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150th county fair gets rave reviews

By Staff | Aug 2, 2010

Fjords Horse show

In case anyone was wondering, the Faribault County Fair Board considers the 150th County Fair a big success.

“We had many, many people come up to fair board members during the fair and congratulate us on a great fair,” Fair Board President Daryl Murray says. “Many said they thought we did a great job, which we appreciated hearing.”

Murray says people seemed to really like the extra amount of free family entertainment on the grounds.

“The Fast Horses family, the lumberjack show and the Cosmo Kid were all big hits, doing several free shows during each day of the fair,” Murray says. “Especially the Cosmo Kid – people couldn’t stop talking about him.”

There were also plenty of free acts under the tent, and others which strolled around the fairgrounds.

Demolition Derby action

Another show, Boss Grant and the Johnny Cash Revue, had standing room only in the new Veterans Memorial Building on Saturday night.

“He really packed them in,” Murray says. “People thought he was excellent.”

The grandstand shows were also well attended.

“I guess I thought the best night was Wednesday,” Murray says. “It might just be me, but I thought the Johnny Holm Band was great. He really put on a show.”

Of course, the stands were filled to the point of standing room only on Saturday night for the annual Demolition Derby.

Gwen Sebastian

To read more of this story, see this week’s Register.

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