CANTON — The McPherson County Fair’s newest edition is bringing in some antique favorites.

Over 40 vendors will offer a broad range of items for fair-goers to shop from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at their fairgrounds.

“It’s a vintage, flea market out at the fairgrounds and we have a great variety,” said Mary Jane Lauer, president of the fair board. “We just wanted to try something a bit different than what we’ve done in the past.”

In its first year, the market will offer everything from western clothing and crafts to repurposed items and direct sales vendors, like Mary Kay, 31 Bags and more.

“We’ll also have some farm-related stuff, like G & G sales from Moundridge will be out there with their mowers. We have a lot of nice things coming,” Lauer said.

The market offers another element to the fair not previously offered. Lauer explained that other exhibits allow you to view the handiwork of McPherson County residents, but the market now allows visitors to take their favorites home.

“We have the 4-H and open exhibits, so we thought this would be a nice addition,” Lauer said.

Innovations to the fair, now in its 69th year, ensure that all McPherson County residents can find something new and fun year after year.

“We want to keep people interested in the fair and we want a variety of people to come,” Lauer explained. “Everybody has different interests so we want to make sure there’s something for everyone.”

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