Mid Dakota Fair cranks up this week

“Let the Good Times Grow” is the theme of this year’s Mid Dakota Fair in Winner.

The fair runs Aug. 2-6.

There are a lot of activities planned for the fair.

Wednesday, Aug. 3 will feature the rocket launch at 5:30 p.m.

The dog show check in will be at 5:45 p.m. followed by the show at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4 will feature the 4-H companion animal, rabbit and poultry shows. There will also be a small animal round robin.

The fashion revue practice will be at 2 p.m.

The youth in action finals will start at 3 p.m.

There will be an ice cream social at 6:30 p.m. featuring homemade ice cream.

The 4-H style show will be at 7 p.m.

Friday will be a busy day. It will start with a country breakfast sponsored by BankWest from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Starting at 8 a.m. will be the swine, sheep and market goat shows.

The dairy goat and dairy cattle shows will start at noon.

The livestock judging contest will start at 3 p.m.

The kiddie train will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be youth inflatable games from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A vendor show will be held from noon to 7 p.m.

Kids can sign up for the pedal tractor pull at 4:30 p.m. with the pull starting at 5 p.m. This is open to youth ages 4-12 and is sponsored by Boerner Farms.

A community picnic sponsored by Farm Credit Services will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

The corn on the cob eating contest will be at 7 p.m. This is sponsored by Ed and Bonnie Watzel in memory of Taylor Watzel.

The ag Olympics will start at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will feature a full day of events.

There will be a community breakfast from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. This is sponsored by First Fidelity Bank of Winner, Colome and Winner Livestock Auction Co

Starting at 9 a.m. will be beef showmanship, breeding beef show, market beef show, beef calf show and pen of three.

The pie contest will start at 10 a.m.

The vendor show and inflatables will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The kiddie train will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be buggy rides from 3-5 p.m.

The livestock round robin will start at 4:30 p.m.

The beef barbeque will be from 5-6:30 p.m.

The pie auction and premium sale will start at 7 p.m.

There will be a youth dance from 9-11:30 p.m.

There will be concessions in the 4-H center Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Tripp County 4-H Leaders will have the concessions on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Southern Belle Cowbelles will have the concessions Friday and Saturday. Friday will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 4-H leaders stand outside near the arena will be open during the animal shows.

The public is invited to come and attend the fair.

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