Inaugural Autumn Fare has good turnout

Julia Kubes, front, Megan Schoenbauer left, Amber Glisczsinksi, right and Samantha Kubes, all of the New Prague area, worked in the 4-H Food Stand during the Autumn Fare at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan. To see more photos go click on the Blue Button at bottom right.

The inaugural Autumn Fare, held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Scott County Fairgrounds, had a good turnout, with people coming to the fairgrounds to see a number of vendors.

            Vendors were on the grounds of the fairgounds, as well as in two of the buildings. They were showing animals as well as products made by local producers. The event was co-sponsored by the Local Harvest Alliance.

            “We had a great turnout for the Farmer’s Breakfast,” said Lori Pint, a member of the Scott County Fair Board and one of the organizers of the Autumn Fare. She said the turnout in the afternoon was steady, but not what they had hoped for. The warm temperatures may have played a role in keeping afternoon attendance down.

            One of the purposes of the Autumn Fare was to showcase what products are available from the various small farms in Scott County. Among the animals on display in the cattle barn were sheep, chicks, horses, cows and llamas, and there was a milking demonstration as well.

            Organizers are looking at what went well this year and what didn’t and are hoping to make the Autumn Fare an annual event.