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Having a blast at the Stevens County Fair

Fireworks lit up the skyline at the Stevens County Fair on Thursday.

MORRIS, Minn., - Fireworks capped off the first full day of the Stevens County Fair in Morris on Thursday.

This year's grandstand lineup includes mud, noise and thrills. Friday night is the Enduro race including small and large cars racing to see who can make the most laps in a given amount of time. There are two classes of cars this year, the larger cars and small front wheel drive cars.

Saturday changes from cars to horses and bulls with the Buffington Rodeo event at 7 p.m. Buffington Rodeo is widely known for its popular and colorful rodeo performances, as well as their excellent rodeo management. They have won many awards for their fine bucking stock and and have been named "Best Rodeo of the Year" and "Best New Rodeo of the Year."

The Bank of the West Demo Derby closes out the grand stand schedule on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Cars and pickups will be included in the annual demo derby. Drivers compete for the trophy and prize money in each class.

Local riders and drivers are encouraged to participate in these events. Details and entry forms are located on the Fair's Web site, or email the fair as

Of course, there are also a number of free shows throughout the fairgrounds. One of the more popular shows is a demonstration by the Stevens County canine unit. Deputy Graham Holtberg and his K-9 partner, Rico, will give a demonstration at various locations on the fairgrounds.

There's also plenty of free music. Electric Almighty will perform free in the bandshell on Friday at 8 p.m. Fuse will perform on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Shirwin Linton has three performance times on Sunday at 1:30, 3 and 5 p.m.

Keep checking for more photos from the Stevens County Fair.