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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.
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, talent contest, and dance contest.
A $100 Membership Fee entitles you to ... (for the first year of membership)
- 2 Season Gate Admission Passes
- 1 Season Parking Pass
- 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
Old Settlers’ Cabin Exhibit and Improvements
The 2013 Kandiyohi County Fair is the second 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, would like to celebrate the origins of Historical Churches in Minnesota and feature Historical Churches of Kandiyohi County. Doug Ohman will be here for presentations and his collection of photographs. Come and reminisce of times past and enjoy the new exhibit area.
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.
The Old West Society
The Old West Society will be a part of the Kandiyohi County Fair this year providing educational and historical re-enactments from the period 1866-1899. The re-enactments generally fall into one of two categories: first, they provide first-person re-enactments of the way of life in Minnesota, and states further west including cooking,camping, daily life on the prairie, men's and women's clothing, and historically correct western arena arts re-enactments; second, they provide live-action re-enactments of popular shows of the time including shootouts, short plays, and/or other staged entertainment. Come and enjoy the Old West Society at the 2013 Kandiyohi County Fair.
Theatre Of Fools
Vaudeville For The 21st Century
Theatre Of Fools' mission has been to develop a re-imagined theatre infused with circus, vaudeville and carnival. Carnival entertainment is a beloved family tradition with a history of being accessible to the entire melting pot of the American experiment. The fairground is where theater was born. Fairground entertainers are pictured on the interior walls Egyptian pyramids. Greek theater emerged out of pagan festivals. During the Middle Ages itinerate magicians, puppeteers, and Commedia dell’arte troupes traveled from fair to fair. Both Shakespeare and Moliere were influenced by the fairground entertainment of their times. Theatre of Fools believes that every age of theater can find re-birth by returning to the fairground stage. Come and enjoy shows and a childrens juggling workshop at the 2013 Kandiyohi County Fair.
“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 Log Cabin Exhibit Area and Improvements, Doug Ohmans Presentations, The Old West Society, Restoration of the Little Red School House and The Theatre Of Fools is funded, in part, by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.”