It's the week you've been waiting for -- the week when corn dogs, rides, entertainment and more come to your own backyard. It's time for the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids. Here's your insider guide to this week's extravaganza.

From the Ultimate Truck Series to the racing pigs and live music, to the Tribute Towers National Traveling Memorial and carnival rides & games, food, animals, and entertainment -- there is truly something for everyone this year.

2019 Fair Dates & Hours

  • THU 8/1:  8 AM to Midnight (Midway 12p-Mid)
  • FRI 8/2:  8 AM to Midnight (Midway 12p-Mid)
  • SAT 8/3: 8 AM to Midnight (Midway 12p-Mid)
  • SUN 8/4:  10 AM to 5 PM (Midway 12p-5p)

2019 Benton County Fair Entertainment

Ok, so there's crazy rides, fun games, fair food, and people watching -- but what else do I need to make sure I don't miss? (Like rides, fried cheese curds, and corn dogs aren't enough.)

  • Live music (and lots of it).
  • Truck & tractor pull.
  • Talent show.
  • Demolition derby.
  • Motocross.
  • ...and a whole lot more.