The 125th anniversary celebration of the Sherburne County Fair opened Thursday to hot times and hot temperatures.
A grandstand crowd enjoyed a National Tractor Pullers show.
The weather forecast calling for cooler temps over the weekend has fair organizers excited as they prepare for grandstand events like donkey races and the demolition derby on Sunday.
This year at the fair there will be a Smash and Crash event at for a chance to win $500. The cost is only $10.
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Photos by Wayne Matteson
The National Tractor Pullers Association attracted a good crowd and made some noise for fairgoers on July 18.
Animals like this goat were smiling on the opening day of the Sherburne County Fair. Cooler weather moving in over the weekend was also expected to add to the excitement at the four-day event.
A young girl examines a horse at the Sherburne County Fair while preparing to touch the horse.
Donavan Goossen, of Elk River, shares a laugh with granddaughter Jaden, 2. The footlong corn dog belonged to Jaden’s big brother Wyatt, 12, who was on the carnival’s twisting “Sizzler” ride with their grandmother, Sher.
A flag snapped in the wind on opening day as a kettle corn maker and Elk River Troop 111 served food for fair-goers.
Corn dogs are just one of the many options available for fairgoers who get hungry while at the event.