5 things to do this weekend

Published 12:03 am Thursday, August 2, 2018

By Bethany Tennis


1. Demolition Derby

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The annual Demolition Derby will be Sunday at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The derby starts at 4 p.m. Masters of Disaster will officiate and inspect the derby. There will be five classes of vehicles competing. In each class there will be a “hardest hitter” award winner and money awards for the top finishers. Sit in the stands and cheer for your favorite cars while you watch them crash into each other. Enjoy a day of family fun while watching the derby and exploring the fair.


2. Kip Winger, Warrant and April Wine

Friday will be a night full of rock ’n’ roll music at the Freeborn County Fair. Kip Winger, Warrant and April Wine will perform Friday night at the Grandstand. Kip Winger’s powerful vocals and musical talent have led him to the top of the music charts with multiple hit singles. Warrant is known by their distinctive style and ability to write catchy rock songs. Their well-known hits include “Cherry Pie,” “Heaven” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” This year marks April Wine’s 48th year as a rock ’n’ roll band. They have released 15 albums since the 1970s. Get ready to rock out to the music starting at 8 p.m.


3. Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins will wrap up the performances at the Grandstand Saturday night. Adkins is a three-time Grammy-nominated country artist and has performed on multiple USO tours in the past years. Adkins’ distinctive voice has bolstered many hits to the top of the country music charts. The show is set to start at 8 p.m.


4. Pony and draft horse show

The pony and draft horse show will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Outdoor Horse Arena at the Fairgrounds. The show will feature many different types of horses in a variety of halter and driving classes. Bring your lawn chair or take a seat on the bleachers to watch the horses be judged. You will be able to see impressive draft horse hitches along with pony cart classes.


5. Farmers market

From baked goods to arts and crafts, the farmers market has got you covered. A variety of baked goods, vegetables and jams will be for sale. It will be in the Northbridge Mall parking lot near Herberger’s. The market will run from 9 a.m to noon Saturday.