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Daviess County Lions Club Fair Roars Into Philpot

Oh, man, there is nothing that screams “SUMMER!” like a county fair. So head east out Highway 54 and get ready to soak in the season. The 2011 Daviess County Lions Club Fair is rockin’ the 4H Fairgrounds in Philpot, Kentucky!

Courtesy of flickr user Sam Howzit

I gotta tell ya, I don’t know where to begin. Fairs just seem to bring out the kid in all of us, don’t they? The rides, the fair food, the exhibits, the events. I love it! The first time I ever rode The Spider was at the Daviess County Fair. At some fairs or amusement parks it’s called The Octopus; at Holiday World, it’s Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. But for my first experience, it was The Spider.  The first time I ever ate a buffalo burger was at the Daviess County Fair–and it was really good. Unfortunately, I haven’t had one since. Guess I know what I need to do. And the first–and only–time I ever did my Gary-Cooper-as-Lou-Gehrig-in-Pride-of-the-Yankees impersonation was at the Daviess County Fair. I’ll explain. I was emceeing a rodeo some years back at the fair. I was at the microphone making announcements. What I didn’t realize was that there would be a delay–and a pretty good-sized one at that. So when the words I was saying started coming through the loud speakers about 2 seconds after I spoke them, I just stumbled all over myself. I’m pretty sure I sounded like my tongue was numb. But, hey, it was good for a laugh. And that always works. I bet everyone has a favorite memory of the fair. And if not, you have all week to make one. Here’s the schedule; now let the fun begin!

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