EOT County Fair enjoyed by many

Rob Bell competes with his tractor named "Deere Doctor" during the tractor pull event at the East Otter Tail County Fair on Saturday, July 27th. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Perfect weather for much of the weekend kept crowds entertained at the East Otter Tail County Fair.

Fair President Pete Zavadil said wristband ride night on Thursday, July 25, had a record turnout. Riders had a wide variety of thrilling rides to choose from on the midway, courtesy of Family Fun Shows.

Music by Rachael Ianiro and the Crop Dusters finished the opening night on a high note.

The inaugural Evergreen Goose Races were a sight to behold as four geese at a time waddled their way to the finish line. Audience members earned a prize if their favored goose came out in front.

The bleachers were packed on Friday and Saturday nights for the demolition derby, and truck and tractor pull.


Zavadil said the weekend crowds were some of the best in years.

The rain on Sunday, July 28, forced many scheduled events indoors, before the entire fair was closed before the Antique tractor pull was able to get underway in the afternoon.

Dates for next year's fair are already confirmed for July 23-26, 2020.

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