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The Weekender: The Uka Ladies, Stearns County Fair, Mary Poppins and More!


ST. CLOUD — From classic cars to carnival rides, we have your guide to fun and exciting events going on throughout Central Minnesota. Check out the first ever performance of the Uka Ladies at Pioneer Place, enjoy the music and dancing of Mary Poppins at the Buffalo Community Theatre, see local artists make and sell their goods in Milaca at Hillbilly Days, get your share of rides and fair foods at the Stearns County Fair and check out some classic hot rods at Rollies with their July Car Show. Read more in The Weekender!


The Uka Ladies

Pioneer Place



Don’t let a little construction in downtown St. Cloud stop you from seeing this first ever event at Pioneer Place. The Uka Ladies are making their debut appearance on the Veranda Stage this weekend. The group will perform their many tunes with the use of a ukalele. The show is free to attend so don’t be shy to stop by. The music starts at 9:00 p.m.


– Saturday, July 29th, 9:00 p.m.

(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)


Mary Poppins

Buffalo High School



Everyone’s favorite nanny takes center stage this weekend in Buffalo. The Buffalo Community Theatre is putting together a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure of Disney’s Marry Poppins. The story features a troubled family who get a visit from nanny who uses a combination of magic and common sense, to mend the bonds of this broken family. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. The show runs tonight (Thursday) through Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE for ticket information!

– Thursday, July 27th, 7:30 p.m.
– Friday, July 28th, 7:30 p.m.
– Saturday, July 29th, 7:30 p.m.


Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON



The folks at the Hairy Mosquito Trading Company in Milaca are back at this again this weekend with Hillbilly Days. You can see superior artists sell their goods along with their crazy fun Hillbilly outfits. You can even grab a bite to eat in the Hillbilly Kitchen. It’s a festival fun for the whole family, so take your time and enjoy what it has to offer.


– Saturday, July 29th, 10:00 a.m.
– Sunday, July 30th, 10:00 a.m.

(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)


Stearns County Fair

Sauk Centre



Grab the same and make your way to Sauk Centre for the Stearns County Fair this weekend. Enjoy everything the fair has to offer to delicious fair foods, the carnival rides and games, talent contests, 4-H exhibits, music and demo derby. The fair is free to get in and each day specializes a different age group. Tonight (Thursday) is senior day, Friday and Saturday kids day and Sunday is fun for all day. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. with the carnival starting at noon.


– Thursday, July 27th, 7:00 a.m.
– Friday, July 28th, 7:00 a.m.
– Saturday, July 29th, 7:00 a.m.
– Sunday, July 30th, 7:00 a.m.

Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News


Rollies July Car Show

Rollies Rednecks and Longnecks



Check out some cool hot rods and classic cars out in Sauk Rapids tonight (Thursday). Rollies Rednecks and Longnecks is holding their July Car Show starting at 5:00 p.m. Roam the parking lot to find your favorite car and talk to the drivers and or collectors of each one. The evening concludes with the Rockin Rolliewoods performing on stage at 7:00 p.m.  Event is free.


– Thursday, July 27th, 5:00 p.m.

(Photo: Pete Nyblom)
(Photo: Pete Nyblom)

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