The official opening and raising of the flag at the Steele County Free Fair takes place at 5PM on Tuesday. That's also when the Midway opens. There are some things to take in and do before the official opening at 5PM.

The Aurora Diner is open at 6:45AM each morning. Enjoy breakfast or dinner on Tuesday.

The Equine Hall of Fame takes place at 12:30PM in the Cattle Show Arena  on Tuesday. Anita Anderson Grant will be this year's honoree.

You can redeem your Mega Ride tickets at the Redemption Office starting at 1PM. The Midway ticket office opens at that time as well.

The Livestock Hall of Fame Induction begins at 2PM in the Show Arena. Feted this year will be Rusty Paulson, Lester Oeltjenbruns and Thomas Burke.

Enjoy the U.S. Air Force Rock Band at 4PM on the Fair Square Stage.

A number of vendors are open over the lunch hour as well. There's a number of things to do before the official opening at 5PM on Tuesday. Enjoy the fair.