The Fairfax Optimist Club invites the community to the 53rd Annual Fairfax Fair August 10-12. The theme for this year is “There Is a Super Hero Inside All of Us.”


By Friday evening Fairfax City Park will be filled with game and refreshment stands. Opening ceremonies will be at 6:20 p.m. Friday followed by the Little Mr. and Miss Fairfax Contest, the Baby/Youth Show, and the Miss Fairfax and Junior Miss Fairfax contests. Dance on the Slab will begin at 9 p.m.


Parade registration will be at the football field at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Old-Time Tractor Reunion will start at 10 a.m. The parade will start down Main Street at 11 a.m. Optimists will again conclude the parade by tossing out ping pong balls from their float – each worth a prize to be claimed near the stage following the parade. Food/drink and game booths will open following the parade.


The Southeast Nebraska Community Band will begin Saturday night’s entertainment at 6 p.m. This will be followed by local talent which would make any community proud. Dance on the Slab will begin at 9 p.m.


A contest for the best-dressed Super Hero will be held at the stage Friday night before the Miss Fairfax Contest and Saturday evening following the Southeast Nebraska Band concert. The winner each night will receive $25 from the Fairfax Optimist Club.


Community church services will be held in the park Sunday at 10:30 a.m.