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Lots to do at Todd County Fair

This view of a past Todd County Fair was taken from the Ferris wheel. (Osakis Review file photo)

It's time for carnival rides, corn dogs, animal showings, rodeo, demolition derby, talent show and more.

It's Todd County Fair time.

The 136th annual fair kicks off today, Wednesday, June 25 in Long Prairie, with 4-H judging, and the activities ramp up on Thursday and continue through Sunday, June 30.

The fair offers free gate admission and parking.

Here are some highlights:

Thursday, June 27

2 p.m. — buildings open.

4 p.m. — Magel Carnival opens.

5:30 p.m. — Talent Contest registration.

6 p.m. — Talent Contest.

7:30 p.m. — Rally Race/Family Fun Night.

10 p.m. — buildings close.

Friday, June 28

Noon — buildings opens, Magel Carnival opens.

1 to 4 p.m. — Todd County Senior Citizens Event.

1 to 4 p.m. — Cline Connection Band.

7 p.m. — Truck and Tractor Pull.

8 p.m. to midnight — Mug Wugs Band.

10 p.m. — buildings close.

Saturday, June 29

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bingo.

Noon — buildings open, Magel Carnival opens.

Noon to 4 p.m. — Kids Korner and Ask a Master Gardener (under the grandstand).

4 p.m. Slew Foot Family Band.

4 to 7 p.m. — Free Sweet Corn Feed.

7 p.m. — Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, Mini Bulls, Bronc riding, Mutton Bustin' and Barrel Racing.

9 p.m. to midnight — Hispanic DJ.

10 p.m. — buildings close.

Sunday, June 30

11 a.m. Interdenominational Church Service.

Noon — buildings open, Magel Carnival opens.

1 p.m. Recognition of Todd County Outstanding Senior Citizens.

1:15 p.m. Recognition of Todd County Farm Family of the Year.

1:25 p.m. Recognition of Todd County Century Farm.

1:35 p.m. Recognition of Todd County Sesquicentennial Farm (continuous family ownership of a farm for 150 years or more) — Wayne and Ina Larson, rural Osakis. The farm's roots go back to 1868.

2 p.m. Red Letter Band Band.

3 p.m. — Demolition Derby.

5 p.m. — Parade of Champions.

6:30 p.m. — Exhibit release time.

For more information, visit or call 320-732-2739.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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