Folks From All Around Headed To The Richmond Free Fair

Happiness is promised for all with old fashioned country family fun, July 12-13-14, at Richmond, Kansas, according to Sarah Peters, hardworking enthusiast and promoter for the traditional Franklin County affair.

It’s the 94th annual Richmond Free Fair kicking off Thursday morning, July 12, with entering of exhibits, and judging throughout the afternoon.

Rearview Mirror will entertain with rock and roll as well as blues music Thursday evening, July 12, 7:30, at the Richmond Free Fair, Richmond, Kansas.

Special athletic events are planned every day, starting at 6 o’clock, Thursday and Friday evenings, and at 4 o’clock, Saturday afternoon

Cowboy Olympics are planned Thursday evening, at 7 o’clock, with special entertainment by Rearview Mirror at 7:30.

At 7:30, Friday evening, July 13, there’ll be old time games including nail driving, pie eating, potato peeling, corn shucking, and an egg race. Rusty Rierson comes on stage to entertain in the starlight at 9 o’clock.

A Treasurer’s Pie Contest is Saturday afternoon, July 14, with entries due no later than 4 o’clock.

Highlight of the entire fair is always the grand parade, at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, July 14, with entries expected from throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. “Proud to be an American” is this year’s parade theme

“Everybody’s welcome to bring a parade entry, or just a lawn chair, and then find a shade tree, to be a part of the best parade possible,” Peters welcomed.

At 8:15, Saturday evening, The Lost Troubadours will entertain at 8:15.

“See you at Richmond Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12-13-14,” Peters invited.

Details can be found on Facebook, in order so nobody misses anything.