SUMMER SPOTLIGHT

Redwood County kicks off area fair season today

REDWOOD FALLS – The Redwood County Fair is back once again, starting tonight at the fairgrounds in Redwood Falls.

Daily events include the BMX Stunt Show, livestock shows, an Old West Show, chainsaw carving and airbrush tattoos.

Merriam’s Midway shows opens on Thursday and runs through Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the general public is welcomed to a barbecue cookoff contest, with tasting, voting and judging. Events at the grandstand are Motorsports Madness, a demolition derby and the Redwood Speedway.

There will be plenty of music throughout the fair, provided by DJ Chopper, Blackhawk, Hicktown Mafia, Black Stone Cherry, Trailer Choir and Hairball.

Entertainment events are free with the purchase of an admission ticket, but all grandstand events have an additional fee.

Tickets are free for ages 12 and under. Adult tickets are $7 for a day pass or $10 after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. A four-day pass costs $20. Admission is $5 for seniors until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Open gate starts after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the gate.

Today

2-8 p.m. Entry day

8 p.m. DJ Chopper (free)

Thursday

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mobile Veteran Center RV

5 p.m. Exhibit hall ceremony

6 p.m. Merriam’s Midway Shows

6 p.m.-midnight Wristband day

8 p.m. Hairball and Austin Healey

Friday

9:30-11:30 a.m. Daycare day

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mobile Veteran Center RV

10 a.m.-noon “Smiley” the Clown

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free gate

1-6:30 p.m. Kids day (ride $1)

6 p.m. Marv Nissel Band

6:30 p.m. Barbecue ribs and brisket

6:30 p.m. Motorsports Madness

8 p.m. Blackhawk and Hicktown Mafia

Saturday

10 a.m. Baking contest

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mobile Medical RV

Noon-3 p.m. “Smiley” the Clown

1 p.m. 4-H auction

1 p.m. Pedal pull

1 p.m. Beanbag tournament

2 p.m. Century Farms program

4 p.m. Minnesota Over 60 Band

6 p.m. Stained Glass Band

6 p.m. Demolition derby, grandstand (adults $10, kids $5)

6:30 p.m. Barbecue ribs and brisket cookoff

8 p.m. Black Stone Cherry and Trailer Choir

Sunday

10:30 a.m. Church service

1-6 p.m. Wristband day

2 p.m. KLGR talent show

5 p.m. Free gate

5:30 p.m. Redwood Speedway races, grandstand (adults $12, students ages 13-17 $7, 12 and under are free)