Sinclair Lewis Days set for July 15-22; county fair coming the week after

The 42nd Annual Sinclair Lewis Days celebration is this week in Sauk Centre with parades, fireworks, pageants, tournaments, turtle races, a craft fair and Family Fun Saturday.

The festivities begin with the Miss Sauk Centre candidate event on Sunday, July 15, and the treasure hunt beginning Monday.  Wednesday is the “History Mystery” from 1-4 p.m. followed by the Kiddie and Pet Parade at 6:30 p.m. in Sinclair Lewis Park and the Kids Concert in the Park at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday is the Pie and Ice Cream Social at the Senior Center followed by the Miss Sauk Centre Pageant at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Friday visit the Sinclair Lewis Museum and Free Interpretive Center and the Little Red Schoolhouse.  Music in the Park will be at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk.

Saturday is all about fun with Crazy Days, the Craft Fair, and the Family Fun Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sinclair Lewis Park. At 7 p.. is the Sinclair Lewis Days Parade featuring the Kracker Jack Drum Line.

New this year is the Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show on Sunday, July 22, and the Classic Car Show at 1 p.m. on Big Sauk Lake at Sinclair Lewis Park.

And that’s not all. The following week, July 25-29, is the Stearns County Fair held at the Sauk Centre Fairgrounds featuring midway rides, food, animals, a demo derby, grandstand music and more.

Thursday, July 26: Senior Day, Gig Noonan variety entertainment at 7:30 p.m. and the Demolition Derby.

Friday, July 27: Children’s Day features a Draft Horse and Antique Tractor Parade at 7 p.m. along with a “Stimulus Package” at 7 p.m. at the Herald Stage and Demo Derby at 7:30 at the Grandstand.

Saturday, July 28: An Amateur Talent Contest, Gary Tyson-Magic and Hypnosis, a rocket launch, Starlight Country, Fashion Revue, DC & Hawk bluegrass, classic country and southern gospel music followed by an Elvis Tribute by Brad Boyce on the Herald Stage. A Draft Horse Show will also be held.

Sunday, July 29: Midway rides continue, horse events, a Neil Diamond Tribute by Dennis Anderson, and a Pick-up and Tractor Pulling Contest at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.saukcentrechamber.com or www.stearnscountyfair.com.

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