Robinson Carving Co.

Robinson Carving Co.

Wood Carver

The hours will be as follows:
Thurs: 3:00 5:00 7:00
Friday: 2:00 4:00 6:00
Saturday 11 AM, 1:00, 3:00. 5:00
Sunday 11 AM, 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

For a kid who was told he'd never work outside because of respiratory issues, Stacey Robinson has had a pretty good run.

Robinson runs Robinson Carving out of Montgomery City, Missouri and has been carving wood sculptures at the Walker County Fair all week. For the past two decades, Robinson has been making everything from cowboys to Indians out of pine. Growing up, though, that dream seemed impossible.
"I was told when I was a kid that I had asthma and I would never be able to work outdoors," Robinson said, laughing. "I've always wanted to work with wood and I always wanted to carve. I worked as a carpenter for 14 years. I cut firewood after work and on the weekends. I did some hand carving and one day it all came together."

The way Robinson tells it, one day he took his chain saw out to cut some firewood. By the time he got back home, he was carting a three-foot cowboy.
"We've been going ever since," he said. "To most people, (logs) probably look the same, but I let the log lend itself to what I want it to be. You can look at it and it can be anything, but if you've got an idea in your head, you can pick out from each log what piece you want to get."

All-Star Stunt Dogs Show brought to you by the Perondi's Stunt Dog Productions

The hours will be as follows:
Thurs: 1:00, 3:00, 7:00
Friday: 3:00, 5:00, 7:00
Saturday: 1:00 3:00, 7:00
Sunday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:00

Come watch America's favorite stunt dogs as they soar, spin, jump and fly for your entertainment. From back flips, handstands, big air stunts, to amazing tricks; these "All-Star Stunt Dogs" are thrilling the nation.

What makes these stunt dogs so special? Besides their talent for the flipping, jumping, and racing, all of these amazing pooches have been adopted out of pounds and shelters from across the country and turned into stars. Their mission is to promote the importance of pet adoption, spay & neutering, and encourage people to be responsible pet owners.

From large breed to small, you'll be mesmerized as these dogs compete in challenges, like triathlon racing and high-jumping. They will even leap into the air to catch flying discs and perform amazing tricks; like jumping rope, walking backwards, and doing paw-stands. It's "Dog-Gone Fun" for all ages!

Jurassic Kingdom

The hours will be as follows:
Thursday 1:00 and 4:00
Friday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Saturday: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Sunday: 1:00 and 4:00

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Great Outdoors Center

The Great Outdoors Center has been created for families to enjoy leisurely.

The hours will be as follows:
Tuesday 3:00 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Thursday: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Saturday 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM

When you walk through the doors of the newly refurbished Great Outdoors Center several new and exciting things will be in place, along with some of the items that have been in the building in the past. The Root Beer stand will still be there, some of the booths will be back including the Minnesota Trappers, Soil and Water Conservation, and others. However, there are many new additions including:

Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota: Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday August 19.

Warner's Story: In 2009, Warner was found on the ground with head trauma from an unknown source and sustained permanent scarring to the retinas in both eyes. Unable to be released to the wild, he was placed at Warner Nature Center and lived there until the center's closure in 2019. He now has a permanent home with The Raptor Center as an educational ambassador.

Monarch Butterflies
Kathy Van Ommeren of Owatonna will also be in the Great Outdoors Center with different stages of the Monarch Butterfly and how they progress from little, tiny eggs to the full-grown butterfly. In fact, she will have in her display and presentation each day several butterflies ready to fly.

HAPPY TAILS will be filling the former fish tanks with Reptiles, snakes, Geckos, and others.

Northwest Express Railroad

Northwest Express Railroad

The Northwest Express is veteran owned and operated and with our electric, trackless train, we deliver an authentic locomotive experience. The Northwest Express has a working smokestack (non-toxic fog), whistle, bell, and audio system that can play your favorite tunes.

Located on Leisure Lane.