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4-H clubs anticipate annual Hubbard County Fair

Faith Kern shows off a dress she made without a pattern. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)1 / 4
Victoria Wilfong, 11, demonstrates how to make treats for horses. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)2 / 4
Isaac Kern, 10, tells judge Donna Geiser about how he put together a "Farmer's Supper." The meal included a bacon potato puff, green beans, pumpkin whoopie pie and milk. The annual Hubbard County Fair starts this week. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)3 / 4
Anna Kako, 6, answers questions about her outfit in the "Clothes You Buy" fashion review Wednesday. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)4 / 4

4-H members are ready for the annual Hubbard County Fair next week, with textile, fashion and food pre-judging completed Wednesday this week.

Area 4-Hers got practice speaking in front of a group and interviewing with judges. Some demonstrated how to make cookies or put together a scrapbook page. Others showed off handmade clothing.

This year is the 117th annual fair, put on by the Shell Prairie Ag Association. It will run from July 4-8 at the fairgrounds in Park Rapids. The midway will be set up on the Fourth of July holiday for some activities, however, the 4-H and open class exhibits won't be set up until Thursday, July 5.

Thursday night at 7 p.m. is the talent show with a free will offering. Call 252-1048 to enter the talent show.

Friday is Seniors Day with live music and lunch at the pavilion from noon to 2 p.m. Bring a lawn chair.

Friday night's grandstand performance is local favorite "Rock Bottom," performing at 7 p.m.

Saturday's main events include the out of field tractor pull at 1 p.m. followed by the kiddie tractor pull in front of the old schoolhouse at 3:30 p.m. The modified tractor and pickup truck pull is at 6 p.m. For information call 573-3705, 255-1604 or 732-5296.

In the past the demolition derby has been a big draw. This year the demo derby is at 1 p.m. Sunday. For information call 218-820-6334 or 255-1604.

The fair also has a carnival and 4-H exhibits. Try your hand at creating a Mr. Potato Head. The 4-H exhibit hall will be home to chickens, bunnies, horses, pigs, sheep, goats and cattle throughout the week.

An exhibition dog show is at 2 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. A giant Twister challenge is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

And don't forget the classic fair food. Stop on over this July for cheese curds, ice cream and other delicacies.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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