By Charlene Corson Selbee
There are still plenty of events to attend before the kids head back to school. The week of August 15, Fillmore and Houston County are home to Ag Days, Houston County Fair, and Fillmore County Relay for Life.
Head to Caledonia August 16–21 for the Houston County Fair. Explore the 4-H exhibits, sample the wide range of fair food, and don’t miss the Super Farmer Ag Olympics. After a four-year hiatus, the rodeo is back and bigger than ever. Nine events, tie-down roping, over 40 calf roping, breakaway roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, and bull riding will have rodeo fans yelling and clapping for their favorite contestant.
TJ’s Liquor sponsors a cocktail contest during Spring Valley’s Ag Days, August 17-21. The theme is vodka, with 4-5 judges available to judge the drinks on creativity, taste, and presentation. For kids 15 and under, S&S Bait Shop sponsors a kids’ fishing tournament with prizes awarded in all three age categories. You do not want to miss other activities: the junior class foam party, kickball for kids, mullet competition, and a 1K for the little ones. There will also be a production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Switch pace and rally for cancer at the Fillmore County Relay for Life, August 19. Spend the evening with friends and family in Fountain, the Sinkhole Capital of the United States, raising awareness and funds for cancer research.
•Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest in Cresco, August 26-28.
•Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days, Mabel, September 8-11
•Taste of the Trail, Lanesboro, Peterson, Whalan, September 10
•Applefest, La Crescent, September 15-18
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