County Fairs are an area favorite this time of year! Youth and adult projects of all kinds are entered and prepared for all year long; from open class to 4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau Youth, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, everyone looks forward to their county fair! As a 4-H alumni who took projects from photography and sewing to furniture refinishing and market lambs, I love our county fair!
Earlier this year I was asked if I would be interested in becoming the superintendent of the photography department for our local county fair. After talking with the director in charge and my family, I decided to take on the position and help to showcase the photo talents of those in Henry County!
Along with coordinating classes, organizing drop offs and pick ups, and many other tasks during the fair week, I was asked to choose someone to judge the hundreds of entries. Without hesitation I knew exactly who I wanted to have join me as judge, Angela Keck of ARK Photography! Angela is a fellow Henry County photographer, we have worked together several times at weddings, bounced ideas back and forth with each other, and learned from each other! She is immensely talented and I am honored to have her on board!
This year’s Henry County Fair runs from August 8-15 and will be filled with amazing entries in the 4-H barn, animal barns, floral hall, merchant’s buildings, and Farm Bureau building! Make sure to stop out, see the exhibits and get a burger, sausage sandwich, and milkshake!