I visited the 2018 Clinton County Fair last night. I don’t spend as much time at the fair as I’d like to with my work schedule, but I always try to visit at least one day. Monday was probably a little early to go, but I still got to pet some cute animals and eat some great food.
Just look at that Jersey calf! If I could’ve snuck it out in my car I would’ve. The goats and sheep were all hot and many were in coats to keep them clean as they were in the middle of showmanship shows last night. The rabbit barn was surprisingly sparse. When I was in high school the barn would have been filled to capacity, but there was only a row of filled cages.
The poultry barns had changed their schedule, I’m not sure if it was due to heat or something else, but there were no fancy chickens in place yet, just the market chickens and turkeys.
What really surprised me was the Fine Arts, Baked Goods, and Handicraft entries. There were so few! I really can’t complain, as I should be entering things every year and I don’t. I’ve written it down as a goal for next year to enter. I’ll start saving my best work and see what categories it will fit into. I really think as a community we should support our local extension office, fairs, 4-H, and FFA. I know I need to do better, so I’ll try next year!
If you visit the fair don’t miss out on the Tacoritos (an elephant ear without the sugar used as a taco shell) which most Clinton Countians would tell you is the reason to go to the fair. I also had a peanut butter milkshake which was really good. The hand dipped corn dogs in back of the grand stand were also great (I took one home for Mom).
The fair runs through Saturday and tickets are $10. You can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/clintoncountyfairground/. Get out and support your county!