More summer fun headed our way


August 12, 2022

With Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Saturday and the Carlton County Fair starting next week, the summer celebrations are far from over.

But it is beginning to wane a bit after a mad flurry of festivals, so seize the moment.

Head to Kettle River tomorrow for a taste of small town togetherness, on display as local organizations and businesses set up down main drag in a sort of “standstill parade meets farmers market” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Expect everything from shopping to politicians to resources. The pie social starts at noon, bingo starts at 1 p.m. There’s mini golf and cornhole and music into the night.

Next we turn our attention to the county fair, starting Thursday. One of the latest county fairs in the state, Carlton County does it right. The horse races are legendary, and the car races are nuts. And who doesn’t love checking out all the 4-H animals and entries for everything from photography to flower arranging while munching on something unhealthy? Plus, it’s practically the only time the carnival comes to our county, so check out the schedule for wristband days, parents and grandparents.

Check out page 14 for more on Ma & Pa Kettle Days and the Carlton County Fair, including grandstand and midway highlights, along with a more detailed schedule of the first two days of the fair.

While you’re perusing the paper, enjoy all the photographs of last weekend’s merrymaking, and check out our website to find even more.


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