When I moved down here I was so surprised that several communities have their own fairs. Where I grew up there was just one, the county fair. Down here individual community spirit is very much a fabric of our culture. Each event might have a little midway and almost always there are kids showing animals or other exhibits. Platteville hosts “Dairy Days” just a few weeks after the Grant County fair. Gosh, I think the Belmont fair might be after this one too.
I’ve lived here about five years and events like these are near and dear to my heart because they resemble a precious community spirits that each town possesses. Multiple generations engage in these events and, from what I gather, not much has changed. And that’s okay.