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Hancock County Fair

Getting to know you: Ami Hunt

  Ami Hunt was born and raised in Lewisport. She is the daughter of Keith and the late Donna Westerfield. “We were very family-oriented and involved with the community,” she said. “I guess that’s why I’ve never left. My heart’s in Lewisport.” Growing up, Ami said her community felt like a “big family”. “We always…

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Board continues prep for 2022 Hancock County Fair

By C. Josh Givens The Hancock County Fair Board continues to finalize plans for the 2022 Hancock County Fair, which is set for Aug. 3-6. Newly-elected Board President Greg Wettstain and Vice President Scott Basham said Tuesday the Board is striving to keep the fair “traditional” in the memories of fairgoers, while bringing new attractions…

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Hancock County Fair attendance, best ever

                                                                                     CHAMPION FAIR BABY BOY According to estimates, well over 9,000 people attended the 2021 Hancock County Fair. This number counts both paid attendance and people such as workers, law enforcement and other emergency service personnel the work to keep people safe and the fair functioning smoothly. “I think it was probably the best we ever had,”…

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New look for Hancock County Fair; seating available

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hancock County Fair Board plans a bigger, better fair for 2021, Hancock County Fair Board President Franklin Powers said. One immediate, noticeable change concerns seating at the fairgrounds. Powers said people approached fair board members in the past about making seating available for parents watching…

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Defending champs and new local blood to compete in demo derby

If you like action then you’ll want to come to the Hancock County Fair on Saturday night to witness the awesome spectacle that is the 2021 demo derby. The derby is always a big draw at the fair and this year’s smash up might be the biggest and best ever. Promoter Eric Adkins thinks it…

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Pageants headline fair activities

Each year fair-goers flock to the Hancock County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hawesville to watch the various beauty pageants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in January of 2020, last year’s fair did not take place. For that reason, the Hancock County community eagerly anticipates this year’s fair that starts on August 4. The…

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Hancock County Fair starts August 4

The Hancock County Fair starts August 4, and runs through August 7, 2021. Since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all but a few events last year, people eagerly anticipate this year’s festivities. “I am glad to tell you that many people have expressed to me how much they missed our fair last year,” Hancock County Fair…

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Hancock to hold Fair

This week Daviess County announced that it cancelled its fair for this year. Though Daviess County cancelled its fair, Hancock County will plan to hold a fair in 2021. “We are planning on a fair in August,” Hancock County Fair Board President Franklin Powers said. “It is scheduled for August 4, 5, 6, and 7.”…

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