The smell of fresh, hot, powered sugared funnel cakes fill the evening air as the locals of southern Kenton County continue one of summer’s favorite traditions, the Kenton County Fair. Sporting our “Country Girl” John Deere t-shirts, my daughters and nieces will walk the same fair grounds our grandparents walked decades ago. Like most counties, our county fair speaks to who we are and for one week highlights months of hard work involving growing seeds, growing baby animals, fine-tuning a craft, or mastering a recipe. The fair is an opportunity to honor our family traditions, our community’s quality of life, and our county tradition of celebrating it. The fair captures the educational value of learning by doing. This fair gives so many of our county kids who have worked tirelessly raising an animal or cultivating a crop or making something with their hands the opportunity to receive recognition in a high profile way among their family, their peers, and their community. The fair itself breeds hardworking young minds and creates awareness on the value of the community bond. The fair continues through Saturday, July 16 and for a reasonable $8, your family can enjoy rides, food, music, tractor pulls, animals, crafts, booths, and most importantly the tight-knit bond this community cultivates all year long. For more information on the Kenton County Fair, visit http://kentoncountyfair.com.
The Kenton County Fair Grounds has two separate entrances with the following addresses.
2863 Harris Rd. Independence, KY 41051
2960 Wehrman Rd. Independence, KY 41051