Though rain forced the Vandalia Area Fair to move downtown and even more scheduling changes during Fair week, the “Blast from the Past” event was enjoyed by many area residents July 8-11.
Day one of the Fair was challenging as rain forced the postponement of the parade, the Pet Show, and “Riverside with Clayton Tyler.” Carnival rides were also shut down though some games were open to the public. The foodstand was also open.
The Alethea Club’s Ice Cream and Cake Social was held inside the Grand Vandalia Hotel.
On day two, the Fair enjoyed nice weather as area youngsters enjoyed the Carnival.
There was also a Baby Show and a Little Mr. and Little Miss Contest.
The Kinfolks Country Jubilee kicked off the week’s entertainment. They were followed by “Riverside with Clayton Tyler,” who rocked the crowd until the end of the day in their rescheduled performance.
On Friday night, a decorated bicycle/tricycle contest was held before the rescheduled parade.
The rescheduled Pet Show was also held.
The foodstand sold a pork steak dinner.
Country singer Jake Gill performed for those in attendance.
On Saturday, July 11, Ramsey Dickerman, of State Farm Insurance, sponsored Kids Events.
A fish fry dinner was sold by the fair stand.
Heather Buchanan provided entertainment as well as Gary Bishop.