Platte County Fair Opens in Triple Digit Heat
PLATTE COUNTY, Mo. — The Platte County Fair opened on Wednesday. Despite the triple digit heat, organizers say they’re seeing pretty good numbers so far.
The rides themselves are providing a little bit of a chill for those riding them. Meanwhile others are chugging cold water, and taking advantage of the air conditioning.
“The rain keeps the crowds away. People come out in the heat,” said Dr. Carl Myers. “The might come a little later.”
You can take a break from the heat inside the auditorium by watching a contest showcasing the cutest kids at the fair. Meanwhile, a zoo keeper is looking out for the cutest animals there.
“Just make sure they have plenty of water. They always have shade and they manage,” said Julie Aguirre with Bud Johnson’s Petting Zoo.
People are also lining up for the food at the fair. Fair goers are interested in a burger you can get once a year at the Platte County Fair called the kraut burger.
“It started out at the Plate County Fair 49-years ago and it was developed by several volunteers who were very involved with the fair,” said volunteer Angie Witt. “People wait at the gate for the stand to open to have their annual kraut burger.”
The fair runs through Saturday, July 21.