The Madison County Fair starts today in Highland at the Madison County Fairgrounds. There will be nearly a week’s worth of activities, and a full slate of motorized events in the arena, which doubles as the race track the rest of the year.

4-H activities will dominate Senior Day, where anyone 65 or older parks for half price with a valid ID. Fair Board President David Amman tells The Big Z the carnival rides begin at 5pm.

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The featured event in the arena tonight (Tuesday) is a truck and tractor pull at 6, which is one of the best attended events of fair week. There is live music every night of the fair, and of course the carnival experience for the kids. For complete information, go to www.madcofair.com

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