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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jul 24, 2009

Although the Emmet County Fair is far from the biggest fair around, there’s still plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy this weekend-and most of it is free.

Today’s highlight includes a free supper sponsored by Agri-Gold and Farm Bureau in the Eagle Lake building. activities also include pony rides.

At 7 p.m. kids can compete in a calf scramble during the intermission of the roping contest at the horse arena.

The 7 p.m. talent show traditionally features musicians and dancers and the occasional novelty talent-all FREE!

Events on Saturday include the United Methodist Church’s HUG Puppets which perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Patin Dancers also will put on a show at noon-all in the air-conditioned Ingham Lake Building.

The kids pedal tractor pull also is Saturday with registration at 2 p.m. and the pull starting at 3 p.m.

Although there is a cost to the Cattlemen’s supper, a free watermelon feed is held in conjunction will be sponsored by NorthStar Bank & Agency.

A stage magic show will start at 6 p.m. followed by a free concert by Jerrod Niemann at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday’s events include a 10 a.m. church service at Palestine Lutheran church on the nearby Emmet County Museum grounds, an ATV pull and don’t miss cowchip bingo at 2 p.m.

The day s ends with a county fair supper ($5) from 4:15-5:30 p.m. and a teen dance from 8:30 to midnight.

Of course there’s the usual fair events for the 4-H youth-the swine, beef, parade of champions and awards program and you’re invited to come and watch-that part is free too.