County serves up fair fun
Children can put on their Dakota County Parks – Forever Wild bracelet, hop on a plasma car, and ride the course at the Government Building during this year’s Dakota County Fair Aug. 6-12.
When they’re done, parents can snap a photo of their children siting in the kayak. Outside the building youngsters can crawl inside a tent or play in the sandbox. On Kid’s Day, they can see a trail groomer up close and have their questions answered by a park keeper.
Dakota County Parks staff will be available to answer questions of both adults and children. Dakota County Commissioners will be at the building Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Canine demonstrations by the Sheriff’s Office will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, and 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 11.
Water testing will be available in the Horticulture and Foods Building for folks who use private wells for their drinking water. Bring one cup of water in a small clean bottle or jar to be tested while you wait on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Water samples can also be dropped off Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Dakota County Government Building is open Monday from noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Government Building is just south of the flag poles and across from the large parking lot when entering the fair from the Third Street entrance.