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From The Farm At The Farm … For The Little Debbie Hamilton County Fair

Jars of food preservatives at McDonald Farm.
McDonald Farm

What would a County Fair on a historic farm be without a showcase for agriculture?

This is the first year that the reimagined Hamilton County Fair - presented by Little Debbie - will be held at McDonald Farm in Sale Creek.

This Veterans Day weekend at the Fair, you’ll find “Shorty” there.

Renita Beaty - who goes by “Shorty” - is Soil Conservationist for Hamilton County Soil Conservation District.

She’s also Vice President of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau Board.

Shorty provides education on agriculture and conservation for everyone from pre-schoolers to adults - and she’ll be sharing that knowledge at the Fair.

Hamilton County Fair banner.
Hamilton County Fair

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  • Brandon Davis kicks off the live music on Saturday night at the Little Debbie Hamilton County Fair this Veterans Day weekend at McDonald Farm in Sale Creek. He takes the Dr. Pepper Stage at 5:30 PM - followed at 7 PM by the headliner Lauren Alaina.
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