Friday, July 24, 2009

Five Best Days of Summer!

124th Exposition of the St Louis County Fair will be July 29th - August 2nd.

Featuring the all new Todd Armstrong Shows Midway.

Compete in or enjoy the animal and non-animal competitions for farm animals, Chili Cook off, Supreme Ruler of the Kitchen, Master of the Harvest, as well as Draft horse pulls, Bull Riding, Agriculture and Horticulture, flowers, and fine art categories.

Other events to enjoy include: Lumberjack Shows, Extreme Canine Stunt Dog Shows, Minnesota Mounted Shooters, and Farmers Olympics.

Wednesday is Opening Day, Thursday is Senior Citizen Day, Friday is Kid's Day, Saturday is Family Day, and Sunday is the Grand Finale.

Live musical entertainment on the Lowes Stage includes: Sweet Freedom, the Incredible Ides, Matt Ray, WMFG Polka Party, and Four Horse Johnson

The St. Louis County Fair welcomes the Todd Armstrong Shows - Master of the Art of Fun! The Todd Armstrong Shows provides carnival rides, games, and food to fairs, festivals, and celebrations across the southern states and areas of the Midwest. Our vast variety of thrill rides such as the Super Shot and Himalaya, along with family favorites such as the Giant Wheel and Tilt-A-Whirl, plus a complete kiddy land with rides like the Carousel and Circus Train are sure to provide enjoyment for patrons of all ages!

The Midway hours are as follows:

Wednesday: 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Saturday: 11:00 am to Midnight
Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm


Wednesday 3 pm - 11 pm
Thursday 11 am - 11 pm
Friday 11 am - Midnight
Saturday 11 am - Midnight
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm


13 and over - $5.00
6-12 - $3.00
5 and under - FREE

For more information call 218-263-4256 email or go to

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mines & Pines

We are bringing in Art and Craft vendors from near and far and all over the upper Midwest so you and your family may own some of the best handmade creations available. Be prepared to be entertained, to be educated and to enjoy your visit to this year's Mines & Pines Art Festival!

As always you’ll be treated to family entertainment and music all weekend long, along with a variety of tasty foods too! Meet your neighbors, greet new friends, find all your old favorites and so much more at the Mines & Pines Art Festival.

As you stroll through the streets of Historic Old North Hibbing, take in the sites of some of the best artistic demonstrations from around our area. Listen to the sounds of talented Minnesota singers and musicians. And taste the wonderful flavors offered by our famous local culinary merchants. But most of all, support our Artists who put their heart and soul into crating heirloom quality, hand crafted items that you will be proud to own or share with others.

Saturday, July 18th (10 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, July 19th (10 am to 4 pm) in Historic Old North Hibbing. We have ample parking near the festival site and a free shuttle bus will run from the Memorial Building to the Festival site.

For more information contact the Festival Committee at: their website, email - or call Ron at: 218-969-9699. The Mines & Pines Art Festival is hosted by the Range Artists Association Inc. of Hibbing, MN, a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.

Look for the Hibbing Branding Initiative booth and our Kid's Coloring Contest to color an original drawing featuring some of Hibbing’s fun, summertime activities created by local artist Louise Lundin. All participants will have their coloring sheets displayed at the Hibbing Public Library until mid-August and winners will be announced in The Hibbing Daily Tribune. One winner will be selected from each category: pre-K; Kindergarten; 1st grade; 2nd grade; 3rd grade; 4th grade; 5th grade; and 6th grade.

Satruday evening there is also the 3rd Annual Block Party Sponsored by Palmer's Tavern and Checco's Bar.

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