Central Burnett County Fair this weekend

Lawnmower demolition derbies are just one of the upcoming events this weekend in Webster at the Central Burnett County Fair.

After a year off for the pandemic, the Central Burnett County Fair (CBCF) returns this Friday-through-Sunday, Sept. 24-26, at the Webster Fairgrounds.

Fair entries are due on Thursday, Sept. 23, but the exhibits, Midway rides, and other activities start on Friday and run through the weekend.

Highlights this year include a truck and tractor pull on Friday night, starting at 6 p.m., with exhibit judging starting that morning at 10 a.m., and music in the beer garden from 8-11 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings, with the beer garden also staying open until midnight both evenings.

Saturday notables include a pancake breakfast hosted by the American Legion Post # 96 and Auxiliary from 8-11 a.m., with animal judging starting at 10 a.m. and running all afternoon for cats, dogs, house pets, ‘little britches,’ goats, sheep, pigs, dairy and beef cattle, rabbits and poultry and ending with the horse judging. There’s also bingo in the Lions building starting at  1p.m., the demolition derby, starting at 5 p.m. 

Sunday events including a free Horse Showdeo starting at 9 am., with a dedication ceremony for the horse arena to the late Rod Hopkins, Sr. who passed away in June and was a longtime supporter of the Fair and equestrian sports. 

There’s also a kiddie tractor pull at 3 p.m. on Sunday, free ice cream for kids at 1 p.m. and exhibits are on display until 5 p.m. on Sunday, when the doors finally close.

There is a fee for some of the grandstand events, but attendees can expect to see some upgrades since the 2019 Fair, as there will be new bleachers for grandstand events, courtesy the Webster School district which donated them after work at their athletic complex, as well as a few other changes to the derby area, with additional fencing and signage. 

While events and displays will be placed on Thursday, Sept. 23, the CBCF runs Friday through Sunday, September 24 - 26, 2021, starting at 8 a.m. at the Webster Fairgrounds, which is located 2 blocks west of State Highway 35 on W. Alder/Fairgrounds Rd., at the intersection of Sturgeon Ave. South in Webster.