Kandiyohi County Fair Events

Chainsaw Carving KRA Racing Talent Contest Tractor Pull Demo Derby Lego Contest Bull Riding Pig Races Bingo Ranch Sorting Veterans Little Red Schoolhouse Old Settlers Cabin

New at the 2016 Kandiyohi County Fair

Budweiser Concessions

Beer and Wine Coolers Sold Daily
1:00 pm-11:00pm
Photo ID WILL be Required


Deegers Freak Shows (Sponsored by Willmar Nite Lions)
Every Day of the Kandiyohi County Fair
In the Exhibitt II Building
From 6pm - 10PM
Admission $5.00 adults /  $3.00 under 12
$2.00 discount with a Food Shelf donation


Chainsaw Carving

All 4 Days of the Fair

Wood Carving Auction will be held onSaturday at 8 pm

Carvings may also be purchased during the Fair

All proceeds will benefit the Kandiyohi County Fair Association


KRA Racing Wed Aug 10 6:30 pm KRA Web SiteKRA Racing at the kandiyohi County Fair

CANCELLED due to weather

KRA Stock Car Races 
Wed Aug 10 6:30pm
FREE With Gate Admission

FREE Grandstand Only Wednesday Night of the Kandiyohi County Fair

Bull Riding Wed August 10 at 7:30 pm 4H Arena Great Frontier Bull Riding Company web site

Guaranteed seating at the 2016 Great Frontier Bull Riding

Purchase a $5.00 Ticket and guarantee your seat at the The Great Frontier Bull Riding

Wednesday August 10 at 7:30 PM
Only 700 seats to be sold

Tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to the show until Wednesday Aug. 10 at 5PM
Tickets available at Runnings in Willmar and the Fair Office on the Fair Grounds
Doors will open at 6:00 PM

There will be NO seating on the arena floor.

A Dirt Kickin' Wicked Good Event

The Great Frontier Bull Riding Company produces Dirt Kickin' Wicked Good Bull Riding events throughout MN. During the two hours of wicked good bull riding we squeeze in hilarious clown skits and kids' events.

Great Frontier Bull Riding Company leases some of the best bucking stock in the state. Kowing what it takes in front of the chutes and in the back pens brings the bull riding event full circle. The show is non-stop with unexpected wrecks between cowboys and bulls...but don't fear, Great Frontier Bull Riding Co. brings two of the best bull fighters to save our cowboys from hang-ups or even worse.

Sponsored by:
South 71 Vet
Lange Ag
Runnings Farm and Fleet
United FCS
Marcus Construction
Dooley Petroluem
100.1 Big Country
Perkins Lumber
Bushmills Ethanol, Inc
Fladeboe Auctions
Pioneer Heritage Insurance
Central Lakes Cooperative

Veterans Day at the Kandiyohi County Fair

Wednesday Aug 10th

11:00 am"Prairie Winds Summer Band"  Heritage Square Stage
11:30 am..."Veteran Tribute"  Dean Johnson Heritage Square Stage
  FREE Veterans Lunch  Heritage Square Stage
12:00 pm"Prairie Winds Summer Band"  Heritage Square Stage

All Veterans and a guest are admitted to the Fair at no charge between 11am and 2pm

FREE transportaiton starting at 10am from the Community Center and the Kandi Mall parking Lot

Sponsored by:
Kandiyohi County Fair Association

Talent Contest Thursday Aug 11 at 6pm Heritage Square Stage more info
There is no fee to enter this contest. 
entry form

Sponsored by:
Kandiyohi Power Cooperative

Open Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Willmar Community Center, 624 Hwy 71 NE Willmar, MN. between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

All contestants who advance from the auditions must perform at the Kandiyohi County Fair/State Fair Talent Contest on Thursday, Aug 11, 2016 at 6pm. The first and second place winners from each of the three divisions will be asked to perform in an encore show following the announcement of winners at approximately 9:00pm that evening.

The Kandiyohi County Fair division first place winners are considered to be semi-finalists for the Minnesota State Fair Talent Contest.  talent showNames of first place winners will be released to the State Fair Talent Contest committee immediately following the Kandiyohi County Fair.  The State Fair will then contact first place winners directly to provide further information and make necessary arrangements.


Demolition Derby October 1, 2016Demo Derby at the kandiyohi County Fair
entry form

Re-scheduled to October 1

Sponsored by:
Farm-Rite Equipment
94.1 The Loon

August 11 7:00 pm Grandstand
--- Adult $8.00
--- Children (5-12 yrs) $2
--- Children (under 5) Free    
--- Pit Admission $25.00 (You must sign a waiver. If you're under 18 a parent must sign a waiver.)


Lego Building Contest
Saturday August 13th
4-H Stage Area

Rules and Entry Form

10:00 11:30 am-Assembly of projects
12:30pm-Winners will be announced
12:30-1:00pm-Public Viewing

Proudly Sponsored by Perkins Lumber
Perkins Lumbar

LA Pig Races

Great Family Fun!!

All 4 Days This Year
Races at 4, 6, and 8PM

From Leader MN

Sponsored by:
Kandiyohi County Corn & Soybean Growers and their checkoffs


Sponsored by the Pennock Lions Club
Wednesday 6pm-9pm
Thursday 1pm-9pm
Friday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 6pm-9pm

Quarter per Card
Cash Payout!!
Check out the FUN!!


Ranch SortingRanch Sorting

2016 Ranch Sorting Jackpot
presented by Swingin' S Arena

download flyer

Saturday, August 13
The BIG Show
7:00 PM Kandiyohi County Fair 4-H Arena

Sponsored by:
D & D AG Supply
Sand Electric
Kenny Wetzel Harness Shop

2 Person Sorting
Amateur - $20.00 per Ride/Class
ProAm - $20.00 pre Ride/Class
Open - $20.00 per Ride/Class
5 Ride Limit / 1 Draw
  • Swingin'S Arena will rate Riders
  • Prizes and money given to top 3 teams of each class
  • Registration will start at 10:00 am
  • Amateur class will ride at 11:00 am
  • Must have negative Coggins
  • Prelims 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Call Backs - 7:00 pm
  • The Big Show 7-9:30 pm

For more information please call 320-212-9894

Tractor Pull Friday Aug 12, 2016 6:00 pm more informationTractor Pull at the Kandiyohi County Fair
entry form

Sponsored by:
Kandiyohi County Soybean Growers
Arnold's Equipment
Haug Implement
Mills Automotive Group
United FCS
Home State Bank
Kandiyohi County Corn Growers
Ace Ag Incorporated
Remington Seed

August 12, 2016  6:00 pm Grandstand
Open to Pickups • Antique • Classic • Out of Field Tractors & Semis 
--- Adult  $8.00
Children (5-12 yrs) $2.00
--- Children (under 5)  Free
--- Pit  Admission $20.00 (You must sign a waiver. If you're under 18 a parent must sign a waiver.)


New Grandstand NTPA Tractor Pull

Saturday Night 6:30 pm
August 13 Grandstand

--- Adult $15.00
--- Children (5-12 yrs) $10.00
--- Children (under 5) Free    
--- Pit Admission $20.00 (You must sign a waiver. If you're under 18 a parent must sign a waiver.)
Dan's Diesel Service and Repair
Nelson International
Hennes Machining & Repair 
Border State Electric

Little Red Schoolhouse

2016 Little Red School House Theme "Wonderful Water"

Water-Related Activities Every Day and a Make-Take Project

Coloring Contest
Pre K and Kindergarten
Grades 1,2,3

Kids Writing Contest
Grades 4,5,6

Adult Writing
Tell your favorite Water story
1. Use your own paper.
2. Mail before Aug 5 to: Kandiyohi County Fair • Box 490 • Willmar, MN 56201
3. Or bring your writing to the Little Red School House on or before August 9, 2016.
4. Using your own paper, be sure to include with your writing .. . your name and address.


Old Settlers’ Cabin Exhibit Featuring Kandiyohi County Churches

Come and visit KCHS at the Fair!  We will be in the Log Cabin again and will have a display on Kandiyohi County Churches by Greg Harp.  We will also have two train tables, coloring and crafts for the kids to enjoy!

Log Cabin display sponsored by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society