Last night my family and I had a great time at the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna. My wife and I were joined by my daughter and her two daughters and my son's daughter. She was visiting us for a few days and I thought the fair would be a perfect way to wrap up her visit. What kid doesn't love the fair?

It took a while to get everybody together, so by the time we got there everybody was hungry. We ended up buying corn dogs, pizza, root beer, a chicken strip and potato wedge basket and snow cones. We ate our delicious fair food while we listened to the Concord German Singers on the United Prairie Bank Stage. They put on quite a fun show and the kids were really getting into the interactive audience participation part of the performance.

After they were done eating, they wanted to go on some rides. So we hit the midway and let them go on a few of the carnival rides. Unfortunately there weren't any ride specials going on last night that would of allowed them to go on more rides, but tonight there are. Get an unlimited ride wrist band for 5-11PM tonight only, for $22 or $20 with a coupon from Culvers. There's unlimited ride specials every day, but they're only for certain times.

In the Grandstand tonight it's Hairball, a highly entertaining rock band that pays tribute to several bands with make-up, costumes, lights, video, smoke and sound. In the Beer Garden it's Them Pesky Kids

Hopefully we'll be able to visit the Steele County Free Fair again this weekend. I still have to get some mini-donuts.