Photos: Barnum Spring Fever Days signal start of summer


June 16, 2023

Dave Harwig

Above, bullriders from the 3T Bucking Bulls rodeo production company, including Maynard Borntrager, of Staples, riding Bad Check, competed in the rodeo at the fairgrounds Friday and Saturday.

Barnum's annual Spring Fever Days at the Carlton County Fairgrounds and around town provided plenty of riding thrills -- including a rodeo two nights -- plus plenty of hometown fun last weekend.

Dave Harwig

Jenelle Engsted of 'Townline Farms' in Esko, was the honorary flag bearer for Saturday's Spring Fever Days rodeo at the Carlton County Fairgrounds

The three-day event kicked off Friday, June 9, with the annual steak fry 4-7 p.m. and fireworks after dusk. The rodeo at the Carlton County Fairgrounds grandstand started at 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Saturday highlights included a fishing contest at Hanging Horn Lake, a free 5K run/walk, a car show at the high school and the popular Spring Fever Parade. There was pie, beer, food, plus a petting zoo, corn hole competition, bingo and a pie eating contest, plus a family movie in the fairgrounds Dairy Barn that evening and music at the Rugged Spruce golf club and the fairgrounds' Hartman Pavilion. Sunday opened with a golf scramble at Rugged Spruce in the morning and auto racing at noon in the grandstand.

B&B Market, Catering and Quality Meats, On top of big lake hill in Cloquet.


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