Steely and Stella, the Steele Country Free Fair mascots, will have a new friend at this summer's fair. The new mascot will be introduced on the opening day of the fair. They will all stroll the fairgrounds. They'll be spending a lot of time near the big chair next to the flower building awaiting the opportunity to take pictures with fair attendees.

Glen Meger, who is one of those in charge of the Four Seasons exhibitors, reports that with the bleachers being replaced in the east arena, vendors will actually have an extra two or three feet of space this year at the fair. The old bleachers are being removed and the new ones will go in after the fair. On KRFO's Fair Talk, Glen mentioned that due to two vendor cancellations, there may be room for more vendors to take part in this summer's fair.

Tuesday night at 6PM there will be a dedication of the new Elmer Reesland Stage. It will be located east of the 4-H building.

Making an appearance this summer at the fair will be Goldy Gopher, courtesy of Federated Insurance. He'll be in the east building of the Four Seasons on Wednesday from 11:30AM to 1PM.

Fair Talk can be heard each Thursday morning at 9:40AM on AM 1390.