Lee County fair kicks off Wednesday

Lee County Fair carnival.

The oldest county fair in Iowa kicks off in Donnellson Tuesday. The Lee County Fair will celebrate 177 years with six days of festivities.

The fair will showcase 4-H'ers and livestock showers from across southeast Iowa.

Wednesday, a new Lee County Fair Queen will be crowned, with horse harness racing to follow.

“There's a lot of the older barns to walk through, antiques to look at, and how the fair use to be. The art hall, the youth and the 4-H kids have put their time into setting up displays and stuff, so it doesn't cost anything to just show up and walk around. If you want to buy some food, ride the carnival rides cost and our nightly events obviously cost per night,” said Lee County Fair Board President Brock Westfall.

Late model racing will headline at the speedway Thursday night.

You can find motocross and BMX racing Friday night followed by a demolition derby on Saturday.

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