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Hubbard County Fair starts July 17

The Hubbard County Fair will have a new midway, which will be bigger and better. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

The annual Hubbard County Fair, put on by the Shell Prairie Ag Association, is a major draw each July in Park Rapids.

This year will be the 118th annual fair and be from July 17-21 at the fairgrounds. A new midway, bigger and better, will join the fair this year.

July 17, the fair will have a 4-H teen dance from 7-11 p.m. with music by “Dirt Road Prophets.” It’s for all youths age 19 and under.

Thursday the popular talent show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is a freewill offering.

Friday night, July 19, comedian Mary Mack will entertain in the grandstand at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s main events include the out of field and modified tractor and truck pull and kiddie tractor pull.

In the past the demolition derby has been the biggest draw, with crowds cheering their favorite racer. This year the demo derby is Sunday, July 21 at 1 p.m.

The fair also has a carnival and 4-H exhibits. The 4-H exhibit hall will be home to chickens, bunnies, horses, pigs, sheep, goats and cattle throughout the week.

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

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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