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Published March 05, 2008, 12:00 AM

Winter Show retains its roots as an ag show

The 71st North Dakota Winter Show kicked off Tuesday in Valley City and ends Sunday. The traditional and the new make up the five-day show this year — a variety of events to suit just about everyone’s taste.

The 71st North Dakota Winter Show kicked off Tuesday in Valley City and ends Sunday. The traditional and the new make up the five-day show this year — a variety of events to suit just about everyone’s taste.

An all-time favorite for those who’ve munched their way through it in the past, the Tasting Bee starts at 11 a.m. today in the National Guard Armory. And for those who want to sing later, the Eagles Club is hosting a WE Fest Karoake at 7:30 p.m.

Over the last few years, the Winter Show has shortened its schedule, but has retained its essence as a farm and agricultural show. A variety of events focused entirely on agriculture occur each day. The Old-Time Tractor Pull at 4 p.m. today is sure to draw spectators as is the Pickup Pull Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The PRCA Rodeo is always a favorite, with its thrills and spills. The rodeo is Saturday and Sunday. This year at the 2 p.m. show Sunday there’s the added fun of daring to wear pink T-shirts, a Relay for Life fundraiser.

Concerts include Little Texas and “Mylo Hatzenbuhler” with his farm boy music this weekend. There are dances and drawings, lectures, workshops and exhibits, an antique show, food and a mime.

There’s so much going on that if you’re planning to attend, it might be wise to check out a schedule of events and their locations. Go to www.northdakotawintershow.com for the schedule as well as ticket prices for specific events.

(Editorials are the opinion of Jamestown Sun management and the newspaper’s editorial board)

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