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It's Johnson County Fair time with informational booths

Johnson County is showcasing its programs and services at booths during the Johnson County Fair in Gardner now underway through Saturday, Aug. 4, with a 2018 theme of “Have a Squealing Good Time.”

Representatives from several county departments and agencies will be staffing the Johnson County booth in the Commercial Building in the heart of the fairgrounds. Visitors are invited to try their hand at the spin-to-win wheel, offering candy and prizes for correct answers along with giveaways.

Questions include county departments and agencies, services and programs, careers and volunteering, and other general information about Johnson County, both as a community and as a local government.

Visitors can also enter drawings for special prizes at some booths.

Admission to the fairgrounds is free, as is the nightly entertainment held at the Midway stage. Admission fees to the Main Event Arena vary. Tickets may be purchased at the Main Event Arena box office.

Activities include the Night of Fun and Challenge for kids from 7 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, where they can test their mettle participating in the muttin’ bustin’ and greased pig chase.

Two and four wheel amateur flat track races run Thursday, Aug. 2, with hot laps starting at 6 p.m.

Friday’s entertainment (Aug. 3) includes the outlaw truck and tractor pull at 7 p.m.

The ever-popular demolition derby will take place, Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m.

And, of course, no Johnson County Fair is complete without its annual parade, starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Gardner.

There is parking north of the fairgrounds on Madison Street and east of the fairgrounds in the school parking lot. There is also parking along the streets and in nearby parking lots.

A complete listing of events, dates and times is available at www.jocokansasfair.com.