Editor’s Mailbag

Pumpkin Smash at Brown County

Fairgrounds Saturday

NEW ULM — The Brown County Free Fair will present Pumpkin Smash, a new fall demolition derby, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

Event tickets are $12 per person, with kids 6 and under FREE. Tickets sales start at 1:30 p.m. at the grandstand the day of the event. Concessions and beer will be available for purchase. Pit gate opens at 11 a.m. Concessions will be available for purchase in the pit as well. Registration fee is $25. Same day registrations will be accepted. Pit crew admission is $20.

Classes are as follows: Old Iron Stock, 80’s and newer, Midsize, Subcompacts, Mighty Minis, Stock Trucks, and Powder Puff. Cash prizes as well as trophies for first, second, and third in all classes. Please see forms section at browncountyfreefair.com for rules and registration information.

Don’t miss the action of NEW Pumpkin Smash Bonus. Each demo class will start with a pumpkin on the track during the regular demo action. The first driver to destroy the pumpkin earns $50.

Author Patrick N. Hunt to speak on Hannibal

NEW ULM – Patrick N. Hunt will discuss his latest book, “Hannibal,” at the New Ulm Civic Center meeting room, 1212 N. Franklin, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. Hunt is an archeologist, historian, and biographer who has taught humanities, archeology, and mythology at Stanford University since 1993. He is a National Geographic Expeditions expert and has been featured on TV documentaries, including National Geographic Explorer, Nova, and the Discovery Channel. Articles about his Hannibal research have appeared in National Geographic, Archaeology Magazine, and Earth magazine among others.

This program, which is cosponsored by New Ulm Public Library, New Ulm Park and Recreation, and United Church of Christ, is free and open to the public. Call 507-359-8334 for more information.