North Iowa continues to lead the way in the return of traditional summer events across Iowa cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Last week, Dairy Days in Fredericksburg was among the first summer celebrations in the state to return. This week, the Worth County Fair in Northwood heads the return of county fairs, joining the Wapello County Fair in southeast Iowa, as the first two county fairs in Iowa for 2021.
The 143rd edition of the Worth County Fair runs Wednesday (06.16) through Sunday (06.20). Among the day one festivities include a carnival ride armband special, mutton busting and the crowning of the fair queen. Thursday has the tractor operator contest, plus bull riding and rodeo. Friday’s grandstand entertainment is the demo derby. Saturday, Seniors over 65 and veterans get in for just $5 with the truck and tractor pull to end the day. Sunday’s main entertainment wraps up with the figure 8 racing. There’s also a 4-H teen dance Sunday night.
All five days feature FFA/4-H livestock shows, free lunches by various organizations and carnival rides.