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Fair offers 10 days of free fun By James Burky For the Times-Call

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here isn’t a lot that local bands, Irish dancers, a bugoriented science exhibit and Pippi The Clown have in common. One of the few common denominators between the lot is that they’ll be at the disposal for the public for 150th Boulder County Fair from August 2-11. There will be 10 unique performers across the 10 days of the fair, as well as other free entertainment throughout the fairgrounds. Laura Boldt, fair coordinator, said that planning and booking for 150th began two years ago. They’re anticipating a 15% attendance spike, which rounds out to approximately 15,000 people. “We had to plan all of these two years in advance,” Boldt said. “We made sure that the entertainment was all-inclusive.” The standout event, according to Boldt, will be the Bug Ology exhibit, which will be free and open every day of the fair. The exhibit will have a show that’s divvied up into three facets: the good, the bad and the “yummy.” The good details the positive ways bugs like butterflies and bees affect the ecosystem and how vital they are. The bad teaches the audience about the detrimental effects that creatures like mosquitoes, ticks and other pests have on people and local agriculture. The yummy is billed as being the most delectable of the three. All audience members will be offered samples of protein-rich, edible bugs. Other intractable bugs will be out for show as well as six animatronic ones. The myriad of

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Pippi the Clown will perform Monday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Boulder County Fair. Enjoy non-competitive games for those big and those small, flags, rainbow parachutes, and giant beach ball. knowledge waiting to be found makes it an attractive option for everyone, young or old. “Bug Ology is something different than we’ve had. It’s so colorful,” Boldt said. “It accommodates all ages, but children are sponges for education.

They’ll love it.” A full calendar of free entertainment can be found on the fair’s website. Among the other entertainment includes performances from School of Rock – Boulder, the Moriarty Dance Group and performances from Mojo’s Music Academy.

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