Poinsett County Fair

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Jackie Wilson

Nothing says summer like the smell of fresh funnel cakes hanging in the hot August air. Poinsett County brought funnel cakes, corndogs, bumper cars, live music and beauty contests to the area through the county fair, which took place Tuesday, Aug. 16, through Saturday, Aug. 20. Armbands for the rides cost $15 and there was no cost to get through the gate. The beauty contest took place Aug. 13. Other contests included Art and Photography, Food Preservation, Baked Foods, Field Crops and Horticulture, and Livestock. The Poinsett County talent show was held at 7 p.m. Aug. 18. "All of the entertainment is free," said Steve Jernigan, Lepanto mayor and president of the Poinsett County Fair Board. "We always try to have as many free activities as we can."