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A favorite event from the past is returning to the Price County Fair, which will be held from August 23 to August 27, 2023.


"We've been listening, we've been hard at work over the years, and the wheels behind the scenes have been turning and burning the last few months," board members of the Price County Fair announced.

On Saturday, August 26, 2023, fair goers will have a big night of entertainment in the grandstands with the return of the demolition derby known as the Smash 'n Crash Dirt Dash and Demolition Derby.

Along with the demolition derby, where FWD and unibody vehicles will compete, dirt dashes will also take place.  There will be five events.  Participants can build one car, pay one entry fee, and run one or all five events, as follows:

Dirt Dash:  $500, $300, $100
FWD/BWD:  $300, $200, $100
Pursuit:  $300, $200, $100
Figure 8:  $300, $200, $100
DERBY:  $500 $300, $100

The demolition derby and dirt dash events are not the only entertainment coming to the fair in August 2023.  The fair has also secured The Dweebs, who will be performing on Thursday, August 24, 2023.  The band sings hits from the 1960s through the 2020s.  Sunday, August 27, 2023 will bring a polka performance by Richie Yurkovich & Polkariety plus Roger Lee will feature 1970s and 1980s country music.  The full schedule will not stop there.

The fair board is lining up more exciting events and entertainment, but they can always use some extra assistance to have enough funds to make a great fair.  If you'd like to help with their fundraising efforts, you can either donate an item or money to them or purchase one of one hundred squares for $20 per square.  The current item to be won is a CenterPoint Amped 425 crossbow, and anyone who purchases a square has a one in 100 chance of winning the crossbow.  Contact the Price County Fair on thePrice County Fair's Facebook page. to purchase a square.