The Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls is a rare treat these days.  A community fair.  There is no other listing of a community fair on the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs website.

After no fairs or community festivals a year ago the crowds have been very good at the Dam Days celebration in Morristown, Heritage Days in Faribault and now the Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls.

During a special broadcast from the fairgrounds in Cannon Falls we learned from fair organizers the Truck and Tractor Pull in the Grandstand Thursday was so large it didn't get over until 2:30 Friday morning.

Cannon Valley Fair President Greg Kurtz said only one person phoned police about the early morning activity.

Some of the food stands reported running out of food on the opening day not anticipating the crowds of people.

Before I left the fairgrounds there were a lot of people already and the day wasn't officially supposed to get started until 11:00 a.m.

I left shortly after that becasue I wanted to get a Brat from the KC's Stand.  Wild Rice are my favorite but I tried the Smoked Brat and it was delicious with some BBQ sauce on it.

The 4th generation of family members involved with Schroeder Concessions of Faribault stopped by the 4-H Building to join our broadcast.  Hunter is studying to be an engineer.

Fair Board member Nancy Hovel always does a great job lining up guests for the show and this year's broadcast was no exception.  I've included the podcast of the show below so you can check it out.

I took several pictures I hope you enjoy viewing.

Cannon Valley Fair Onion Stand 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Ferris Wheel 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Inner Circle Roller Coaster Ride 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Goldfish Stand 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Carnival from Amusement Attractions. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Dragon Ride 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair Head of Dragon Ride 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Cannon Valley Fair 4-H Art Project made with Bottle Caps. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair FFA Kiddie Barn. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair KC's Food Stand. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair MDH Sign at Kiddie Barn. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair Ninja Anywhere Very Popular 2021. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair 1950 photo. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair 1953 Photo. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
CV Fair 1957 Photo. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld

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