Great Jones County Fair, here I come

Hannah's Haven
Hannah Gray
Express Intern

     This week is the 2018 Great Jones County Fair, also known as the Five Best Days of Summer. I’ve been going to the fair since I was a little girl and I don’t plan to stop attending anytime soon.

     Each year I go to the fair, I always find a way to make it a unique experience. From showing my animals to attending the concerts, the fair never fails to give me a week of memories I’ll never forget.

     When I was younger, the fair was always seven days long for me. I competed in the 4-H shows, showing horses and rabbits and entering in the F.A.S.T. Exhibits. Even when it was 100 degrees outside I would put on jeans and a cowgirl hat with a smile on my face.

     The food has always been my favorite part of the fair. What other time of the year do you get a chance to eat cotton candy, a funnel cake, ice cream, and a burger each day for five days straight? However, if I had to choose one thing to have at the fair, it would be the iconic strawberry smoothies. You just can’t beat the amazing taste of a cold and fresh tasting smoothie at the fair.

     Towards the end of the week, I always look forward to going to the concerts with my friends or family. When I heard Thomas Rhett was coming to the 2017 GJCF, I think I cried tears of happiness for at least an hour after the announcement. He’s one of my favorite performers, to say the least. I love watching the performances from the track and hearing everyone sing the songs word for word together.

     Having GJCF in my hometown gives me a sense of pride for the place I grew up in. I love seeing and meeting people from all over the state and those who came out of state just to come to GJCF.

     There was a moment at a concert I overheard someone who wasn’t from around here said, “I don’t know where we are but there’s so many people here.”

     This year I’m looking forward to getting a new perspective of the fair as an intern with the Express. Each day, I’ll be going to events around the fair, taking pictures and getting an all-around look at everything going on.

     The GJCF will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope to attend for many years to come and I can’t wait to see what this year’s fair brings!



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