Our KDHL AM Minnesota program is broadcasting all week from the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna courtesy of Garlick's Water Conditioning of Faribault.  We did our traditional preview of the fair today from Fair Square Park with SCFF Vice President and Publicity Director Wayne Steele.

Most of our shows will be in Fair Square Park but we might venture elsewhere later in the week.  Steele highlighted many of the fair events but there is no way we could cover them all during the half hour program.

The SCFF officially starts 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 13th with opening ceremonies in Fair Square Park.  There are events before the official opening including our Tuesday AM Minnesota show.

12:30 p.m. and Owatonna girl and her horse are being inducted into the Equine Hallf of Fame in the Cattle Show Arena.

2:00 p,n, The Livestock Hall of Fame Induction takes place in the Show Arena.

Four Seasons Commercial Exhibit Building opens at 3:00 p.m. and is open until 9:00 p.m.

The Goldstar Amusements Midway begins 5:00 p.m. with over 40 rides to enjoy.  Tuesday night is the traditional POWER 96 Ride Nite on the Midway with all rides $2.00 each.

There are three free act stages on the SCFF grounds.  The Union Prairie Bank Stage in Fair Square Park.  Elmer Reseland Stage in KRFO Townsquare area.  There's also a free act stage in the Village of Yesteryear on the far east side of the grounds.

The Human Cannonball is back by popular demand.  The act is now called "The Bullet Cannonball Smith."  He will be shot out of a cannon 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. weather permitting each day.

Smokey Bear has a birthday party at the Union Prairie Bank (UPB) Stage at 7:00 p.m. and meanders over to the Four Seasons Building until 7:30 p.m.  Smokey is 75 years young.

Grandstand opens 5:30 p.m. with IMP Auto Cross featured at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 pre-teens.

FFA Children's Barnyard is a favorite for kids of all ages and is open 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. just east of the racetrack.

Laverne Wanous and Hans Hohrman play music in the Four Seasons building from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In the Beer Garden it's Revenge of the 80's on stage beginning 8:30 p.m.

Muckle Museum Building is open 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You don't want to miss the Butterfly Encounter in the KRFO Townsquare area.  The traditional KRFO Pig Races are back east of the racetrack at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs are available for rent by the Community Building.

No pets, bikes or skateboards are allowed on the fairgrounds.

I'm hoping to visit with the young woman being inducted into the Equine Hall of Fame and possibly the Human Cannonball or should I say "The Bullet Cannonball Smith" Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. on AM Minnesota.