Wet weekend doesn't keep fairgoers away

Mindy Carls
Mackenzie Olson of the Rough Riders 4-H Club served as Equestrian Ambassador during the Henry County Fair. She will be a senior at Cambridge High School.
The Henry County Fair hosted a regional karaoke show on Saturday, June 26, with the top two entries advancing to the Illinois State Fair contest for a chance to sing before the Toby Keith concert on Sunday, Aug. 15, in Springfield. The second-place finisher, Jordon McFadden of Rock Island, reaches over to congratulate the winner, Abbey Gustaf of Moline, right. Gustaf performed “Ol’ Red” by Blake Shelton. McFadden sang “Mr. Mom” by Lonestar. He tied with Paul Tiggers, who sang “Still Make Cheyenne” by George Strait. To break the tie, McFadden sang “Pickin’ Wildflowers” by Keith Anderson and Tiggers sang “County Fair” by Chris LeDoux.
When the Christmas tree shows green, a truck kicks up dirt and belches smoke as it leaves the starting line during the dirt drags on Sunday afternoon, June 27, at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge
Children on battery-powered riding toys had their own demolition derby before the big boys and girls on Saturday, June 26, at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge. Just like the adults, driver Theo Stahler of Cambridge had a strapped-in rider in his car. With him are his brother, Race Wagner, and his mother, Cassie Stahler. Theo’s father Jimmy was with the Cambridge Fire Department during the derby.
One of the entries (on the left) in the turnkey compact remembered the former Morrey’s scrapyard in rural Cambridge during the demolition derby on Saturday, June 26, at the Henry County Fair in Cambridge. The owner of Morrey’s was Marvin Verscheure, who died in October 2020. He sponsored demolition derby cars.
Singer-songwriter Zach Zurcher was the opening act at the Henry County Fair’s country music concert on Friday, June 25, in Cambridge. He was introduced by Miss Henry County Fair Katie Noyd. Both are Andover natives, although Zurcher now lives in Nashville.
Country music star Tyler Farr performs for the Henry County Fair audience on Friday, June 25, in Cambridge.