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Goodhue County Fair begins in Zumbrota with lawnmower derby

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ZUMBROTA, Minn. (FOX 47) -

The Goodhue County fair kicked off Tuesday night with the lawnmower derby.

It's similar to a destruction derby but with riding lawnmowers.

The event offered power wheels for the younger children and lawnmowers for the older children and adults.

Destruction derby fans don't worry-- they'll be having one of those tomorrow and Saturday.

Event organizers say this event helps get people into the stands even on the first day.

"The biggest thing is nowadays our Tuesday night in the past was kind of weak, or night in the grand stand," said Will Erickson, a member of the Goodhue County Fair Board. "And we wanted to kick off the fair to show the area communities what our fair is. So by doing a free event to get them in the door, I think that's helped out quite a bit and hopefully they come back and support the fair."

The fair has other events throughout the week, including several 4-H competitions and free entertainment. 

Daily admission is $3, a season pass is $10, and kids 12 and under are free. 

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