Linn County Fair ropes in close to 30K attendees in 'fantastic' turnout


July 27, 2022

Courtesy of Alex Paul

An exhibitor parades her pig through the ring during the 4H livestock auction Saturday, July 16. For local ribbon winners, see pages 20-24.

Nearly 30,000 people attended last week's Linn County Fair over its three-day run, according to Linn County Fair & Expo Center Manager Randy Porter.

More than 13,709 people came to the fair Saturday, July 16, enjoying mid-70-degree weather during the day. They packed the house in reserved seating as well as general admission to watch popular country rock band Sawyer Brown on the Main Stage that evening. The award-winning group has traveled coast-to-coast for 38 years. Other headline shows were Sara Evans on Thursday, July 14, and Five For Fighting on Friday, July 5.

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