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Fair returns with carnival, pig show, rodeo and more


As warmer air moves in and the days get longer, summer is on the horizon. With that, the Webster County Fair is gearing up for its 86th season. This year, the carnival is back!

“We will have a carnival this year with all kinds of rides for adults and children,” said said Webster County Fair Board President Eugene Cantrell. “We’ll even have a Ferris wheel. We’re excited to have that back after all of the mixup with COVID and many carnivals not surviving that period of time.”

Due to a last minute cancellation, the fair board worked hard to provide a last minute carnival last year, complete with carnival style games and food vendors. So the return of a carnival with rides is well-anticipated throughout the community.

In addition to the carnival, the five night event features two nights of a rodeo to kickoff the fair, followed by truck and tractor pulls and a demolition derby.

“We’ll also have judges for all of our fair entries for produce, crafts, art and more,” he said. “And of course we will have our livestock shows. The pig show will be back this year after several years of not having it so we expect that to be a big hit as well.”

This year, the fairgrounds look a bit different. There is now a permanent rail fence on each side of the grounds and a perimeter fence around the entire park.

“We used grant funds from Webster Electric to put the permanent fence up and just make a better quality fairground,” Cantrell explained. “Now we don’t have to put up panels for the fair. We also added some large fans in the cattle barn so it’s not as hot for show animals and their handlers. We’re excited about these changes.”

For exhibitors interested in the dairy or beef cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, hog or rabbit shows, visit webstercountyfair.com and fill out the entry form.

“I think the Webster County Fair is one of the best fairs there is,” Cantrell added. “If I didn’t think that, we wouldn’t invest in it. Spread the word… we want to see all of you at the fair this year.”

86th Annual Webster County Fair Schedule:

July 4th – 7 p.m.

Marshfield Independence Day Rodeo and Fireworks

July 5th – 7 p.m.

Marshfield Independence Day Rodeo

July 6th – 7 p..m

Hometown Truck and Tractor Pull

July 7th – 7 p.m.

Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull

July 8th 7 p.m.

Demolition Derby


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