Russell County Free Fair Kicks Off Tuesday

Russell Country Free Fair is July 20-23 in Russell.
Russell Country Free Fair is July 20-23 in Russell.

The Russell County Free Fair officially gets underway on Tuesday, July 20 at the fairgrounds in Russell and continues through Friday, July 23.

Unlike a year ago when the fair was scaled down to just a few events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's fair looks much more like it has in the past. Events include 4-H exhibits, shows and the food stand, a carnival, commercial booths, turtle and frog races, food vendors, free nightly concerts, a children's tractor pull contest and much more.

Fair board member Cindy Balthazor said you can't miss the 4-H food stand.

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Money raised from the food stand goes back to support Russell County 4-H clubs.

Speaking of 4-H, fair board member Blaine Maier said there is a change in the 4-H show schedule.

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The children's tractor pedal pull is always a crowd favorite and this year even more kids will be allowed to participate according to Balthazor.

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For more details about this year's Russell County Free Fair, go to russellfair.org.

KRSL Russell Radio will be there, too. We will broadcast live from the fair nightly from 6 to 8 PM. Plus, we will air interviews with local 4-Hers during the day on Thursday and Friday of fair week on KRSL AM 990 and 98.1 FM.