2018 Fulton County Fair Awards….

Fulton County Fair officials announce that awards and cash premiums for the 2018 fair will total $31,732.23. In addition to this amount $5,000 was awarded in scholarships at the 2018 fair making a total of $36,732.23 in awards. The fair had increase in livestock exhibits and in overall attendance

The Fulton County Fair received $7,402.00 from the state for premiums and the other monies come from local contributions and entry fees. A complete list of donors for fair awards will be listed on the fair facebook page and on the fair website.

Fair officials would like to thank everyone who had a part in making the 2018 Fulton County Fair another successful and fun-filled week for Fulton County. A special “thank you” goes to the sponsors and the 200 plus volunteers who donated time to work at the fair.

Fair premium checks are now available and can be picked up at the fair office located in the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the fairgrounds. Office hours are 10:00 to 2:00 Monday – Thursday. The office is closed on Friday. Exhibitors are encouraged to pick up premium checks and cash them as soon as possible. All checks that are not cashed will be void on November 30, 2018.

Fair dates for 2019 are July 22-27 and this will be the 100th Anniversary of the Fulton County Fair. Special events and exhibits are already in the plans for next year. Fair officials are asking anyone having old fair photos to share them with us. We will scan them and return the original photos to the owner. Email them to fultoncountyfair1@gmail.com or leave them at the fair office.

Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.

Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.