Goodhue County Fair is a Family Affair
The Goodhue County Fair got underway Tuesday with the usual fun for everyone in rural Zumbrota.
Daily admission is $7. A season gate pass is $20. Those under age 12 get in for free.
It is noted on the fair program the schedule is subject to change.
One of the things Fair Board Treasurer Darla Vieths and newest Goodhue County Fair Board member Morgan Berg told KDHL they are excited about is the new livestock building housing goats.
4-H Building is open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day through Saturday.
Commercial Buildings are open 12:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. through Saturday.
Open Class Exhibit Buildings are open 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. through Saturday.
Entry Day was held Tuesday with the Johnny Holm Band performing their 40th annivsary show in the Beer Garden. The band is older than 40 but the first permorance at the fair was in 1983.
Wednesday is Day Care Day so the fairgrounds will be filled with little people bused in from all over the county. From Red Wing to Kenyon and all points in between.
There is a 4-H Sheep Show at 8:00 a.m. in the Show Arena.
An Ag Marketing meeting takes place in a big tent sponsored by Riverland College at 8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. to Noon are the special activities for day cares. Same time frame there is Storytime and a Fossil Dig at the old schoolhouse on the grounds.
9:00 to Noon the Goodhue County Sheriff's Department sponsors kids "Pedal Cars" in the Beer Garden.
9:30 a.m. Goodhue County Junior Holstein Association Show
9:00 a.m. to Noon Goodhue County Sheriff's Department has a Dive Tank Demonstration.
10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday is Kidz Science Safari with their hours Friday at Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Professor Newton is at the fair 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wenesday. Noon, 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Dangerous Feats of Comedy performances are Noon, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. 2:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Friday. 1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
Noon to 2:00 p.m. Are You Smarter than a 1940's Goodhue County 8th Grader Jeopardy is in the schoolhouse on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Are You Smarter is conducted Wednesday. It's also held 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 9:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday.
Lew-e's Comedy Circus has shows at 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. is 4-H Beef Show in the Show Arena. 6:00 p.m. 4-H Arts in Show. 7:00 p.m. 4-H Fashion Revue at 4-H tent.
Thursday 4-H Market Swine Show is 8:00 a.m. in the Show Arena. 5:00 p.m. 4-H Meat Goat Show in Show Arena,
Friday 8:00 a.m. 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show under big tent. 9:00 a.m. 4-H Dairy Show outside Dairy Barn. 1:00 p.m. Dairy Goat Show in Show Arena. 4:00 p.m. 4-H Lamb Lead in Show Arena. 5:00 p.m. 4-H Goat Costume Show in Show Arena. 6:00 p.m.
4-H Arts-In Show.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 4-H Livestock Auction in Show Arena. 1:00 p.m. 4-H Arts-In Show. 3:00 p.m. 4-H Supreme Showmanship Contest (Small Animal). 3:30 p.m. 4-H Supreme Showmanship (Large Animal). 3:30 p.m. 4-JH Arts-In Show.
Beer Garden Free Entertainment includes Dave Carpenter and Friends 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. 6:00 p.m. Hayden Ashworth. Thursday 5:00 p.m. Troy Aron Johnson. Friday 2:30 p.m. George's Concertina Polka. 7:00 p.m. Bryan Anderson. Saturday 8:30 p.m. The Dads after the Demo Derby approximately 8:30 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 p.m. Farm Bureau Century Farm Program under big tent.
Fossil Dig is Wednesday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Schoolhouse. Kite Building 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in Schoolhouse. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Rope-making activity/demonstration at Schoolhouse. Friday History Tunk Whirly Gig Art Project from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Schoolhouse, Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Buter Making Demonstration at Schoolhouse.
Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is a Antique Tractor Display. Bridget's Decorated Cupcake Contest Judging takes place 4:00 p.m. in Beer Garden Thursday.
Friday 11:00 a.m. Scam Presentation by Deputy Jen Hofschulte in Beer Garden followed by Noon Euchre Tournament.
Friday 6:00 p.m. Outstanding Senior of Goodhue County Award announced in Beer Garden.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is 1st Annual BBQ Contest in Beer Garden.
Crescent City Amusements provides the Carnival with hours of 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$20 Unlimited Armbands available on these days and times:
- Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Grandstand events include:
- Wednesday Night AutoCross 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday Night Truck Pull and Tractor Pull 6:30 p.m.
- Friday Night AutoCross 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday Gigantic Demolition Derby begins 5:00 p.m.
If there is nothing among all those activities that is interesting to someone in your family it's hard to believe.
Goodhue County Pork Producer's Building will be filled with good food and fellowship. Jerry Groskreutz and I will get to broadcast live between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday from their Food Stand.
Jerry will be there Wednesday and Saturday and I will be there Thursday and Friday. Thanks to the Goodhue County Pork Producers and Goodhue County ADA.
AM Minnesota originates live from the fairgrounds 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday and Friday. A special afternoon show will take place 3:05 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thanks to Milo Peterson Ford and the Security State Bank of Kenyon and Craig Keller Insurance Agency in Nerstrand.
You can listen to our Tuesday AM Minnesota from the Goodhue County Fair below.
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