WDAY.com

WDAZ: Your Home Team

Published June 26, 2012, 07:53 PM

Greater Grand Forks Fair Kicks Off Wednesday

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - From riding a rollercoaster to riding a horse, listening to live music and tasting new foods, there's something for everyone at the Greater Grand Forks Fair, and it all starts Wednesday.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - From riding a rollercoaster to riding a horse, listening to live music and tasting new foods, there's something for everyone at the Greater Grand Forks Fair, and it all starts Wednesday.

Festivities kick off Wednesday evening and organizers have been rushing around all day putting the finishing touches on the fair.

In addition to the midway with 20 rides, soon the fairgrounds will be filled with concerts, eating contests and much more.

"4Hers are going to bring their horses, some cattle, some sheep," NDSU Extension Agent Carrie Knutson said.

If that's not enough animals for you, check out Animal Specialties, the Arkansas-based travelling petting zoo back for a second year in Grand Forks.

"They can come in and milk a cow, they can see goats, they can see sheep," Connie Boger, with Animal Specialties, said.

You can also ride a pony and feed a calf, or check out a few more exotic animals.

"We are doing a Swamp Masters reptile show which is also an educational show. Gwen Sebastian from NBC's The Voice, we have a battle of the bands, we have our own 'Voice of the Forks' contest which will be Thursday night," Fair Manager Brandis Lamfrombois said.

Last year, more than 30,000 people attended the fair and even more are expected this year.

The biggest change from last year: event admission isn't free anymore, but you can buy a $5 access pass that includes all grandstand events for the day so you don't have to pay per event.

Tags: