The Johnson County fair steps off today with the annual parade through downtown Franklin. There will be tractors, trucks, floats and fun.
Then the fair itself opens its weeklong run Sunday.
The fair is a tradition in Johnson County. The first fair was staged in 1838 on land near today’s Martin Place in Franklin. The present fairgrounds in Franklin was acquired Dec. 10, 1867, by W.S. Webb, W.S. Ragsdale and W.J. Mathes of the Johnson County Stock Agricultural Association.