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Table of Contents Schedule of Events................................................................................... 6-13 Grand Stand Line-Up & Entertainment....................................................... 14 Live Entertainment in the Fair Beer Garden................................................ 15 2018 Fair Square Entertainment............................................................ 16-17 Mower County Dairy Princess...................................................................... 18 Animal Events Schedule.............................................................................. 21 What is Your Favorite Part of the Mower County Free Fair?.................... 22-23 4-H Fun.................................................................................................. 24-25 Sunday Worship Service.............................................................................. 26 2018 Farm Family of the Year..................................................................... 27 Senior Citizen Day Information............................................................... 28-29 Local County Fairs and State Fair Dates, Grandstand Line-Up & Map... 30-31 Kids Coloring and Puzzle Page..................................................................... 32 Mower County Fairgrounds Map.................................................................. 33 FFA Updates................................................................................................ 34 Schedule of events is current as of July 13, 2018 and subject to change.

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12:00 pm FFA Children’s Farm Yard opens 1:00-3:00 pm FFA Agri-Science Judging 2:00 pm Livestock Hall of Fame Reception & Induction Ceremony, Crane Pavilion Terry Schmidt, Classic Hits Pianist, Fair Square 3:30 pm Terry Schmidt, Classic Hits Pianist, Fair Square 4:00 pm 4-H Horse Fun Show, Horse arena 4:30 pm Parade on grounds 5:00 pm Opening Ceremony, Fair Square National Anthem, Sung by Brad Boice Pride of Mower Awards presentation, Fair Square 4-H Lamb Lead, Crane-North Arena 5:00-10:00 pm Carnival Ride Preview-All rides ea. $2.00 6:00 pm 4-H Sheep Show, Crane-North Arena Midwest Steer and Heifer Show, Crane 6:30-8:00 pm Prairie Tours, South entrance of Game & Fish Building 7:00 pm MOTOKAZIE SUPERCROSS AT THE GRANDSTAND 7:00 pm Brad Boice as Elvis, Fair Square 8:00 pm Brad Boice as Elvis, Fair Square Pandora’s Other Box, Beer Garden 10:00 pm Fireworks WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 - DAY CARE DAY Parking charges from 7:30 am to 10 pm 8:00 am Light Horse Show, Horse Arena 9:00 am 4-H Dairy Show, Crane Pavilion, North Arena 4-H Poultry Show, Poultry Barn 10:00 am Creative Arts Building opens Horticulture Building opens FFA Children’s Farm Yard opens Day Care Activities (Preregistration is required before the fair), Fair Square 11:00-3:00 pm 4-H Rabbit Skillathon, Rabbit Barn 12:00-5:30 pm Rad Zoo (East), Fair Square, Various times Fun at the Fair 2018

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4:00 pm All about Bee’s, Game & Fish building 4:30 pm Parade on grounds 5:00 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings, Fair Square 5:00-10:00 pm Wristband Rides, $22, Carnival 5:30 pm Open Class Beef Show, Crane Arena 6:00 pm Bingo for Seniors, Fair Square Open Class Sheep Show, Crane Arena 6:30 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings, Fair Square 6:30-8:00 pm Prairie Tours, South entrance of Game & Fish Building 7:00 pm NTPA TRACTOR PULLGRANDSTAND 7:30 pm Bingo for Seniors, Fair Square 8:00 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings, Fair Square 8:00 pm Branded, Beer Garden 8:00-10:00 pm 4-H Horses Released 9:00 pm All Exhibit Buildings close FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 – Mower County Home Grown Music Day Parking charges from 7:30 am to 10 pm 9:00 am Open Class & FFA Dairy Show, Crane Pavilion, North Arena All horses must be out of barns 10:00 am FFA Children’s Farm Yard opens Creative Arts Building opens Horticulture Building opens 4-H Cat & Pet Show, 4-H Garden 10:00 am-2:00 pm Midwest Hog show entries accepted 12:00 pm All Buildings and Exhibits open FFA Swine weigh-in 4-H Performing Arts, Fair Square 12:00-2:00 pm Midwest Market Hog Show weigh-in 1:00 pm Carnival Opens-Wristbands 1:00-5:00 pm $22 Water Balloon Contest 2:00 pm 4-H Fashion Review, Fair Square 3:00 pm FFA Swine Show, Crane Pavilion 4-H Llama Show, Crane Pavilion

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4:00 pm Let’s Hear it for Herps, Cold Blooded Animals, Game & Fish building 4:30 pm Parade on grounds 5:00 pm LEXI PARR AND THE RUBY BLONDE BAND, GRANDSTAND-FREE ADMISSION Midwest Market Hog Show, Crane Pavilion, South Arena The Heartbreakers, Fair Square 4-H Deadline to sign up for all State Fair Project Areas (Except Llama’s and Dogs), 4-H Building 6:00 pm Dream Weaver Comedy & Hypnosis, Fair Square 6:30-8:00 pm Prairie Tours, South entrance of Game & Fish Building 7:00 pm The Heartbreakers, Fair Square 7:00 pm SFO-A TRIBUTE TO JOURNEYGRANDSTAND-FREE ADMISSION

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9:00 pm Dream Weaver Comedy & Hypnosis, Fair Square 10:00 pm COUNTY LINE DRIVE, GRANDSTAND-FREE ADMISSION All Exhibit Buildings close SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 – Family Day at the Fair Parking charges from 7:30 am to 10 pm 8:00 am 4-H Livestock Ribbon Auction, Buyers Breakfast, 4-H Building 9:00 am Mule & Donkey Show, Horse Arena 4-H Ribbon Auction, Crane Pavilion 10:00 am FFA Children’s Farm Yard opens Creative Arts Building opens Horticulture Building opens 10:00 am-3:00 pm Meat Goat entries accepted 12:00 pm All Buildings and Exhibits open 12:00 pm Carnival Opens - Wristbands 12:00-4:00 pm $22, Carnival The JJ Pick Up Band, Fair Square 3:00 pm Dream Weaver Comedy and Hypnosis Show, Fair Square 4:00 pm KAAL Weather Lab, On Grounds Meat Goat Show, Crane Pavilion 5:00 pm Draft Horses must be on grounds LP and the 45’s, Fair Square 6:00 pm Draft Horse Show-Hitch Classes, Horse Arena 4-H Supreme Champion Showmanship Contest, Crane Pavilion 7:00 pm GREAT FRONTIER BULL RIDING IN THE GRANDSTAND Dream Weaver Comedy and Hypnosis Show, Fair Square 7:30 pm 4-H Dance, Crane Pavilion 8:00 pm LP and the 45’s, Fair Square 9:00 pm The Shalo Lee Band, Beer Garden 10:00 pm All Exhibit Buildings Close

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10:00 am Draft Horse Show, Halter and Cart, Horse Arena 12:00 pm All Buildings and Exhibits open Carnival Opens, Wrist bands 12:00-7:00 pm $22 Forte’ Milers, Fair Square Bean Bag Tournament-$20 per team-bring your own partner, Beer Garden 1:00 pm Parade on grounds 1:30 pm 4-H Round-up, 4-H building 2:00 pm MASTERS OF DISASTERS DEMO DERBY AT THE GRANDSTAND Kids Pedal Pull, street by 4-H 3:00 pm Snowy River Band, Fair Square 4:00 pm 4-H Swine load out Livestock Released 6:00 pm All Exhibits Released 7:00 pm 4-H Building Closes NOTE: AFTER 2:00 PM ON SUNDAY, ALL TRAFFIC ENTERS NORTH GATE ONLY

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR SERVICES AND USE OF EQUIPMENT AT THE FAIRGROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR • Mower County Highway Department • Austin Park and Rec • City of Austin Street Department • Mower County • City of Austin • Minnesota Department of Corrections Sentencing to Service

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2018 Grandstand Line-up & Entertainment Tuesday, August 7 7:00 pm ~ Motokazie Supercross Wednesday, August 8 7:00 pm ~ Go Kart Racing Thursday, August 9 7:00 pm ~ NTPA Tractor Pull Friday, August 10 5:00 pm ~ Backyard Beer Garden Bash Saturday, August 11 7:00 pm ~ Great Frontier Bull Riding Sunday, August 12 2:00 pm ~ Demolition Derby

Backyard Beer Garden Bash Friday at 5:00 featuring: Lexi Parr, SFO and County Line Drive

SFO - A Journey Tribute recreates the experience of a 1980’s concert, playing all the Journey hits that you know and love with a special salute to Kansas & Foreigner. The band is made up of top notch musicians from Nashville, Florida and Minnesota who bring the highest level of musicianship to the audience. SFO has played festivals, fairs, casinos and major concert venues. Gabe Jacobs, front man, delivers powerful vocals to his audience by closely emulating the vocals and stage presence of legendary Steve Perry. SFO truly has become a phenomenon, a definite fan favorite, selling out venues and quickly earning a reputation for one of the best tribute acts touring. This band will transport you back to the 80’s and the glorious times of arena rock, they always deliver a professional and entertaining experience for any crowd and event!

The Shalo Lee Band Headed up by talented and electric singer/songwriter Shalo Lee on lead vocals, this high energy country rock band has engaged and captivated audiences throughout the region playing fairs, festivals, outdoor events, street dances, private parties, top clubs, and casinos. Because of this, the band has established a loyal following through a commitment to quality, high-energy performances and undeniably rowdy fun!


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2018 FAIR SQUARE ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 2:00 pm Terry Schmidt Classic Hits Pianist 3:30 pm Terry Schmidt Classic Hits Pianist 5:00 pm Opening Ceremonies followed by Pride of Mower 7:00 pm Brad Boice as “Elvis” 8:00 pm Brad Boice as “Elvis” 10:00 pm Fireworks WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 12:00 pm Rad Zoo Presentation 12:00-5:30 pm Rad Zoo (on grounds) 1:00-6:00 pm Austin Positive Action Coalition (APAC) Games throughout the day 3:00 pm Annabelle Maher, Singer 4:30 pm Rad Zoo Presentation 5:30 pm Annabelle Maher 7:00 pm Who Let the Mama’s Out THURSDAY, AUGUST 9-SENIOR CITIZEN DAY 12:00 pm Ray Sands and the Polka Dots 1:00 pm Bingo for Seniors 1:30 pm Ray Sands and the Polka Dots 2:30 pm Bingo for Seniors 3:00 pm Terry Schmidt, Classic Hits Pianist 4:00 pm Bingo for Seniors 5:00 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings 6:00 pm Bingo for Seniors 6:30 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings 7:30 pm Bingo for Seniors 8:00 pm Sherwin Linton & the Cotton Kings

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 12:00 pm 4-H Performing Arts Show 2:00 pm 4-H Fashion Review 5:00 pm The Heartbreakers 6:00 pm Dreamweaver Comedy and Hypnosis show 7:00 pm The Heartbreakers 9:00 pm Dreamweaver Comedy and Hypnosis show SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 12:00 pm JJ’s Pickup Band 3:00 pm Dreamweaver Comedy and Hypnosis show 4:00 pm KAAL Weather Lab (by the Children’s Farmyard) 5:00 pm LP & the 45’s 7:00 pm Dreamweaver Comedy and Hypnosis show 8:00 pm LP & the 45’s SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 9:30 am Faith Evangelical Church Service 12:00 pm Forte Milers Barbershop Chorus 2:00 pm Kids Power Pedal Tractor Pull (by the Children’s Farmyard) 3:30 pm Snowy River Band

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EXPERIENCE THE RAD ZOO! Come and experience Minnesota’s premier reptile destination. Newly opened in Oct. 2009 we are already one of the worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for a fun family adventure. Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and amphibian world including snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salamanders. Our zoo is home to over 150 kinds of animals from all over the world exhibited in naturalistic recreations of their native environments. Gaze upon “Big Al” the monster 12 foot-long alligator and “Bella” the 14 foot-long python. Catch our daily “Everglades Encounter” show focusing on the animals of the Florida swamp, followed by an opportunity to pet an alligator or a snake. We also have a birthday pavilion and party options available for guests wanting a unique birthday experience. Many of our guests will have an opportunity to feed salad to our tortoises or watch many of our other animals feed. Finish your visit with a stop in our gift shop offering a variety of animal related toys, books, and other gifts.

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SHERWIN LINTON An Entertainer’s Entertainer, Mr. Versatility, Mid America’s Number One Entertainer, A Nationally Unknown Superstar, Mid-America’s Country Music Legend, The Greatest Show On Earth… These are a few of the cliches and phrases that have been used to attempt to describe what the name Sherwin Linton has meant to his fans, his friends, and his peers. Sherwin learned to accompany his singing while chording on the piano and guitar as a child, and at sixteen, he had his own radio show on KWAT Radio in Watertown, SD. Sherwin and his band “The Rocketeers” were soon in demand all over eastern South Dakota. Moving to Minneapolis in 1957, Sherwin formed the “Fender Benders” which became a very popular ballroom and nightclub act that rocked and rolled great audiences from Minnesota to the west coast in the early to mid-sixties. Having had several Rock-A-Billy records successfully released in the mid-west, Sherwin journeyed to Nashville in 1966 where he cut “Cotton King”, a song that catapulted him to the top of the Country music charts. Roy Acuff became aware of Sherwin’s talents when they toured together in 1968. Roy introduced Sherwin to his partner Wesley Rose, who had guided the careers of such illuminaries as the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams.

An infectious smile, charming personality, and sincerity have won him a loyal legion of friends and fans all over the United States and abroad. Sherwin often plays over 250 dates a year and among his many unique accomplishments is a perfect attendance record. He has never missed a scheduled performance. Sherwin’s show is complimented by his lovely and talented wife and vocalist, Pam Linton, and his great band “The Cotton Kings.”

As for the future, Sherwin is optimistic, saying, “I thank God for what he’s given me, and I feel the best is yet to come.”

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2018 Mower County Dairy Princess Julia Mullenbach of Rose Creek was crowned the 2018 Mower County Dairy Princess at the 65th Annual Dairy Princess Banquet on April 14th at Lansing Corners Supper Club near Austin. Mullenbach is the daughter of Al and Lynette Mullenbach. She was sponsored by Read’s Brown Swiss where she is employed. Abby Rossow of Dexter, daughter of Mike and Vicki Rossow, was crowned the Ambassador. She was sponsored by AMPI. Mullenbach and Rossow were presented with Austin Chamber Bucks by Darrell Ingvalson representing the Left: Milkmaid Lauren Irvin, Prin Austin Chamber of Commerce. cess Julia Mullenbach, Ambassador Abby Rossow, Milkma id Amy Smith. Two girls were named 2018 Mower County Milkmaids. They are: Amy Smith, daughter of Andy and Angie Smith, Adams, sponsored by Caledonia Haulers and Smith Family Farms; and Lauren Irvin, daughter of Jason and Karen Irvin, Rose Creek, sponsored by Jake’s Petroleum L/C. Princess Julia The 2017 Mower County Dairy Princess presented Renita Irvin, Rose Creek, with the Mullenbach Milk Pitcher award for her many years managing the malt wagon at the Mower County Fair. Rick Smith announced the Golden Butter Knife award was presented to Domino’s Pizza of Austin for use of real dairy products.

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The first annual “Fair’ in the American colonies was held in 1641 in New Amsterdam (now New York City) to showcase farm products of the local area.

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Washington, DC..............Sept. 8-16......................$1319 • Tour of the Capitol • Guided tour of Gettysburg • Embassy Row • Gettysburg Battlefield • The White House • Guided city tour of D.C. • Arlington National Cemetery • Ford’s Theatre • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier • Petersen House • Kennedy Center • Changing of the Guard • George Washington’s Home • National Cathedral

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2018 Animal Events Schedule (by location) CRANE PAVILION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 2:00 p.m. Livestock Hall of Fame Reception and Induction 5:00 p.m. 4-H Lamb Lead 6:00 p.m. 4-H Sheep Show 6:00 p.m. Midwest Steer and Heifer Show WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 9:00 a.m. 4-H Dairy Show 12:30 p.m. 4-H Dairy Goat Show 2:00 p.m. 4-H Cow-Calf followed by Cloverbuds and the 4-H Beef Show 4:00 p.m. 4-H Meat Goat Show THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 8:30 a.m. All Swine Show, Barrows, Gilts, and Showmanship 4:00 p.m. FFA Beef Show 5:30 p.m. Open Class Beef Show 6:00 p.m. FFA & Open class sheep FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 9:00 a.m. Open Class Dairy & FFA Dairy Show 3:00 p.m. FFA Swine Show; 4-H Lama Show 5:00 p.m. Midwest Market Hog Show SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 9:00 a.m. 4-H Ribbon Auction 1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging contest 4:00 p.m. Open Meat Goat show SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 9:00 a.m. 4-H Dog Agility Class followed by Dog Obedience and Showmanship

Showing your pet/animal at the fair can be a fun and rewarding experience! There are just a few things you want to think about prior to showing to make the experience enjoyable. In general, you will be judged on a combination of your pet’s/ animal’s overall appearance, its housing, the quality of care you provide, and your knowledge of the animal. Check with local organization for the scoring rubric. Preparing for the show depends on the pet/animal you have, but here are a few tips: 1. Get a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required for all companion animals. 2. Check for external and internal parasites. Animals can’t be shown if they have any parasite present 3. Learn more about your pet/ animal: Where is it from originally? What does it eat naturally? What is the best way to care for it? 4. Prepare your presentation start on this a few weeks before the fair – Take necessary pictures 5. Have your parents or friends

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RABBIT & POULTRY BARNS TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 8:30 a.m. 4-H Rabbit Show WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 9:00 a.m. 4-H Poultry 11:00–3:00 p.m. 4-H Rabbit Skillathon 1:00 p.m. Open Poultry THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 8:00 a.m. Open Class Rabbit Show


SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 9:00 a.m. 4-H Horse Show TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 4:00 p.m. 4-H Horse fun show WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 8:00 a.m. Light Horse Show THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 1:00 p.m. 4-H Horse fun show SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 9:00 a.m. Mule & Donkey 6:00 p.m. Draft Horse Hitch SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 10:00 a.m. Draft HorseHalter and Cart

ask you questions about your pet/ animal to prepare for answering the judge’s questions 6. Handle your pet/animal at least 2-3 times per week 7. Clean your pet’s/animal’s enclosure regularly, but make sure to tidy it up before you attend the show 8. Trim toenails or wings if needed As part of the show, you may need to give a short presentation about your pet. Here are some ideas about what to include: 1. Your name and age 2. Pet’s/animal’s name, species, age, and coloring 3. Where does your pet/animal come from? What are some characteristics of its natural environment? 4. Discuss your pet’s/animal’s overall appearance and health 5. How you care for your pet/ animal 6. How often and how you clean its enclosure

7. What health treatments your pet/animal receives 8. What and how much your pet/ animal eats 9. How often you groom it 10. How did you prepare for show 11. Something special about your pet/animal You may also be also judged on the appearance of your pet’s/animal’s enclosure and your own personal appearance. Make sure you are neat and tidy! What to bring to the show: 1. Your pet/animal 2. Travel cage or its normal enclosure. If you need to bring a travel cage, bring along some pictures of its normal habitat to share with the judge. 3. Food and water to show judge how you care for pet/animal 4. Toys or other enrichment 5. Piece of carpet or towel to set on the show table 6. Make sure your pet/animal is comfortable and bring anything that might help keep it’s stress down

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What is Your Favorite Part of Julia Mullenbach 2018 Dairy Princess

“Showing dairy cattle and getting to spend a whole week with other fellow 4-Hers just “hanging out” in the cattle barn.”

Chris Deluna

“My husband was a Dairy Farmer so we love to go to the fair and see all the animals.”

Caitlyn Watson

Sales Representative Mower County Shopper “I love going to the fair with my family, seeing the rodeo and trying new fair foods.”

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“I like going to the historical society and see the exhibits during the fair.”

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“The foods On-a-Stick and mini doughnuts.”

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Market President Home Federal Savings Bank “I like the all the events at the fair and seeing friends & family. I also enjoy the array of fair food!”

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Market President Home Federal Savings Bank “I like the funnel cakes and corn dogs”


the Mower County Free Fair? Corey Haugen

Director of Research, Evaluation & Assessment Austin Public Schools I like spending time with family and friends at the fair and reviewing all of the neat projects people have submitted each year.

“I love walking the through the fair, seeing people, especially those I haven’t seen in probably a year.”

I love the cheese curds and the amazing ice cream at the dairy stand, and running into friends I haven’t seen in awhile!

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Eagles Club Chamber Ambassador “Eating the different fair foods, especially gyros and seeing friendly faces.”

“The Demolition Derby!”

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Youth Showcase a Year of 4-H Learning at Mower County Fair

AUSTIN – August 6-12, more than 445 youth from Mower County will showcase the learning and achievements they have accomplished in 4-H over the past year at the Mower County Fair. Minnesota county fairs are not just fun annual events for 4-H members. Every summer, tens of thousands of 4-H youth participate in county fairs to showcase the knowlFAIR SCHEDULE: edge and skills they’ve gained throughout the year, and to continue their learning experiences. Monday, August 6 4-H youth spend months working on projects designed to Noon – 7 pm - Entry & Judging of Exhibits, 4-H Hall equip them with essential life skills such as problem solv3 – 8 pm - Livestock Interviews, Crane Pavilion ing, decision making, project management, communications Tuesday, August 7 and public speaking. 4-H’ers then share their accomplish8:30 am – 4-H Rabbit Show, Rabbit Building ments and educate the public about their subject at their 12 pm - 4-H Exhibits Hall Open, 4-H Building local county fair. They also lead visitors on tours of the 4-H 4 pm – 4-H Horse Fun Show buildings and barns, and conduct workshops and hands-on 5 pm – 4-H Lamb Lead, Crane Pavilion, North demonstrations for the public. 4-H’ers who demonstrate the Arena highest achievements are then selected to participate in 4-H 6 pm - 4-H Sheep Show, Crane Pavilion, North Arena competitions at the Minnesota State Fair! Wednesday, August 8 9 am – 4-H Dairy Show, Crane Pavilion, North Arena 9 am – 4-H Poultry Show, Poultry Barn 11 am – 3 pm – 4-H Rabbit Skillathon, Rabbit Building 12:30 pm – 4-H Dairy Goat Show, Crane Pavilion 2 pm – 4-H Cow-Calf Judging followed by Beef Show, Crane Pavilion, North Arena 4 pm – 4-H Meat Goat Show, Crane Pavilion Thursday, August 9 County fairs not only make great 8:30 am – 4-H Swine Show memories, they help 4-H youth grow into successful adults. 1- 3 pm – 4-H Horse Fun Show “One of 4-H’s priorities is to provide learning and leader2 pm – 4-H Demonstrations, 4-H stage ship experiences that guide youth in building relationships, Friday, August 10 developing communication techniques, and strengthening 9 am – BBQ Chicken Contest, outside front of 4-H Buildorganizational skills,” said Dorothy M. Freeman, Extension ing Center for Youth Development Associate Dean and State 10 am – 4-H Cat & Pet Show, 4-H Garden 4-H Director. “Through these experiences, youth find the 12 pm – Performing Arts, Godfather’s Stage leaders within themselves and are able to make a positive 2 pm – 4-H Fashion Review, Godfather’s Stage impact in their club, home, school or community.” 3 pm – 4-H Lama Show, Crane Which 4-H Events will be Pavilion happening each day of the fair? Saturday, August 11 Pre-Fair Activities: 8 am – 4-H Auction Buyers Tuesday, July 31: Food Review JudgBreakfast, 4-H Hall ing, Clothing & Fashion Review Judging, 9 am – 4-H Ribbon Auction, begins at 5 pm, 4-H Building Crane Pavilion 1 pm – State Fair General Saturday, August 4: Horse Show, begins Project meeting, 4-H Garden at 9 am, Outdoor arena, Fairgrounds 4 pm – State Fair Livestock meeting, Crane Pavilion


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Saturday, August 11 (con’t) 6 pm – 4-H Supreme Champion Showmanship Contest, Crane Pavilion 7:30 - 11 pm - 4-H Dance, Crane Pavilion Sunday, August 12 9 am – 4-H Dog Agility Class followed by Dog Obedience and Showmanship Show Crane Pavilion, North Arena 1:30 pm – 4-H Round up @ the 4-H Building 4:00 pm – 4-H Livestock Exhibits Released 6:00 pm – 4-H Building Exhibits Released 7:00 pm – 4-H Building Will Close A Look at the Numbers How many projects were exhibited at the 2017 Mower County fair? 901- Livestock Exhibits 903 - Non-Livestock Exhibits 1804 - Total Projects What were the top 5 most popular 4-H projects at last year’s Mower county fair? Rabbit - 215 entries Photography – 158 entries Crafts & Fine Arts – 142 entries Swine – 136 entries Sheep – 126 entries Other Ways to Support 4-H at the 2018 Mower County Fair: Enjoy a meal or treat at the Mower County 4-H Food Stand & Dairy Bar. The famous specialty burgers and shakes are back at the 2018 Mower County 4-H Food Stand & Dairy Bar! The public, along with 4-H members, alumni and their families are invited to stop by the food stand and dairy bar to enjoy a meal or treat. The delicious foods are prepared and served by 4-H members and volunteers. This stand generates funds to help grow and support 4-H programming throughout the year. The food stand will serve grilled items including burgers, chicken sandwich, chicken strips, bottled pop/water/ tea and other items. The dairy bar will serve malts, shakes, sundaes and pie! Some of the top favorites on this year’s menu include: “The 4-H” Burger – come and try one to see what’s on it! NEW: Roast Beef Sundae Peanut Butter Burger “Sow Cow” Sandwich

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Bacon Cheese Burger The food stand is open daily Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 8 pm. The dairy bar is open daily Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm. Both stands will be open from 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday. Join us for the Annual Mower County 4-H Ribbon Auction The Mower County 4-H Ribbon Auction is held annually on the Saturday (Aug. 11) of the Mower County Fair starting at 9 am in the Crane Pavilion at the Mower County Fairgrounds. Any businesses or individuals throughout the county are invited to come and support the 4-H program at the auction. At the ribbon auction the buyer bids on the ribbon placing of the animal only; purchasing the animal itself is not an option. A set premium is given to each 4-H’er with the remaining amount of each bid going to support the Mower County 4-H program. These funds go back to support every aspect of the 4-H program including camps, leadership, volunteer and project trainings as well as many other 4-H programs. If you have not been involved with the ribbon auction in the past and would like more information, please call the Mower County Extension Office 507-437-9552.

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU THERE! This experience for the youth would not be possible without the contributions from numerous volunteers and support from so many. Thank you to the fair board, parents, volunteers, leaders, and supporters for making the county fair a big success! Your support and encouragement is what makes 4-H such a positive experience for the youth. We hope to see you at a 4-H event at the 2018 Mower County Fair! To learn more about 4-H in Mower County, contact 4-H Program Coordinator April VonRuden, at 507-437-9552 and visit the website,

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2018 Mower County Farm Family of the Year Larry & Paula Goslee In 1972, Larry started with a few gilts and had a farrow to finish operation. The Goslee’s also had 8-10 head of beef along with animals for 4-H projects. Larry & Paula started farming corn and soybeans in 1974 on Larry’s mother’s farm. To date the family farms approximately 2,000 acres with half rented & half owned. One of these farms has been in the Goslee family for over 160 years and is one of the oldest in the township still owned by the same family. Larry and Paula have three children. Son Aaron, daughter Kerri and son Justin. Their daughter Kerri is a teacher,

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married to Scott and they have twins, daughter Brynlee and son Brekken(8). Aaron & Justin are in partnership with the farming operation plus both work off the farm. Aaron is a contract electrical inspector, is married to Ellen and they have two children, son Logan (19) & daughter Larissa (15). Justin is a construction electrician, is married to Barbara and they have four children: son Cayden (10), son Connor (8), daughter Trista (3), and newborn daughter, Tenley. All of the grandchildren help with rock picking in the spring and love to help with planting and harvesting. The Goslee’s are also involved with other groups and organizations. Larry is a volunteer fire fighter, president of the London Community Fire Department, board member of Mower County Trail Association and member of the Mower County Pork Producers. Aaron is a volunteer fire fighter and treasurer of the Fire Relief Association. Justin is a volunteer fire fighter and fire chief of London Fire Department. Paula recently retired from the first responders for the London Fire Department. Ellen and Barbara are still active first responders for the London Fire Department. The entire family are members of the Lords of London Snowmobile Club - Paula is treasurer and Barbara is secretary. Please join us in CONGRATULATING the 2018, Mower County Farm Family of the Year!

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Thursday, August 9 is Senior Citizens Day at the Mower County Fair!

There are many fun and enjoyable attractions for Seniors at the fair. Come early and enjoy the day. The Hormel Institute is providing free golf cart shuttle service from the parking areas to the Midway for all fair goers. The FFA Children’s Farm Yard opens at 10 a.m. with all the animals provided by the FFA members. The Creative Arts Building and Horticulture Building also open at 10 a.m. with many interesting entries submitted for judging. At noon all other Buildings and Exhibits will be open. Be sure to stop by the Mower County Senior Center Cooling Station and enjoy a cool drink of water and a place to visit with friends and neighbors while you give your feet a rest. They are located next door to the St. Olaf Dining Room right across from the Crane Pavilion. Don’t miss the free entertainment at Fair Square. While you are in the area you will have many opportunities to enjoy all the great fair food – mini donuts, cheese curds, ice cream treats, corn dogs, gyros, pulled pork, pizza, funnel cakes and so much more. The fun continues through the afternoon and evening with non-stop entertainment. For all the details turn to pages 8, 9 and 10 for the day’s full schedule.




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Seniors are at risk for heat stroke during hot weather Older adults need to be more careful of overheating and heat stroke because their bodies can’t adjust to high temperatures as well as younger bodies can. Also, seniors are more likely to start out dehydrated. In fact, 40% of heat-related deaths in the U.S. were among people over 65, according to a University of Chicago Medical Center study. Seniors are more vulnerable to heat because: Their bodies don’t adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature. Chronic medical conditions can change their body responses to heat. Prescription medicines can impair their body’s ability to regulate temperature or could actually prevent sweating. That’s why it’s best for older adults to stay indoors and avoid strenuous activities in hot weather. To keep seniors safe and comfortable, we’ve rounded up 10 practical, senior-friendly ways to help them stay cool indoors.

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10 ways for seniors to stay cool in hot weather 1 Drink plenty of cool water throughout the day (don’t rely on feeling thirsty!) and avoid alcohol and caffeine. 2 Eat cooling snacks like homemade popsicles (with cupcake liner as drip catcher), frozen peas, or slightly frozen grapes. 3 Eat light, cold meals like chicken or pasta salad instead of heavy, hot dishes like pot roast. 4 Place a cool washcloth on the back of the neck and a pan of cool water close by to periodically re-cool the towel. 5 Sit with feet in a pan of cool (but not too cold) water. 6 Keep the house as cool as possible by keeping shades closed during the hottest part of the day and using inexpensive solar curtains. 7 Wear layers of lightweight clothing in light colored cotton so it’s easy to adjust to the temperature throughout the day by removing or adding layers. 8 Visit a public cooling center like a recreation center, senior center, library, coffee shop, or shopping mall. 9 Take a cool shower, bath, or washcloth wipe-down. For maximum cooling, keep the water just below body temperature. 10 Cover up with a flexible ice blanket – use a thin towel to keep the ice away from direct skin contact

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Olmsted County Fair (Rochester) July 23-29 Freeborn County Fair (Albert Lea) July 31- August 5 Mower County Fair (Austin) August 7-12 Goodhue County Fair (Zumbrota) August 7-11



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FFA UPDATES • 2018 National Wheat Yield Contest – If you know a young, pro-gluten farmer who is growing wheat, share this opportunity with them. Check out the details here: https://yieldcontest. wheatfoundation. org/ The deadline is May 15! • MN Farm Bureau Foundation is offering a paid internship for MayAugust. Share with interested students and alumni that they can learn more and apply here: http://www.fbmn. org/employment-opportunitie

resources for the FFA and other partners of Team AgEd, a group of Minnesota organizations committed to promoting local program success. These resources include financial support and other in-kind support that advances agricultural education in Minnesota. • The Minnesota FFA Foundation was officially organized on December 18, 1953, by representatives of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and leaders of business and industry, farm organizations and the FFA.

• Then we can do information on the MN FFA Foundation. Here is some info on it. : • The mission of the Minnesota FFA Foundation to secure strategic partnerships and financial resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in agricultural education. • The vision of the Minnesota FFA Foundation is to engage partners to ensure agricultural education is available in every Minnesota school enabling students to have access to life-changing programs. • The Minnesota FFA Foundation serves to secure

• The purpose of the foundation was to provide an opportunity to cooperate in furthering the programs of the FFA and vocational agriculture in public high schools. The Foundation secures support through individuals, chapters and businesses. • For more information or to make a donation to this organization please visit


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• Used Motor Oil and Filters • Fluorescent Bulbs • Explosives • Car/Truck Batteries • Compressed Gasses • Medical Wastes • Any Non Labeled Containers Empty Paint cans or small amounts of Latex Paint which has dried up can be placed in your trash with the lid of the cans left off. Oil based paint should be brought to the HHW facility.


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The Mower County Shopper's annual Fair magazine.

Fun at the Fair 2018  

The Mower County Shopper's annual Fair magazine.