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Same sights, same sounds as 2019 Floyd County Fair begins

  • The rides rocked, rolled, rattled, and took kids on a thrill ride Wednesday at the 2019 Floyd County Fair. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • The goats and other farm animals are as hungry and as playful as always at Miller’s Petting Zoo Wednesday at the 2019 Floyd County Fair. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • It’s almost as though the Memorial Day tornado never happened, as the Floyd County Fair kicked off without a hitch on Wednesday. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • The rides rocked, rolled, rattled, and took kids on a thrill ride Wednesday at the 2019 Floyd County Fair. (Press photo James Grob.)

  • Catch a fish, win a prize Wednesday at the little pond at the 2019 Floyd County Fair. (Press photo James Grob.)

By James Grob, jgrob@charlescitypress.com

It was almost as if the Memorial Day tornado never happened.

Although afternoon rain showers likely knocked attendance down a bit, the first big day at the Floyd County Fair went off without a hitch Wednesday, as kids and their parents stormed the midway, treated themselves to some corn dogs, petted the animals at Miller’s Petting Zoo, played games for prizes and whirled and twirled on the rides.

The 2019 Floyd County Fair runs through Sunday. Judging for all non-livestock exhibits began Tuesday afternoon.

Some wondered if there would be a county fair this year at all, after a Memorial Day tornado ripped through the fairgrounds and leveled several buildings. Hard work and determination by the fair board, the local FFA and several community volunteers and donors proved to be enough to bring the fair to fruition.

The fair is utilizing five different tents after five buildings were destroyed by the tornado. Although the lineup is somewhat revamped from previous years, fair-goers should find that much will remain the same as it’s always been.

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