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Best Bets: Take a trip to the 141st Worth County Fair in Iowa

The 141st annual Worth County Fair is running from now until Sunday at the Worth County Fairgrounds in Northwood, Iowa.

Some highlights from the schedule include:

Thursday, June 20

  • 4-H/FFA Rabbit Show, Poultry/Pet Barn – 9:30 a.m.
  • 4-H/FFA Horse Show, North Arena – 1 p.m.
  • 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest, Livestock Arena – 2-4 p.m.
  • Farm Bureau Tractor Operator Contest, North Side Quonset Building – 3 p.m.
  • Carnival opens – 4 p.m.
  • Pedal Pull, Shelter House – 6 p.m.
  • Bulls and Barrels, Grandstand – 6:30 p.m.

Friday

  • 4-H/FFA Swine Show, Livestock Arena, 8 a.m.
  • Carnival opens – 3 p.m.
  • 4-H/FFA Poultry Show – 4 p.m.
  • Lumberjack Show, Grandstand – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday

  • 4-H/FFA Beef Show, Livestock Arena – 8 a.m.
  • Carnival opens – noon
  • 4-H/FFA Dairy Show, Livestock Arena – 1:30 p.m.
  • 4-H Style Show and Awards, Shelter House – 6 p.m.
  • ECI Puller Association Inc. Tractor Pull, Grandstand – 6:30 p.m.

Sunday

  • Baby Contest, Shelter House – 11 p.m.
  • Beef BBQ sponsored by Worth County Cattlemen, Shelter House – noon
  • 4-H/FFA Goat Show, Livestock Arena – noon
  • Carnival opens – 2 p.m.
  • Master of Disaster Demo Derby, Grandstand – 5 p.m.
  • 4-H Teen Dance, Shelter House – 9-11 p.m.

Times and events are subject to change.

For more information, visit www.worthcountyfair.com.


Schedule of Events

Friday

• Tween Advisory Committee, 11 a.m. at the Austin Public Library. For youth in grades 4 to 7 – here’s the chance to help decide on activities, events, and programs that interest you. Plus there might be snacks. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

• Chateau Speedway – Points Night and Mower County Humane Society Fundraiser, 7 p.m. at Chateau Speedway in Lansing. First green flag at 7:15 p.m., with USRA A Mod, USRA B Mod, WISSOTA Midwest Mod, WISSOTA Street Stock, Hobby Stock, Hornet, Mini Mod. The Mower County Humane Society will sell t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as receive proceeds from the 50-50 jackpot drawing. Admission $10 for adults, $5 for pre-teens, free for under 5. For more information, call 507-440-8238.

• “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7 p.m. at the Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College. A Summerset Theatre production of Disney’s re-telling of this classic fairytale. More information to follow. For tickets or more information, go to www.summersettheatre.org.

• All Stars U10, U11, U12 and U13 Baseball Tournament, at North Todd Complex. For more information, call 507-433-1881.

Saturday

• Book Art for All Ages Origami, 10:30 a.m. at the Austin Public Library. Free program for kids of all ages. Check the library monthly calendar for details. For more information, call 507-433-2391.

• Austin VFW Post 1216 vs. Winona, 11 a.m. at Marcusen Park.

• Author Visit – Zoltan Kiss, 1 p.m. at Sweet Reads. Meet Hungarian scientist Zoltan Kiss, who will talk about his new book, “Dualities in Heaven and Earth: A New Look at God and Creation,” a provocative exploration of the eternal question – can faith be reconciled with science? For more information, call 507-396-8660.

• “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 7 p.m. at the Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College. A Summerset Theatre production of Disney’s re-telling of this classic fairytale. More information to follow. For tickets or more information, go to www.summersettheatre.org.

• Austin Greyhounds vs. Owatonna, 7 p.m. at Marcusen Park. Go Greyhounds! For more information, go to www.austingreyhoundsbaseball.com.

• All Stars U10, U11, U12 and U13 Baseball Tournament, at North Todd Complex. For more information, call 507-433-1881.

Sunday

• “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” 2 p.m. at the Frank W. Bridges Theatre, Riverland Community College. A Summerset Theatre production of Disney’s re-telling of this classic fairytale. More information to follow. For tickets or more information, go to www.summersettheatre.org.

• All Stars U10, U11, U12 and U13 Baseball Tournament, at North Todd Complex. For more information, call 507-433-1881.