Humboldt County Fair is July 26-31

Iowa State Fair Queen Ellen Schlarmann of Monticello met with 2016 Humboldt County Fair Queen contestants last Wednesday at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Events Center. Pictured from left to right are: 2015 Iowa State Fair Queen Ellen Schlarmann, 2016 Humboldt County Fair Queen contestants Taylor Mckimmey, Kaitlyn Larson, Maddie Kampen and 2015 Humboldt County Fair Queen Haley Davis. Missing from photo was contestant Hannah Halvorson. Humboldt Independent photo.

The 2016 Humboldt County Fair is just over a week away and again promises a variety of fun entertainment, much of which is free. Here are a few of the highlights.
Tuesday, July 26
The fair opens on Tuesday, July 26, with harness racing at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Wednesday, July 27
Admission to the grandstand Wednesday night is free for the Little Miss and Mister Contest, 4-H Style show and Fair Queen coronation. It begins at 7 p.m. Also, the Next Generation Shows carnival opens on Wednesday.
Thursday, July 28
On Thursday night, admission to the grandstand is free for entertainer Jerry Frasier, opening act for SongBlast Dueling Guitars. 7 p.m. is the start time.
Friday, July 29
The Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Protect the Harvest Tractor/Pickup Pull returns on Friday night, July 29. Start time is 7 p.m.
“This is a really popular event and they really like our pulling track,” Humboldt County Fair Board President Jeff Haselhuhn said.
Tickets to the pull are $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 5-12. Under five is free.
Saturday, July 30
Chuckwagon races will start at 6 p.m. Tickets for this popular event are $15 for adults and $5 for youth ages 5-12. Under five is free.
Sunday, July 31
In the evening, the Tough Truck Challenge starts at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. there will be an intermission for auction of items created by Chainsaw Artist Lynn Anderson. A fireworks display will be lit off in front of the grandstand at the conclusion of the Tough Truck competition. Look for more information in this week's Humboldt Independent and check out the special county fair section in the July 21 Independent.

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