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'08 Fair blends new and old

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Demolition Derby - The Cherokee County Fair's always-popular Demolition Derby will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. File photo
The Cherokee County Fair this year will feature a combination of new and traditional activities this year.

New attractions will include a mud volleyball tournament, a new provider for the petting zoo (A Zoo to You, Inc. of Merango, Ill.), a caricature artist, the Ashley Rassel Memorial Open Beef Show (open to exhibitors from any county) and a free gate on Sunday.

A traditional carnival returns this year, provided by Blues Amusements out of Fullerton, Neb.

This will be the second year for go-kart races at the fair. This year a class has been added to the races, the fastest class of go-karts.

Bullriding, presented by T & C Rodeo Co., Inc., will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 in the main arena at the Cherokee County Fair grounds. Photo contributed
Tom Wurth, country and western recording artist and Marcus native, will return this year as the main stage entertainer.

Of course, the standard favorite features of the fair will be back at the 2008 Cherokee County Fair, including the demolition derby, the fair queen crowning, the bull riding, the Cavaliers Drill Team, the pedal tractor pull and a variety of livestock, talent, crafts, arts, baking and gardening competitions.

The fair opens on Thursday, July 10, with various livestock events, regular daily events and the evening bull riding on that day. The bull riding begins at 8 p.m.

Family Crafts Exhibits are held in the Family Crafts building, located just south of the 4-H building at the Cherokee County Fair grounds. File Photo
The fun will continue on Friday. Special Friday events include free watermelon presented by Heritage Bank from 6 to 8 p.m., go kart races beginning at 7 p.m. and the stage show by Tom Wurth beginning at 8 p.m. A teen dance, featuring Unlimited Sounds by John Seel and sponsored by Godfather's Pizza, will follow.

The Saturday events will include a small pets show and a diaper derby in the morning. From noon to 4 p.m., it will be kid's day on the midway. Purchase of an armband will entitle kids to unlimited rides on the midway during this time.

The pedal tractor pull for ages 5-11 begins at 12:30 p.m. (registration is at noon) on Saturday.

The demolition derby begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Chainsaw carvings will be auctioned off between the consolation and feature at the demolition derby.

On Sunday, a classic car cruise in and an antique tractor cruise in begin at 1 p.m. The mud volleyball tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The talent show begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The concluding event of the fair is the fair queen crowning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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