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The Fillmore County Fair brought the heat


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
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4-H member Hope Morrison shows her cow during the Dairy & General Livestock Judging Contest at the 2014 Fillmore County Fair. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The 2014 Fillmore County Fair began on Monday, July 21, which happened to be the hottest day of the summer so far with temperatures approaching 90 degrees and high humidity. The first day of the fair brought 4-H groups in for a General Project Day with dedicated members working hard despite the heat.

Throughout the 4-H building were the results of many hours of work by some very talented people. Fruits such as apples and raspberries, vegetables including carrots, broccoli, green beans, and so much more lined table after table.

Handmade quilts, rugs, and jewelry were only a few of the useful and beautiful items on display in the building. Many people showed their artistic side by entering photographs. Flower gardeners highlighted their talents with stunning plants and blooms of all types. These are only a small sampling of the achievements that were sitting on the shelves and hanging on the walls.

4-H members were also busy on Tuesday with horse training, a horse pleasure show, and poultry show. It was then time for the General Livestock Judging Contest followed by a Dairy & General Livestock Judging Contest.

There was quite a bit of activity in the livestock buildings as owners got their animals prepped and ready for judging. Hope Morrison confidently walked her cow around in a circle in front of the judge along with other 4-H members and hoped for the best.

Gavin Janssen, 10, was excited about receiving his Reserve Champion ribbon for waterfowl as clucking and quacking could be heard in the background. Friends and family sitting in the bleachers congratulated the winners as they were announced and everyone appreciated the hard work of all the 4-H members who participated.

The Grandstand saw its first activity of the 155th annual Fillmore County Fair on Tuesday evening with people gathering together for Church Night. With the evening bringing some relief from the heat.

The big attraction for kids at the fair are the rides and there were several to choose from. The “Jitter” made riders do just that and the “Fanny Fever,” which is a huge slide, was surely a favorite of the younger kids.

Snacks, drinks, and food of all kinds could be found all around the fairgrounds. The 4-H Food Stand served a great meal with plenty of tables for seating. Pork burgers were available by the Fillmore County Pork Producers and friendly people like Doug Ot .....
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What’s new at the fair?

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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What’s new at the fair is the question of the week, and there are lots of new things. Last year we made the big move changing the beer garden into the Goat Building and making the old Dairy Barn into the bigger and better Beer Barn featuring fre ..... 
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Stolen animals an issue at Winona County Fair

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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By Carol Boynton, Lewiston Journal Editor It might have started out as a joke or just a bad choice gone too far...but stealing two bunnies from 4-H members at the Winona County Fair is no laughing matter. It started out as a bittersweet day at th ..... 
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Fillmore County 4-H day camps scheduled

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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This summer, there will be two 4-H Day Camps scheduled for youth (3rd-5th graders) to attend to engage in educational and recreational activities as well as meet with other 4-H members around the county. The day camps are scheduled for the two Tuesd ..... 
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Fillmore County Master Gardners

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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The Master Gardeners for Fillmore County are busy this time of year but not too busy to answer any horticulture related questions you may have. There are nine volunteers who have been trained through University of Minnesota Extension to serve as our ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair nitrate and radon testing event

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are partnering to host radon and nitrate testing at the Fillmore County Fair. The event will be held Friday, July 25 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the we ..... 
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Miller family recognized as a 2014 “U of M Farm Family”

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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Mabel, Minn. — The Chris & Melissa Miller family has been named Fillmore County’s “2014 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Miller’s Viewlawn Farm was started in 1866 by Chris’s great-great-great grandfather Manoah ..... 
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State Fair competition entry deadlines approaching

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The state’s best in art, education and agriculture will be on display at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, August 21 through Labor Day, September 1. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and nearly $1.3 mill ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair receives hefty donation

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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Each year, thousands flock to Preston for Fillmore County’s grand celebration, eager to fulfill the annual summer tradition. Slated to run Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, July 26 in 2014, the five-day event showcases the county’s flourishing ..... 
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