We went to the Brainerd county fair on Friday. I have not been there for ages and I wanted to check out the animals, eat some cheese curds, cotton candy, and mini donuts. I did it all. This year the Crow Wing County Fair celebrated its 116th year. The fair began as an agricultural event for the purpose of providing a place for county residents to exhibit their products. The main philosophy remains the same, to provide the opportunity for our patronage to touch base with the agricultural heritage of Crow Wing County.