The Grand Parade lineup for candidates and all political entries is at 6 p.m., Saturday, June 9th at the Wellington-Napoleon R-9 High School on Highway 131, just a few miles north of Odessa. There is a $50.00 filing fee for all political entries.
Parade begins at 7 p.m.
To register for the parade, call the Fair Board Building at 816-934-8200.
The Lafayette County Republican Central Committee will have a booth on Friday and Saturday where candidates may handout flyers, display signs and greet fair goers. We will be located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 224 and Highway 131, just west of the park in downtown Wellington.
The Odessan newspaper gives the following account of the history of the Wellington Fair:
"Well, come one, come all to the 85th Wellington Fair. If you have a quilt, jelly, cookies, flowers, radishes, woodworking items, photos, a great appetite or just tapping your toe to the music, come on and have fun in the Wild Wild West. Wellington is also celebrating its 175th year and that is why they are having a western theme. Wellington became a river town and tannery town on May 8, 1837. The town's first name was Tyro after the tannery. Clinton Bledsoe named the town Wellington. The incorporation was signed in 1855, the government body of the town did not come into existence until 1885."