- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

DONNELLSON, Iowa (AP) - Iowa’s oldest county fair is getting ready to celebrate its 175th anniversary.

The Hawk Eye in Burlington reports (https://bit.ly/29J0tkQ ) that the Lee County Fair in southeast Iowa will mark the event with a mix of old traditions and new.

Brock Westfall, the county fair’s president, says the fair will host mule and horse races on Wednesday as county fairs used to do. Organizers are also planning a carnival, races, a mixed martial arts competition, a sand volleyball tournament and car shows.

On Wednesday, the fair will host a 10-mile bike race and a 4H/FFA livestock parade.

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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