Over 98,000 people are expected to attend this year's 106th annual Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids. There's a lot going on and just a few days to soak it all in. Here is the lineup of

Food/drink

  • Beer garden opens at noon and goes through midnight
  • Food/concessions open at 10 a.m. and go through 11:30 p.m.

Activities

  • Midway starts at 1 p.m. and goes until midnight. You can get $25 armbands for all the rides from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Farm Bureau scavenger hunt in the Little Red Barn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Reptile Sideshow in the activity area from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pig races in the activity area  at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Magician, George of the Jungle on the Cottonwood Stage at 2 p.m.
  • Bingo in the Lions Building from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Demolition derby at the Grandstand at 7:30 p.m.
  • Movie at the FFA Barnyard, 'The Croods' at 8 p.m.

Live music/dancing

  • Monroe Crossing, blue grass music, on the Cottonwood Stage at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Appalachian Clogging on the Cottonwood Stage at 6 p.m.
  • Walzateers, old time music, on the Cottonwood Stage at 7 p.m.
  • Shane Martin live on the Beer Garden Stage from 8 p.m. to midnight

 4-H/agriculture

  • Dairy Goat Judging in the Show Arena at 8 a.m.
  • Miniature horse show in the horse arena at 1 p.m.
  • Dough Ohman, 'Heart of the Farm/Barns of MN' presentation in the Heritage Building at 3 p.m. and again on the Cottonwood Stage at 4 p.m.
  • Premiere Showmanship Contest in the Show Arena at 6 p.m.
  • Livestock auction in the show arena at 7 p.m.

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