The Land's 2014 Fair-Goer's Guide
Your guide to Minnesota and Iowa's county fairs -- Enjoy your summer!
1 F THE LAND, JUNE 2014 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> “Where Farm and Family Meet” 2014 Minnesota county fair schedule The following county fair dates are courtesy of the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs’ website — www.mfcf.com. The dates are subject to change. Turn to Pages 6F-7F to map your summer fun in The Land’s coverage area. Aitkin County Fair, Aitkin July 9-12 www.aitkincountyfair.org Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 10,000 It’s county fair time! Summer time means it’s time for county fairs. No matter where you live, you’re never too far from one of the many treasures to be found in Minnesota and Iowa. This Fair-Goer’s Guide is your gateway to a summer of fun, taking in the best that your state has to offer. Anoka County Fair, Anoka July 22-27 www.anokacountyfair.com Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 40,013 Beltrami County Fair, Bemidji July 30-Aug. 3 beltramicountyfair.org Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 28,000 Big Stone County Fair, Clinton July 24-27 www.bscfair.org Wellendorf Amusements Attendance: 12,000 Becker County Fair, Detroit Lakes July 30-Aug. 2 beckercountyfair.tripod.com Amusement Attractions Attendance: 30,000 Benton County Fair, Sauk Rapids Aug. 5-10 www.BentonFairMN.com Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 98,000 Blue Earth County, Garden City July 31-Aug. 2 www.blueearthcountyfair.org Superior Rides Attendance: 5,000 SCHEDULE: << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> THE LAND, JUNE 2014 2 F BEER GARDEN LINEUP: JOHNNY HOLM BAND WED., JULY 23RD @ 9PM LOST HIGHWAY THUR., JULY 24TH @ 9PM 23RD - 27TH KILLER HAYSEEDS FRI., JULY 25TH @ 9PM BOOGIE WONDERLAND SAT., JULY 26TH @ 9PM In our 98th year, we will be sure to give you a full plate of entertainment, regional music, and an overwhelming schedule of livestock and agricultural events. GRANDSTAND EVENTS: MOTOCROSS WED., JULY 23RD @ 7PM TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL “Where Farm and Family Meet” THUR., JULY 24TH @ 7PM CHAMPIONSHIP BULL RIDING FRI., JULY 25TH @ 7PM DEMOLITION DERBY SAT., JULY 26TH @ 7PM For a full list of events and times go to WWW.SCOTTCOUNTYFAIR.COM and follow us on Facebook. M i r a c l e o f B i r t h C e n t e r, A R B A S a n c t i o n e d R a b b i t S h o w, M N S h o r t h o r n S h o w Brown County Free Fair, New Ulm Aug. 6-10 www.browncountyfreefair.com Amusement Attractions Attendance: 25,000 Cannon Valley Fair, Cannon Falls July 1-4 www.cannonvalleyfair.org Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 18,000 Carlton County Fair, Barnum Aug. 14-18 www.carltoncountyfair.com Stipe’s Shows Attendance: 33,332 Carver County Fair, Waconia Aug. 6-10 www.carvercountyfair.com Gold Star Amusements Attendance:91,550 2014 Minnesota county fair schedule Fillmore County Fair, Preston July 22-26 www.fillmorecountyfair.com J&K Concessions and Rides Attendance: 10,000 Cass County Fair, Pine River June 26-29 www.thecasscountyfairmn.org Magel Midway Attendance: 8,000-10,000 Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea July 29-Aug. 3 www.freeborncountyfair.com Gold Star Attendance: 93,500 Chippewa County Fair, Montevideo July 30-Aug 1 www.chippewacofair.com Bounce Around Inflatables Attendance:10,000 Goodhue County Fair, Zumbrota Aug. 5-10 www.goodhuecountyfair.com Merriams Attendance: 35,000 Chisago County Fair, Rush City July 17-20 www.chisagocountyfair.org Magel Carnival Midways Attendance: 15,000 Grant County Fair, Herman July 17-20 www.grantcountyfair.net Cody Rides Attendance: 9,500 Clearwater County Fair, Bagley July 30-Aug. 3 Midway of Family of Fun Shows Attendance: 25,000 Cook County Fair, Grand Marais Canceled until further notice Cottonwood County Fair, Windom Aug. 13-16 McDermott Carnival Attendance: 13,800 Dakota County Fair, Farmington Aug. 4-10 www.dakotacountyfair.org Midwest Rides Attendance: 140,000 Dodge County Free Fair, Kasson July 16-20 www.dodgecountyfreefair.com Midwest Rides Inc. Attendance: 38,000 Douglas County Fair, Alexandria Aug. 14-17 www.mndouglascofair.com Magel Carnival Midways Inc. Attendance:50,000 OLMSTED COUNTY FREE FAIR Where Country & City Come Together July 21 - 27, 2014 The Olmsted County Agricultural Association and our Fair Board welcome you to this year’s edition of the Olmsted County Fair. The week of July 21 - 27 has a schedule filled with a wide variety of Exhibitions, Competitions, Entertainment, Goldstar Amusements on the Midway and the best Fair Food in the region. Join us for a day or the entire week, whatever your schedule allows, we know you will find the fair to be a memorable experience for the whole family. Our website www.olmstedcountyfair.com has all the schedules and information about the exhibits and events for the week. Admission is Free • Parking is $5.00/day or $20.00/week 154th FARIBAULT COUNTY FAIR A GIANT Gathering Under the Oaks! ~ GRANDSTAND EVENTS ~ TUESDAY, JULY 22 7:00 pm • United Pullers of MN WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 7:00 pm • The Last Ride opening for Susie McEntire THURSDAY, JULY 24 7:00 pm • The Brown Family opening for Devon Worley Band - 9:00 pm FRIDAY, JULY 25 7:00 pm • IV Play opening for Hairball - 8:30 pm SATURDAY, JULY 26 11:00 am • Antique Tractor Pull 7:30 pm • Demolition Derby Blue Earth, MN July 22-26, 2014 www.faribaultcountyfair.com ~ AROUND THE GROUNDS ~ ~ HISTORICAL VILLAGE ~ • Antique Tractor Show • Historical Museums and Buildings • Demonstrations TUESDAY & THURSDAY, 6:00 pm • Antique Tractor Parade ENTERTAINMENT TENT Great Entertainment Each Day Like us on Facebook New Carniva–l!Midwest Rides – “Where Farm and Family Meet” The Miracle of Birth Center is back, and be sure to check out the new milking facility in the 4-H Dairy Barn where you can watch the milking process and find educational materials about dairy products. Faribault County Fair, Blue Earth July 22-26 www.faribaultcountyfair.com All American Amusements Attendance: 18,000 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> Clay County Fair, Barnesville July 10-13 www.mnclaycountyfair.com Mighty Thomas Carnival Crow Wing County Fair, Brainerd July 29- Aug. 2 www.brainerd.com/fair Todd Armstrong Shows/TAS inc. Attendance: 95,000 THE LAND, JUNE 2014 Cass County Fair, Pillager July 10-13 www.pillagerfair.com Carnival TBD Attendance: 2,500 3 F 2014 Minnesota county fair schedule THE LAND, JUNE 2014 4 F Hennepin County Fair, Corcoran June 19-22 www.hennepincountyfair.com Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 6,000 Mahnomen County Fair, Mahnomen July 17-20 www.mahnomencountyfair.com Todd Armstrong Shows Attendance: 3,500 Houston County Fair, Caledonia Aug. 13-17 www.houstoncountyfair.com Royal West Attendance: 30,000 Marshall County Fair, Warren July 23-27 www.marshallcountyfair.org Family Fun Shows Attendance: 30,000 Hubbard County Fair, Park Rapids July 16-20 Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 12,000 Martin County Fair, Fairmont Aug. 11-17 www.theotherbigfair.com Family Fun Shows Attendance: 25,000-30,000 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> Isanti County Fair, Cambridge July 23-27 www.isanticountyfair.com Amusement Attractions Attendance: 18,850 Kittson County Fair, Hallock July 17-20 Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 10,000 Itasca County Fair, Grand Rapids Aug. 13-17 www.itascacountyfair.org Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 45,000 Koochiching County Fair, Northome Aug. 8-10 Rentertainment Attendance: 3,000 Jackson County Fair, Jackson July 22-26 www.jacksoncountyfairmn.com Attendance:8,000 Lac qui Parle County Fair, Madison Sept. 4-7 McDermott Family Shows Attendance: 17,000 Kanabec County Fair, Mora July 23-27 www.kanabecfair.org Magel’s Mighty Midway Attendance: 16,000 Lake County Fair, Two Harbors Aug. 14-17 www.thelakecountyfair.com Todd Armstrong Shows Attendance: 3,400 Kandiyohi County Fair, Willmar Aug. 6-9 www.kandifair.com Magel Carnival Midway Attendance: 21,000 2014 Le Sueur County Fair Thursday, Aug. 14: • Free Sweet Corn Feed - 5:00 pm • Amateur Talent Contest - 7:00 pm “Where Farm and Family Meet” Friday, Aug. 15: • Art & Living History Exhibit - (Ball Field) • Raptor Center Shows - 1 pm & 3 pm • Youth Artistic Instruction (Ages 3-6) 6:00 - 7:30 pm • Hillbilly Island, DJ - 8:00 pm Saturday, Aug. 16: • Raptor Center Shows - 3 pm & 5 pm • Hillbilly Island DJ’s - 8:00 pm Sunday, Aug. 17: • Classic Car Show 10 am - 3 pm • Seniors Award & Century Farm Prog. - 1:00 pm • Youth Artistic Instruction (Ages 7--9) 2 - 3:30 pm Le Sueur County Fair, Le Center Aug. 14-17 www.lesueurcountyfair.org Cody Rides Attendance:12,000-13,000 Lincoln County Fair, Tyler July 31-Aug. 3 Midwest Rides Attendance: 3,500 Lyon County Fair, Marshall July 30-Aug. 2 www.lyoncountyfair.com Royal West Amusements Inc. Attendance: 18,000 Meeker County Fair, Litchfield July 31-Aug. 3 www.meekerfair.com Cody Rides Attendance:16,500 Mille Lacs County Fair, Princeton Aug. 7-10 www.millelacscountyfair.com Stipe’s Carnival Attendance: 25,500 Morrison County Fair, Motley June 20-22 www.motleyfair.com Cody Rides Attendance:2,500 Morrison County Fair, Little Falls Aug. 7-10 www.morrisonfair.com Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 10,000 WATONWAN COUNTY FAIR FAIRGROUNDS - ST. JAMES, MN • JULY 16TH THRU 20TH Featuring: “J & K AMUSEMENTS” Ride Specials - www.carnivalmidwayfun.com August 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Grandstand Events: • LeCenter MN www.lesueurcountyfair.org GRANDSTAND EVENTS: Friday: Demolition Derby - 7:00 pm Saturday: LeSueur Cty. Tractor & Truck Pull - 6:00 pm Carnival provided by Cody Rides Lake of the Woods County Fair, Baudette July 9-12 Midwest Rides Attendance: 10,000 McLeod County Fair, Hutchinson Aug. 13-17 www.mcleodcountyfair.com Amusement Attractions Attendance: 45,000 Featuring Art & Living History Re-enactor Exhibit (Ball Field - all day Fri. & Sat., Sunday till 4 pm) Wednesday, July 16th: Fair Kick Off!! NTPA Tractor Pull - 7 PM Grandstand $10 or $5 for under 12 years of age Wednesday ONLY: $1 rides w/J & K Amusements Friday, 7:00 am: Free Tractorcade & Breakfast • 507 327-3639 6:00 pm: Hot Foot 2 Antique Tractor Pull - 6 PM Saturday, 5:00 pm: Free Entertainment Tent Dazzling Dave - YoYo Master Barton Hallow Other Events: Bingo under the Big Tent 5:00 pm: Enduro Race 6:30 pm: Horse Pull 10:15 pm: Fireworks Sunday, Senior Citizen & Kid’s Day 12 Noon: Sign-in for Bean Bag Tournament 1 pm: Outstanding Senior & Century Farm Family Recognition 1 pm: Pedal Pull Registration 3:00 pm: MidWest Outlaw Truck Puller’s Assn. & Out of Field Tractor Pull 3:00 pm: Kid’s Old Fashion Games Entertainment: Thursday, 8:30 pm: - Butch & Friends Karaoke Friday, 9:00 pm: - “IV Play” Saturday: “Rook” Sunday: Bee Kay’s For More Details: stjameschamberofcommerce.com 2014 Minnesota county fair schedule Norman County Fair, Ada June 25-28 www.normancountyfair.com Mighty Thomas Carnival Attendance: 15,500 Murray County Fair, Slayton Aug. 13-16 www.murraycountyfair.com Midwest Rides Attendance: 10,000 Northern Minnesota District Fair, Littlefork July 11-13 www.northernmndistrictfair.com Nicollet County Fair, St. Peter Aug. 6-10 www.nicolletcountyfair.com TBA Attendance: 20,000 Nobles County Fair, Worthington Aug. 6-10 www.noblescountyfair.com McDermott Shows Attendance: 10,000 Olmsted County Fair, Rochester July 21-27 www.olmstedcountyfair.com Gold Star Amusements Attendance: 131,000 Otter Tail (East) County Fair, Perham July 24-28 www.eotcountyfair.org Family Fun Shows Attendance: 15,000 ~ July 15th - 20th, 2014 ~ Pennington County Fair, Thief River Falls July 16-20 www.penncofair.com Todd Armstrong Shows Attendance: 30,000 Pine County Fair, Pine City July 30-Aug. 3 www.pinecountyfair.com MCM Shows Attendance: 35,000 Pipestone County Fair, Pipestone July 30-Aug. 2 Midwest Rides and Expositions Attendance: 17,000 Wed. - 6:30 pm - Free - MN Minn-E-Rods Tractor Pull (on 8th Ave. NE) Thurs. - 7:30 pm - Great Frontier Bull Riding Mutton Bustin’ & Dress a Calf Competition Fri. - 7 pm - Demolition Derby Sat. - 6:00 pm - Enduro/Compact Car Auto Race Sun. - 11 am - Mud Run 2 pm - Day of Mayhem BEER GARDEN: – Grandstand Events – Wednesday, July 16 7:30 pm - Enduro Races Thursday, July 17 7:00 pm - MN Lawn Mower Racing Saturday, July 19 6:30 pm - NTPA Truck & Tractor Pull Sunday, July 20 6:30 pm - Demolition Derby For More Information go to our website: ricecountyfair.net – Free Entertainment on the Midway Stage – Tuesday, July 15 7:00 pm - Rice Co. Fair Queen Coronation Wednesday, July 16 8:00 pm - Brad Boice Elvis Tribute Show Thursday, July 17 6-10 pm - Whitesidewalls Friday, July 18 6:30 pm - Dan Perry & Ice Cream Band Saturday, July 19 7:00 pm - Breakthrough, Christian Rock Band Sunday, July 20 4:00 pm - 4-H Parade of Champions Ramsey County Fair, Maplewood July 9-13 www.ramseycountyfair.com Gold Star Amusements Attendance: 16,500 Red Lake County Fair, Oklee June 27-29 Website: www.facebook.com/ profile.php?id=100001639814671 Attendance: 1,300 Full Liquor Wed. - 8:30 pm - Cherry Gun Band Thurs. - 7:30 pm - Strange Days Band Fri. - 7:30 pm - Blue Ringers Band Sat. - 7:30 pm - Jonah & The Whales Band WASECA COUNTY “FREE” FAIR July 16-20, 2014 “Free” Entertainment All Week Long!!! Antique Tractors on display daily Tina & Lena Show - Wed. - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm Auto & Cycle Show & Shine - Sun. - 1:00-4:00 pm Mega Jump Action Sports Experience Sat. - 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, & 6:00 pm ~ Many other fine performers & contests daily! ~ “Amusement Attractions” Providing larger, more exciting rides for all ages! 20 Tickets: $30 - One Ride Per Ticket! Available June 30 at HyVee & Waseca County Extension Office For more information visit www.wasecacountyfair.org Fair Books will be delivered in the Waseca County Shopper. Also available at local businesses, fair grounds, and online! Free Entertainment All Weekend Long!! “Where Farm and Family Meet” Friday, July 18 7:00 pm - Professional Bull Riding Daily Parking: $5 Full-Fair Parking: $20 Pope County Fair, Glenwood July 30-Aug. 3 www.popecountyfair.org Cresent City Amusements GRANDSTAND EVENTS: “Free” Entertainment Nightly Free Fair Admission! Polk County Fair, Fertile July 9-13 www.polkcountyfairfertilemn.com Todd Armstrong Shows Attendance: 53,000 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> We’ll See You At The 2014 Rice County Fair! Otter Tail (West) County Fair, Fergus Falls July 16-19 www.wotcountyfair.com Mighty Thomas Carnival Attendance: 20,000 THE LAND, JUNE 2014 Mower County Free Fair, Austin Aug. 5-10 www.mowercountyfair.com Goldstar Amusements Attendance: 90,000 5 F • Wheaton • LINCOLN • Canby Madison • LAC QUI PARLE • Clinton BIG STONE • YELLOW MEDICINE • Bemidji • Bird Island • Willmar KANDIYOHI STEARNS • CASS • McLEOD Hutchinson • • • Aitkin • • Jordan • SCOTT CARVER • • Rush Pine City •• • DAKOTA Farmington WASHINGTON Lake Elmo Maplewood CHISAGO • Barnum RAMSEY • Anoka ANOKA HENNEPIN • • • Floodwood PINE Cambridge City Corcoran • Elk River • Mora • Chisholm • Proctor • Two Harbors LAKE COOK • Courtesy the Minnesota State Fair Grand Marais theland@TheLandOnline.com PO Box 3169, Mankato MN 56002 (800) 657-4665 ST. LOUIS CARLTON KANABEC ISANTI AITKIN MILLE LACS Waconia Howard Lake WRIGHT Arlington SIBLEY • Litchfield MEEKER • ITASCA Grand Rapids SHERBURNE Sauk Rapids • BENTON MORRISON • • Brainerd CROW WING • Northome • Littlefork for Minnesota and northern Iowa Fair-Goer’s Guide 2014 THE LAND, JUNE 2014 www.TheLandOnline.com << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> KOOCHICHING Little Falls • •Motley Pillager • Pine River Sauk Centre • Long Prairie TODD • Wadena WADENA Park Rapids • • BELTRAMI HUBBARD RENVILLE •Montevideo CHIPPEWA Appleton Glenwood POPE • SWIFT • Morris STEVENS Alexandria • • Herman • Perham DOUGLAS • Fergus Falls OTTER TAIL • Detroit Lakes BECKER Mahnomen • MAHNOMEN • Bagley Baudette LAKE OF THE WOODS CLEARWATER GRANT Breckenridge WILKIN Barnesville CLAY • • Oklee RED LAKE • • Ada • Roseau • Thief River Falls PENNINGTON ROSEAU Fertile NORMAN • TRAVERSE POLK Warren MARSHALL Hallock • KITTSON “Where Farm and Family Meet” Princeton 6 F • • BUENA VISTA Spencer CLAY • Spirit Lake • • Algona • KOSSUTH • • Owatonna • • Britt HANCOCK • Thompson • CERRO GORDO Mason City WORTH • • Albert Lea FREEBORN Waseca WINNEBAGO Northwood Blue Earth FARIBAULT EARTH • BLUE Garden City WASECA STEELE • • • Osage • • Waverly Allison Nashua • West Union • FAYETTE • Decorah WINNESHIEK CHICKASAW Cresco HOWARD BREMER • • Preston • National • • •Postville CLAYTON Waukon ALLAMAKEE HOUSTON Caledonia •St. Charles WINONA FILLMORE • Rochester BUTLER • Charles City FLOYD • • WABASHA Wabasha OLMSTED MITCHELL • Austin MOWER • Kasson DODGE • Cannon Falls Zumbrota • GOODHUE Courtesy the Iowa State Fair • POCAHONTAS WRIGHT FRANKLIN HUMBOLDT Eagle Grove Humboldt Hampton Pocahontas Emmetsburg • PALO ALTO EMMET • Fairmont MARTIN St. James DICKINSON Estherville • •Alta Cherokee CHEROKEE • • Jackson JACKSON • COTTONWOOD Windom • Mankato • Faribault RICE Courtesy the Iowa State Fair THE LAND, JUNE 2014 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> “Where Farm and Family Meet” Save this section to plot your course around Minnesota and northern Iowa this summer ... It’s Fair Time ~ get out and enjoy it! PLYMOUTH • Marcus • Primghar O’BRIEN OSCEOLA • Sibley Worthington • • Slayton WATONWAN • Le Center • • LE SUEUR NICOLLET St. Peter New Ulm BROWN Redwood Falls REDWOOD MURRAY NOBLES Le Mars Sioux Center • SIOUX LYON Rock Rapids • Luverne • ROCK Pipestone • Marshall LYON PIPESTONE • Tyler 7 F 2014 Minnesota county fair schedule Todd County Fair, Long Prairie Aug. 14-17 www.toddcountyfair.com Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 17,000 Redwood County Fair, Redwood Falls July 23-27 www.redwoodcountyfair.com Merriams Midway Attendance: 22,000 Traverse County Fair, Wheaton Aug. 21-24 www.co.traverse.mn.us/traversecounty-fair Midwest Rides Attendance: 8,000 Renville County Fair, Bird Island Aug. 13-15 www.renvillecountyfair.com All American Amusements Attendance: 15,000 Rice County Fair, Faribault July 15-20 www.ricecountyfair.net Gold Star Amusements Attendance: 50,000 Roseau County Fair, Roseau July 20-25 www.roseaucountyfair.com Crescent City Amusement/Amusement Attractions Attendance: 35,000 Rock County Fair, Luverne July 23-26 www.rockcountyfair.com Midwest Rides Attendance: 10,000 Scott County Fair, Jordan July 23-27 www.scottcountyfair.com JK Amusements Attendance: 28,000 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> THE LAND, JUNE 2014 8 F CANNON FALLS, MN • EVENTS • • ~ ENTRY DAY ~ - 8:00 PM • BATTLE OF THE BANDS - FREE EVENT WED., JULY 2 - 1:00 PM • CRESCENT CITY AMUSEMENTS OPEN - 7:00 PM • NTPA TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL THUR., JULY 3 - 7:00 PM • DEMOLITION DERBY - 9:30 PM • HITCHVILLE BAND - FREE EVENT FRI., JULY 4 - 11:30 AM • GRAND DAY PARADE - 2:00 PM • HARNESS HORSE RACING FIREWORKS AT DUSK “Where Farm and Family Meet” TUE., JULY 1 TUESDAY, JULY 1st thru FRIDAY JULY 4th • • • • • • Admission to the fair grounds is $3 per person daily with a season pass avail. for $8 Parking is FREE Demo Derby & Tractor Pull grandstand admission is $12 ($5 for those 12 years & under) A Pit Pass is available for $20 Harness Racing grandstand admission is $10 ($5 for those 12 years & under) Admission for the Hitchville Band show is FREE! See Complete Schedule of Activities at: www.cannonvalleyfair.org Sherburne County Fair, Elk River July 17-20 www.sherburnecountyfair.org Attendance: 18,000 Sibley County Fair, Arlington July 30-Aug. 3 www.sibleycountyfair.com J&K Concessions and Rides Attendance: 20,000 South St. Louis County Fair, Proctor July 10-14 www.proctorduluthfair.com Midwest Rides and Concessions Attendance: 15,000 St. Louis County Fair, Chisholm Aug. 6-10 www.stlofair.org Todd Armstrong Shows Attendance: 25,000 Stearns County Fair, Sauk Centre July 30-Aug. 3 www.stearnscountyfair.com Crescent City Amusements Attendance: 30,000 Steele County Free Fair, Owatonna Aug. 12-17 www.scff.org Gold Star Amusements Attendance: 350,899 Stevens County Fair, Morris Aug. 6-10 www.scfair.net Family Fun Shows Attendance: 60,000 Southwest St. Louis County Fair, Floodwood 2014 unknown dates Attendance: 1,465 Swift County Fair, Appleton Aug. 13-17 www.swiftcountyfair.org Midwest Rides Attendance: 20,500 Tri-County Fair, Mankato 2014 date unknown Wabasha County Fair, Wabasha July 16-19 www.wabashacountyfair.org J&K Amusements Attendance: 3,700 Wadena County Fair, Wadena June 25-28 www.wadenacountyfair.com Midwest Rides Waseca County Fair, Waseca July 16-20 www.wasecacountyfair.org Amusement Attractions Attendance: 41,600 Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo July 30-Aug. 3 www.washingtoncountyfair.org Gold Star Amusements Attendance: 55,000 Watonwan County Fair, St. James July 17-20 J&K Amusements Attendance: 10,000 Wilkin County Fair, Breckenridge Aug. 7-10 www.wilkincountyfair.org Merriams Midway Shows Attendance:7,500 Winona County Fair, St. Charles July 9-13 www.winonacountyfair.com Gopher State Expositions Attendance: 37,000 Wright County Fair, Howard Lake July 30- Aug. 3 www.wrightcountyfair.org Amusement Attractions Inc. Attendance: 67,280 Yellow Medicine County Fair, Canby July 24-26 www.ymcfair.com Carnival TBD Attendance: 8,000 2014 Iowa county fair schedule Clay County Fair, Spencer Sept. 6-14 www.claycountyfair.com Adair County Fair, Greenfield July 16-20 www.adaircofair.com Clayton County Fair, National July 30-Aug. 4 www.claytoncountyfair.com Adams County 4-H/FFA Youth Fair, Corning July 11-16 Clinton County Fair, Dewitt July 16-20 www.facebook.com/clintoncountyiowa fair Allamakee — Big Four Fair, Postville June 20-22 Crawford County Fair, Denison July 23-28 www.facebook.com/pages/CrawfordCounty-Iowa-Fair/110192082364223 Allamakee County Fair, Waukon July 16-20 www.allamakeecountyfair.com Audubon County Fair, Audubon July 17-21 Black Hawk — National Cattle Congress, Waterloo Sept. 11-14 www.nationalcattlecongress.com Black Hawk County 4-H & FFA Fair, Waterloo July 22-26 Boone County Fair, Boone July 17-20 www.boonecountyfairia.com Bremer County Fair, Waverly July 27-Aug. 2 www.bremercountyfair.com Buchanan County Fair, Independence July 16-19 www.buchanoncountyfair.org Cedar County Fair, Tipton July 9-13 www.thecedarcountyfair.com Buena Vista County Fair, Alta July 9-13 www.bvcofair.com Cerro Gordo — North Iowa Fair, Mason City July 9-13 www.northiowaeventcenter.org Butler County Fair, Allison June 25-29 www.butlercountyfair.com Calhoun County Expo Rockwell City July 9-13 www.calhouncountyexpo.com Carroll County Fair, Coon Rapids July 9-13 www.iowaccfair.com Cass County Fair, Atlantic July 23-30 www.facebook.com/theCassCountyFair Pope County Fair• Glenwood, MN • July 30th - August 3rd 128 Years Fee www.PopeCountyFair.org Look for us on Facebook! – Crescent Amusements – Cherokee County Fair, Cherokee July 17-20 www.cherokeecountyfair.org Chickasaw — Big Four Fair, Nashua Aug. 28-Sept. 1 www.big4four.net Davis County Fair, Bloomfield July 15-20 www.daviscountyfair.org Decatur County 4-H & FFA Fair, Leon July 16-21 Delaware County Fair, Manchester July 7-13 www.delawarecofair.com Des Moines County Fair, West Burlington July 23-29 www.desmoinescountyfair.com Dickinson County Fair, Spirit Lake July 19-24 Dubuque County Fair, Dubuque July 22-27 www.dbqfair.com 2014 BENTON COUNTY FAIR August 5th - August 10th ~ Sauk Rapids, MN Military Day: Sunday, August 10th GRANDSTAND EVENTS Tues., Aug. 5th - Motocross: 7:00 pm Wed., Aug. 6th - Demolition Derby: 7:30 pm KIDS DAY Thurs. Aug. 7th - Truck Pull: 6:00 pm SATURDAY, Fri., Aug. 8th - Tractor Pull: 5:00 pm Sat. Aug. 9th - Demolition Derby: 6:30 pm AUGUSt For More Info Call 320-253-5649 or Checkout our website: BentonfairMN.com 9th “Where Farm and Family Meet” Thursday • Senior Citizens Day; Truck & Tractor Pulls Friday • Kids Day; Tough Trucks Saturday • Armed Services Day; of County Sherwin Linton Fair! Sunday • Demo Derby No Admission Celebrating Cherokee — Marcus Community Fair, Marcus Aug. 7-10 www.marcuscommunityfair.com Dallas County 4-H Fair, Adel July 9-13 www.dallascountyfair.com << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> Benton County Fair, Vinton July 23-27 THE LAND, JUNE 2014 Clarke County 4-H Fair, Osceola July 16-21 The following fair dates are courtesy of the Association of Iowa Fairs’ website, www.iowafairs.com. Dates are subject to change. Appanoose County Fair, Centerville July 21-26 www.appanoosecountyfair.com 9 F 2014 Iowa county fair schedule THE LAND, JUNE 2014 10 F Keokuk County Expo Sigourney July 15-20 www.expokeokukco.com Emmet County Agricultural Show, Estherville July 24-27 www.theemmetcountyfair.com Keokuk County Fair, What Cheer July 10-13 www.facebook.com/KeokukCountyFair Fayette County Fair, West Union July 29-Aug. 3 www.fayettecofair.com Kossuth County Fair, Algona July 29-Aug. 3 www.kossuthcountyfair.com Floyd County Fair, Charles City July 16-20 www.floydcountyfair.org Lee County Fair, Donnellson July 9-13 www.leecountyfairiowa.com Franklin County Fair, Hampton July 16-21 www.franklincountyfair.com Linn County Fair, Central City June 25-30 www.thelinncountyfair.com Fremont County Fair, Sidney July 15-21 Greene County Fair, Jefferson July 8-14 << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> Grundy County Fair, Grundy Center July 23-27 www.grundycountyfair.com Guthrie County Fair, Guthrie Center Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Hamilton County Fair, Webster City July 22-28 Hancock County Fair, Britt July 22-28 www.hancockcountyfair.com Henry County Fair, Mount Pleasant July 15-21 www.henrycofair.com Jackson County Fair, Maquoketa July 23-27 www.jacksoncountyiowafair.com Howard — Mighty Howard County Fair, Cresco June 25-29 www.mhcfair.com Jasper County Fair, Colfax July 18-24 ww.jaspercofair.com Humboldt County Fair, Humboldt July 22-28 www.humboldtcountyfair.com Ida County Fair, Ida Grove July 16-21 Hardin County Fair, Eldora July 9-13 Iowa County Fair, Marengo July 16-20 Harrison County Fair, Missouri Valley July 22-27 www.harrisoncofair.com Iowa State Fair, Des Moines Aug. 7-17 www.iowastatefair.com Jefferson — Greater Jefferson County Fair, Fairfield June 24-30 www.jeffersoncofair.com Johnson County 4-H & FFA Fair, Iowa City July 21-25 www.johnsoncofair.com Jones — Great Jones County Fair & Food Fest, Monticello July 16-20 www.greatjonescountyfair.com Jones — Wyoming Fair, Wyoming July 11-13 FREE ENTERTAINMENT throughout the fair! Free Gate! Lucas County Fair, Chariton July 26-31 Lyon County Fair, Rock Rapids July 19-24 www.lyoncountyfair.org Madison County Livestock Show & Fair, Winterset July 16-20 www.madisoncountyfair.net Mahaska — Southern Iowa Fair, Oskaloosa July 14-19 www.southerniowafair.com Marion County Fair, Knoxville July 11-17 www.marioncofair.com DON’T MISS THE MARSHALL CO. FAIR IN WARREN! 107th Annual Thursday, July 24 In The Grandstand OAK RIDGE BOYS BACK BEHIND THE BARN BOYS TH ~~~ NEW ULM, MN ~~~ Demo Derby - Wednesday, Aug. 6 — 7 p.m. mikeschair - “Free Concert” - Thursday, Aug. 7 — 7 p.m. Monster Trucks - Friday, Aug. 8 — 7 p.m. Demo Derby - Saturday, Aug. 9 — 7 p.m. Minn-E Rods & Truck/Tractor Pull - Sunday, Aug. 10 — Noon Dock Dogs - Friday-Sunday Check our website for complete schedule - www.browncountyfreefair.com Wednesday, July 23 6:00 P.M. KICK-OFF PARADE - AUGUST 6 -10 , 2014 TH “Where Farm and Family Meet” Louisa County Fair, Columbus Junction July 20-26 www.louisacountyfair.com Friday, July 25 Wednesday - Sunday July 23 - 27 Check Out Our Web Site at www.marshallcountyfair.org For All Ticket Sales Locations • Fair Office: (218) 745-4445 In The Grandstand SIXTIES CHICKS STEVE HALL & SHOTGUN RED FIREWORKS AT DUSK Saturday, July 26 In The Grandstand TRACTOR PULL CHARIOT RACES Sunday, July 27 In The Grandstand DEMOLITION DERBY 2014 Iowa county fair schedule 11 F Webster County Fair, Fort Dodge July 9-13 www.webstercountyfair.com Mills County Fair, Malvern July 19-23 Van Buren County Fair, Keosauqua July 13-21 www.vbco.vanburencountyfair.com Winnebago County Fair, Thompson July 17-20 www.winnebagocoiowa.com Mitchell County Fair, Osage July 30-Aug. 3 www.mitchellcountyfair.org Wapello County Regional Fair, Eldon June 18-22 www.wapellocountyfair.com Winneshiek County Fair, Decorah July 8-12 www.winneshiekcountyfair.com Monona County Fair, Onawa July 16-20 www.mononacountyfair.com Warren County Fair, Indianola July 23-28 www.warrencofair.com Woodbury County Fair, Moville July 30-Aug. 4 www.woodburycountyfair.com Monroe County 4-H & FFA Fair, Albia July 25-28 Washington County Fair, Washington July 13-18 www.washingtoncountyfairia.com Worth County Fair, Northwood June 18-22 www.worthcountyfair.com Wayne County Fair, Corydon July 22-28 www.waynecofair.org Wright County District Junior Fair, Eagle Grove July 9-14 www.wrightcofair.com Montgomery County Fair, Red Oak July 15-20 Muscatine County Fair, West Liberty July 16-20 www.muscatinecountyfair.com Osceola County Fair, Sibley July 16-19 Page County Fair, Clarinda July 22-27 Palo Alto County Fair, Emmetsburg July 17-20 www.paloaltocountyfair.com Plymouth County Fair, Le Mars July 23-27 www.plymouthcountyfair.org Pocahontas County 4-H & FFA Fair, Pocahontas July 17-21 Polk County 4-H & FFA Fair, Des Moines July 16-21 www.polkcountyfairiowa.com Pottawattamie County Fair, Avoca July 16-21 www.pottawattamiecountyfair.com Ringgold County Fair, Mount Ayr July 9-13 www.ringgoldcountyfair.com Sac County Fair, Sac City July 23-26 www.saccountyfair.com Scott — Mississippi Valley Fair, Davenport July 29-Aug. 03 www.mvfair.com 135th NOBLES COUNTY FAIR August 7th -10th ~ FEATURED EVENTS ~ Wednesday, August 6th • 11 a.m. Dairy Show followed by the District show • 7:00 p.m. – Tractor Pull in the Grandstand Thursday, August 7th Shelby County Fair, Harlan July 8-14 www.shelbycountyfair.org • • • • 8:00 a.m. - Swine Show 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Senior Day 7:00 p.m. – 4th Annual MK 5K Run and Family Fun Walk Sioux County Youth Fair, Sioux Center July 12-17 www.siouxcountyfair.org • • • • Free pancakes from 9 to Noon – Sponsored by Nobles Cty. Farm Bureau Free Watermelon at Noon – Sponsored by Chamber Ag committee 2 p.m.- 8 p.m. - Ecology bus 7:00 p.m. - Demolition Derby Story County Youth Fair, Nevada July 18-23 www.sc-fair.com Friday & Saturday Kids Day - 2 Bikes will be given away Nights in the • 2:00 p.m. - Tri-State Beef Show Beer Garden • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Zoo Express • 7:00 p.m. – Endurance Race in the Grandstand Tama County Fair, Gladbrook July 15-20 Taylor County Fair, Bedford July 17-20 www.taylorcountyfair.net 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Boomer Nights Friday, August 8th Saturday, August 9th Ribs Sunday, August 10th • 1:00 p.m. – Kids Pedal Pull begins • 1:00 p.m. – Individual Horseshoe Tournament Visit our website: noblescountyfair.com “Where Farm and Family Meet” Pottawattamie — Westfair Council Bluffs July 23-28 www.westfairevents.com Poweshiek County 4-H & FFA Fair, Grinnell July 15-21 www.poweshiekcountyfair.org << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> O’Brien County Fair, Primghar July 19-24 www.obriencountyfair.com THE LAND, JUNE 2014 Union County Fair, Afton July 19-24 www.ucfair.com Marshall — Central Iowa Fair, Marshalltown July 9-13 www.centraliowafairgrounds.com THE LAND, JUNE 2014 12 F Minnesota State Fair grandstand acts Iowa State Fair grandstand acts Aretha Franklin with special guest The Four Tops Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. $45 Kid Rock with special guest Blackberry Smoke Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. $66.50, $51.50 DigiFest Minnesota Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. $30, $20 Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. $81, $71, $51 Tim McGraw with special guest Ryan Kinder Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. $71, $56 Fall Out Boy & Paramore with special guest Bad Suns Aug. 28, 7 p.m. $51, $41 A Prairie Home Companion with The Happy Together Tour 2014 Garrison Keillor Aug. 25, 8 p.m. Aug. 29, 7:45 p.m. $21 $32, $25 “Where Farm and Family Meet” << 2014 FAIR-GOER’S GUIDE >> Linkin Park & Thirty Seconds to MN Music On-A-Stick featuring Mars with special guest AFI Brother Ali, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Har Mar Superstar, Cloud Cult and The Cactus Blossoms Aug. 30, 4 p.m. $30 Newsboys with special guest Matthew West Aug. 7, 8 p.m. $30 Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Finals Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. Free Happy Together Tour - 2014 starring The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis & the Playboys Aug. 8, 8 p.m. $25 Journey with special guest Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Sept. 1, 7 p.m. $58, $48 Minnesota State Fair Box Office information, (651) 288-4427, or 1265 Snelling Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55108-3109 ❖ $32 $35 Deery Brothers Summer Series Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m. $17 Demolition Derby and Figure Eight Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. $15 Florida Georgia Line with special guest Colt Ford Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Reserved seats sold out $40 Lady Antebellum with special guests Billy Currington and Kelsey K Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $49 Foreigner and Styx Grand Outlaw National Tractor Aug. 17, 8 p.m. and Truck Pull sponsored by Iowa $39 Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry with Farmer Today special guest Plain White Ts Aug. 13, 2 p.m. Grandstand ticket information Aug. 9, 8 p.m. $20 Tickets for all Grandstand concerts $39 and events are available through all Days of Gold Tour starring Jake Ticketmaster outlets, online at Winged Sprint Cars Owen & Eli Young Band with ticketmaster.com or by phone at Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. special guest The Cadillac Three (800) 745-3000. All concert seats $15 presented by Discover Boating are reserved, all track events are Aug. 14, 7 p.m. general admission. Convenience The Stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty $40 charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa — A Conversation with the State Fair Ticket Office will open July Robertsons: Willie, Korie and Si Chevelle and Halestorm 7 for walk-up orders only. ❖ Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 8 p.m.