Russell County Fair: Entertainment
Russell County Kicks-Off Barn Quilt Trail
One of the largest public art displays in the nation will kick-off its appearance in Russell County this July during annual fair. The American Barn Quilt Trail includes more than 3,000 barn quilts, inviting visitors to travel the countryside to enjoy barn quilt art nationwide. Russell County will join several other Kansas counties to feature barn quilts, and promote this tourist attraction. The proposed quilt trail will feature decorative barn quilts created by local artists.
There are 20 "project blocks" available at no cost, if the block is exhibited at the fair and then donated to the RC Quilt Trail. They are available on a first come basis. However, anyone can enter the open class exhibit at the fair.
SPECIFICATIONS: Size for judging at the 2013 RCFF, 4- foot by 4-foot; plywood or other material suitable for long-term outdoor display; minimum 2-coats of primer - exterior paint and primer required. Only "family oriented" art allowed. Art may not contain wording or numbering.
Entries in the open class Quilt Block Exhibit are due at the Russell County 4-H Building, Monday, July 24, between 6 and 8 p.m. There will be four prizes awarded in this category, starting with $50 for the top honor.
NEW FOR 2013| Business Grab Bags
We are offering a new opportunity to businesses to get your word out to 1000 people or more. Each night of the fair, we will be handing out 250 bags to adults with info, coupons, business cards, flyers or just newsletters about your business or organization. If you are interested in taking advantage of this great service, we will need your info by July 1, 2013 to assemble bags.
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Something For Everyone
We are located in Russell, KS, just off Interstate 70 between Hays and Salina. The Russell County Fair, reminiscent of the “good old days”, gives the community an opportunity to show off everything from quilts to livestock. If you are a life long resident of the area or just traveling through stop in to see the sights and join the fun. Check out the exciting Russell County Fair attractions scheduled for this year:
Plenty To See and Do
The 4-H Building will be full of exhibits and displays. While there are to many to list here, some of the favorites are cooking, quilting, produce, arts & crafts, woodworking and of course our "Wheat Showcase". All these events at the Russell County Free Fair will probably make you hungry so, take time to enjoy the food vendors or the 4-H Food Stand.
4-H is a big part of the Russell County Free Fair and we’ll have plenty of 4-H activities. Make time to watch the horse, sheep, hog, or beef shows. These animals will also be on display during fair week along with rabbits, chickens, turkeys, maybe even a duck. 4-H livestock will end the 4-H'ers Russell County Free Fair with the Livestock Auction on Friday night.
Come out and enjoy the Russell County Fair!