"We’ve Got A Good Thing Growing" is the theme of the Jefferson County Fair, which kicked off Wednesday. Fair Board Chair Andee Simmons says it’s the biggest event of the year for the Madras area, with almost 20,000 attendees last year. She says its important to provide an attractive fair, even though times are tough right now: “Like every place, the Fairgrounds has been hit by the economy. I know in the last three years we've been decreasing our state funding like $17,000; so it’s a pretty big hit for our community." The Fair runs through Sunday. Simmons says the livestock auction is a big draw and a concert by Confederate Railroad on Saturday night should also be very popular.