Soak up summer at the county fair
The decades may come and go, but the county fair continues traditions and provides new ways to have fun at summer's midpoint. The Shell Prairie Ag Association will sponsor the 112th Hubbard County Fair Wednesday through Sunday, July 11-15. Events...
The decades may come and go, but the county fair continues traditions and provides new ways to have fun at summer's midpoint.
The Shell Prairie Ag Association will sponsor the 112th Hubbard County Fair Wednesday through Sunday, July 11-15.
Events kick off Wednesday with Sneak-a-Peek, a chance to take in the rides and attractions on the midway.
The Shell Prairie Agriculture Association and Minnesota Lawn Mower Racing Association are planning a Lake Country Mow-Down Show-down with six classes of racing action starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
The rest of the week's entertainment line-up isn't quite complete, but the annual talent show will be held Thursday in the grandstand. Croon your best tune, put on your dancing shoes or break out that high school band instrument and sign up. Winners in the three age groups will advance to state fair competition.
Other grandstand shows will include a tractor pull, with out-of-field and modified classes, at 6 p.m. Friday and the ever-popular demolition derby at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Hubbard County youth work hard to prepare projects, exhibits and livestock for judging at the county fair. Each year, many go on to the state fair and earn ribbons for their excellent work.
Wednesday is entry day so Wednesday evening the public also can Sneak-a-Peak at what 4-Hers have brought.
Some judging also is completed Wednesday but Thursday starts with rabbit judging at 9 a.m. An exhibition dog show is planned at 4 p.m. and the annual dress review starts at 7 p.m.
Livestock judging of swine, beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats starts at 8 a.m. Friday with overall showmanship judging immediately following. Poultry judging will be at 3 p.m.
Horse judging and an open horse show begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. The annual 4-H animal auction is at 10 a.m. At 5 p.m. 4-Hers participate in a rocket shoot.
A 4-H Horse Fun Show is scheduled at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Other highlights during the fair include vendor exhibits, adult craft and garden displays, activities and exhibits in the Environmental Education building and food - from bison burgers to cotton candy.
Admission and parking are free. The fairgrounds are located on Fair Avenue in Park Rapids.