Lincks: Bell County Fair was a success

Published 5:22 pm Monday, June 25, 2018

The Bell County Fair has come and gone, and the officials with the Bell County Fair Board believe it was a good year. The event, which lasted from June 20 to Saturday, had several attractions throughout its duration for attendees to enjoy.

Bell County Fair Board President Rob Lincks said the fair had a good turnout.

“Our expectations are always high to put on a good fair. The fair board, we work hard year round to try to figure how to get folks out and what they might enjoy,” said Lincks. “We were pleased with the participation. We certainly want to thank everybody that came and enjoyed. For those whose who didn’t come, we hope to see them next year.”

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One of the headliners of the fair was the Rodney Atkins concert, which took place on Friday.

“Rodney, being a local boy to the tri-state area, put on an excellent show. Everybody that attended the concert seemed to have a wonderful time and really enjoyed the music,” said Lincks. “The weather was perfect. We couldn’t have ordered any better weather, so we’re really appreciative of that. We hope to have a similar act next year so folks can enjoy.”

In addition to Atkins, the fair played host to a rodeo on Friday and Saturday and a truck and tractor pull on Saturday. Lincks said people enjoyed those events almost as much as the concert.

“We had some awesome feedback both Friday and Saturday night. We don’t want to forget we had two nights of rodeo,” said Lincks. “Folks in our area love live rodeo. They enjoy seeing the horses and the bulls and the cowboys and cowgirls themselves getting after it. (We had) great attendance at those events.

“Saturday night, another big event — equally as big as the concert — was the truck and tractor pull. Everybody, men and women alike, loves horsepower. There is some raw horsepower in those trucks and tractors. It’s pretty cool stuff.”

Echoing his earlier comments, Lincks and the Bell County Fair Board feel like they had an excellent show. He said everyone that has offered comments were excited about the event.

“We’re excited about what they got to experience,” said Lincks.” Kids riding the carnival rides had a blast. We’ve had tons of smiles from little fellers from eight to 80 having fun. We’re real pleased with what transpired and can’t wait to get started on next year.”