125th Norman County Fair to Welcome Lumberjack Show, Mechanical Puppets, & Tripwire as New Attractions in 2021
Ada, MN — It took an extra year to get here, but better late than never the 125th Norman County Fair gets underway this Wednesday June 23th and will continue through June 26th. Like nearly every other county fair across the state, the Norman County Fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Up until this spring, there was still uncertainty of whether or not there would be a fair this year also, but loosening of restrictions and the slowing of the pandemic made it possible to move forward. Luckily planning was relatively easy as many of the scheduled acts and activities from last year were already inked for this year as well, according to Norman County Fairboard President Don Merkens.
There are several new acts scheduled for this year’s Norman County Fair, however, including a Lumberjack show, mechanical puppets, and some new musical acts.
Merkens talks more about the All-American Lumberjacks, who will be showing off their unique skills on Friday and Saturday.
Another new act that is sure to draw the attention of the children is Alfy’s World of Robotic Puppets, which will travel the grounds on Youth Day.
New musical acts this year include Tripwire, the Overtones, and the Kringen Accordian Band.
Entry Day for non-livestock exhibits at the Norman County Fair will be this Tuesday from 3-7 and Livestock Entry Day will be on Wednesday from 4-7. The Mighty Thomas Carnival will again be on the midway with rides, games, and food. Megapasses and single session passes are available for purchase at KRJB or online at www.normancountyfair.com.
Listen to the full interview with Don Merkens from the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program below: