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Local Fair yearly attraction, take it all in

Everybody is always looking for something to do.

This week there is plenty going on with the start of the annual Red River Valley Fair Tuesday night at the Fairgrounds continuing through Sunday, July 15.

The event is taking on a new format this year -- a little bit more condensed - reduced from what was a nine-day run to six days.

Other than the length, not much else has changed.

There is still the great entertainment line-up headlining the grandstand nightly, the Murphy Brothers are back with their exciting array of rides, the on-grounds action is just as lively as ever, and more than abundance of food and other vendors prevail.

The only disappointing factor for many Fair fans was the recent announcement that the rising country music sensation - The Band Perry - had backed out of their commitment for this year's grandstand show, with their absence filled by another great promising country group the Eli Young Band taking the stage tonight.

The Fair has been around a long time - well over 100 years - and the 2012 version still promises to be going strong touted for its great family-oriented appeal sure to attract the interest and attention of all age levels.

When out and about at the Fair, visitors should also take note of one of the Fair's core buildings - the newly remodeled two-story Schollander Pavilion which serves as the focal point of all that is happening on the grounds.

So if you are looking for something new and exciting to do that is just a little bit out of the ordinary, consider taking in all the 2012 Red River Valley Fair has to offer.

It promises to be the perfect place to fill a few hours or to fill an entire day and evening.

For more information about the Fair offerings and programs refer to their websiste at