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Best Bets: Frontier bullriding returns to grandstand

Published 10:49am Friday, August 9, 2013

Get wound up for this weekend, and then kick back and relax into next week. There is plenty more action at the fair, and enough entertainment to carry Austin through the next week, as well.

1. A Friday flair at the fair

Those with sensitive ears, be warned. Friday features more rockin’ music and cowboy action than anyone can handle. Rush Hour opens its music set at 6 p.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th St. SW, on the Fair Square Stage. An hour later, ‘80s rock hair band Hairball hits the stage at the grandstand. Or, take a trip even further back in time with the cowboy mounted shootout at 7 p.m. in the horse arena. Watch out.

2. The frontier, in Austin

The cowboys are back in action Saturday night with Great Frontier Bull Riding at the grandstand. Tickets to grandstand shows are $10. The madness begins at 7 p.m. Hold on tight.

3. Music on Main

Summer may be quickly dwindling away, but Tuesdays on Main isn’t done yet, Austin. Head to downtown Main Street from 5 to 8 p.m. this Tuesday, and check out the Parks & Kleist Band. As always, Tuesdays on Main is free to enjoy.

4. Meditate in the park

Finally, relax with a little meditation, outside at the park. Urban yoga will be open to the public for free at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bandshell Community Park, Fourth Street and Ninth Place Southwest.

5. Goofin’ around at the Nature Center

Nobody is ever too old for a little magic and goofing around. Local magician and puppeteer Jim Jayes will be at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center on Thursday. A senior program will be held at 9 a.m., followed by a family program at 1:30 p.m. The Nature Center is located at 1304 21st St. NE.

Look to Reporter Matt Peterson’s column every Friday for more about upcoming events in Austin. For even more, check out the calendar on Page 4 every day in the print edition and the homepage.

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