It's time for the Lake County FairMark your calendar and plan for a fun filled weekend Aug. 23-26.
By: from Rachel Bailey & Rena Ross, Co. Secretary-Managers, Lake County Fair , Lake County News Chronicle
Mark your calendar and plan for a fun filled weekend Aug. 23-26.
The Lake County Fair kicks off on Thursday with Senior Citizens Day. There will be blood pressure and balance testing for all seniors starting at 11:30 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. will be the Senior Luncheon which will include the Senior Citizen of the Year announcement. The Old Timers Band, Mel Annala and Gary Powell and his Cowboy Outfit will be Thursday’s musical entertainment. J&K Amusements will be back as our midway.?They will be offering wristband specials everyday.
Friday is Kids’ Day. B-105 will be at the fair doing a live broadcast and the Lake Superior Zoomobile is coming with some critters for everyone to see. The kids’ cookie and coloring contests registrations will be at 1p.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be kids’ games followed by prize drawings and magician/ventriloquist Kelvin Saline of Magic Village Shows. He’s new to our fair this year. Stick around Friday evening to hear singer, Hannah Rey.
Saturday is the fair’s Teen/4-H Day. The 4-H Horse Show will get things started in the morning, followed by something new this year --Rich Wieber’s Bicycle BMX Stunt Show from 12-7 p.m.. Enter the Annual Pie Contest or buy a winner at the Pie Auction. In the evening there will be two bands. Broadside will be playing on the Arts &Activities Stage which will also have free prize drawings for teens. D’Merritt will be on the Commercial Stage.
Sunday is Family Day. In the morning Reigning Riders will have a horse show and salsa cook off and Mud Run registration will be at 11a.m. There will be fun all day Sunday. The Lake County Fair’s own games start at 2 p.m. with a new event–the Diaper Derby and Toddler Trot.?These will be followed by the hay bale toss, frying pan toss, 3-4-5 legged race and blindfolded lawnmower races.
The Lake County Fair is a recipient of a County Fairs Arts Access and Cultural Heritage grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The enhancement of the Arts & Activities Building is funded, in part, by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature. Part of the enhancement is a mural depicting Lake County’s History by local artist Dave Gilsvik. There will be an unveiling of the mural on Thursday August 23 at 3 p.m. There will be prize drawings, live entertainment, petting zoo, beer garden by The Pub, art & cultural heritage demonstrations and lots of fun every day of the Lake County Fair!
Premium books are now available at Two Harbors Federal Credit Union and True Value Hardware or visit our website at www.thelakecountyfair.com to get a copy. Also, available on our website is a full (tentative) schedule, contest forms and so much more!
We will see you at the fair!