FISHER – After being involved with the Fisher Fair for the past 24 years, fair president Jill Hardesty is amazed with the support from area residents.
“It’s not just Fisher it’s 10-15 counties around that come. We’re safe and we’re clean. That is what we strive to do and we love to have fun,” Hardesty said on Friday morning.
Friday’s weather was ideal for a fair, even though the event experienced wet weather earlier in the week. The tractor pull was rained out Wednesday and temperatures were on the muggy side for a few days.
“It wouldn’t be Fisher Fair without rain,” Hardesty adds.
This is the 75th year for the fair, which had almost 150 entries in a Monday parade with an ice cream social which served 1,000 cups of ice cream. Beef and sheep numbers were up this year but goats were down a bit, according to Hardesty. This year also saw the return of a rodeo which hadn’t been around for several years.
Evan McClure of Gibson City showed some heifers Friday morning. He has shown different animals in the past but now it’s strictly cattle.
“I’ve shown them since I can remember and I love every bit of it,” said McClure.
McClure considers the Fisher Fair a welcome change from some of the others since things seem to be easy going and laid back.
“My whole family loves coming here.”