Matthew Beck
Lee Stokes, Citrus County Fair Association president, has a long history with the fair. “I worked this fair all my life. I grew up in this fair,” Stokes said. “I started showing swine and chickens here when I was 6 years old.”
A conversation with Lee Earl Stokes

Carly Zervis


Lee Earl Stokes is a lifelong Citrus County resident and has been involved in the Citrus County Fair and with the Fair Association for decades. Stokes is also this year’s fair association president. The Chronicle sat down to talk with Stokes this past weekend about the fair’s evolution, activities and significance to the community.


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