Over in one barn, judges peer into the eyes of a chicken. Across the way, a 10-year-old mucks out a stall, taking on all the necessaries in caring for her calf. And in another corner, preschoolers grasp tightly to their noble steeds aboard a merry-go-round.
The Wyandotte County Fair, ending July 15, marks the beginning of fair season in the Kansas City area. In the next few weeks we’ll have seven more county fairs around the area, culminating in the Missouri State Fair in August and the Kansas State Fair in September.
Here’s the schedule:
Wyandotte County Fair, July 11-15, Wyandotte County Fairgrounds. wycofair.com
Cass County Fair, July 11-16, Pleasant Hill. casscountyfairmo.com
Ray County Fair, July 14-22, Richmond. extension.missouri.edu/ray
Platte County Fair, July 19-22, Platte County Fairgrounds, Tracy. plattecountyfair.com
Miami County Fair, July 22-29, Paola.
Leavenworth County Fair, July 25-29, Tonganoxie. leavenworthcountyfair.com
Johnson County Fair, July 31-Aug. 5, Gardner. jocokansasfair.com
Atchison County Fair, Aug. 8-12, Atchison. visitatchison.com
Missouri State Fair, Aug. 10-20, Sedalia. mostatefair.com
Kansas State Fair, Sept. 8-17, Hutchinson. kansasstatefair.com