The 2016 Brown County Free Fair is set for Aug. 10 to 14 at the fairgrounds in New Ulm.

The 2016 Brown County Free Fair is set for Aug. 10 to 14 at the fairgrounds in New Ulm. Grandstand events include Demo Derby on Wednesday night; a free concert by 7eventh Time Down, a contemporary Christian band, on Thursday evening presented by Grace Community Church; Minn-e-Rods and the Truck/Tractor Pull on Friday night; and the NAPA Demo Derby on Saturday night, presented by NAPA of New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield.

There will be free entertainment every afternoon and evening throughout the fair, including Sandra Lee and the Velvets on Saturday afternoon. Senior Citizens Day is Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. with many activities in the climate-controlled Civic Center. Kids Day will feature various special activities on Friday. Dock Dogs will be a highlight again on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Local participation is encouraged for all open class livestock shows, horticulture, clothing construction, handicrafts, canning, culinary arts, and fine arts, as well as the MN State Gladiolus Society Show.

Premium books are available at most banks and grocery stores in Brown County as well as on the fair’s website: www.browncountyfree fair.com.

Amusement Attractions will be returning with all the great carnival rides you enjoyed at recent fairs. Watch for more information regarding discount ride coupons closer to fair time.

Make plans now to visit all the 4-H and FFA exhibits, machinery exhibits and livestock shows, and take in lots of great food and beverages at the 2016 Brown County Free Fair. As always, admission and parking are free.