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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Kids Line Up for Rooster Crowing Contest [VIDEO]

A staple at the Benton County Fair is back, the rooster crowing contest.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Annual Free Corn Feed Fills Fair-goers Appetites [PHOTOS]

Fair-goers couldn't resist the taste of sweet corn as lines grew at the free corn feed station at the Benton County Fair. The corn feed has been put on by the Benton-Sherburne Corn Growers Association for the last five years.

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What’s Your Favorite Thing About The Fair? [POLL]

It's pretty much 'fair month' in Minnesota. We wrapped up the Stearns County fair last week, the Benton County Fair is underway, and then the Minnesota State Fair kicks off at the end of the month! What a time to be alive!

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Racing Pigs Steal The Show at Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

Racing pigs were "hamming it up" for Benton County fairgoers on Wednesday afternoon.

"The pigs see me pulling up in the trailer and they get excited and start squealing. They know they get a chance to get out and run: they enjoy running," L.A. Pig Racing Show owner Gary Dauer says.

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What’s Your Benton County Fair Tradition? Here’s Mine!

I'm a central Minnesota native and have most of my life in St. Cloud. So, I've been to my fair share of Benton County Fairs in my 25 years of life. I've gone to so many of them that I've developed my own traditions.

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I’ve Never Been to Benton County Fair. What’s a ‘MUST’ to Do?

Every county fair has it's own 'MUST' and I'm sure Benton County Fair is no different. I'll be out there a lot, so what should I check out there?

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Ashli Gerdes
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I Milked A Fake Talking Cow At The Benton County Fair [VIDEO]

Last year at the Benton County Fair, I milked a fake talking cow. It was pretty weird, and actually pretty challenging. The things I do for my job!

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Russ Ensley/ThinkStock
Russ Ensley/ThinkStock
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It’s Time for the 2016 Benton County Fair

The Benton County Fair is bigger and better than ever in 2016 for six big days & nights in Sauk Rapids. If you have a late summer need for fair food (I need a corn dog or seven), rides (those too), animals, entertainment, vendors, music, exhibits, and more -- this is for you! We'll see you there.

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Can You Collect More Free Stuff At The Fair Than I Did? [WATCH]

I scored a whopping 56 items. This year, I want to challenge you to see if you can beat my record!

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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Benton County Fair Holds 1st Lawnmower Races [VIDEO]

The sound of lawnmower engines filled the air at the Benton County Fair on Sunday during the fair's first-ever lawnmower races.

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I Brought A Surprise Muffin Delivery To The Benton County Fair [WATCH]

My camera man Josh and I decided to brave the rainy weather and bring muffins to the hard working people at the Benton County Fair.

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2015 Benton County Fair

The 2015 Benton County Fair opens today (8/4) and runs through Sunday in Sauk Rapids -- featuring all your fair favorites like food, music, rides, games, exhibits, vendors, animals, and a whole lot more! The best news of all; the Benton County Fair doesn't cost a dime to get in. Here's the complete rundown:

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