Organizers promise old-fashioned country family fun at the 95th-annual Richmond Free Fair, July 11-13.

Richmond is a town south of Ottawa, Kansas. That’s according to Sarah Peters, promoter for the traditional Franklin County affair.

It’s kicking off July 11, with entering of exhibits and judging.

There’ll be watermelon feeds Thursday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. Kids’ games are at 6 p.m. Thursday, followed by Cowboy Olympics. The Garnett Community Band is on stage at 7:30 p.m. Then it’ll be a return performance by the Rearview Mirror Band at 8 p.m.

The swine judging will be July 12, and sheep and goat entries are to be evaluated Friday evening. Athletic events, old time games and a Prairie Wind Band concert complete the evening agenda.

July 13, is packed full with the cattle judging at 8:30 a.m. and an old tractor show at 10 a.m.

Afternoon features Saturday also include coin toss, tractor games, greased pig, pie contest, ice cream social and kids decorated event.

Highlight of the entire fair is always the grand parade, at 6 p.m July 13.

Entries are expected from throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

“Everybody’s welcome to be in the parade. Or just bring a lawn chair, find a shade tree, and be part of the best parade possible,” Peters said.

At 8:15 p.m. Saturday, The Lost Troubadours will entertain in a return engagement.

Details can be found on Facebook at “Richmond Free Fair.”

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