AUDIO: 101st Benton Co. Fair opens today

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Aug 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) The 101st Benton County Fair begins today (Monday).

Fair President Kenny Beehler says this year's grandstand entertainment includes motocross tomorrow night at seven, a demolition derby Wednesday night at 7:30, a truck pull on Thursday at six and a tractor pull Friday starting at five.

Gopher State Expositions will operate rides on the midway throughout the fair. For $20, an armband allows people unlimited access to all rides.

There's nighly entertainment on the beer garden stage starting with the Johnny Holm Band tomorrow night from eight to midnight. And the 2013 Talent Show will be held on Thursday and Friday with the finals on Saturday. That takes place on the Cottonwood Stage.

Cash prizes will be warded on Saturday night during the finals.

All that's happening at the fair can be found at

Beehler says a centennial Benton County Fair book is for sale at this year's fair

Beehler says it's a nearly 350-page centennial book that took a lot of work to put together

Beehler say the Benton County fair is still admission-free

Beehler says it's always a well-attended event

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