Leavenworth County Fair

2023 Leavenworth County Fair Braves Triple Digit Temps

by Peggy Bair

Sholanda Miller of Drexel, MO, lead the opening parade at the 2023 Leavenworth County Rodeo Thursday, July 27 at the Leavenworth County fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. ©2023 Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Annelise Schuetz, 11, came away with the grand champion Intermediate Showmanship buckle for her duroc gilt during the Open Swine Show Tuesday, July 25 at the Leavenworth County Fair. She also won reserve champion overall for her crossbred breeding gilt. The Basehor youth is a member of the Reno Bobwhites 4-H club. She is taking her prizewinning hogs to the Kansas State Fair in September. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Crossbred breeding gilt Kit-Kat got a much needed water break after her showing Tuesday night. ©2023 photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Annelise Schuetz, 11, shows off her buckle, won for Champion Intermediate Showmanship. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
The Leavenworth County Fair carnival grounds featured rides and games in the cooler hours of the evening. ©2023 photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Rhett Soetaert, 5, made the most of one of his favorite carnival features, the Super Slide, Tuesday, July 25, while attending the Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie.©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
JD Cook of JD’s Airbrush Tattoos, painted a temporary design for Layla Harrison, 4, while the. youngster was visiting the fair Tuesday, July 25, with her family. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Caricature artist Travis Reuter sketch Zackary Carter and Reagann Bennett, of Tonganoxie, as the couple enjoyed a date Tuesday, July 25, at the Leavenworth County Fair. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Abraham Puebla of Tonganoxie rode in the bull riding completion Thursday, July 27, during the Leavenworth County Fair rodeo at the fairgrounds. ©2023 Peggy Bair/HeartKC
The Leavenworth County Fair rodeo attracted competitors from throughout the Midwest on Thursday, July 27. Carson Ball of Bruner, Missouri, had a successful time of 5.5 seconds during the steer wrestling competition. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Bullfighters are a critical element of the rodeo, keeping riders and animals safe during the competitions. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC
Bronco riding is one of the more challenging events at the rodeo competitions where it’s a long 8 seconds to qualify for a successful ride. ©2023 Photo by Peggy Bair/HeartKC