Healthcare

Kibler Lumber

Mattresses RUS

J and B Heating and Cooling

Western Brown Youth Football and Cheerleading

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Br Co Democrate Party

Bethel American Legion Post 406

Tri Health

Ripley Lt Byrd DAR

Hamersville Church

Brown Co Senior Citizens

AT&T

Child Focus

RA Products

Mike Napior

Ring Real Estate

Wallace Seeds and Services

Long (Mike and Vicky)

Smith Finishing LLC

Eastern Warriors Baseball

Shorty the Clown

The Big Zipper

Adams Brown Recycling

Brown County children show steer during the 2014 Brown County Fair. The 2015 fair begins on September 28.
http://ripleybee.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_2014BrownCountyFairExtraPicsShowingSteers1-DanielKarell-1.jpgBrown County children show steer during the 2014 Brown County Fair. The 2015 fair begins on September 28. Daniel Karell | News Democrat
The Brown County Fair is set to begin on Monday, September 28

By Daniel Karell

dkarell@civitasmedia.com

Reach Daniel Karell at 937-378-6161. Follow him on Twitter @GNDKarell

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