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By Lori Tessendorf
Executive Manager 

A Year In The Life Of The County Fair


December 16, 2020

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Most of us only think of the County Fair in July, but the grounds are active almost all year long.

For over 150 years, the Stephenson County Fair has been a major summertime event featuring agriculture, exhibits, competitions, entertainment and an educational awareness and experience for young and old alike. Just planning the fair is a year-long event by the time a carnival is contracted, sponsors are secured, entertainment is booked, commercial and food vendors are contacted, volunteers and gate workers are lined up, the Fair Book is typed and printed, ribbons and trophies are ordered, exhibitor entry forms are entered and all the other details (too many to mention) that go into making...

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