Kandiyohi County Fair Events

KRA Racing Talent Contest Tractor Pull Demo Derby Bull Riding Pig Races Bingo Whitney Music Ranch Sorting Chain Saw Artist Veterans Little Red Schoolhouse Old Settlers Cabin

KRA Racing Wed Aug 5 6:30 pm KRA Web SiteKRA Racing at the kandiyohi County Fair

KRA Stock Car Races 
Wed Aug 5 6:30pm
FREE With Gate Admission

FREE Grandstand Only Wednesday Night of the Kandiyohi County Fair

Bull Riding Wed August 5 at 7:30 pm 4H Arena Great Frontier Bull Riding Company web site

Guaranteed seating at the 2015 Great Frontier Bull Riding

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

Wednesday August 5 at 7:30 PM
Only 700 seats to be sold

Tickets will be available 2 weeks prior to the show until Wednesday Aug. 5 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
Danube Lumber
Dooley Petroluem
Big Country
Perkins Lumber
Bushmills Ethanol, Inc
Fladeboe Auctions
Pioneer Heritage Insurance
Central Lakes Cooperative

Veterans Day at the Kandiyohi County Fair

Wednesday Aug 5th

11:00 am"Prairie Winds Summer Band"  Heritage Square Stage
11:30 am First Half of "Special Veteran Tribute" Heritage Square Stage
Noon  FREE Veterans Lunch  Heritage Square Stage
12:30 am Second Half of "Special Veteran Tribute" Heritage Square Stage
1:00 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
Henderson-Lewis Post No. 5

Talent Contest Thursday Aug 6 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 25, 2015 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 6, 2015 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 Thursday Aug 6 7:00 pmDemo Derby at the kandiyohi County Fair
entry form

Sponsored by:
Mills Automotive Group
Haug Implement
94.1  The Loon
Farm-Rite Equipment
Gary Monson

August 6 7:00 pm Grandstand
--- Adult $8.00
--- Children (5-12 yrs) $2
--- Children (under 5) Free    
--- Pit Admission $20.00 (You must sign a waiver. If you're under 18 a parent must sign a waiver.)


Willmar Stingers at the Fair web siteWillmar Stingers

THE WILLMAR STINGERS are coming to the Kandiyohi County Fair
for Kids Day

Saturday August 8th 11 AM - 1 PM

Games, Autographs, Pictures

Don't miss out on the FUN!!


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!!


Whitney Music Musician's Showcase Application Form

2015 Whitney Music Showcase at the Kandiyohi County Fair, August 8, 2015 1:00-3:00 PM

To help recognize musical talent of Kandiyohi county and surrounding areas, Whitney Music Center presents the 2015 Whitney Music Showcase.
Auditions will be held at Whitney Music 6:00—7:00 pm, Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3.
Please pre-register with Whitney Music Center prior to the audition by either mailing this application or bringing it to Whitney Music Center store. Auditions will be assigned on a “ first-come, first-served ” basis.

Audition requirements:

  • Applicants must be willing and able to perform at the Whitney Music Showcase at the Kandiyohi County Fair on August 8th during the specified time and participating in the finale of the show.
  • Please audition with two prepared pieces ( vocal and/or instrumental ) that you would like to perform.
  • Performers will receive a t-shirt & an invitation to perform at Jazz N Java "The Auditions"

Ranch Sorting (flyer)Ranch Sorting

2015 Ranch Sorting Jackpot
Presented by: Rusty Spur Arena

Saturday, August 8th
The BIG Show
7:00 PM Kandiyohi County Fair 4-H Arena

Sponsored by:
D & D AG Supply
Sand Electric

50% Payout with added money
Amateur - $20.00/Ride
ProAm - $20.00/Ride
Open - $25.00/Ride
10 Ride Limit / 2 Draws
Prelims 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Call Backs - 7:00 pm

For information and to Pre Register Contact
Joel Paffrath 320-491-5297

NEW!! At The 2015 Kandiyohi County Fair
BMX Bike Stunt ShowsMega Jump

3 Shows a Day
3pm, 5pm, 7pm
All 4 Days of the Fair
Don't Miss It!!

Sponsored by:
West Central Communications

Tractor Pull (NEW DAY THIS YEAR) Friday Aug 7, 2015 7:00 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
Tool Yard
Remington Seed

August 7, 2015  7:00 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
August 8th
6:30 pm

Little Red Schoolhouse

Coloring Contest - new coloring pages coming

Kids Writing Contest

Adult Writing
Tell your favorite frog story
1. Use your own paper.
2. Mail before August 1 to: Kandiyohi County Fair • Box 490 • Willmar, MN 56201
3. Or bring your writing to the Little Red School House on or before August 5, 2014.
4. Using your own paper, be sure to include with your writing .. . your name and address.

Fabulous Frogs featuring Minnesota Frogs

  • Live Frog Display
  • Make-and-Take Frog craft project
  • Check your Frog Smarts
  • Froggie and Me Hall of Fame!!  
  • Bring a photo (no larger than 4x6) of yourself with a Frog
  • We'll post them in the Schoolhouse during the Fair

Old Settlers’ Cabin Exhibit 3 & 7pm each day

The 2014 Kandiyohi County Fair is the third year of a new expanded exhibit area in the Log Cabin during the Fair.  The Log Cabin has undergone many improvements including, shingles, lighting and repairs/staining of the exterior logs. The fair board, along with the Kandiyohi County Historical Society are excited to present this years theme: the Civil War.  Michael Eckers will be giving presentations in the Log Cabin all 4 days of the Fair.  Michael presents the Civil War in the persona of a Union Brigadier General (though he’s known to show up in other uniforms, too).  His talks are as engaging and entertaining as his writing.  He considers himself a time traveler and is currently working on several projects. Come and reminisce of times past and enjoy the new exhibit area.