It’s time for the Chisago County Fair

The 140th annual Chisago County Fair is ready for fun and excitement this week. Enjoy your old favorites and a lot of new things at the fairgrounds in Rush City, Thursday July 12 through Sunday, July 15.

Long before the rooster crows in the poultry barn, the thrilling rides open and the plume of smoke rises from the tractor pull, folks will be bringing in their entries.

Open Class entries are to be brought in between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 to the Activities Building.

Open Class animals will be received on Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon.

Fair premium books were not sent out this year, if you want to know what category to enter, visit

It’s fair time in Rush City. Post Review file photo

Along with the midway of rides and carnival games, there are many daily events including live bands and five barns filled with 4-H hopefuls and their animals. And there’s the fair food you waited for all year long. Stop by any morning to see the 4-H judging and enjoy the 4-H horse show on Friday.

On Saturday, all new free kids games (age 10 and under) begin at 10 a.m. and there’s an FFA Children’s Barnyard. Stop by and watch the Pleasant Valley Cloggers perform at noon and 2 p.m.

And you won’t want to miss the annual county fair parade starting at 3 p.m. In spite of the street construction, the parade route is expected to remain the same as in past years.

Grandstand events begin on Thursday with the motocross races, followed by the NTPA tractor, truck and semi pull on Friday night and the demolition derby on Saturday. All Grandstand events begin at 7 p.m. and there is an admission charge.

The annual Amateur Talent Contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday and will include the Century Farm award.

Remember, no dogs allowed on the fairgrounds. For more information, visit

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