Details of Senior Citizen Day at the Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna will be discussed on AM Minnesota at 9:30AM.

I hope to have the Steele County sheriff join us to talk about safety at the fair. You may have heard the State Fair is increasing police presence at their event and stepping up searches of backpacks and coolers. We'll find out what safety measures are taken at the SCFF.

From 6AM to noon, seniors 62 and older can park for free at the Steele County Free Fair.

The 4-H Pet Parade takes place on the KRFO Stage at 10AM.

Senior Spotlight Specials are conducted at participating food booths and most of them do participate with discounts from noon to 5PM.

Senior Place Golden Tones perform at noon on the United Prairie Bank Stage.

The Village of Yesteryear opens at noon and closes at 9PM.

The Ray Sands Band will be on the United Prarie Bank Stage in Fair Square Park at 1:15PM and 4PM.

The Sixth-Grade Spelling Bee is at 2PM on the KRFO Stage.

Faribault's own Jivin' Ivan is in the Beer Garden at 3PM.

The Human Cannonball is shot at 5:30PM and 8:30PM over a ride on the midway.

Senior Citizens of the Year for Steele County will be recognized at 6:30PM on the United Prairie Bank Stage.

The Grandstand Show features Hairball and the concert starts at 7:30PM.

The Dan Stursa Band is on the KRFO Stage at 7:30PM.

Them Pesky Kids are in the Beer Garden at 8PM.

You might want to stop in the Wells Fargo Auto Museum, where pickups are featured from 1910 to 1970.

A reminder, electric scooters and manual wheelchairs can be rented at the Elm Avenue Gate.

It was sure fun visiting with Harley Manke and going down memory lane about Manke's Outdoor Equipment and Appliance.

In the early years of their 70-year-old business, they sold new Packard automobiles under the old wooden grandstand.

Harley told KDHL AM Minnesota listeners that 65 of those 70 years they've been at the SCFF, and he says it's definitely been good for business.

Harley Manke on Am Minnesota from SCFF- photo by Gordy Kosfeld