STEPHENSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS — This years Stephenson County Fair may have come and gone but the conversation over its future is alive and well, and the members of the fair board want you to join in on the conversation this coming Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Farm Bureau building in downtown Freeport.
As you may know this years Stephenson County Fair wasn’t without its problems, as fair-goers noticed on day one a large shortage of rides and immediately took to social media to find out why.
On July 10th the fair association put out an announcement about the rides saying, “There are some rides at the fair this afternoon; however, not as many as we had hoped”.
They went on to say that “Not all of the carnival crew has arrived” and that the carnival would offer discounted wristbands to offset the lack of rides promised.
While many people understood and enjoyed the fair without the rides, others weren’t so happy that such a big part of the fair was just AWOL this year. Whichever side you fall on, the Stephenson County Fair Association is inviting the entire public to come out to their July Board meeting and voice their thoughts, ideas and to help be part of the solution. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. with a time slotted for public comment.
Future meeting dates are:
- July 2019
THU 25 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- August 2019
THU 22 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- October 2019
THU 24 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- November 2019
THU 21 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
- December 2019
THU 19 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
If you have any questions about the meeting, feel free to contact the Fair Office at 815-235-2918.
The Stephenson County Farm Bureau is located at 210 W Spring St. in Freeport, Illinois.