County Fair returns for 150th edition

Sandy Hull/GateHouse News Service

The 2009 Henry County Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, through Sunday, June 28, at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Cambridge.

“It’s the 150th Henry County Fair this year and we have lots of special things planned including a new carnival,” stated Wayne Douglass, Henry County Fair president.

“The carnival which guarantees us seven bigger rides for the older kids and seven young rides for the little kids will offer an armbands every night of the week from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.,” he added.

“We are also having a free gate Sunday hoping to draw more families out, but donations will also be accepted.”

Fair gates open at 7 a.m. and admission is $6 per individual, according to Judy Douglass, secretary of the group.

Parking is free and children seven and under will be admitted free of charge. Fun passes (admission to the fair for all six days) are available.

Anyone leaving the grounds expecting to return must have an armband placed on their wrist before leaving the grounds.

Senior Citizen passes are $12 and can be purchased at the secretary’s office on the Henry County Fairgrounds. Exhibitor passes will begin at $12.

For more of this story, including a complete schedule of events for this year's fair, see the June 18 Galva News.