26 JUNE 2019 - CENTRAL CITY, IOWA: SAMANTHA TAYLOR, 14, holds her chicken while it's inspected at the poultry check in at the Linn County Fair. Summer is county fair season in Iowa. Most of Iowa’s 99 counties host their county fairs before the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18 this year. The Linn County Fair runs June 26 - 30. The first county fair in Linn County was in 1855. The fair provides opportunities for 4-H members, FFA members and the youth of Linn County to showcase their accomplishments and talents and provide activities, entertainment and learning opportunities to the diverse citizens of Linn County and guests.
PHOTO BY JACK KURTZ