The community celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Sherburne County Fair. Photos by Wayne Matteson, Bruce Strand and Jim Boyle
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 [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor Three Sherburne County youth have given a special hand to the organizers of the 125th anniversary celebration of the Sherburne County Fair in Elk River. Two of them will be among the people walking around the fairgrounds this week when the fair opens July 18 with commemorative lime green T-shirts that [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Fair has been around for 124 years, and Marion Salzmann has been part of 61 of them. No. 62, which starts on Thursday, will be the Elk River woman’s last. Her contribution to the 125th anniversary celebration includes publishing a history book of the Sherburne County Fair and [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor The excitement for the Sherburne County Fair’s 125th anniversary celebration is building. In addition to a button contest involving youth of Sherburne County and a search for the residents who have lived in the county the longest, there’s now a history book about the fair on sale. The book is simply [...]