Fillmore County Fair kicks off for its 164th year

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(ABC 6 News) – The Fillmore County Fair began today with hot temperatures anticipated for the rest of the week.

Food vendors and shows are the only stands located outside while the exhibits, livestock, and music remain indoors. This fair prides itself on being family-friendly and having an activity for everybody.

Aaren Mathison, president of Fillmore County’s Agricultural Society, predicts that the heat won’t stop visitors and lower attendance this year.

“We’ve done a very good job the past few years of getting more ventilation and fans in the buildings. We’re standing a new tent for people to eat under as well. The heat and the humidity seem to not do as much for attendance as say if it was raining.”

Tonight’s events include 4H project judging and livestock interviews in the barn. Tomorrow includes for 4-H events and church night. Free entertainment and grandstand shows will open on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. These include live music, lumberjack camp, a tractor pull, a rodeo, and a demolition derby.

The fair runs through July 24th from 8 a.m. to midnight.