Take advantage of summer events

Summer is here, and there are plenty of outdoor activities around Isanti County to keep us busy.

Last year was my first time at Rodeo Jubilee Days in Isanti, as well as my first experience with the Isanti County Fair. I have to say, I had never heard of Outhouse Races, and I’d bet you can’t find anything like it outside of Isanti.

It was a lot of fun watching the crazy, fun time that makes up the race. Of course I rooted for my Isanti County News team, but seeing all the uniquely designed outhouses and amusing costumes was the highlight for me.

Potty Like a Rockstar costumes were probably my favorite, but in the end, of course, the Redbirds stole the show. I’m definitely excited for this year’s Rodeo Jubilee Days from July 5 to July 8.

I don’t have children myself, but I love watching kids play in the free games during Jubilee Days in Isanti, getting their faces painted, enjoying a pony ride and the petting zoo. The turtle races were another unique experience, and I’m again looking forward to seeing kids of all ages laugh and smile, eyes bright with excitement as they watch the race, hoping their turtle is the quickest.

Just two weeks later is the Isanti County Fair in Cambridge from July 18 to July 22. Last year I loved Kids’ Day activities, especially the pedal tractor pull. The looks of determination on kids’ faces as they pedal is priceless.

And of course there’s the 4-H shows and animals, and the grandstand events are always entertaining. I’ve always loved thrill rides, so one highlight of the fair for me are all the carnival rides.

Finally, just another two weeks later, it’s the annual Braham Pie Day on Friday, August 3. There were more pies and flavors of pie at this event than I had ever seen in one spot before. I had four slices of pie myself last year, and I look forward to trying even more this time around.

Whatever your favorite summer activities are, take advantage of all that Isanti County has to offer in the coming months. The warm weather flies by in the blink of an eye in Minnesota—don’t miss it. I know I won’t.