Madison County Fair Begins

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Updated: 8/16/2012 5:29 pm

        Today was the first day of the Madison County Fair. Residents from all over east Idaho made their way to Rexburg to have a good time.

A huge petting zoo, rides and food are all part of what makes the Madison County Fair so special.

The fair started on Thursday August 16th and will go through Saturday.

“It’s kind of things that we do year after year after year that people come back to see, we get to be old friends we hope” said Chairman of the Fair Committee Bob Carlson.

One of the main things people enjoy at the fair is the food.

This year there’s a new food stand at the Madison County Fair called Freakin’ Funnel Cakes.

“I noticed the other day we were having lunch here and I noticed that they had  the best dessert in Rexburg, well I’m thinking we’re going to be able to take that with us, so we should have the best dessert in Rexburg, there’s no doubt about it, hands down. If you can find a better one bring it over, I’ll check it out” said Freakin’ Funnel Cakes owner Scott Bourgoin.

Freakin’ Funnel Cakes are $8 with a topping and $6 for a regular funnel cake.

Food isn’t the only thing people love about the fair; there are also plenty of arts and crafts. One of those crafts is rocking horses for toddlers.

“Well they’re special to be because I like to see the little kids, the grin on the little kids’ face when they ride them, like I say, a
little different pattern when I work with them, kids can’t get hurt on them, they’re not big and bouncy like the plastic ones, they don’t take up a lot of room and I will paint them any color you want” said craftsman Owen Wilmot of Blackfoot.

These horses cost $100 each.

The fair also has a 4H program as well as photography and art exhibits.

All the shows at the fairgrounds are free as well as the entrance to the fair.

For all those parents out there who would like to take your children to the Madison County Fair, you can get an all-day wristband for only
$10 at Broulim’s, Valleywide and Bob’s Café in Rexburg.

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