Tuesday marks the beginning of the Benton County Fair in Sauk Rapids.

Tuesday's Grandstand show features Monster Trucks and Beater Cross racing, with a special appearance by the giant, car-eating Robosaurus!

Tickets for Tuesday's Grandstand show are $15 and are not available in advance. The ticket gate will open at 5 p.m., with the Pit Party beginning at 5:30 and the show beginning at 6:30.

Elsewhere at the Fair on opening day the Discovery, Ag Craft, Ice Arena and Heritage Buildings will open at Noon, as will the Beer Garden.

Bingo will be played from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., while the Midway will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. as well.

There will be no Unlimited Ride Wristbands offered on Tuesday but they are available each day during the duration of the Fair (through Sunday).

The Cottonwood Stage will feature a Magic Village Show from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Classic Cowboy from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and David Lumley from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m..

Local favorites Diamondback will perform on the Beer Garden Stage from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m..

Weather wise it looks like it will be a bit hot but with a breeze and some cloud cover. The forecasted high is 87 under partly cloudy skies, with temps staying in the 80s for a majority of the evening hours.

A full schedule of Tuesday's events can be found on the Benton County Fair website.

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