Adrienne Lemley helps her son, Kole, finish his ice cream cup at last year’s Perry County Fair during the Perry County Farm Bureau’s annual ice cream eating contest.

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The Demolition Derby drew a large crowd to the Perry County Fair last year when drivers battled it out in the arena.

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A competitor hangs on to his calf during the fifth annual senior calf scramble at the Perry County Fair. Ten local youth battled against each other in the arena for a chance to have a calf to show in this year’s fair.

State and county fair season has arrived, and that means there will be rides and games galore. While many people are drawn to fairs by the entertainment, just as many are willing to stand in line for the unique and tasty foods that seem to embody fair and carnival fun.

Joe Dunlevy from Illinois hangs on during the bareback bronc riding at the Perry County Fair. It was the Broken Horn Rodeo’s fourth year at the fair.

The Perry County District Library will be sponsoring a family night event with Mr. Puppet on Tuesday, July 17, at 5 p.m. at the Perry County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The high energy band, Crossfire, is set to entertain at this year Perry County Fair. Taking the stage on Friday evening at 6 p.m. in the pavilion, band members Scotty Barns, Tym Pahl, Roy Galiher, Eric Wooten and Dwayne Joseph are dedicated to making every show they do a night to remember.