Held on the fairgrounds in Redwood Falls, the fair brings in a great mix of entertainment and provides fun, food and fare for those attending; the gates officially open Thursday, with the fair continuing to offer events throughout the day Sunday.
Starting this week, the annual Redwood County Fair opens, with a variety of activities for those who attend. Held on the fairgrounds in Redwood Falls, the fair brings in a great mix of entertainment and provides fun, food and fare for those attending. The gates officially open Thursday, with the fair continuing to offer events throughout the day Sunday. A special kickoff is scheduled to be held Wednesday allowing people to catch a glimpse of what the fair is going to offer. That night at 8 p.m. Chopper, the World’s Nuttiest DJ is going to provide a show for the crowd. “We are having a free gate for the show Wednesday,” said Jeff Potter, Redwood County fair board president. All are invited to attend.
When the fair opens Thursday, the festivities kick off with wrist band day in the midway (Mer-riam’s Midway returns again this year) from 6 p.m. until midnight. A special building dedication is scheduled to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. honoring long-time fair board member Ralph Kolp. At 8 p.m. on the main stage Austin Healy is set to perform with Hairball scheduled to take the stage at approximately 10 p.m. Friday’s activities in-clude daycare day from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. with $1 rides in the midway from 1-6:30 p.m. That night HickTown Mafia is on the main stage at 8 p.m. with Blackhawk following at 10 p.m. The kids’ pedal pull is at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the annual Century Farms program at 2 p.m. In the grandstand that night is the demolition derby starting at 6 p.m. Trailer Choir is scheduled to perform on the main stage at 8 p.m., with Black Stone Cherry at 10 p.m. Saturday’s events also include the lemon dessert contest at 10 a.m. and entertainment on the office stage, including the Over 60 band at 4 p.m. and Stained Glass at 6 p.m. Sunday’s events are scheduled to include wrist band day in the midway from 1-6:30 p.m. with the talent show at 2 p.m. The Redwood Speedway races are being held that night starting at 5:30 p.m. There are also several other entertainment offerings going on throughout the weekend, with a BMX bike show each day. According to Potter, there is also a chain saw artist, an old west show and a race simulator being offered for fair attendees. The public is also reminded of the barbecue cookoff going on Friday and Saturday. This is a fundraiser for the local Youth for Christ program. Tiffany Hansen, fair board member, said there are lots of new vendors in the commercial exhibit building, and a mobile medical unit focusing on dental services is going to be on the fairgrounds Satur-day. Hansen also said a medical unit focusing on veterans needs is scheduled to be at the fair this weekend. There is so much going on at this year’s fair. Admission is $7 per day or $20 for a four-day pass. Find out more, including ticket information, on the fair’s Web site at redwoodcountyfair.com.