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      Houghton County Fair opens Thursday

      The Houghton County Fair begins this Thursday, and this year will feature more rides and acts than in past years.

      The Houghton County Fair brings in around 26,000 people each year. Fair organizers are expecting at least that many this year.

      New features at the fair include Cirque Amongus which allows kids to try circus acts, along with three performances by the circus actors. There will be more carnival rides, including smaller rides for children, as well as 60 vendors to fill the lot.

      Organizers say they are hoping this to be a good year for the fair.

      â??We always like to get new things. We have Kerry Sharp the Hypnotist coming back for a second year because he was so popular the first year, but we like to add something new every year. We just like something for everyone,â?? said Houghton County Fair office manager Carol Saari.

      The fair opens Thursday at noon and continues through Sunday at 5 p.m. Day tickets will be $5 for kids ages 7 to 15 and $7 for adults. For more information, visit the Houghton County Fair website.