Family fun continues through Sunday

    One of the most exciting things about summer are county fairs, and for Crookston residents the big attraction is the Polk County Fair in Fertile, which kicks off Wednesday, July 6.

    There is a lot to offer at this fair this year, which runs through Sunday, July 10. You can load up on deep fried food, ride rides on the midway until you’re dizzy and queasy, watch performances at the free-stage and grandstand events, and give some love to the animals in the petting zoo and animal exhibits.

    Here’s what’s happening when, and where:

    • 5 p.m. The Midway opens
    • 7 p.m. The Polk County Chocolate Contest, entries due by 6:30 at the foods building. Judging begins at 7 on the Free Stage with sampling.
    • 7 p.m. Open class judging of Agriculture and Flowers, Open class entries can be submitted from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
    • 7 p.m. The Rodeo in the Grandstands
    • 9 p.m. Karaoke, free admission for all ages at the Hanson Memorial Free Stage.

    • 4 p.m. Kids Bike Drawing, one girls bike and one boys bike is given away daily at 4 P.M. in the Grandstand. Anyone ages 12 and under is eligible. Tickets are available at the Grandstand prior to the drawing. You must be present to win.
    • 4 p.m. The Midway opens
    • 7 p.m. The Rodeo in the Grandstands

    • 9:30 a.m. Senior Citizen Day with prizes, bingo, and lunch. Everyone 55 and over is invited.
    • 1 p.m. The Midway opens
    • 4 p.m. Kids Bike Drawing
    • 4:15 p.m. Kids Pedal Pull
    • 6:30 p.m. Baja Races, Four cylinder and Pickups Friday night at the Grandstands

    • 9 a.m. the 5K run/walk
    • 11 a.m. Kiddie Calf/Lamb/Goat show is for kids in kindergarten and under. Located near the cattle barn. Calves any breed under 5 months of age can be shown. There is no entry fee, but pre-registration is 15 minutes before.
    • 12 p.m. The Midway opens
    • 2 p.m. Bingo in the Grandstands. A $3 ticket, good for 2 cards, can be purchased in advance from area business. At the time of play, card will be $2 each.
    • 4 p.m. Kids bike drawing
    • 4:30 p.m. 4-H Awards
• 6:30 p.m. Baja Races, six cylinders and eight cylinders Saturday night at the Grandstands

    • 10 a.m. Worship Service held at the Grandstands. Everyone is welcome
    • 12 p.m. The Midway opens
    • 2 p.m. The parade
    • 4 p.m. Kids Bike Drawing
    • 6:30 p.m. Super Demo Derby at the Grandstands
    • 8 p.m. Exhibits will be released
    • 10:30 p.m. Fireworks will be free for the public to watch