The air was cool and welcoming as the Del Norte County fair opened its gates Thursday night, to the delight of kids and adults alike. From big and small rides to games galore and live concerts, attendees were treated to lively and fun time.

Although the fair is well underway, there’s still a lot to see and do, from acts of magic to mutton busting to a livestock auction and a demolition derby.

Saturday, the fairgrounds shows its appreciation for servicemen and women offering free admission with a military ID. The carnival opens at noon and Dr. Goodjohn will be walking around performing acts of magic while Gary Galvin creates balloon animals for the kids.

At 1 p.m., gates open at the CCPRA Rodeo, unleashing bucking bulls and cowboys into the Tri-Counties Bank Arena. Check out the entire grounds for amazing features before attending the Rodeo Dance in the Beer Garden, featuring live music by Amy Clawson.

Just after dark, Dan the Fire Juggler will be performing a show you won’t want to miss.

Sunday morning kicks off at 8 a.m. with a large animal Round Robin, battles galore by the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Think Safety Magic Show, and Eye ventures Optical Illusion show. Then mud and parts will fly in the Lucky 7 Casino Demolition Derby and Tuff Truck Competitions.

The fair continues until 5 p.m. with all the rides, performances by the Tsunami All Stars Cheer team and live acoustic music by Steve Berg.

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