By Kristen Miller
The Wright County Fair is expected to be “Great in 2008,” with fun and excitement that begins Wednesday and goes through Sunday.
Last year was the first-ever combine derby, which even got the attention of Fox 9 News, putting the Wright County Fair in the spotlight.
The combine derby turned out to be a roaring good time as the grandstand was filled with spectators.
This year the combine derby is on again, starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, which will also include the first-ever swather soccer match.
Some of the highlights Thursday include the Wright County Car Club’s classic car show at 3 p.m., Franko’s Magic Show and Hypnosis starting at 4 p.m. on the free stage, and the amateur talent show at 7 p.m. in the grandstand, which will include special guest emcee Mrs. Minnesota Leisha Gust.
Friday is Senior Citizens Day, beginning at 11 a.m. with 2008 Outstanding Senior Citizens being honored on the free stage, as well as recognition of the Oldest Man and Woman at the Fair, followed by a light lunch.
Seniors (age 60 and over) will also receive free admission until 1 p.m.
Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. is the pork chop dinner in the hoop building hosted by the Howard Lake Lions Club.
Friday night is the 40th demolition derby at 7:30 p.m., with another derby Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, starting at 8 a.m., the Little Mountain Wranglers All Pleasure Show will be featured in the new and improved horse arena. The All Game Show will begin Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. is the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, to take place south of the 4-H exhibit building, open to all children ages 4 to 11. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Also at 2 p.m. is the tractor and truck pull at the grandstand, with another show at 6 p.m.
Sunday at 4 p.m., the 2008 Fairest of the Fair royalty will be crowned on the free stage. This is a change from previous years when the coronation took place on Wednesday.
Every day at the fair this year is there will be paint ball for $5, to be played on two large fields on the grounds.
For a full schedule, check out the fair’s web site at www.wrightcountyfair.com.
Live music everyday
Come and hear rock ‘n roll and southern rock and country every day during the Wright County Fair.
Beginning Wednesday is the Circle Band, which will be playing in the entertainment tent from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Then, on Thursday, Dale Dahmen and the Beats will play from 8 p.m. to midnight, also in the entertainment tent.
Friday is the Silverado Band, playing from 8 p.m. to midnight in the entertainment tent; and Saturday night is Red Dot Garage from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Sunday from noon. to 3 p.m. is the Fiddle Contest in the entertainment tent, with The Castaways playing on the free stage from noon to 3 p.m., and Alan Godage and Sundown from 5 to 9 p.m. in the entertainment tent.