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Get out and grab summer fun by the horns

Get out and grab summer fun by the horns Get out and grab summer fun by the horns

With multiple events going on this coming weekend and in the next few weeks, it is time to go out and enjoy the fun that summertime has to offer in the region.

This coming weekend will be a busy one.

The 138th annual Taylor County Fair will be rolling into the fairgrounds in Medford. Judging and formal events begin on Thursday, July 22 and run through Sunday, July 25. In addition to the slate of activities each day, there will be a horse pull Thursday evening, the NTPA grandstand tractor pull on Friday night, the hometown truck and tractor pull on Saturday night and the always-popular demolition derby on Sunday.

More than just the food, games and events, the annual fair is the culmination of a year or more of work for the young people showing their plants, livestock and projects. Be sure to check out all the displays in the grader shed at the fairgrounds and the open class displays at the multi-purpose building.

As with so many events, last year’s fair was put on hold due to COVID-19. While the Market Animal Show and Sale took place at an out-of-county auction facility, it was not the same without the full fair experience.

It will be great to see the fair return with rides, food, fun and crowds coming out to celebrate.

While the biggest of the events going on this weekend, the Taylor County Fair is only one of the things drawing people to the area.

Across town from the fairgrounds, at the Medford City Park, the annual Rumblefest Car show, hosted by the Barely Legal Customs Car Club, roars into another year with three days of activities. Friday night they will be hosting a free drive-in movie at the park showing “Gone in 60 Seconds.”

Saturday there will be a Poker Run for all car show participants and Minor Distraction performing live that night. On Sunday, registration for the car show opens at 8 a.m. with food, drinks and a DJ all day long. Awards will be presented at the 3 p.m. awards ceremony.

Sunday evening in downtown Medford the Lions will be holding their annual Rubber Duck Race on the Black River. Lions members dump the numbered ducks from the State Street Bridge and it is a race to the finish by the Medford Curling Club. Ducks may be purchased from Medford Lions members.

The fun extends to western Taylor County as Lublin Days will be held July 23-25. Events for this annual celebration of the Lublin community includes a softball tournament all weekend long. Saturday events include a steak and egg breakfast at the Legion Hall, a DJ and fireworks that evening. The annual charcoal chicken dinner begins serving at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and Cynor Classics will be performing from 2 to 6 p.m. at the pavilion.

There is something for everyone going on this week in Taylor County. Be sure to check out these local events and get ready to have some summertime fun.