Think amusement rides, 4-H indoor and animal exhibits, bounce houses, live entertainment, grandstand events (tractor pull, lumberjack show and camp, rodeo, and demolition derby), fair food, kids pedal pull, bright colored ribbons, free bingo, livestock auctions, pony rides, and BBQ competition.
You can experience all this plus more at the Fillmore County Fair, July 18-24, in Preston. Fillmore County residents have been trekking to the fair from all corners of the county and beyond to celebrate the county’s agricultural heritage for 164 years.
Church night is Tuesday at 7 p.m., featuring the Rev. Mark Woodward and the Fillmore Free Methodist Church Worship Team. Freewill donation benefits the Preston Area Food Shelf.
Looking for a place to eat? Check out the food vendors for a wide selection of traditional food fare. Vendors confirmed include 4-H food stand, The Taco King, Hanson Girls Concessions, Abby’s Concessions, Silver Grille, The Lemon, Big Dog Concessions, Fillmore County Pork Producers, and Fillmore County ADA – ice cream.
On Sunday morning, July 24, head over to the 4-H food stand and enjoy a fresh hot breakfast at the 6th annual “Pay it Forward” benefit breakfast sponsored by B&B Bowl, Preston, from 8 a.m. to noon. The breakfast benefits the family of Oliver Jacob Bates.
The following weekend, July 28-30, head south to Decorah to celebrate the town’s Norwegian heritage at Nordic Fest.
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