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The 2019 Mitchell County Fair will run July 31-Aug. 4 with food, fun and entertainment all planned by the Mitchell County Fair Board.

A host of grandstand entertainment will be featured with Tuff Trucks as headliner for the Thursday, Aug. 1 show. Action begins at 7 p.m. at the Grandstands.

It will be a night of competition when older, inexpensive vehicles (or newer expensive vehicles) in their nearly stock configuration will be taken through a course of bumps, jumps, and mud racing against the clock to determine a winner.

The contest will include both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive trucks.

The popular sanctioned tractor pull returns to the grandstand at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. Figure 8 Races will be held again this year at 7 p.m. on Friday night. The fair will end with the ever-popular car demo derby by Masters of Disasters. Demo begins at 7 p.m.

Truck and Tractor Pull 8

The truck from Red Ball Repair is makin' the mud fly in the truck pull.

Figure 8s 10

Figure 8 Races at the Mitchell County Fair.

Demo Derby 18

Demolition Derby at the Mitchell County Fair.

New entertainment this year can be found in the Limestone Brewers Beer Garden from 7 - 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night. Damon Dotson will be the featured music on Thursday night with Hwy 9 on Friday night.

Damon Dotson

Damon Dotson

Hwy 9

Hwy 9

All 4-H and FFA exhibits will be judged on Tuesday, July 30, while all livestock judging begins Wednesday, July 31, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 3.

The Mitchell County Fair Queen and Miss and Mr. Mitchell County Fair, both popular contests, return to the fair – both are on Wednesday, July 31. The 11th annual Barbecue Cook-Off fires up on Friday, Aug. 2 with judging on Saturday, Aug. 3, which is also Kids’ Day at the Fair. There is a kids' BBQ contest scheduled for Friday evening.

The Granpa Cratchet Show will be on the grounds along with the Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. Local woodcarver Pat Doyle will be carving pieces for the wood carving auction on Sunday afternoon. The Kiddle Pedal Pull will be immediately following the Little Miss/Mr. Pageant in the Events Center which happens at 1 p.m.

On the Midway Chamberlain Quality Shows will be providing fun for children of all ages.

Chamberlain Quality Shows

Chamberlain Quality Shows will be the new provider of rides and games on the Midway at this year's county fair.

Although it is the last day of the fair, Sunday, Aug. 4, promises to have a full slate of activity with the bucket/bottle calf show at noon and the carving auction by Doyle Woodcarving at 1 p.m., both in the Beef Arena, followed by the ribbon auction at 2:30 p.m. in the South Show Arena.

Granpa Cratchet Show

The Granpa Cratchet Show 

For tickets:

Grandstand tickets - Purchase in advance for $35/4 tickets.

Carnival tickets - Advance single strip of carnival tickets - $9 (value $10)

Super Saver Pack - 2 grandstand and 4 pact tickets + 1 carnival strip for $70 (value $150)

Purchase your Advance tickets/carnival strips by July 31.

Carnival Wrist Band Days - 2-5 p.m., Wed., Aug 1 for $15; 5 p.m., Thurs., Aug. 2 for $15, 2 p.m., Fri., Aug. 3 for $15; and 12 -4 p.m., Sat., Aug. 4 for $20 and 6 - 9 p.m. for $15.

Advanced grandstand and carnival tickets are available at the following Osage locations: Mark’s Tractor and Kawasaki, Kibble Equipment, Weber Auto Parts, Osage Towing and Repair, and the Mitchell County Extension Office. In Stacyville: Northern Country Lumber. In St. Ansgar: McKinley RV.

Tickets may also be purchased from any Fair Board members or any Mitchell County 4-H club member.

For more information visit www.mitchellcountyfair.org.

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