sherburne county fair

by Jim Boyle Editor The children of Sherburne County in grades kindergarten through 12 are being asked to design a button for the 125th anniversary celebration of the Sherburne County Fair. The contest will be broken into three age groups (K-4, 5-8 and 9-12). The deadline for turning them in is March 22. They can [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Fair caught a break this year and had some of its best fair weather in years — at least by county fair standards. “The weather was finally half-way decent,” said Irene Kostreba, a member of the Sherburne County Fair Board. Event organizers and fairgoers have had to contend [...]

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The Sherburne County Fair’s first ever Donkey Race was a huge success, judging by the crowd of over 100 people’s pure enjoyment of the chaos caused by falling riders, bucking donkeys, and innovative ways to cheat.  The riders were composed of police officers, fire fighters, U.S. Marines, people in 4H, Dominoes’ employees, and a few [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Velvet Longtin and her daughter, Tayah Falls, 8, fell in love with monarch butterflies three years ago at the Mille Lacs County fairgrounds. They now raise the fluttery creatures, and the Princeton duo have brought a butterfly house to life at the Sherburne County Fair with dozens of their own butterflies. [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Arts editor Musical entertainment at the Sherburne County Fair will consist of two performances by Twin Cities bands along with three contests for local singers and musicians. Iron Horse The Iron Horse Band, which  plays modern country and classic rock, will perform at Lions Garden Friday, July 20, beginning 8 p.m. [...]

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