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Head to the Cannon Valley Fair

 CANNON FALLS — Many fun and exciting activities await fairgoers at the annual Cannon Valley Fair, which runs from July 1-4.

Admission to the fair is $4, and unless noted, the events listed below come at no additional charge. Parking is free.

Activities actually get underway Friday, June 30, when the Goodhue County commissioners will meet at 10 a.m.

Open class exhibit entry will be from noon to 7 p.m., and 4-H exhibit entry and judging will be from 2-7 p.m.

Saturday, July 1

Saturday kicks off with the Kid Power Pedal Pull near the grandstand at 10 a.m. The Raptor Center will have a booth from 1-5 p.m., and minnow races will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Stardust Circus will have performances at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m.

The truck and tractor pull will get underway at 4 p.m., and the Skitzofonik Band will perform at the free stage from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Sunday, July 2

True North Church will have a service at 10 a.m., near the free stage. Minnow races will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the Stardust Circus again will perform, this time at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Lyndon Peterson, the "One-Man Band," will entertain fairgoers from 2-5 p.m. at the pavilion, and the band Fire by the Falls will play from 7-11 p.m.

Monday, July 3

Monday is Day Care Day, and the Cannon Falls fire, police, and ambulance services will have vehicles on the grounds.

Ronald McDonald will be at the free stage at 11 a.m., and the RAD ZOO will be at the pavilion between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Magician Tom Anderson will mystify fairgoers at noon at the free stage.

The Stardust Circus marks Day 3 with shows at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.

The big demolition derby will be held at the grandstand starting at 7 p.m., and the Hitfaced Band will play at the free stage from 9 p.m. until midnight.

Fourth of July

Tuesday is Veteran and Senior Citizen Day, and there will be free admission to the fair.

The annual Grande Day Parade will start at a new time, 11 a.m., but will feature the traditional route that ends at the fairgrounds.

The Stardust Circus will perform at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m., and harness racing will be held at the grandstand starting at 2 p.m.

The Singing Cowgirl will be belting tunes 2:30-3:30 p.m. and again 4:30-5:30 p.m.

A flagpole dedication will be held at 6 p.m. at the fair office, and the Dave Carpenter Band will perform at the free stage from 6-9 p.m. The fair will cap off its four-day run with fireworks at dusk.

Gold Star Amusements will again be providing carnival games and midway rides from 1-11 p.m. all four days of the fair.

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