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It's a parade, all right

In this August, 2016 file photo, a member of Bloomer High School’s marching band keeps her eyes on her music during the Bloomer Fair parade Sunday.

The Bloomer Community Fair launched on Thursday at the fairgrounds on 1609 9th Ave with the opening of its carnival, and will end on Sunday afternoon with a parade and horse pull.

The carnival will be open to the public all four days of the fair, running until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and until 6 p.m. Sunday. Carnival admission wristbands are $16 in advance and $20 at the door.

Live music will spice up the fairgrounds’ beer garden: 50's and 60's band "The Git Backs" will perform Friday, and attendees can catch "Three Bucks & Change" on Saturday.

FFA. and 4-H groups can look forward to getting up bright and early on Friday and Saturday, when their exhibits will be judged beginning at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively.

Justin Kunsman of the Bloomer Chamber of Commerce says he expects fan favorite attractions to be Friday’s Demolition Derby at 7 p.m., Saturday’s tractor pull at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s afternoon horse pull and parade at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Demolition Derby are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets for the horse pull are $5 per person; a family pass will cost $20.

“I think folks look forward to looking at the merchants and vendors we have. I think people really enjoy visiting with them and learning what they have to offer,” Kunsman said.

The Bloomer Community Fair will run August 3–6. More information and a full fair schedule can be found at bloomerchamber.com. Carnival tickets can be purchased in advance at SpectrumCarnival.com.

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