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Murray County Classic Draft Horse Show is this weekend

SLAYTON — The Murray County Classic Draft Horse Show takes center stage in Slayton this weekend.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Classic Cart Series, Junior Cart and Junior Team Show begins on the Murray County Fairgrounds.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with old time farming demonstrations starting at 10 a.m., and the Draft Horse Show to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Each show is different, so attend one, two or all three days. Competitions this year include cart, team, unicorn, and 4-horse and 6-horse hitch classes.

There will be nearly 100 horses on the grounds, including Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Shires. The days include hands-on demonstrations, a food booth, souvenirs and more.

There is an admission fee. Children 10 and younger are free.

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