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Join us at the Kandiyohi County Fair. Members of the Kandiyohi County Fair Board would like to invite you to attend YOUR county fair in Willmar, Minnesota. The Board has put together another excellent 4-day event for the residents and visitors of Kandiyohi County enjoy.

Nominations sought for Kandiyohi County Outstanding Senior Citizens
Nominations from the county residents are now being sought for the 2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards for Kandiyohi County.  The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65.  They will be honored at the Kandiyohi County fair on Thursday, August 6.  Official nomination forms are available by contacting Gwen Krebsbach at 320-220-0141 or Kathy Vruwink at 320-905-3806.  Winners at the county level will move on to compete at the state level at the Minnesota State Fair.


Are you looking for a way to be involved in a Family Tradition?
Need something fun to do the second week of August?
Love the Fair and want to get involved?
18-100 years of age!
We have a place for YOU!
Give us a call!
320-599-4318 - Cheryl-Fair Secretary

Come and see all the different 4-H and FFA events. Open Class Exhibits include needlework, home canning, baking, flowers, vegetables, quilts, cattle, horses and rabbits. There will also be auto racing, demo derby, tractor and truck pull, FREE entertainment and talent contest.

Everyone's Goin' to the Kandiyohi County Fair

2015 Happenings at the Kandiyohi County Fair Grounds

Exhibitions of Birds Cancelled for 2015 Season
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced its directive to cancel all bird exhibitions at county fairs, the State Fair, and other gatherings of birds.  The Board's directive is effective through the end of 2015 and also prohibits birds from being included in swap meets, exotic sales and petting zoos.
There will be NO poultry exhibits at the 2015 Kandiyohi County Fair.
Monday nights 4-H Horse Lessons
 nights - 4-H Dog Lessons
Thursday nights - KRA Stock Car Racing

May 9th, 2015  Wedding Reception
May 9, 2015 4-H Horse Clinic
May 31 Wedding
June 15 4-H Horse Clinic
June 26, 2015 West Central Dairy Days Cattle Show
June 26-27 KRA Demo
June 27 Anniversary Party
July 11 4-H Horse Show
July 18-19, 2015 Glacial Ridge Appaloosa Horse Show
July 18-19 Rusty Eyeball Car Show
August 5-8 Kandiyohi County Fair

Kandiyohi County Fair membership Drive

A $100 Membership Fee entitles you to ... (for the first year of membership)

  1. 2 Season Gate Admission Passes
  2. 1 Season Parking Pass
  3. 2 Grandstand Admission/night of your choice

Each year thereafter you will be a part of the Kandiyohi County Fair Association to help build a better fair. Attend the Annual Association Meeting each November and your $100 membership enables you to one vote.

The membership fee goes into the Association Capital Account to maintain, build and enhance the buildings on the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.

Contact the Fair Secretary @ 320-599-4318 or any Present Board Member

Restoration of the Little Red School House

The Little Red Schoolhouse has a long history in Kandiyohi County. Built in 1882 for $350, it served as the first schoolhouse for School District No.2 before finding a home at our fairgrounds.The Little Red Schoolhouse is home to children’s art displays and a variety of activities.

“This activity is sponsored, in part, by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture through funding from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.”

“The Kandiyohi County Fair is a recipient of a County Fairs Arts Access and Cultural Heritage grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  The Log Cabin Exhibit Area and Improvements, the Restoration of the Little Red School House, roof replacement and lighting in the Arts exhibit area of the Home Activities Building is funded, in part, by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.”

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