It's a free fair. So you might expect plenty of free things to do at the Steele County Fair. You would be right. From musical entertainment to magic shows to flying dogs, playful otters, and puppet dinosaurs, you get plenty of bang for no bucks in Owatonna from August 16 through 21.

United Prairie Bank Fair Squre Stage:
Tuesday, August 16
Dave Grandlund, 3 pm
Flag Raising Ceremony, 5 pm (to mark the official opening of the fair)
Owatonna Community Band, 6 pm
Steel Canyon Band, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 17
Branded (country music), 12 pm
UPSD Dance Studio, 3:15 pm
Styx of Fury (from Blooming Prairie), 4:15 pm
Black Dog Road, 5:15 pm
Power of 10, 8 pm

Thursday, August 18 - Senior Day
Senior Citizen Recognition, 11:30 am
Wendinger Band, 12:30 pm
The ipolka Band, 4 pm
The Whitesidewalls, 8 pm

Friday, August 19
Rad Zoo, 11 am
Dan Stursa Band, 12 pm
Blue Dream 2:45 pm
Just Friends, 6 pm
Janelle Kendall and the Perfect Storm (formerly Walter's Wheelhouse), 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 20
Dee Miller, 11 am
Scottie Miller Band, 1:15 pm
Harrison Street Band, 3:45 pm
White Wolf, 6:15 pm
Transit Authority, 8 pm

Sunday, August 21
Community Church Service, 11 am
Tae Kwon Do, 12:15 pm
Eclipse, 1:15 pm
The Chubs, 4 pm
United Way, 6:30 pm
Owatonna football team, 7 pm

Beer Garden entertainment
Tuesday, August 16
Arch Allies, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, August 17
Johnny Holm Band, 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 18
Street Talk, 8:30 pm

Friday, August 19
Travis Thamert, 3 pm
Shag, 8:30 pm

Saturday, August 20
Led Penny, 3 pm
Mason Dixon Line, 8:30 pm

Sunday, August 21
Dan Stursa Band, 1 pm
The White Keys, 6:30 pm

Find the schedule for Jurassic Kingdom, the All-Star Stunt Dog Show, and the new Otter Adventure here. The new Ready, Set, Grow Educational Magic Show featuring Farmer Ed is on the Reseland Stage in the KRFO Town Square with multiple shows each day Wednesday through Sunday.

The Village of Yesteryear is running a full schedule of performers as well.
Tuesday, August 16
Todd & Roger Uptadel - folk singing, 6 pm

Wednesday, August 17
Nate & Virginia Page - easy listening, 12 pm
Karen Kasper children's book reading, 3 pm
Lights of Litomysl, 6 pm

Thursday, August 18
Dan Stursa Band, 12 pm
Owatonna String Ensemble, 3 pm
Peter Klug - folf music, 6 pm

Friday, August 19
Allan O'Malley-Larson, easy listening, 12 pm
The ipolka Band, 3 pm
Just Kidding-Sweet Adelines, 6 pm

Saturday, August 20
Pumper, Peddler & Politician, 12 pm
Lakelander's Barbershop, 3 pm
Dave Williams, 6 pm

Sunday, August 21
Tradition church service, 9:30 am
Grass Run Band - blue grass, 12 pm
Dunnell Lenort - country, 3 pm

While you at the Village, visit the quilt show/display in the Steele County History Center.

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The Rohester Fire Department and Riverland Community College host a program to teach firefighting skills for local 11th and 12th graders annually. Plus, completing the course earns college credits for students and state certification is offered at the end of the program. It's a seven-day hands-on program.

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