Crow Wing County Fair
August 2, 2023: (l-r) Mike Williams and Mark Persons were interviewed by Ron Specker live on Little Falls Radio at 10 am. The half-hour interview covered veteran issues and the Brainerd VFW.
The Brainerd American Legion handled fair parking. An antique car and tractor parade started at 10:30 am to the delight of the crowd.
August 1, 2023, the Crow Wing County Fair opened with the Parade of Colors by the Brainerd Color Guard and the Crow Wing Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, starting at 5:15pm. The MC was Gary Doucette.
A 21-rifle salute and Taps were played by the Brainerd Color Guard.
The Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 5:30 pm, Parade of Colors: The Brainerd Color Guard/Honor Guard presented the flag at the opening ceremony of the fair. The local chapter of the Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard was there too.
August 3, 2022: The fair beer garden, near the free music stage, was open and manned by the Brainerd VFW. There was a car and tractor parade that passed by. The Brainerd American Legion was there to help park cars.
August 3, 2021: It was Military Day at the Crow Wing County Fair. There was the annual Honor Guard ceremony with a presentation of the flag and singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Then the new Bataan Memorial was dedicated, honoring the nearly 75,000 American and Filipino soldiers who were forced to march 60 miles to a prison camp. Thousands died. Of the 64 Brainerd soldiers, only 29 survived captivity. The story was covered by the Brainerd Dispatch and Lakeland TV.
August 4, 2021: The Crow Wing County Fair drew thousands of people. Plenty of entertainment including bull riding. There was an antique car and tractor parade on Wednesday. The Brainerd VFW was there with one of the two beer gardens near the grandstands. It was a fund raiser for the fair and for the VFW. Thanks to the many volunteers who made this work.