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Douglas County Fair

October 17, 2017
Letter: Support the fair, share your ideas
October 17, 2017 - 11:36am
September 1, 2017
A big crowd checks out the Douglas County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 19. Attendance was estimated at 45,000, up about 5,000 from last year's fair. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
September 1, 2017 - 5:18pm
August 24, 2017
As a safety precaution for drivers, all mower decks, headlights and other glass and plastics were required to be removed from machines. (Alexis Habberstad | Echo Press)play button
Update: Fair is up to the challenge (w/video)
August 24, 2017 - 4:45pm
August 18, 2017
Two of the requirements for derby contenders were that all racers wear a helmet, and all machines be factory available. (Alexis Habberstad | Echo Press)
Ready, set, mow! Lawn mowers become battle-tested at fair
August 18, 2017 - 5:42pm
August 17, 2017
Retired New York City Firefighter, Herb Penner (right) stands with his son, Mike, who is currently a NYC firefighter, at the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit will be at the Douglas County Fair through Sunday, Aug. 20. Herb Penner was working as a fire captain in the Bronx the day of the terrorist attack. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
For 9/11 exhibit tour guide, tragedy still fresh
August 17, 2017 - 5:02pm
Torii Erickson and Anne Friedericks riding the Scrambler at the fair. (Judd Martinson | Echo press)
Midway opens with special time for those with special needs
August 17, 2017 - 4:09pm
August 16, 2017
Amy Schlosser of Alexandria takes a picture of her husband, Jim, a United States Marine Corp veteran, in front of the 9/11 Never Forget mobile exhibit. The exhibit, which rolled into town Wednesday evening, will be on display at the Douglas County Fair Aug. 17-20. (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)play button
A hero's welcome: 9/11 exhibit escorted to Douglas County Fairgrounds
August 16, 2017 - 7:26pm
Jim Bjerknes, known as the "Pickle Man" for the hundreds of jars of pickles he has canned, will be honored at the Douglas County Fair as one of two outstanding seniors. (Karen Tolkkinen | Echo Press)
Douglas County Outstanding Seniors: Pickles, bowling and much more
August 16, 2017 - 7:25am
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