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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Kids Line Up for Rooster Crowing Contest [VIDEO]

A staple at the Benton County Fair is back, the rooster crowing contest.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Annual Free Corn Feed Fills Fair-goers Appetites [PHOTO]

Fair-goers couldn't resist the taste of sweet corn as lines grew at the free corn feed station at the Benton County Fair. The corn feed has been put on by the Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers Association for the last five years.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Racing Pigs Steal The Show at Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

Racing pigs were "hamming it up" for Benton County fairgoers on Wednesday afternoon.

"The pigs see me pulling up in the trailer and they get excited and start squealing. They know they get a chance to get out and run: they enjoy running," L.A. Pig Racing Show owner Gary Dauer says.

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Benton County Fair, Facebook
Benton County Fair, Facebook
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Planning, Running The Benton County Fair A Big Job

The Benton County Fair continues today (Thursday) in Sauk Rapids. Fair Board Director Aaron Goulet says it's a nearly yearlong process to get ready for the run of the fair.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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St. Cloud Carnival Company Runs Midway at Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

A St. Cloud family owned company is once again bringing your favorite rides and games to the Benton County Fair.

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The selfie station near the midway
The selfie station near the midway
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Stop At The ‘Selfie Stations’ At The Benton County Fair

The Benton County Fair has four new 'selfie stations' on the grounds this year. If you take your photo at all four, and then post those pictures on Facebook or Twitter, you'll have a chance to win a prize.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Benton County Fair Heats Up with Glass Art Show [VIDEO]

Things are heating up at the Benton County Fair with this year's glass art show.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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9/11 Exhibit Comes to Benton County Fair

September 11, 2001 is a day many of us will never forget.

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Chickens
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Poultry Shows Make Return to Benton County Fair

Chickens, turkeys and other prized birds will be back on display this week at the Benton County Fair. After last year's bird flu outbreak many fairs across the state cancelled all poultry shows,. However this year officials have decided to bring it back.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Benton County Fair Holds 1st Lawnmower Races [VIDEO]

The sound of lawnmower engines filled the air at the Benton County Fair on Sunday during the fair's first-ever lawnmower races.

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