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Weekend planner: County fair, Pioneer Day this weekend

Fair time is upon us beginning with the 139th version of the Washington County Fair, through Sunday, Aug. 8 at the fairgrounds in Lake Elmo. For details, go to

On Saturday, it's all-you-can-eat corn on the cob at Newport's Pioneer Day, at Pioneer Park, Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street. This year's event features trains.

Five area women are hosting a benefit car wash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. The car wash will take place at Jack Germo's State Farm Insurance office, located at 7450 East Point Douglas Road, in Cottage Grove.

David Pattridge and the Levee Singers will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, at the LeDuc Historic Estate, 1629 Vermillion St. in Hastings. The program is free. Pie and ice cream will be available for purchase and a special tour of the estate is scheduled at 5:30 p.m.