124th Itasca County Fair Kicks Off

Food, Fun, and Games for People of All Ages

Plenty of food, fun games, and carnival rides are only a few examples of the fun things available at the Itasca County Fair.

“we have a horseshow, we have different entertainments coming for children’s day, we got a saw dust pile, coin scramble,” lists Melissa Johnson, the President of the Itasca County Agricultural Association.

The fair, held on 80 acres of land, first started in 1892, and has been drawing big crowds of people each year since.

“You have families of people come here for decades and decades. Right now I have grandchildren that are coming. My kids came. I was probably coming when I was five,” says Brian Carlson, the Funding Director of the County Fair.

But Fun is not the only thing on the menu. Local Non-profits had the opportunity to come out and fundraise. It’s a perfect way to get community members both young and old, involved.

“Without these fundraisers for them, the money just isn’t there in the community, so it’s a win win all away around,” said Carlson.

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