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Spotlight: Cannon Valley Fair 2019

"Funnel fingers" are a different take on the classic funnel cake, much easier for sharing, with chocolate sauce optional. Check out the fair food at the Cannon Valley Fair July 1-4, 2019. RiverTown Multimedia file photo

The annual Cannon Valley Fair kicks off July 1 and runs through July 4, although some action starts on Saturday, June 29, including the 4-H/FFA horse show at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, the truck and tractor pull is in front of the grandstand at 4 p.m.

General entertainment is free and is extensive.

On Monday, Stardust Circus will have performances at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. The Cannon Falls Community Band will perform from 6-7 p.m., followed by local musician and songwriter Hayden Ashworth from 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday will feature Franny Farmer at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Her interactive show will have children singing, laughing, and learning good eating habits. At noon "Balloon Man" David Olson will entertain. The Local Hooligans, who will be playing from 8-11 p.m. At the grandstand, the Combine Derby will begin at 7 p.m.

RAD Zoo will in the pavilion from 1-7 p.m. Wednesday. That same day Paul Bunyan: Loggin' Legends and Lore will perform on the free stage at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dave Olson, balloon artist, will be back in the pavilion from 3-6 p.m. The big demolition derby will be at 7 p.m. in the grandstand, and The Shane Martin Band will be on the free stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Fourth of July observances begin at 11 a.m. with the Grande Day parade and will conclude with fireworks. In between, there will be harness horse racing at 2 p.m. the grandstand, one-man band Lyndon Peterson 2-5 p.m., and Dave Carpenter Contriband from 6-9 p.m.

Admission is $4. Parking is free. Most grandstand shows have an additional charge. The fairgrounds are at 800 N Ninth St. Cannon Falls. Visit www.cannonvalleyfair.org.

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