Sunday, Opening day: the weather was
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[August 08, 2022]
Sunday, July 31st was the opening day of the
86th Logan County Fair. Historically fair week is usually ushered in
with oppressively hot and muggy weather, but the opening of the 2022
fair was accompanied by cloudy to partly cloudy skies and unusually
mild temperatures in the 80s with a light breeze out of the north.
The opening day festivities also included an eight member Big Band
performance by 'Chapter 11,' playing in the Grandstands at 12:30
with brass, keyboard and drums. The band shared a few laughs and
generally had a good time with the crowd.
At 1 p.m. some 35 smiling Logan County Veterans assembled in the
front of the grandstands for a photo op, many proudly wearing hats
and shirts that indicated their veteran status and their area of
service. Logan County Veterans, we thank you for your service!
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An excited crowd assembled in the grandstands for the opening of
four days of some of the best downstate racing that takes place at
the Logan County Track. Beautiful horses ran the track with manes
flying as they sped by in the Downstate Classic harness racing that
began at 1:30. The racing events normally continue on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday.
However, on Monday, a storm blew through and due to some slight wind
damage in the stands and heavy rains muddying the track, the Monday
harness racing events were delayed until Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. The
Tuesday races are to follow those.
All in all, it was a wonderful opening with amazing weather for the
2022 Logan County Fair, and many look forward to the events
throughout the coming week.