LAGRANGE – The 48th annual LaGrange Mini Fair and Rodeo will be held on June 27. The festivities will begin with a 5k run at 8 a.m., followed by donuts, a parade, foot races, lunch, gymkhana, bingo and a cornhole tournament.
After gymkhana ends, there will be barrel races starting at 4 p.m.
Guests are asked to practice social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and there will be a health-department mandated cleaning of porta-potties every hour and hand sanitizer available for attendees.
Founded 48 years ago by Bill Yetter, the mini fair is now chaired by his son, Scott Yetter. Scott said he is happy to hold the fair despite the condensed schedule and guidelines after consideration from Goshen County Economic Development.
“We wanted to keep it going and we went into a lot of discussion about it,” Yetter said. “People from Torrington and [LaGrange] wanted to get things rolling and start doing things, so they told us to go ahead with it.”
What’s usually a large gathering for a breakfast of pancakes and eggs will now be a grab-and-go donut, for example. But Yetter still encourages community members to “come and have fun.”
More information on the Mini Fair is available at lagrangewyo.com/fair.