East Perry Community Fair runs Sept. 23-24

PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The East Perry Community Fair runs September 23-24.

It kicks off with a parade on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. followed by the opening ceremonies.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the fair announced Mitch Miller of Cape Girardeau as the grand marshal of the parade.

According to fair leaders, Miller has been working the fair on behalf of Kohlfeld Distributing for the past 50 years, bringing trailers filled with kegs to the fairgoers every year until his retirement in January 2022.

They said Miller accepted the request to be grand marshal, saying, “I would consider it a great honor of my life.”

“It’s been my distinct pleasure to serve Perry County over my 50 years in the beer industry, but especially East Perry County, the fair, and everyone there hold a special place in my heart,” he continued.

The annual fair parade will be held Friday, Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. and will run through Altenburg. The route begins at Maple Street and travels east down Main Street until it reaches Church Street. It will then make a right turn and head south on Church St. until it reaches the fairgrounds.

Other events include the 4x4 truck pull, mule jumping competition and hot rod tractor pull.

Organizers say the mainstay of the fair is still the competition judging of livestock, crops and home economic entries, as well as many classes for 4-H and FFA projects.

Musical entertainment will feature Logan Allen Chapman, who grew up in the Chaffee area; Carly Green and Ian Ferguson, who are both from the Perryville area; Another Round; and Randy Preston and his Generation group.

“The Best Little Fair in the Land” will have free parking, free admission and free entertainment.

Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.