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Family Fun at the Lake County Fair

Aug 11, 2017 08:59AM ● By Editor

By Emily Sweatt of the Lake County News Chronicle

The Lake County Fair once again makes an appearance at the Two Harbors fairgrounds Aug. 17-20.

On Thursday, there will be an amateur talent contest, the 3K Dirty Dash as well as Doug Ohman of Pioneer Photography displaying his work.

On Friday, there will be free children's games and "Family Movie Friday" where children's movies will be shown for public viewing. On Saturday will bring a number of events, including rides provided by Todd Armstrong Shows, reenactments by the Minnesota Old West Living History group, and the 4-H horse show. The popular group The Northwood's Band will also be playing a full set.

Saturday is also when the Jackpot Barrel Race by the Renegade Riders Saddle Club will take place, an event in which a number of riders will direct their horses around a set of barrels and attempt to make it back to the start with the fastest time.

On Sunday, there will be an open Horse Playday, the proceeds of which will go towards supporting the Lake County 4-H Horse Program. Then there will be a Laying Hen Auction, the proceeds of which will also support the North Shore 4-H Club. Later that day, they will have their Truck Mud Run, where drivers will go straight through a large pit of mud with the goal of getting to the other side faster than any of the other drivers.

"The Lake County Fair, as always, will offer a variety of events and activities throughout the four days," said Rachel Bailey, the Secretary Manager for the Lake County Fairgrounds.

Friday is Kids Day, which includes free gate for kids 12 and under, games, a scavenger hunt and drawings, sponsored by The Lake Bank and Harbor Insurance. Friday there is also the very popular Kids Coloring Contest sponsored by H&R Block, 4-H Pet Show and entertainment including Balloon Artistry by Mandana and a Family Friendly movie with popcorn and ice cream sundaes.

Other attractions are the Minnesota Old West Living History group who will have an authentic tent town and will be performing reenactments throughout the fair, Todd Armstrong Shows, Midway, 4-H and open class exhibits and animals and food vendors. The 4-H Food Stand and the Fair Kitchen will be open for breakfast Friday through Sunday, sponsored by North Shore Federal Credit Union.

"There is something for everyone and it is a great place to make lasting memories with your family and friends." Bailey said.

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