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Some Nobles County Fair activities set for Friday

The Nobles County Fair will have performance day and food judging on Friday before the fair gets into full swing next week.

Food and nutrition, food preservation, food revue, clothing and textile, fashion revue, performing arts, public presentations and livestock demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Worthington Christian Church, 1501 Douglas Ave. A public fashion review and performing arts show will be at 5:30 p.m., also at Worthington Christian Church.

On Monday, the 4-H Dog Show is scheduled to get underway at 8 a.m. in the hockey arena. Activities at the fairgrounds then pick up on Wednesday with the 4-H Dairy Show at 11 a.m., poultry show at 3:30 p.m. and sheep show at 6:30 p.m. A free burger feed will start at 6 p.m. in the beer garden, and a tractor pull event and a bean bag tournament are both scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The 13th annual MK5K Run and Family Fun Walk is also set for Wednesday night. That event begins at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit

Things stay busy at the fair on Thursday, with highlights including a concert with the Matt Tennessen Band at 7:30 p.m. in the beer garden. More live music is set for Friday, with a show featuring the Josh Abbott Band that night and the Jeremy DeWall Band performing afterward in the beer garden. Ticket prices are $10 through Aug. 3 and are available at Radio Works and other locations.

Exhibit buildings will be open, and the midway and food vendors will also be open at the fairgrounds throughout the day starting Wednesday. This year’s Nobles County Fair comes to a close on Sunday, Aug. 7.

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