Last year the Chippewa County Fair underwent a few alterations to make it easier for people to attend the annual event. The biggest change was changing to a Wednesday through Friday schedule rather that the former Monday through Wednesday.


Last year the Chippewa County Fair underwent a few alterations to make it easier for people to attend the annual event. The biggest change was changing to a Wednesday through Friday schedule rather that the former Monday through Wednesday.

This year’s 131st annual fair will continue with the new schedule, getting underway next week on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

As was done last year, there will be two open class entry days on Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. Entries must be brought in at these times, and entries will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

By allowing more time to enter exhibits before the fair starts, most of the judging should be done by Wednesday except for 4-H livestock judging. As a result, fairgoers will be able to move around and look at exhibits more easily on Wednesday.

As always, there will be a variety of activities for people of all ages, including livestock shows, exhibits, and entertainment.

There will be a free teen dance Wednesday from 9 p.m. to midnight featuring DJ karaoke provided by Northern Stars Entertainment. There will be DJ karaoke by Northern Stars Entertainment Thursday and Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight.

The carnival will open on the midway Wednesday at 6 p.m., and at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday with arm band day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and again from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

The mini grandstand show will feature The Memories at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, vocalists Steve Mahlum and Kris Nelson on Thursday from 1 p.m to 5 p.m., followed by Bob and the Beachcombers at 7 p.m., and on Friday Tricia and the Toonies will be on stage at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Features at the grandstand will be auto racing Wednesday at 7 p.m., and the demolition derby Friday at 7 p.m.

4-H’ers will be busy
“Go to the county fair and check out the 4-H Club exhibits. It will renew your faith in the younger generation.” So says Life’s Little Instruction Book, No. 429.

4-H’ers have worked all year on projects such as livestock, horses, foods, wood projects, clothing and much more.

Be sure not to miss out on viewing the talents and shows of the youth exhibitors. And be sure to stop at the 4-H foodstand for a tasty meal or a quick refreshment.

Don’t forget to stop by and check out the new Little Farm Hands display either, an agriculture education display for 3- to 12-year-olds that is designed to show them the process of how food gets from the farm to the grocery store.

Take a look at the list of events and mark down which ones you will be attending at the 2010 Chippewa County Fair.

Scheduled list of events:
• Tuesday, Aug. 3:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m — 4-H Exhibit Building open
9 a.m. — Horse Show
• Wednesday, Aug. 4:
8:30 a.m. — Hog Show
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H Exhibit Building open
1 p.m. — Poultry Show
3 p.m. — Llama Show
6 p.m. — Dairy/Market Goat Show
7 p.m. — Dog Project Demonstration
• Thursday, Aug. 5:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H Exhibit Building open
9 a.m. — Lamb Lead/Fleece/Sheep Show
3 p.m. — Beef Show
6 p.m. — Rabbit Show
• Friday, Aug. 6:
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — 4-H Exhibit Building open
9 a.m. — Livestock Demonstrations
10 a.m. — Premier Showmanship Contest
1 p.m. — Cat and Pet Show
5 p.m. — Blue Ribbon Auction

A complete listing of all fair activities may be found on page 12A of this edition of the American-News.
(Student writer Brendan Stermer contributed to this article.)