SUN PHOTO BY SARAH COWARD
Lexi Angelini, 3, watches the goings-on while riding the merry-go-round at the Charlotte County Fair Sunday, February 12 in Port Charlotte.
SUN FILE PHOTO BY MARIE MERCHANT
The Charlotte County Fair runs from feb. 4 - 13 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in Port Charlotte.
Hudson Tull, 8, gives Charlotte, a Yorkshire Cross hog, a belly rub at the Charlotte County Fair Friday, February 3 in Port Charlotte.
Fair-goers wait to order at a Charlotte County Fair corn dog food trailer that serves deep-fried butter on-a-stick Friday, February 3 in Port Charlotte.
SUN PHOTO BY SANDY PRAY
Tom Lund with his 4-year old grandson Aiden Rhinehart of North Port won the large blue monkey at the Charlotte County Fair in Port Charlotte.
April King and Steve Settle ride the Rock & Roll ride Friday, February 3 at the Charlotte County Fair in Port Charlotte. The fair runs through February 12, visit www.thecharlottecountyfair.com for events, directions, schedules and exhibits.
This year marks the 25th annual Charlotte County Fair. But while the fair will be full of exhilarating rides, delicious food and interesting exhibits as usual, here is something you may not know about this very popular Charlotte County event—it is primarily a scholarship program.
The fair is a nonprofit organization that was chartered in 1989. Kam Mahshie, executive director of the Charlotte County Fair, says they are different from most non-profits in that they are involved in the education of agriculture.
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