Douglas County Fair Essentials 2022

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DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR 2022

ENTERTAINMENT  EATS  EDUCATION Wednesday, August 17 – Saturday, August 20

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Welcome to the Douglas County Fair Join your friends, family, and neighbors at the 2022 Douglas County Fair, Aug. 17-20. These four fun-filled, fabulous days of summer will feature great entertainment, carnival rides, and much, much more. See the many animals, crafts and projects exhibited by 4-H’ers, FFA’ers, open class, senior citizens, master gardeners and others. Visit the several commercial and food vendors while strolling the fairgrounds. Your paid gate admission is your ticket to enjoy nearly all the fun at the fair. The always exciting Demo Derby held on Friday, Aug. 19, in the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand is a separate ticketed event hosted by the Viking Speedway. Make sure you visit our website at www. dcmnfair.com to see what is happening at the fair. Check back often for events being

added and to take advantage of discounted tickets. This will help you avoid any lines at our gates. Your 2022 fair is brought to you by our many proud fair sponsors. Please thank them as we do and ask that they continue to support this great annual community event. Find them on our website and facilities located at the fairgrounds. I also want to thank our Douglas County Ag Association board members for their dedication and countless hours that they spend putting on this fair. I hope to see you at the fair where you’ll be making memories for yourself, as well as with your family, friends, and neighbors! Don Kleine Fair Board President

Don Kleine

Fair Board President

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

Fair Information.................................................................... 4 Advanced Ride Wristband Sales....................................... 5 Kids Day at the Fair............................................................. 6 Where to go at the Fair if Your Parents are Lost........... 6 Douglas County Fair Princess Pageant............................7 Demo Derby and Lawn Mower Derby...............................7 Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair........................... 8 Musical Lineup includes Local, Regional Bands..........10 PUBLISHER Diann Drew

EDITOR Lori Mork

Here’s the Beef: Cattlemen to Serve Steak...................14 Calling All Open Class Contestants................................15 Douglas County’s Got Talent............................................15 2022 Douglas County Fair Schedule..............................16 Los Moralitos Circus..........................................................19 4-H in Douglas County/Dates to Remember............... 20 4-H Projects Auctioned for Muscular Dystrophy.........21 Douglas County Fairgrounds Map................................. 22

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New this year: Coupon Book

This year, the D ouglas County Fa ir will offer a More Bang Fo r Your Buck coup on book with coupons fo r fair vendors an d businesses around Douglas County. Some co upons will be good only for th e fair, while othe rs are good for a year. The bo ok will cost $20 for more than $500 worth of savings. The book is for sale at: *dcmnfair.com * Elden’s in * The Bowling Ba Alexandria rn & * Joe’s Gas & Del Grill in Osakis i in Brandon * Hiway Amoco in Evansville * Cenex in Garfie ld

Fair Information

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17-SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2022 • GATES OPEN 8 A.M. DAILY

HOURS

Douglas County Fair

300 Fairgrounds Road, Alexandria, MN 56308 866-656-FAIR, dcmnfair.com Gates open at 8 a.m. daily

ADMISSION

Adults - $8 in advance online, $8.50 at the gate Children (0 - 10) - FREE Season Pass - $25.50 Golden Ticket (Season Pass & East Gate Parking) - $50

PARKING

Automobiles and Trucks - FREE in the Integrity Title west parking lot All prices include sales tax.

SPECIAL DAYS

Wednesday, August 17: Senior Day sponsored by Knute Nelson Thursday, August 18: Kid’s Day sponsored by Leighton Broadcasting Friday, August 19: Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, & EMS Appreciation Day sponsored by Bremer Bank

ACCESSIBILITY

The following are available for fairgoers: Free handicapped parking is available just inside the east gate. Shuttles from the Integrity Title west parking lot leave every 15 minutes during regular fair hours. Courtesy shuttles from the other lots are available by asking at the gate.

Parking changes for the Douglas County Fair All parking spots in the East Gate lot must be purchased in advance by purchasing a Golden Ticket. Drivers will not be able to pull up and buy a parking lot on the spot.

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Those who have a golden ticket can access the East Gate lot. Handicapped parking is also available at the East Gate. Parking remains free in the Integrity Title west parking lot.


Advanced ride wristband sales Tickets will also be available at the fair

You can go on the rides either by buying tickets or wristbands at the fair or by buying wristbands in advance that are good for unlimited rides during certain hours. Wristbands are on sale now at dcmnfair.com. Buy ahead of time and save. Here’s the schedule for the 2022 Unlimited Ride Wristband Sessions:

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 6 to 10 p.m. Advanced, online purchase of a single wristband will cost $25 and are available now. Advanced online purchase of a 4-pack of single wristbands will cost $75. Advanced sales of wristbands ends Aug. 14. Limited quantities of advanced wristbands available. Advance-purchased wristband tickets need to be presented at the Carnival ticket booth to receive ride wristband. Please note that there are

no rainchecks or refunds and height restrictions may apply on rides. Wristbands will be voided if lost, broken, or removed. Wristbands purchased at the fair will be $30/wristband and also available for use at the above listed times. Without a wristband, fairgoers who wish to go on the rides can buy tickets at the fair. Ride tickets purchased at the fair cost $25 for 20 single tickets, $50 for 40 single tickets, and $1.50 for one single ticket. Kiddie Rides require 3 tickets, other rides require 4 tickets and large speciality rides require 5 tickets. Tickets can be used on rides anytime the Midway is open.

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Kid’s Day at the fair

Thursday is Kid’s Day at the fair and Clueless the Clown will be in the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand doing free balloon art in the late afternoon and early evening. It’s part of the extra fun things in store for the kids who come to the fair. A face painter will be around on Kid’s Day doing free face painting in the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand from 12-1:30 p.m. Kids also have an excellent chance of winning a bike, as not only will the Douglas County Fair give away a girl’s bike and a boy’s bike at 5 p.m. at the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage each day of the fair, but KIK-FM plans to give away 24 bikes on Thursday at the Hubbard Radio Stage at 3 p.m. Register to win anytime prior to 3 p.m. at the Hubbard Radio State. Must be present to win. The Veteran’s Council will also be doing a kid’s bike giveaway daily at 6:30 p.m. at the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage. The magician has been at the fair before with his act, Halls of Magic. This year, he’ll be at the fair Wednesday and Thursday starting at noon, moving through the fairgrounds with balloon animals and magic tricks. Kids age 10 and under get in free to the Douglas County Fair, not just on Kids Day, but every day.

MAGIC SHOW SCHEDULE on the Hubbard Radio Stage 3:30 p.m. Wednesday 1 p.m. Thursday 5 p.m. Thursday

Where to go at the fair if your parents are lost

If you’re a child who can’t find your parents at the Douglas County Fair, Lyla Radil knows exactly how to help. “You’re not lost, your mommy and daddy are lost,” she will tell you. Then she’ll help you find them. Radil is a veteran EMS volunteer who coordinates the first responder crew that helps at the fair. They try to schedule two volunteers at a time in fourhour shifts from noon until 10 p.m. Their trailer is near the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand, Lyla Radil stocked with EMS Volunteer backboards, ice packs, oxygen, and bandages. This is where to go if you need a Band-aid, or if your parents have wandered away from you. Hearing that it’s their parents who are missing “calms them down pretty good,” Radil said. 6 Fair Essentials  2022  dcmnfair.com

Then she gets on her radio and before long, volunteers are scanning the grounds for frantic adults and also announcing it over the speaker system, and soon, parents and child are reunited. Radil advises all parents to show their children the emergency trailer as a safe place to go in case they get separated. Douglas County EMS volunteers have worked at the fair for at least 15 years, Radil said. They coordinate closely with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as well as Douglas County Emergency Management. In case of bad weather, they help guide fairgoers to storm shelters in the Runestone Community Center and below the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand. They respond to medical needs such as broken bones, diabetic reactions and bee stings — although for some reason, there seem to be fewer bee stings than there used to be, she said. Radil stays on the fairgrounds from morning to night each day of the fair. She has served with the Forada First Responders for 32 years and is the president of the Lakes Area First Responders. She was a 4-H mom and is now a 4-H grandma, and was helping with cuts and bruises at the fair long

before the EMS crew began working there. She also knows the fair for another reason; now retired from the sheriff’s office, she used to coordinate the Sentence to Serve inmates chosen to help set up the fair. The volunteers come from cities throughout the county. In their communities, they are the ones who rush to car wrecks and heart attacks. They undergo medical training and many of them are trained weather spotters. Working the fair is generally pretty mellow, but things do happen. One time, the EMS team and a pair of off-duty police officers saved the life of a fairgoer who was in cardiac arrest, she said. That was rewarding, especially as she knew the person. Last year, bad weather forced the temporary closing of the Midway rides. “When our weather comes in, that’s probably the scariest,” Radil said. “It changes so quickly.” For fairgoers who want to avoid needing an EMS volunteer, she advises one important precaution. “People forget they need to drink water,” she said. “Have fun but stay hydrated.”


Princess Pageant

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One girl age 5-9 will be named the Douglas County Fair 2022 Fair Princess during the annual Princess Pageant. The girls will be judged on the best dress, best private interview and the best onstage interview. Two weeks before the pageant they will learn how to walk on stage, wave to the audience and dance as a group.

The girls make new friends, practice together and get a pizza and pool party before the fair, and receive recognition at the fair. The pageant will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. on the Hubbard Radio Stage.

Demo Derby and Lawn Mower Derby The clash of riding lawn mowers has proved so popular that the event is returning to the Douglas County Fair for the fifth year. It’s planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand. This event is sponsored by Alex Power Equipment. For more information, visit www.dcmnfair. com. Under the information tab, click on “Competitions and Contests,” and scroll down. Lawn Mower Derby registration starts at 1 p.m. on

Saturday – no early registration. There will be a Stock Class and a Modified Class if there are four or more tractors. There is no entry fee; however, participants must buy a fair admission ticket. Cash prizes will be awarded. Again this year, the Demo Derby is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Glenwood State Bank Local Livestock Eats Corn & Soybeans Grandstand. Grown by Farmers Locally This event is sponsored by the Viking Speedway, not the Douglas County Fair, so there is a charge to attend. Livestock is the No. 1 customer of soybean meal, consuming 98% fo the soybean meal produced in the U.S.

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Century farms are honored each year on Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair. From left, Fair Board Member Brad Brejcha, Dale Hart of Spruce Hill Township, and Alicia Johnson and Alaine Johnson, whose farm is in Holmes City Township. (Alexandria Echo Press file photo)

Senior Day at the Douglas County Fair Seniors who visit the Douglas County Fair on Senior Day will get the full shine and sparkle of a brand-new fair, as Senior Day is scheduled for the first day of the fair this year. Senior Day normally takes place on the second day of the fair, but the Fair Board decided to move it up this year to Wednesday, said Fair Board Member Molly Maudal. “There’s nothing like the first day,” she said. On Senior Day, those age 65 and over have reduced price admission of $7. Nathan’s Old-Time Band will play polka and country music on the Hubbard Radio Stage, and Knute Nelson Heritage Square will offer plenty of interest to those aged 65 and up. Agencies that serve seniors will be back at the fair this year, said Kathryn LeBrasseur, who is organizing the events. They’ll explain about various 8 Fair Essentials  2022  dcmnfair.com

services available to seniors, such as fuel assistance. Seniors will also be able to get free special landline phones and cell phones that are designed to be easier to see, dial and hear. They are paid for through a special telephone tax for those who can’t see or hear as well as they used to. So many people stop at the Heritage Square booths during the fair that the agencies say they “get more accomplished that day than a week at the office,” LeBrasseur said. “It’s just fantastic,” she said. “They haven’t been able to come out in a couple years. This is the first time in three years they have been able to come out.” On Thursday, seniors will get a chance to meet the county’s emergency management director, Julie Anderson, which LeBrasseur said is particularly timely, given this summer’s deadly storms.

BALANCE AND STRETCH SCHEDULE

The Nelson Wellness Center will offer a Balance and Stretch class near the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage on Senior Day at the fair. The sessions are set for: 12 to 12:15 p.m. 1 to 1:15 p.m. 3 to 3:15 p.m. 4 to 4:15 p.m. Seniors will also hear how the Douglas County Library can help them get online. With so many things going online now, library staff can help them set up an email account or send documents. A staff member will bring useful technical equipment, she said.


Music has become a big attraction at other stages on the fairgrounds, and this year, the music on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage has been coordinated with other performances to prevent overlap. Seniors might want to consider making Heritage Square their home base during the fair, LeBrasseur said. It’s close to the livestock and 4-H buildings, and they can grab a bottle of cold water for free, courtesy of Henry’s Foods. Senior day also is the day when Century Farms and Outstanding Seniors are recognized. Of course, every day at the fair, there’ll be lefse for sale, as well as rommegrot and rosettes in the log cabin. LeBrasseur has been around fairs her entire life, as her father used to harness race at the Douglas County Fair, and she also judged canned goods at the Alaska State Fair when she lived there. “We probably have one of the best county fairs going,” she said.

They haven’t been able to come out in a couple years. This is the first time in three years they have been able to come out (to the fair). KATHRYN LEBRASSEUR Organizer for senior events

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Musical lineup includes NATHAN’S OLDTIME BAND

KATY’S SWING BAND

GOOD COMPANY BAND

FABULOUS ARMADILLOS

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Local folk groups like Mikko and Friends will entertain crowds at the Douglas County Fair this year, as will regional faves like Fabulous Armadillos and Twin Cities cover band Generation Rock. This year’s lineup is pared down from last year, when some groups were scheduled at the same time on different stages. This year’s schedule is designed to prevent that from happening. Here’s a rundown of the various musical acts at this year’s fair: WEDNESDAY 10 a.m.-Noon. Nathan’s Oldtime Band on the Hubbard Radio Stage Started in January 2012 by a group of young musicians, this band’s polka and country music unites all age groups in dance and having fun. 12-2 p.m. Katy’s Swing Band on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage These musicians, based at the Alexandria Senior Center, play music of various genres including swing, rock and roll, big band dance music and show tunes. They perform for various community events throughout the year.

SAX APPEAL

3-5 p.m. Good Company Band on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage Good Company originated from church musicians that share a love for folk, bluegrass and classic country music with a unique twist. 7 p.m. Fabulous Armadillos on the Alomere Health Main Stage This St. Cloud band recreates songs from many musical genres, including country, Motown, heavy metal and 70s soft rock. They are known for their themed shows at Pioneer Place On Fifth Theater in St. Cloud. Their name derives from a nickname for keyboardist Greg “Gary D.” Armstrong, once a member of the Bobby Vee Band, and they call their fans “Dilloheads.” THURSDAY 1-3 p.m. Sax Appeal on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage Father-daughter duo Chuck and Michelle Wencl will perform on saxophone and vocals. 3-5 p.m. Paradocx on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage Two retired physicians, Dr. Bill Glade and Dr. John Emblom, debuted their band in 2019 in Alexandria. Their music ranges from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd.

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local, regional bands

7 p.m. Blonde & The Bohunk, Alomere Health Main Stage Well-known locally, this country band often entertains at benefits and for happy hour and dinner crowds. This year and last, they performed at Moondance Jammin’ Country Fest in Walker. FRIDAY 1-3 p.m. Mikko and Friends on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage Mikko Cowdery of Osakis has been a miner and a newspaper publisher. He is now known for the Celtic, Irish and folk music he performs on a multitude of instruments, alone and in groups.

3-5 p.m. Sellin Family on the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage Tom Sellin and his daughter and granddaughter perform catchy folk tunes, favorite hymns and rock covers. 8 p.m. Generation Rock on the Alomere Health Main Stage Together since 2014, this Twin Cities band covers classic rock with a splash of other genres. Its purpose is all about having fun. Sponsored by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

SATURDAY 12 p.m. Red Letter Band on the Hubbard Radio Stage Long Prairie’s Red Letter Band have had four singles reach the top of the Inspirational Country Music charts, which tracks musicians who carry a message of faith, family and country. Influenced by their Christian faith, the group also covers a wide variety of today’s country and classic country hits.

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7 p.m. Shane Martin on the Alomere Health Main Stage Shane Martin, who has become a familiar face to lakes area music lovers, returns to the Douglas County Fair. He gained recognition as a Top 5 finalist in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown where he competed for “Best New Act in Country Music.” Martin performs 175 regional shows per year, and his band consists of veteran musicians that have performed at some of the top country music festivals in the country, including Moondance Country Jam, Rockwoods Jamfest and Winstock.

GENERATION ROCK

RED LETTER BAND

BLONDE & THE BOHUNK

MIKKO AND FRIENDS

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Wednesday, August 17

Thursday, August 18

Senior Day Sponsored by Knute Nelson Headliner

Kid’s Day Sponsored by Leighton Broadcasting Headliner

The Fabulous Armadillos 7pm

Blonde & the Bohunk 7pm

Free Grandstand Event Sponsored by Panther Distillery

Los Moralitos Circus

Wednesday 12:30pm • 2:30pm • 6:00pm Thursday 11:00am • 1:30pm • 5:30pm


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Saturday, August 20

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HERE’S THE BEEF: Glacial Ridge Cattlemen to serve steak Douglas County fairgoers are used to delicious pork chops served by the Douglas Grant County Pork Producers, who will serve on Saturday. This year, on Friday, they can also dine on steak, thanks to the Glacial Ridge Cattlemen’s Association, who will be serving on Friday. Fair Board Member Molly Maudal said she hopes to start a new tradition by incorporating local beef into the fair. “I think it’s really important to promote the beef industry,” said Maudal. The Glacial Ridge Cattlemen’s Association will serve steak starting at 4:30 p.m. right outside the Game & Fish Building, the same place the pork producers set up. Other new foods lined up for the year include Mi Mexico of Morris & Benson and Happy Lo Foods who will have either food trucks or tents in Calorie Lane.

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Calling all Open Class contestants! Open Class entries and contests are open to anyone of any age who lives in Douglas County or neighboring counties. Categories include canning, painting, vegetable growing, homemade beer and many more. Online entry closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Paper entry forms are available online at www. dcmnfair.com/openclass or by calling 866-656-FAIR and must be received by Wednesday, Aug. 10. All exhibitors and entries must be registered by the deadlines.

On-site registrations will not be accepted in 2022. Exhibitors should watch their email for instructions as to where to pick up their entry slips and then should bring their exhibits to the designated areas. DATES TO REMEMBER Saturday, Aug. 13 Open Class Registration Closes Monday, Aug. 15 Open Class Entry Day, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 Open Class Released, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

TALENT COMPETITION REGISTRATION

Douglas County’s Got Talent! The fair’s annual contest is set for Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3:30 p.m. at the Knute Nelson Heritage Stage. It’s open to musical performances, juggling, or any other unique talent a competitor might bring. There will be competition for three classes: 1st class will consist of anyone up to the age of 12 2nd class will be for ages 13 to 18 and 3rd class will be open to anyone who wants to show off their talent. The winner will be able to move on to the Minnesota State Fair for their talent competition.

So sign up now for a chance in the talent competition. Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in each class! To register, visit www. dcmnfair.com and click on the Competitions & Contests tab.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Senior Day – Seniors age 65 and up receive reduced admission of $7 Wednesday sponsor: Knute Nelson Free parking lot sponsor: Integrity Title 8 a.m. Gates open 9-10 a.m. KXRA Open Line - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 9-noon Animal weighing and verification - Cattle Barn 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Ethnic Food Demonstrations - Log Cabin 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Farm to Market Children’s Education - FFA Children’s Barnyard 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fish Education - Game & Fish Building 10 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony to Honor Veterans - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Knute Nelson on Remote Radio - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Nathan’s Old-Time Band - Hubbard Radio Stage 10 a.m. Pioneer Power Club Antique Tractor Display - Heritage Square 10 a.m. Poultry Show - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Snakes Demonstration by Buck Hamlet - Game & Fish Building 11-11:30 a.m. 4-H Rocket Launch - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Activities with Kris & Chelsea from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Pre-K–Elementary and Transportation Day - Old Schoolhouse 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Service Representatives for Senior Citizens - Heritage Square 12-10 p.m. Bingo - Alexandria Lions Club Building 12-6 p.m. Halls of Magic - Magician on the Fairgrounds 12-2 p.m. Katy’s Swing Band - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 12-12:15 p.m. Stretches & Balance with the Nelson Wellness Center - Heritage Square 12:30 p.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 1-2 p.m. Chahinkapa Zoo - Hubbard Radio Stage 1-3:30 p.m. Seed Art for All Ages - Echo Press Building 1-1:15 p.m. Stretches & Balance with the Nelson Wellness Center - Heritage Square 1 p.m. Midway Opens 1-5 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 2-5 p.m. Activities with Amy Foxx from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 2 p.m. Century Farm & Outstanding Senior Citizen Presentation - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 2:30 p.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 2:30-3 p.m. Pie Baking Contest - Hubbard Radio Stage 3 p.m. Beer Garden Opens 3-5 p.m. Good Company - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 3 p.m. Rabbit Show - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 3-3:15 p.m. Stretches & Balance with the Nelson Wellness Center - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 3:30 pm. Magic Show by Halls of Magic - Hubbard Radio Stage 4-6 p.m. Activities with Mike Ryan from COOL 94.3 - Hubbard Radio Stage 4-4:15 p.m. Stretches & Balance with the Nelson Wellness Center - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 5-6 p.m. Princess Pageant - Hubbard Radio Stage 5 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing for Knute Nelson Senior Day - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 5 p.m. Douglas County Fair Kid’s Bike Giveaway! - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 6-6:30 p.m. K-9 Demonstration - Commercial Building 6 p.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 6:30 p.m. Veteran’s Council Flag and Bike Giveaway – Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 7-11 p.m. The Fabulous Armadillos - Alomere Health Main Stage 9 p.m. $250/Daily Progressive Cash Giveaway - Alomere Health Main Stage

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 Kids Day Thursday sponsor: Leighton Broadcasting Free parking lot sponsor: Integrity Title

8 a.m. Gates Open 8 a.m. Goat Show - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion

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10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Community Education and Food & Nutrition Services Day - Old Schoolhouse 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Ethnic Food Demonstrations - Log Cabin 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Farm to Market Children’s Education - FFA Children’s Barnyard 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fish Education - Game & Fish Building 10 a.m. Pioneer Power Club Antique Tractor Display - Heritage Square 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Seed Art for All Ages - Echo Press Building 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snakes Demonstration by Buck Hamlet - Game & Fish Building 11 a.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities with Chris and Chelsea - Hubbard Radio Stage 12-10 p.m. Bingo - Lions Club Building 12-1:30 p.m. Free Face Painting - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 12-6 p.m. Halls of Magic - Magician on the Fairgrounds 12:30 p.m. Dairy Show - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 1 p.m. Magic Show by Halls of Magic - Hubbard Radio Stage 1 p.m. Midway Opens 1-3 p.m. Sax Appeal - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 1-5 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 1:30 p.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 2-5 p.m. Activities with Amy Foxx from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 3 p.m. Beer Garden Opens 3 p.m. Kid’s Bike Giveaway hosted by Hubbard Radio – Hubbard Radio Stage 3-4 p.m. Butter Carving with Millerville Butter - Echo Press Building 3-5 p.m. Paradocx - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 4-6 p.m. Activities with Mike Ryan from COOL 94.3 - Hubbard Radio Stage 4-7 p.m. Balloon Art by Clueless the Clown - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 4 p.m. Lamb Lead and Sheep Show - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 5 p.m. Magic Show by Halls of Magic - Hubbard Radio Stage 5 p.m. Douglas County Fair Kid’s Bike Giveaway - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 5:30 p.m. Los Moralitos Circus - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 6-6:30 p.m. K-9 Demonstration - Commercial Building 6-10 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 6:30 p.m. Veteran’s Council Flag and Bike Giveaway – Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 7-10 p.m. Blonde and the Bohunk - Alomere Health Main Stage 9 p.m. $250/Daily Progressive Cash Giveaway - Alomere Health Main Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Military/Law enforcement/Firefighter/EMS Appreciation Day Friday sponsor: Bremer Bank Free parking lot sponsor: Integrity Title 8 a.m. Gates open 8:30 a.m. Swine & Beef Shows - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Discovery Middle School & AAHS - Old Schoolhouse 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Ethnic Food Demonstrations - Log Cabin 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Farm to Market Children’s Education - FFA Children’s Barnyard 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fish Education - Game & Fish Building 10 a.m. Pioneer Power Club Antique Tractor Display - Heritage Square


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snakes Demonstration by Buck Hamlet - Game & Fish Building 11 a.m. Beer Garden Opens 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Activities with Kris & Chelsea from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 11-11:20 a.m. Alexandria Martial Arts Kid’s Program Demonstration - Hubbard Radio Stage 12-10 p.m. Bingo - Lions Club Building 12-12:20 p.m. Alexandria Martial Arts Kid’s Program Demonstration - Hubbard Radio Stage 1-3 p.m. Mikko & Friends - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 1 p.m. Midway Rides Open 1-5 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 2-5 p.m. Activities with Amy Foxx from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 3-5 p.m. Sellin Family Band - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 4-6 p.m. Activities with Mike Ryan from COOL 94.3 - Hubbard Radio Stage 4:30-7 p.m. Glacial Ridge Cattlemen’s Association Steak Feed - Outide Game & Fish Building 4:30-4:50 p.m. Just for Kix Demonstration - Hubbard Radio Stage 5 p.m. Douglas County Fair Kid’s Bike Giveaway - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 5-5:20 p.m. Just for Kix Demonstration - Hubbard Radio Stage 6-9 p.m. Demo Derby Hosted by Viking Speedway - Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 6-6:30 p.m. K-9 Demonstration - Commercial Building 6:30 p.m. Veteran’s Council Flag and Bike Giveaway – Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 8-11 p.m. Generation Rock - Alomere Health Main Stage 9 p.m. $250/Daily Progressive Cash Giveaway - Alomere Health Main Stage

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 Saturday sponsor: Winning Edge Graphics Free parking lot sponsor: Integrity Title

8 a.m. Gates open 9 a.m. 4-H Market Livestock Auction - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lynn Ketelsen at the Fair! - Hubbard Radio Stage 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Alumni Day - Old Schoolhouse 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Ethnic Food Demonstration - Log Cabin

10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Farm to Market Children’s Education - FFA Children’s Barnyard 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fish Education - Game & Fish Building 10 a.m. Pioneer Power Club Antique Tractor Display - Heritage Square 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Snakes Demonstration by Buck Hamlet - Game & Fish Building 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities with Kris & Chelsea from KIK-FM - Hubbard Radio Stage 11 a.m. Beer Garden is Open! 11 a.m. Flower Arranging Contest - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pork Producers Pork Chop Feed - Outside Game & Fish Building 11:30 a.m. Flower Arranging Contest - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 12-10 p.m. Bingo! - Lions Club Building 12-3 p.m. Red Letter Band - Hubbard Radio Stage 12:30-2 p.m. Kids Pedal Pull - Commercial Building 1 p.m. Midway Rides Open 1-5 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 1:30 p.m. 4-H State Fair Meeting–Non Livestock - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 2-3 p.m. Kids Turtle Races - Commercial Building 2:30 p.m. 4-H State Fair Meeting-Livestock - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 3-7 p.m. Activities with Amy Foxx & Mike Ryan - Hubbard Radio Stage 3:30 p.m. Douglas County’s Got Talent - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 4-5:30 p.m. Alex Power Equipment Lawn Mower Demo Derby – Glenwood State Bank Grandstand 5 p.m. 4-H Round Robin Showmanship - TA Dad Erickson Pavilion 5 p.m. Douglas County Fair Kid’s Bike Giveaway! - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 6-6:30 p.m. K-9 Demo - Commercial Building 6-10 p.m. Unlimited Ride Wristband Session - Magel Carnival Midway 6:30 p.m. Veteran’s Council Flag and Bike Giveaway – Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 6:45 p.m. Flag Retirement - Knute Nelson Heritage Stage 7-11 p.m. Shane Martin Band - Alomere Main Stage 9 p.m. $250/Daily Progressive Cash Giveaway - Alomere Main Stage 10 p.m. 4-H Exhibit Building Closes

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We invite you to join us sit back, relax and enjoy the sights! DAY TRIPS • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Music Legends of the 50’s at Jasper’s Theatre: Wed, Aug 17, $85pp Neil Diamond Tribute Show at Jasper’s Theatre: Sat, Sept 3, $85pp MN Renaissance Festival: Sat, Sept 3, $60pp The Elvis Show at the Ives: Sun, Sept 11, $80pp The Church Basement Ladies in Plowin’ Thru at the Ames Center: Thurs, Sept 22, $90pp Remembering Bobby Vee at the Paramount: Tues, Oct 18, $80pp Once Upon A Mattress at Old Log: Thurs, Oct 27, $90pp Cats at the Orpheum: Sat, Oct 29, $165pp Ozark Jubilee’s Branson Country Christmas at Treasure Island: Wed, Nov 16, $90pp A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie: Sat, Nov 26, $125pp An Andy & Bing Christmas at the Paramount: Tues, Dec 13, $80pp Les Miserables at the Orpheum: Sat, Dec 17, $115pp Memphis & the Meantimes-Songs of the Grand Ole Opry & Sun Records at the Ives: Thurs, Mar 23, $85pp Hamilton at the Orpheum: Tues, April 4; Sat, April 15; Sat, April 29

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• Thurs, Aug 25 - Thrifty Thursday • Tues, Aug 30 - Military Appreciation • Mon, Aug 29 - Senior Day • Thurs, Sept 1 - Senior Day Leave Parkers Prairie at 6:15 am and Slumberland in Alexandria at 7 am. Additional stops are available along I-94. Depart fairgrounds at 6 pm. Prices: All prices are per person and include bus ride, fair admission, and a bottle of water on the way home. Ride only = $30 • Kids 4 and under = $30 • Ages 5-12 = $43 Ages 13-64 = $45 • Seniors (65+) = $43

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There’s food and fun at THE DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR! DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR

300 Fairgrounds Road Alexandria, MN 56308 The Douglas County Fairboard members are Don Kleine, 866-656-FAIR Brad Brejcha, Kevin Brezina, Gina Wolf, Brad Schmidt, Keith

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Come taste our award-winning BBQ ribs, BBQ pork sandwiches, to-die-for BBQ pork wraps, crunchy nacho wrap, porky potatoes, chips, cold pop and water.

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Come see us for your Fresh Milk and Ice Cream! Ice cream and malts $5 Strawberry Chocolate Vanilla White and Chocolate Milk $2

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Rose City BBQ

Using the same family recipe for the past 30 years. We are locally owned, serving fair goers fresh hand-dipped cheese curds & cold bottled water. Be on the lookout for the green “Curd Mobile!” Lucas and Sara Kosters, Owners


Los Moralitos Circus On Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17-18, the fourth-generation of circus performers will perform three free shows each day at the Glenwood State Bank Grandstand.

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On Wednesday, the shows are at 12:30, 2:30 and 6 p.m. On Thursday, the shows are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. The circus is sponsored by Panther Distillery.

Thank You for supporting 4-H and visiting the Douglas County 4-H Food Stand featuring local foods from Miltona Custom Meats and Sausages, Douglas County Corn & Soybean Growers and their checkoff’s, Elden’s Fresh Foods, Millerville Creamery, Nelson Creamery, Osakis Creamery, Jennie-O Turkey, Klinder Processing

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Same Quality Over 48 years! Serving fresh dipped corn dogs, skin-on footlongs, soft drinks and bottled water. Patty & Roy Wicken Located at the east end of Calorie Lane!

Hansen’s Festival Concessions 3 stands at the Fair! SERVING YOU Mini Donuts Shaved Ice Fry Bread Tacos Funnel Cakes Cheese Curds Corn Dogs

Mister Root Beer 1919 Draft Kegs Providing Floats and Drinks for 20 years! Rootbeer Floats Orange Dream Floats Cream Soda Floats Find us at the fair on Calorie Lane Steve & Connie Bolton, Owners

Lemonade Stand

Celebrating 28 years at the Douglas County Fair! Fresh squeezed lemonade shake-ups. The 1st - ORIGINAL since 1985. Patty & Roy Wicken Located at the east end of Calorie Lane! Fair Essentials  2022  dcmnfair.com 19


in Douglas County 4‑H isn’t just about raising animals. 4‑H youth develop skills they use throughout their lifetime in a positive youth leadership environment. Douglas County 4‑H’ers bring their best to

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AUG. 2 9:30 a.m. 4-H Clothing/ Textiles Judging & Fashion Review & Judging, Quilting Judging share during the County Fair. 7 p.m. 4-H Public Fashion Review & Performing Arts Come on out to the fair and Judging see what wonderful things can happen when youth are AUG. 5 provided positive outlets for 9 a.m. 4-H Dog Show their energy and potential. AUG. 8 6 p.m. Pre-County Fair Cleanup at the Fairgrounds AUG. 13 8 a.m. 4-H Horse Show AUG. 15 12-7 p.m. 4-H NonPerishable Item Judging 1-7 p.m. 4-H Animal Science Interviews 5-7 p.m. Club Exhibits Judged (except container gardening) 5 p.m. 4-H Pet Show 6:30 p.m. 4-H Cat Show

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AUG. 18 8 a.m. 4-H Goat Show 12:30 p.m. 4-H Dairy Show 4 p.m. 4-H Lamb Lead & Sheep Show AUG. 19 8:30 a.m. 4-H General Livestock Show - Swine & Beef 7 p.m. Last Call to Accept State Fair Trips AUG. 20 9 a.m. 4-H Market Livestock Auction 12 p.m. All State Dog & Horse Show Paperwork Due 1:30 p.m. State Fair Meeting for General Encampment 2:30 p.m. State Fair Meeting for Livestock Encampment 4:30 p.m. Round Robin Showmanship Registration 5 p.m. Round Robin Showmanship AUG. 21 7 a.m. 4-H Animals Released 7 a.m.-noon 4-H Premium Checks Available for Pickup 7 a.m.-noon 4-H General Exhibits Released

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4-H projects auctioned for muscular dystrophy For the fourth year in a row, 4-H’ers who bring projects to the Douglas County Fair can choose to donate them to a good cause — a silent auction to raise money for muscular dystrophy. Seth Engelbrecht, a 4-H’er who will be a junior at Alexandria Area High School this fall, has muscular dystrophy, and says his cousin started the auction. The money goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. His kind of muscular dystrophy is not as severe as some, but he can’t run or play sports. He hopes that researchers can come up with a treatment that will help him one day, and has heard of research for certain kinds of the disease. “Mine is more rare,” he said. “They’re focusing on more severe varieties.” Seth has participated in 4-H since elementary school. A farm kid, he is also active

in FFA and went to state for livestock judging. He plans to build a fishing rod holder for this year’s fair. Members of 4-H bring all kinds of projects, including woodwork, artwork, quilts and models. The silent auction will run all four days of the fair, and end at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Tables will be set up with bid sheets in the 4-H exhibit building. Projects that are being donated will be labeled. Last year, the auction raised about $1,000, he said. The auction is just one way that 4-H members have shown they care about him. The Lake Mary Troopers, his club, replaced the stairs to the rabbit building on the fairgrounds with a ramp so he could access the building better. One of his 4-H activities is to show rabbits. “They just do it because they want to help,” he said.

Seth Engelbrecht, a 4-H’er, shows off his prize-winning rabbit. Seth, an Alexandria Area High School junior, has muscular dystrophy. (Contributed)

Douglas County 4-H’ers have the option of donating their fair projects to an auction to raise money for muscular dystrophy. Last year’s auction raised $1,000 for research, Seth Engelbrecht said.

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