PRE-TEEN TALENT SHOW WINNERS AT THE SWIFT COUNTY FAIR WAS LANE SCHIRM AND BROOKLYN STERUD FROM APPLETON. THEY DO A DANCE ROUTINE.
LOVE THE SWIFT COUNTY FAIR!
Music, rides, food, ranch rodeo, crafts, talent show, 4H, bingo, pie baking contest, Ribfest! I was working for the radio station for five days at the Swift County fair in Appleton, I must say it was one of the most enjoyable fairs I have attended. So much fun and laughter.
Do you know what makes a good county fair? Answer…the people that come to the fair. Our Q92 booth was set up in the Commercial building and so many people stopped by our booth to visit with me. Walking through the midway watching all the smiling faces and hearing children laughing is a real joy! Lots of people attended the many events at the Swift County fair, every night the Chuck Brown Building was full of people enjoying the fantastic music on stage.
Thursday Johnny Holm Band was impressive as always. What amazes me about Johnny is the number of people that follow him and the age difference at his concerts, like Johnny said on stage he has a 11-year-old on stage with him and he has a good number of 60 and 70-year-olds singing and dancing with him. Teenagers are his biggest followers and it showed Thursday night and I remember being a teenager at a Johnny Holm concert!!
Saturday night was my favorite Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Wow what a show!! I will admit it’s not my type of music to listen to but I did recognize a number of his songs only because I work at the radio station and have heard his songs on the radio. His hit song Tempted was fun to hear in person. The Fabulous Superlatives suits were amazing. What an amazing crowd watching Marty, people were 10 to 20 deep outside the Chuck Brown Building. I think it was one of the largest crowds ever. Fun to watch.
Sitting in the Q92 booth for five days and visiting with everyone is the highlight of the fair for me. I appreciate so much all the wonderful comments from everyone about the radio station and the work that we do. Making a difference in people’s lives is very rewarding and humbling. Some people say they wake up with Q92, listen all day and go to bed with Q92 on! So thank you for listening.
Of course when you spend five days in a fair booth you get to know your neighbors really well, Cheri and Isaiah, Amanda and Kristine, Wes and Karen and Nichole we all had some good laughs, shared food, helped each other out, like taking pictures, watching each other’s booths when we had to take a break.
Can’t forget being a judge for the pie baking contest! Gwen and Phyllis are excellent pie judges and they really know about baking pies and what to look for. Me, I just taste and judge!! I’ve learned a lot about baking pies from those two fine women. The pies are just amazing.
I interviewed so many different people on the air during the course of the fair, Miss Appleton royalty, Ribfest winners, Swift County board members, vendors, 4H kids, pie winners, and Amanda who is the social media director for the fair, she was with me every day and does an amazing job running the fair’s Facebook page, Snapchat, and Instagram. She’s crazy fun!
People are what make county fairs! It’s a wonderful place to bring your family, hook up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, go on a date or just hang out with your friends. Thank you Swift County Fair board members and all the volunteers that make the fair work!!