Red Lake County Fair - Save the Dates! June 27th - 28th - 29th & 30th
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:42am admin
The 2019 Red Lake County Fair is finalizing their plans for another fun filled three full days, June 28 - 29- 30, of activities for everyone. One important item to mention is that the Community Hall will not be used this year. All functions will be held at the School, or the Fair buildings by D & R Grocery. The Rodeo and Baja will be out at the South Park (2 miles south, 1.5 miles west of Oklee.)
However, on Thursday, June 27th, from 5 - 8 p.m. there will be a Community Supper and Silent Auction Fund Raiser. Menu includes: Baked Potato bar, Taco in a Bag, and some goodies along with coffee or lemonade. The silent auction items are donated by area businesses, you may find exactly what you want, so don’t forget to come down for Supper and the Silent Auction. This event will be held in the Ice Rink Building behind D & R Grocery.
And if you have animals you are bringing to the fair and you need to register them, from 6 - 9 p.m. all open class and 4-H animals can be registered.
Friday, June 28th: The 1st day of the Fair begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony in front of the RLCC School in Oklee. The American Legion will present the colors and the flag will be raised to signify the beginning of the fair.
The 4-H Food Booth in Oklee will be serving burgers, chips, shakes, and pies if you need a bite to eat while in town. This is a fund raiser for the Red Lake County 4-H. The 4-H kids and parents work the Food Booth. They will be open both Friday & Saturday.
The Booths open in the gymnasium at the School at 9 a.m. Also Non-Livestock Open Class entry begins. Everyone is welcome to bring in items for display for the fair, but there are some rules to follow, The general rules are on page 2 of the Red Lake County Fair Premium List, which everyone with Oklee, Brooks, Plummer, Trail and Red Lake Falls address’s should have received in the mail last week. If you didn’t get a Premium List or you need a Premium List, stop by the Oklee Herald Office or the Red Lake County Extension office to pick one up.
Also on the back page of the RLC Premium List is a picture for the coloring Contest for all ages. Don’t know what the prizes are yet, but they have to bring to the RLCC School (Fair Office) by Noon on Saturday, June 29th.
The animal judging starts that morning with the 4-H in the barn with open class to follow. Open Class judging in the school starts at 1 p.m. and 4-H judging starts at 2 p.m., busy day for the judges.
At 1 p.m. the Senior Citizen Program will begin. This year it will be held in the School Gym. Haven’t heard if anyone was nominated for the Outstanding Senior Citizen Award or if there is any Century Farm Awards, but if there is, this is where they will be given.
Have you heard of an Escape Room? Well, the RLC Fair has one set up and will be open from 2 - 4 p.m.
At 5 p.m. a Horse Show is scheduled and will be held near the 4-H barns.
At 6 p.m. it is time for the Wojo Rodeo held at the South Park. This is an exciting event for the whole family. The riders are amazing and put on a great show. There will be food vendors set up at the South Park. After the Rodeo, there will be a dance at the South Park to finish off the day’s events.
Saturday, June 29: 9 a.m. Come on down to the South Park for a Cowboy Breakfast. Then head into Oklee for lots of family fun. The booths open at 9 a.m. and at 10:30 til 12 noon - there is a Make It - Take It at the school. Fun crafts for the kids of all ages to enjoy. At 11 a.m. Bingo will start and if fun for all ages also. Are you feeling lucky?
The FREE Kids Bounce Houses will be up all afternoon.
A Fair Favorite - the Kids Tractor Pedal Pull starts at 12 noon.
The Escape Room will be up and running from 1 - 3 p.m. if you haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Stop on by and check it out.
1 p.m. - After the Kids’ Tractor Pull, don’t leave - it is time for the Kids’ BAJA. Bring in your electric ride for a fun competition.
At 2 p.m. there are two events happening at the same time. And at the same place, from what I heard. In front of the school Sydney Melby will be entertaining and on the street will be the kid’s games. These are old fashioned kid games, like the shoe kick, egg toss, three legged race, etc.
At 3 p.m. there will be the Redneck Challenge. This event was introduced at last year’s fair and the specifics haven’t been released yet. But last year the challenge was a time event to do a designated activity designed by the Fair Board and the best time wins.
And to finish off the day, there will a second day of Rodeo fun with the Wojo Rodeo at the South Park.
Sunday, June 30th: The Fair Booths open at 9 a.m. At 2 p.m. there are two events going on also. So you’ll have to choose which one you want to attend. The BAJA races start at the South Park and in Oklee at 2 p.m. is the 4-H Awards and Share the Fun. Both are fun events.
At 3 p.m. the exhibits and the booths close and another year’s fair is done!
Come make this a great Fair!