The Douglas County Fair is August 14th through August 17th. If you are a faithful Sunday fairgoer, sorry. No fair for you.
This year the four days of fun start Wednesday. Gates open at 8:00 AM. Admission for adults is $7.00. Kids 10 and under are free. A season pass is $21. Parking is free in the Integrity Title west parking lot. Paid spots are located on the east side of the grounds. Midway unlimited ride wristbands start at $30 but pre-fair deals are available.
Before you get on the Kamikaze Ride, you’ll need your strength. Better hit Calorie Lane. New foods for you and your one stomach compartment include beer-battered fried fish and deep-fried chocolate chip cookies with whipped cream.
Don’t forget the 4-H
Food Stand. Director Kris Massmann and her crew are ready.
As a public service for city-slickers with whipped cream on their chins heading to see farm animals, here is an urban-to-rural dictionary to help you talk the talk.
♦ Monogastric: having only one stomach or stomach compartment (like humans).
♦ Monoplastic: having only one credit or debit card. (Few humans have the stomach for this).
♦ Roughage: feeds high in fiber and low in total digestible nutrients such as hay and silage.
♦ Greenage: where my golf shots rarely go thanks to roughage.
♦ Silage: an entire plant (stalk, leaves, and grain), coarsely chopped, stored green, fermented and used for livestock feed.
♦ Mileage: how far I usually have to walk to find my golf ball in the roughage.
♦ Pullet: a female chicken up to six months of age.
♦ Pull it: what my uncle said to me when he stuck out a finger. I was usually too chicken to do it.
For more help with fair vocabulary, click here. Once your fluent, stop by the 4-H Food Stand and show off a little.