Merchant’s Building at the Fair Features Local Cottage Industry Businesses

The Merchants Building at the Bourbon County Fair, is air conditioned and features local organizations/businesses. Submitted photo.


The Merchant’s Building at the Bourbon County Fair is open this evening and is AIR CONDITIONED.

“Always, in years past, we have tried to get local cottage industry vendors,” Leanne Leatherman, coordinator of the vendors, said.

This year is no exception with the additions of some local organizations.

This year 9 Acre Farms will be dispensing literature on homesteading, Uppa Creek Ranch-honey, Circle P Ranch-jewelry, Buckin A Ranch-home decor, MM Creations-spices, and Carolyn Crystal-jewelry.

The Merchant Building is on the north side of the fairgrounds, near the restrooms. Submitted photo.

In addition, the Bourbon County Conservation Office  and the Museum of Creativity will have activities for the kids.

Joining these, will be Miller Farm and Seed, T-Mobile, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fort Scott Community College, Bourbon County Democrats and Bourbon County Republicans, who will all have booths.

KOMB, the local radio station will be broadcasting live from the building, with interviews of local fair participants.

The  building is open from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21.

In addition, the rest of the fair includes animals, produce, crafts, and other departments for both 4-H youth and community members.

For the latest info, see the Bourbon County Fair Facebook page at



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