County fair is a jewel
Published 4:53 pm Monday, August 11, 2008
The Franklin-Southampton County Fair — our constant North Star that
reminds us summer is coming to an end and also serves as one of the
area’s top social functions — opens Wednesday for four days at the
fairgrounds on New Market Road.
Some of the usual attractions return — the fair queen pageant, bands
both local and national, exhibits, the judging of crops and animals,
crafts and handiwork, baking and sewing, as well as horseshoe
contests, a dog show and a talent show.
And, of course, there will be rides on the midway and plenty of food
and concessions. There will be animals of all sizes and shapes to be
seen and, in some cases, petted.
There will be men with loud chain saws who can turn huge logs into tidy artwork.
In short, it offers something for just about everyone.
It’s also a place where friends meet — some of whom haven’t chatted in
awhile — where kids can be kids for a few hours and parents can be
Simply put, it’s the fair, our fair.