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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cass County Fair, Pillager July 10-13 www.pillagerfair.com Carnival TBD Attendance: 2,500

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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

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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

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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

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Otter Tail (West) County Fair, Fergus Falls July 16-19 www.wotcountyfair.com Mighty Thomas Carnival Attendance: 20,000

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Mower County Free Fair, Austin Aug. 5-10 www.mowercountyfair.com Goldstar Amusements Attendance: 90,000

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• 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

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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

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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

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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

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Princeton

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Benton County Fair, Vinton July 23-27

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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

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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

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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

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~~~ 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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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Pottawattamie — Westfair Council Bluffs July 23-28 www.westfairevents.com

Poweshiek County 4-H & FFA Fair, Grinnell July 15-21 www.poweshiekcountyfair.org

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O’Brien County Fair, Primghar July 19-24 www.obriencountyfair.com

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Union County Fair, Afton July 19-24 www.ucfair.com

Marshall — Central Iowa Fair, Marshalltown July 9-13 www.centraliowafairgrounds.com


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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

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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 ❖

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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.


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