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Worth County Fair returns with fan favorites

NORTHWOOD — The Worth County Fair will take over once again this year at the Worth County Fairgrounds in Northwood. This year the fair will run Wednesday through Sunday. Weekly passes are $20, day passes are $10 and children 5 years old and younger get in free. Saturday will be veterans and seniors day, with admission being $5 for those parties.

Major events will be returning fan favorites, such as the rodeo Thursday, the lumberjack show Friday, the tractor pull Saturday and the demo derby Sunday. Swifty Swine racing pigs will have five shows each day at the fair. The Ninja Experience will have multiple shows throughout the fair, as will Matt’s Family Jam and Nick’s Kid’s Show. There will be a baby contest this year on Sunday.

Other events include the yearly 4-H exhibits and judging, agri-puppets, caricature drawing, a balloon artist and carnival rides.

The 4-H exhibits have opened. The carnival rides will open Wednesday, which is also when the Fair Queen contest will take place, as well as a free-until-gone fair board appreciation barbecue.

On Thursday there will be a tractor-operating contest in addition to the pedal pulls and rodeo. Friday will boast face painting along with the caricatures and balloon artists starting their two-day stints, before the lumberjack show later that night. The tractor pull will close out the night Saturday. Sunday will see the baby contest, the 4-H state conference meeting and a teen dance, as well as a beef barbecue sponsored by Worth County Cattlemen.

 

 

Events

Wednesday

2 p.m.: Reading Road Trip, Community Room

5:30 p.m.: Fair board appreciation barbecue, Shelter House

6:30 p.m.: Fair Queen contest, Shelter House

7 p.m.: The Memories, Shelter House

 

Thursday

Noon: Free lunch, Shelter House

3 p.m.: Tractor operator contest, North Side Quonset Building

6 p.m.: Pedal pull, outside of Shelter House

6:30 p.m.: Rodeo, Grandstand

 

Friday

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Face painting, Commercial Building

1-5 p.m.: Caricature drawing, Commercial Building

2-8 p.m.: Balloon artist, Commercial Building

6:30 p.m.: Lumberjack show, Grandstand

 

Saturday

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Face painting, Commercial Building

Noon: Free lunch, Shelter House

Noon-4 p.m.: Caricature drawing, Commercial Building

Noon-6 p.m.: Balloon artist, Commercial Building

6:30 p.m.: Tractor pull, Grandstand

 

Sunday

9 a.m.: Church service, Shelter House

11 a.m.: Baby Contest, Shelter House

Noon: Beef barbecue, Shelter House

Noon-4 p.m.: Balloon artist, Commercial Building

5 p.m.: Demo derby, Grandstand

9-11 p.m.: 4-H teen dance, Shelter House

 

 

Fourth of July fun scheduled

Northwood will continue its tradition of a weekend full of Fourth of July events. The celebrating starts the Fourth of July with a parade, food, games, Miss Northwood, a horseshoe tournament and — of course — fireworks.

July 5 will be filled with a pool party, a root beer garden for children and a beer garden for adults, music and more food and games. Festivities wrap up July 6 with a softball tournament, the Tune run/walk, a golf tournament, more food and games and the continuation of the root beer and beer gardens, and music provided by The Dweebs.

For more information, visit www.northwoodchamber.org or the Northwood Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

 

Events

July 4

7 a.m.: Pancake breakfast  at Shelter House, Central Park

11 a.m.: Fourth of July Parade

After parade: food vendors, Lions Club root beer floats, inflatables, Half Pint the Clown, games, Paw Patrol

1 p.m.: Pedal pull, fairgrounds

1:30 p.m.: Lions duck pond

2 p.m.: Miss Northwood and awards, Shelter House at the fairgrounds

3 p.m.: Horseshoe tourney, Swendsrud Park

10 p.m.: Fireworks, airport

 

July 5

5-7 p.m.: K-12 pool party

5 p.m.: Root beer garden and activities for kids at the community center

6 p.m.: Beverage garden opens

6 p.m.: Food to be served at Bean & Bistro, Tequilas and Subway, Mr. Taco in the beverage garden and food inside the community center

9 p.m.: The Trip, beverage garden

 

July 6

9 a.m.: Softball tourney

8 a.m.: TUNE run/walk  registration

8:30 a.m.: TUNE run/walk begins

10 a.m.: NKCEF annual golf tourney, Northwood Country Club

5 p.m.: Root beer garden and activities for kids at the community center

6 p.m.: Beverage garden opens

6 p.m.: Food to be served at Bean & Bistro, Tequilas and Subway, Mr. Taco in the beverage garden and food inside the community center

9 p.m.: The Dweebs, beverage garden

 

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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