Jerry Miller of Zimmerman and Chris Guimont of Elk River were among the winners in the Sherburne County Fair Demolition Derby on Sunday evening. Miller prevailed in the Full-Size class which had the biggest vehicles and the most entrants (13). Miller was the last one standing in his 1990 Ford. Kami Barthel of Annandale [...]
• Fair opens July 17 with new history room; parade has been moved to Saturday by Jim Boyle Editor Irene Kostreba, of Elk River, remembers seeing Sherwin Linton perform decades ago at the Sherburne County Fair. She has a poster featuring the singer known for, among other things, his covers of Johnny Cash tunes. It [...]
• Expiring lease has officials looking at future of county fair and what it would cost to move it by Jim Boyle Editor The decades-old question of if and when to move the Sherburne County Fairgrounds inched forward ever so slightly on May 7. Or did it? Members of the recently convened Sherburne County Fairgrounds Future [...]
• Dayton man would love to develop, lease quarter-mile track in Elk River or Becker by Jim Boyle Editor A 64-year-old Dayton man has aspirations of developing a quarter-mile race track at the Sherburne County Fair, something he’d pursue equally in Elk River or Becker. He’s just waiting for the Sherburne County Board of [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Six spectators of the Sherburne County Fair’s demolition derby became participants thanks to the Smash and Crash raffle. “They did a great job,” said Roger Kostreba, one of the organizers of the special derby event. Kostreba agreed that the amateur cast of drivers provided some of the best hitting of the [...]
Ken Miller of Elk River has won the “Smash and Crash raffle,” outlasting five other amateur drivers to claim the $500 cash prize July 21 at the Sherburne County Fair.
The 125th anniversary celebration of the Sherburne County Fair opened Thursday to hot times and hot temperatures. 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 [...]
by Paul Rignell Contributing writer As the heat index pushed 100 degrees at the Sherburne County Fair, 4-H youth tried to keep themselves cool and their animals cooler as livestock shows began July 18 at the 125th annual event in Elk River. Ruth Krisko, 12, of Becker, and her sister, Katie, 10, took turns in [...]