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Freeborn County Fair livestock auction

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ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC) -- 

County fairs have always provided families with hours of entertainment and created memories that they can share forever.

One county fair in particular is relying on the allure of those memories to keep people coming back year after year.

The Freeborn County Fair is a yearly tradition for many this time of year, now in its 128th season, and whenever the weather cooperates like it has with fair patrons, it creates the perfect environment to make new and lasting memories.

Saturday was the yearly 4-H livestock auction. Local 4-H members auction off the livestock they've raised, with 80% of the bids going to the member and 20% going to the Freeborn County 4-H program.

Funds raised during the auction send the kids to leadership camps around the state and put money towards future auctions.

While the livestock are an exciting attraction at the fair, there are other reasons to stop out.

The owner of Blondie's Baskets says she has memories of the fair to last a lifetime.

Carly Slowland says, "Oh, just being out here as a kid and running around, you know, that was always the fun thing. That's part of the reason we bought the fair stand, because it was such a big part of our lives growing up, just coming out and being a family and hanging out with your friends and seeing people that you don't get to see all the time."

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