Takeaways from this year’s NCK Free Fair

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By Fred Arnold

Another fair is in the books. I told someone over the weekend that there are only two times when it comes to the NCK Free Fair: fair week and getting ready for fair week.

I say this only tongue in cheek, but one of the things that makes our fair literally the best county fair anywhere is the people and the planning that go in to putting on such a great event each year. It frankly wouldn't surprise me that while people push brooms, pick up trash and put things away this week, they aren't already planning for the 2018 event.

As a guy who used to raise Black Angus cattle I have been a little worried about the cattle numbers at the fair in recent years. This year though the numbers seemed a little higher to me. I really like going through the cattle barn and comparing stock. There's nothing like having a kid raise a calf to teach him or her responsibility.


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