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Douglas County Fair

June 7, 2017
A high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer unfolds into a 1,000-square foot exhibit which diplays steel beams from the towers, documentary videos and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. It will visit the Douglas County Fair August 17-20.
9/11 exhibit to roll into Douglas County Fair
June 7, 2017 - 5:34am
November 30, 2016
Attendance at the Douglas County Fair was strong again in 2016. (File photo)
Ag association seeks fair manager
November 30, 2016 - 6:00am
August 24, 2016
Two people bounce around and into each other in the Xtreme Ball area at the fair. The ball-shaped body suits were new at this year's fair and were very popular.  (Photos by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press)
Douglas County Fair deemed a success
August 24, 2016 - 12:00am
August 20, 2016
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Mutton-bustin' fun at the fair (w/ video)
August 20, 2016 - 1:39pm
August 19, 2016
After a wet start to the Douglas County Fair on Thursday, Calorie Lane was packed with hungry people Friday evening.
Douglas County Fair is in full swing
August 19, 2016 - 8:11pm
A princess and her cows
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
August 18, 2016
Mike and Sarah Sprengeler help their daughter, Julia, with her 4H entry in the poultry barn at the Douglas County Fair Wednesday. Poultry are returning to the fair this year after a statewide ban last year due to the bird flu outbreak.
Poultry return to the fair
August 18, 2016 - 12:16pm
August 17, 2016
Clothes You Make Fashion Review Court of Honor winners are (left to right) Callie Taveirne, Aleyna Taveirne, Zachary Kent (grades 6-8 champion), Katie Kent (grade 9 and above champion, overall champion, Quilt champion), Emily Barten, Lexi Klimek (grades 6-8 reserve champion) and Kendra Massmann.
4-H Fashion Review takes a journey to the Land of Oz
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
Making old things new at the fair
August 17, 2016 - 12:00am
August 10, 2016
Douglas County 4-H member Paige Gabrielson gives demonstrations with her horse at a past Douglas County Fair 4-H day camp.
Douglas County 4-H holds day camp at the fair
August 10, 2016 - 12:00am
September 2, 2015
The Douglas County Corn and Soybean Grower Association donated beef from locally grown cattle to be used at the 2015 Douglas County 4-H food stand. Some of those involved include (left to right) Carly Snell, 4-H’er; Jodi Hintzen, 4-H program coordinator; Debra Johnson, Douglas County Corn and Soybean Board; Karol Colfas; Kallista Roers, 4-H’er; and Scott Anderson and Kerby Lund, Douglas County Corn and Soybean Board members. (Contributed)
4-H food stand serves local beef
September 2, 2015 - 12:00am
August 26, 2015
The merry-go-round at the Douglas County Fair drew a lot of attention on Friday afternoon when the weather was picture-perfect. (Will Benson | Echo Press)play button
Fair numbers jump up (w/video)
August 26, 2015 - 9:17am
August 22, 2015
Youngsters have a fun time rolling a ball into holes that made their race horse advance down the track Saturday morning. (Mari Wospeka | Echo Press)
UPDATE: A drizzly but fun Saturday at Douglas County Fair
August 22, 2015 - 2:15pm
August 21, 2015
Douglas County Princess Pageant contestants are (back row, left to right) Abigail Scheller, Sophie Pfeffer, Nicole Skindelien, Amelia Meier, Alayna Nielsen, Kennley Henry, (front) Lexie Angen, Eva Traut, Alexa DeGier, Eleigh Meier and Zeplyn Wright. (Contributed)
Princess Pageant contestants announced
August 21, 2015 - 12:00am
August 14, 2015
Part of the charm of the food demonstrations at the Douglas County Fair is the chance to sample different ethnic foods such as lefse (pictured), rommegrot, rosettes, and krumkake. The new demonstrators from the Alexandria Senior Center plan to have both pre-made and fresh samples this year. (Echo Press file photo)
Food demonstrations are long-time fair tradition
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am