August 2018

Thu
02
Aug

Fabulous Fair in Humboldt County


There were seven contestants vying for 2018 Humboldt County Fair Queen. In front from left to right are: Taylor Sandven, Miss Congeniality; Hannah Bothne, 1st runnerup; and 2018 Fair Queen Sydney Lane. Second row: Lisa Rodriguez, Sydney York, Brianna Jenson and Kjerstin Ohm. Lane will represent Humboldt County at the Iowa State Fair next week. Humboldt Independent photo.

Cool and nearly picture-perfect weather highlighted six days of activities at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds in north Humboldt last week. Even the one downpour of rain last Wednesday night came with enough notice that the Fair Queen coronation ceremony was able to be moved into the Humboldt County Events Center before the torrential, but brief rains hit. Thanks to the unseasonably cool temps throughout the week, near record crowds packed the grandstand for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night lineup of entertainment. "We had very good crowds and participation in all of the fair events," Fair Board Vice President Jeff Halvorson said. To read about and see photos of all of the fair place winners, pick up a copy of this week's Humboldt Independent. Better yet, subscribe and get the newspaper delivered to you in either print or digital methods. Like Humboldt Newspapers on Facebook to see photos and additional content.

Thu
02
Aug

Chuckwagon races Saturday, Aug. 4 in Humboldt


Chuckwagon Racers of Iowa-Minnesota, Inc., will bring Chuckwagon races back to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds this Saturday night, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 and tickets will be available at the door. This is a photo from last year’s races in Humboldt. Humboldt Independent photo.

Horse racing at its wildest will be coming to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds grandstand on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. It’s chuckwagon races, a popular event among young and old alike.
Admission is $15 for adults and youth 13 and older, $5 for youth ages 5-12 and youth under age 5 are free with an adult admission. Gates to the grandstand will open at 5 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.
The Humboldt/Dakota City Noon Kiwanis Club will be serving food and drinks.
Six Chuckwagon outfits, all individually owned and maintained compete for the prize money. It is a race to the finish line and such spills and mix-ups you have never seen before.

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