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This month the Jordaness Lions will celebrate 30 years of their highly anticipated fashion show. Over three decades, the annual fundraiser has showcased some of the finest local fashion and provided an evening of entertainment — all for a good cause.

Sweaters were donned, glasses clinked and kegs were tapped as cider enthusiasts from across the state flocked to Minnesota Harvest Orchard in Jordan last Saturday for the Minnesota Cider Guild’s Bushel to Bottle Fall Festival and Beverage Tasting.

One of the most fun things to do at the Minnesota State Fair is to try the new foods and exclusive beers. This year, the fair featured 31 new foods and 53 new beverages, so we set out to try a few and let you know what you should get and what you should skip.

Valleyfair announced it will put on its largest ever event next year called Grand Carnivale, which will include a parade and a street party with food, drinks and music from around the world, according to an Aug. 15 press release. The event will run every day from July 25-Aug. 16 next summer.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will present the Indian Horse Relays Aug. 22-25 at Canterbury Park. Indian horse relays are one of the rarest sporting events in the country, Canterbury spokesman Jeff Maday said. The sport involves four Native American riders and three horses racing …

The Scott County Fair continued a trend of record-setting attendance for the fourth year in a row last weekend. Fair Manager Rhonda Kucera attributes the success to relatively good weather and stellar attractions.

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