Union County Fair

A ground hog on the ground...and headin' for his hole...this image has absolutely nothing to do with the Union County Fair, other than the picture was taken during fair week. This hog, which, I suppose technically is not a hog in the strictest sense of the word, was spotted one day last week in metropolitan Anna.
Other than the pictures, we're going to keep things kind of short and sweet this week... ...by the way...how can it be September already? Another Union County Fair has come and gone, and as near as this observer could tell, the 2016 edition seemed to go quite well. And that was a good thing, given...
Ride 'em, cowperson. One of the competitors at last Friday evening's ranch rodeo at the Union County Fair in Anna tries to lasso a steer. The steers did not seem all that interested in being lassoed. (Is that last word a real word?)
Two songs flashed through the dust bin between my ears Monday morning as I started to compose this masterpiece. Songs...compose...get it...oh, never mind... ...maybe you know one of the songs...the lyrics implore mommas not to let their sons grow up to be cowboys... ...the other song was featured...
Clare Bunyan of Cobden was crowned as the 2016 Union County Fair queen Sunday night in Anna. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The 2016 Union County Fair queen was crowned Sunday night in Anna. The new queen is Clare Bunyan, 20, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Chris and Jill Bunyan. First runner-up in the queen pageant was Brookelyn Cast, 18, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Melodie and Buddy Cast. Second runner-up was...
A ranch rodeo was held Friday evening, Aug. 19, in front of the grandstand. Events included team doctoring, wild cow milking, team sorting, trailer loading and ranch team roping.
Click through the slideshow to see The Gazette-Democrat's collection of images from this year's Union County Fair. The slideshow will be updated through the week to include upcoming events.
The 2016 Union County Fair in Anna is scheduled to get underway Friday, Aug. 19. Fair activities continue through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park, which is the home of the fair each year. Here’s a look at the schedule of events at this year’s fair: Friday, Aug. 19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open show...
The start of the 2016 Union County Fair is less than a month away. The fair is scheduled to run from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The city park is the home of the fair. Last week, the Anna City Council approved a new, 20-year lease with the fair regarding...
The Union County Fair queen pageant is in search of contestants for the 2016 pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the fairgrounds (the Anna City Park). Little Miss/Junior Miss: Little Miss contestants must be 10-12 years of age, and Junior Miss contestants must be 13-15...
Summer has arrived, and that means the Union County Fair is coming, too. County fair activities are scheduled from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The county fair schedule opens on Friday, Aug. 19, with open show registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...
The Anna City Council decided last week not to proceed with action that could have allowed for the sale of beer and wine at the Union County Fair. The matter was addressed at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening, June 7. The sparsely attended meeting was held at Anna...


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