June 17, 2021
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Yes, there will be llamas: Douglas County Fair to return

After a muted year in 2020, the Douglas County Fair will return in full force this July. Yes, there will be a llama show. And a demolition derby.

Attendees can look forward to many annual favorites when events start up, beginning with a few events from July 17 – 20 and kicking into full gear Saturday, July 24 through Sunday, Aug. 1, according to the online schedule.

A couple of fun features include the petting zoo, from 1-10 p.m., and pony rides, 4-10 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, July 28-30. Both will also run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and Aug. 1. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival will run from 6-11 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 1, and Thursday is family night.

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Musical performances scheduled include Rich Johnson and After Midnight, Kenny Gambler Band, Quite Frankley, and Roni Ward Band.

Find all of that and a lot more on the fair’s website, dgcountyfair.com.

Here are some more highlights and crowd favorites:

• Saturday, July 17: 4-H Hand Pet & Cat Show; 4-H Dog Show

• Saturday, July 24: Open Horse Show

• Sunday, July 25: Horse Show

• Tuesday, July 27: Touch a Truck

• Wednesday, July 28: Llama show

• Friday, July 30: Demolition derby

• Saturday, July 31: Turtle show

Jeremy Mullis The 2018 Douglas County Fair is pictured.
Diana Edmiston / run-sew-read.com/ Fashionable sheep don trenchcoats in this photo from the 2018 Douglas County Fair.
Jeff Struve Zachary Berg and Cleo Struve, of the Kanwaka 4-H Club, and chickens Matilda and Freckles, are pictured at the 2019 Douglas County Fair.
Jeff Struve Maisy Struve, of the Kanwaka 4-H Club, holds rooster Mumford at the 2019 Douglas County Fair.
Elizabeth Carter A cow is pictured during the 2019 Douglas County Fair.
Elizabeth Carter A chicken is pictured during the 2019 Douglas County Fair.

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