Inter-County Fair at Turtle Lake offers fun for all

Slow and furious, most of the 2018 Turtle Derby contestants make their way toward the finish line, prodded by spectators’ enthusiasm. The 2019 Turtle Derby takes place on Sunday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m.

The 65th annual Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair is July 12-14 sponsored by the The Turtle Lake Lion’s Club and features a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Don’t miss the dairy cattle and sheep show first thing Friday morning at 10 a.m. The day continues with a fun health fair  sponsored by Cumberland Healthcare and a run, hit and throw contest for kids ages 8-13 at 1:30 p.m. sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

A singles cribbage tournament takes place Friday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. with $5 entry and 100% payback.

Friday continues with the introduction of the queen contestants and coronation of Miss Turtle Lake at 6 p.m. consecutive to a mini horse pull also at 6 p.m. The night culminates with the 29th annual Horse Puller’s Association Horse pull at 7 p.m.

Pancakes or run? You decide! Start your day bright and early with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. or lace up your running shoes and trot along for 2 or 6 miles for the timed 39th annual Turtle Trot run/walk also beginning at 8 a.m. Run fast enough and you might get to do both! (See Page 9 for details.)

Settle in at 10:30 a.m. for a library read-aloud at the park shelter. Then get ready for the tractor pull at noon.

Check out the craft show which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get ready for some noise after 4 p.m. when country music by The Hunyuks begins in the beer garden, followed by the truck pull at 7 p.m.

Sunday’s events begin with a community church service in the park at 10 a.m. immediately followed by the kiddie parade at 10:30 a.m. The grand parade begins at noon with a bean bag tournament to follow at 1 p.m.

The fun continues with a pedal pull and the 53rd annual Turtle Derby and kids races at 1:30 p.m.

Prize drawings will occur at 4 p.m.

Don’t forget Stipes show on the midway all 3 days with wrist band Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m.

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