Happiness is promised for all with old fashioned country family fun, July 11-12-13, at Richmond, Kansas.
That’s according to Sarah Peters, hardworking enthusiast and promoter for the traditional Franklin County affair.
It’s the 95th annual Richmond Free Fair kicking off Thursday morning, July 11, with entering of exhibits and judging.
There’ll be watermelon feeds Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 o’clock. Kids’ games are at 6 o’clock Thursday, followed by Cowboy Olympics. The Garnett Community Band is on stage at 7:30. Then it’ll be a return performance by the Rearview Mirror Band at 8 o’clock.
The swine judging will be Friday morning, July 12, and sheep and goat entries are to be evaluated Friday evening. Athletic events, old time games and a Prairie Wind Band concert complete the evening agenda.
Saturday, July 13, is packed full with the cattle judging at 8:30, and an old tractor show at 10 o’clock.
Afternoon features Saturday also include coin toss, tractor games, greased pig, pie contest, ice cream social and kids decorated event.
Highlight of the entire fair is always the grand parade, at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, July 13. Entries are expected from throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
“Everybody’s welcome to be in the parade. Or just bring a lawn chair, find a shade tree, and be part of the best parade possible,” Peters welcomed.
At 8:15, Saturday evening, The Lost Troubadours will entertain in a return engagement due to high popularity in the past.
“See you at Richmond Free Fair in Richmond, Kansas, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 11-12-13,” Peters invited.
Details can be found on Facebook, Richmond Free Fair, in order so nobody misses anything.