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Annual farm show draws 80,000 to RRVF

The Red River Valley Fair's Big Iron Show had a banner turnout for it's 30th anniversary.

The farm show is reporting an attendance figure of 80,000 people during the three-day event, which ended Thursday, Sept. 16. 

"We are very pleased to hold an event that people look forward to every year," Big Iron coordinator Chaun Merkens said.  "We are already planning for 2011.  Be prepared for more exciting activities at Big Iron."

The Livestock Building was added to the 2010 agenda, creating 80 additional booths.  With the 67 booths, there were 1,000 exhibit spaces available for rent, of which 600 major exhibitors contributed.

Every year, the Big Iron Committee and Red River Valley Fair Association give out a number of awards based on exhibit presentations.  This year's awards are as follows:

• Best Field Demonstration - Titan Machinery, Fargo.

• Best Overall Exhibit - Precision Equipment, Fargo.

• First Place, Best Outdoor Exhibit - Seed Hawk, Langbank, Sak.

• Second Place, Best Outdoor Exhibit - Haugen Sales and Leasing, Wyndmere, N.D.

• First Place, Best Large Indoor - Seeds 2000, Breckinridge, Minn.

• Second Place, Best Large Indoor - Precision Concrete Cutter, Fargo.

• First Place, Best Small Indoor - Livestock Concepts, Hawarden, Iowa.

• Second Place, Best Small Indoor - SK Food International, Fargo.

The next Big Iron Farm Show will be held Sept. 13-15, 2011.

For more information, visit the Red River Valley Fair website at, or call 701-282-2200.