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Last Chance for Summer Fun!

August 13, 2011

Can you believe it that school starts next week? Where did our summer go? Fortunately, there’s still time for one last hurrah at the Fair! One last weekend of Fair means one last chance to bring the kids to see some of the fantastic acts, ride the rides, watch the shows, hear the music and generally have a good time before heading off to school.

If you’ve already been to the fair once, here’s your chance to see something new this weekend! Just last night, this adorable baby calf was born in the Dairy Barn! Isn’t she so sweet? And they’ve decided to name her “Jubilee” in honor of the Fair’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary this year. How cute!

Little Jubilee, resing in the hay.

On Saturday evening (7:00 pm), there will be Kid Races on the racetrack! As part of the Fair’s 75th Anniversary, events that were a part of earlier fairs have been revived. Children’s footraces on the racetrack were a cherished part of the Fair in the 1950s and 1960s, and this year they’re making a comeback! Kids of all ages are invited to come and run on the track tonight. No charge to enter, but participants must be at the Winner’s Circle (next to the track, in front of the Racing Grandstand) by 7:00 pm.

On both Saturday and Sunday night you won’t want to miss the Destruction Derby, where drivers bring their cars to the fair to compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights! Drivers compete for points by ramming and smashing their opponents’ cars, while the crowd cheers them on! The Destruction Derby will be in the Chris Beck Arena at 7:00 pm, and cost $12 for grandstand seating, and $10 for bleacher seats.

Destruction Derby

And if you haven’t yet had a chance to come to the Fair, you won’t want to miss out on the fun of the Wild West Turkey Stampede, where turkeys race around a dirt track, chasing a little monter truck filled with turkey treats. Words do not do this show justice. It is likely to be the funniest thing you’ve seen at the Fair in years. It’s well worth the trek up to the Turkey Track, just past the barns. Shows on Saturday and Sunday are at 1:00, 3:00, and 6:00 pm. Don’t miss it!

Go Turkey, Go!

Not to mention all the other amazing Fair activities, like great live music, African Acrobats, Belly Dancers, fun family contests, the Couch Potato, the Hall of Flowers, free ice cream, puppet shows, carnival rides, daily parade, Splash Dogs, crafting corners, shopping, corndogs and funnel cakes, horse racing, livestock shows, petting zoo, pony rides, candied apples, kettle corn, and so much more!

Hope to see you here this weekend! It’s going to be a blast!

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