Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
County fairs offer a world of free and inexpensive family fun. Midway rides, agricultural and crafts exhibits and judging, music and entertainment, food and drink, and daily specials (check each Web site for directions and the latest information.)
Meeker County Fair: July 30-Aug. 2
Litchfield, (320) 593-FAIR; www.co.meeker.mn.us
$4 gate admission ($2 for children 7-12, free for age 6 and younger) or $12 for season pass, for all four days and nights of the fair; lifetime passes for senior citizens are free at age 70. Demolition derby and truck pull; compete in the Treasure Hunt or amateur talent contest, and lots more.
Stearns County Fair: July 29-Aug. 2
Sauk Centre, (320) 352-2482; www.stearnscountyfair.com
Flight simulator, Lego robotics, Saturday rocket launch, and more. (Web site not updated as of press time.)
Wright County Fair: Aug. 12-16
Howard Lake, (320) 543-3119; www.wrightcountyfair.com
$5 gate admission ($2 students 13-17, free for age 12 and younger); $15 season pass; plus $3 parking. Demo derby, combine demo, new sportsman's complex, and more.