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2016 Events

Wed. - Sat, Grandstand Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.
Date        Event Location Start Time   End Time
Mon 8/8 Agriculture Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 17–27 & 117
5:00 pm 8:30 pm

Tue 8/9 Agriculture Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 17–27 & 117
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue 8/9 4-H Horse Interviews Horse Barn 11:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue 8/9 4-H Livestock Interviews
Beef, Dairy, Goats, Llamas, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Hogs
Show Tent 1:00 pm 5:30 pm
Tue 8/9 Dept 19: Floriculture Agriculture Building 6:30 pm
Tue 8/9 Dept 20: Canning and Preservation: Divisions O (Wine) & P (Beer) Agriculture Building 6:30 pm
Tue 8/9 Dept 21: Baking Agriculture Building 6:30 pm
Tue 8/9 Dept 117: FFA Crops Agriculture Building 7:30 pm
Tue 8/9 Dept 17: Farm & Garden Crops (Divisions A, B & C) Agriculture Building 7:30 pm

Wed 8/10 Dept 20: Canning and Preservation Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 21: Baking (continued from previous day) Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 25: Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Antiques Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 26: Health Care Residents Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 27: Photography Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/10 4-H Pigeon & Dove Show Judging Show Tent 7:30 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 22: Household Art Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 23: Clothing Construction Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 24: Knitting, Crocheting Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/10 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the coin and win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 17: Farm & Garden Crops (Divisions A, B & C) Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/10 Dept 18: Fruits Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/10 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/10 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Poultry Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Wed 8/10 Helicopter Rides *Weather permitting*
More info
Grandstand 9:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 15: Pigeon Show (following 4-H pigeons) Poultry Barn 11:00 am
Wed 8/10 4-H Camp Fair Entertainment Center 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Market Animal Weigh-in
Hogs weighed first at noon; sheep and goats to follow.
Sheep/Hogs/FFA Children's Barnyard 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Beef Cattle in place 12:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Commercial buildings open 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Dairy Cattle in place 12:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Livestock must be entered by noon Wed 12:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Rabbit Show Judging & Agility Show Tent 1:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Swine Show Judging Show Area between Hog & Llama Barns 1:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 16: Rabbit Judging (following 4-H rabbits) Rabbit Barn 1:30 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Beef Weigh-in Dairy & Beef Barn 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Dairy Interviews Dairy & Beef Barn 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Midway opens Midway 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Midway special: Ride cost reduced by 1 ticket Midway 3:00 pm 6:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 107: FFA Hogs Show Area between Hog & Llama Barns 3:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 108: FFA Sheep (following open Division and FFA Hogs) Show Tent 3:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 7: Hogs (following FFA hogs) Show Area between Hog & Llama Barns 3:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Dept 8: Sheep Show Tent 4:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Fairy Gardening
Dawn from the Watertown Floral Shop will answer all your questions about fairy gardens and guide you to create your own at home.
Agriculture Building 4:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Touch-a-Truck featuring Emergency Vehicles
FREE with gate admission!
More info
Grandstand 5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Erin & Madison Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 6:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Bingo Bingo Tent 6:30 pm 10:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Power Wheels Demo Derby
FREE with gate admission!
More info, rules and entry form
Grandstand 6:30 pm 7:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Up South Patio 6:30 pm 10:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Equine Drill Team Exhibition
Following Touch-a-Truck and Power Wheels Demo Derby
FREE with gate admission!
More info
Grandstand 7:45 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Johnny Holm Band
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am

Thu 8/11 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the coin and win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Dept 9-14: Poultry, Waterfowl, Game Birds Poultry Barn 8:00 am
Thu 8/11 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Thu 8/11 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H & FFA (Dept 104) Dairy Show Judges' Square 9:00 am
Thu 8/11 4-H Horse Game Show West Arena 9:00 am
Thu 8/11 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Lamb Lead Interviews Show Tent 11:00 am
Thu 8/11 500 Card Tournament
Registration 11-11:45 AM, play until 1:00 PM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Thu 8/11 4-H Wool Fleece Judging Show Tent 11:30 am
Thu 8/11 4-H Lamb Lead and Sheep Show Judging Show Tent 12:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Midway opens Midway 12:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Midway special: Pay one price (wristbands) $25 Midway 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Quilting Demonstration Agriculture Building 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Plate of Bars Contest
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Thu 8/11 Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year Program Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Unique, Clever Ideas for Cake Decorating
Come watch and enjoy as Mackenthun's demonstrates decorating cakes!
Agriculture Building 1:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Carver County Century Farms Program, Presented by Farm Bureau
(following Senior Citizen of the Year Program)
More info
Entertainment Center 1:15 pm 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Demonstrations and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Thru City Entertainment Center 4:30 pm 7:30 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show: Intermediates & Seniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Dept 3: Llamas & Alpacas Show Tent 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Open WSCA Horse Game Show *CANCELED DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS*
More info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Young Funks Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Motokazie *CANCELED DUE TO TRACK CONDITIONS*
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open and practice begins at 6:00
More info and invitation to local riders
Grandstand 7:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm
Thu 8/11 DiamondBack
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am

Fri 8/12 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the coin and win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Fri 8/12 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H Goat Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Fri 8/12 4-H Horse Show: Training, Cloverbud, Pleasure & Trail Classes West Arena 8:30 am
Fri 8/12 Dept 4: Dairy Cattle Judges' Square 9:00 am
Fri 8/12 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Dept 5: Dairy Goats (following 4-H goats) Show Tent 10:00 am
Fri 8/12 Art in Motion: Interactive Canvas
FREE! More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 11:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Sheepshead Tournament Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Fri 8/12 Midway opens Midway 12:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Midway special: Two riders for the price of one Midway 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Quilting Demonstration Agriculture Building 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Cookie Jar Contest Judging
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Fri 8/12 Carver County Junior Holstein Heifer Show Judges' Square 12:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 1:00 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H Fashion Review Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Ragtown Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Wood Carving
Join us for a demonstration of wood carving from start to finish of a beautiful hand carved item. Henry will help you understand the art of carving a simple piece of wood into a finished masterpiece.
Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H & FFA (Dept 106) Beef Show West Arena 5:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Dept 6: Beef (following 4-H & FFA Beef) Judges' Square 5:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Fri 8/12 NTPA Tractor Pull *DELAYED BRIEFLY FOR TRACK PREPARATION*
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:30
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Art in Motion: Parkour & Dance Jam *PARKOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED. LIVEWIRE DJ WILL CONTINUE AS SCHEDULED*
FREE! More info
Show Tent 7:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Highliners Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm
Fri 8/12 IV Play
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am

Sat 8/13 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the coin and win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sat 8/13 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Kits for Kids Workshop
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Log Rolling with Carver County Parks
FREE! More info
Shady Oak Ridge 9:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Open WSCA Horse Performance and Youth Show
More info
West Arena 9:00 am
Sat 8/13 4-H Meat Auction & Buyer's Brunch
Meat auction at 10:30 AM
Show Tent 10:00 am
Sat 8/13 Be A Dairy Ambassador!
Boys and girls ages 10 to 12
Dairy & Beef Barn/Judges' Square 10:00 am
Sat 8/13 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Dairy Fun and Games for Kids with Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors Dairy & Beef Barn 11:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Registration at 10:30 AM; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/13 4-H Chicken BBQ Contest Show Tent 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Midway opens Midway 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Quilting Demonstration Agriculture Building 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Diaper Derby
Registration at 12:30 pm
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 1:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Rooster Crowing Contest
More info
Show Tent 1:00 pm
Sat 8/13 4-H Share the Fun and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Artistic Drawing of Animals Demonstration
Love to doodle or have a special pet that you would love to draw and have framed? Let us walk you through a session of doing a portrait of your pet.
Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Dojo Karate Demonstration outside Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
$500 prize!
Registration form
Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sat 8/13 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Kids' Prize Give-Away Drawing
Ages 12 & under; Sign up from 11:00 AM to 3:30 pm
Must be present to win.
Patio 3:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Sat 8/13 The Bingos Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat 8/13 4-H Llama Show: Cloverbuds & Juniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Out-of-Field Tractors, Semis and Pick-ups Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 4:30
More info, rules and entry form
Grandstand 5:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Horse Ranch Rodeo
More Info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Drop Tailgate Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Whiskey Stone
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am

Sun 8/14 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the coin and win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/14 Gates Open 8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers – Polka Church Service Entertainment Center 10:00 am 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Minnesota Circuit Riders Open NSCA Show
More info
West Arena 10:00 am
Sun 8/14 4-H Pet/Cat Show Show Tent 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Midway opens Midway 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Quilting Demonstration Agriculture Building 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Patio 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Racing Pigs 1:00 pm
Sun 8/14 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest Show Tent 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Sun 8/14 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sun 8/14 Demolition Derby
Age 7 through adult: $8.00; Children Age 6 & under: free
Tickets are available online (for pickup at the Admin Bldg) until 1:00pm Sunday & in the Administration Building until 1:30pm. After 1:30pm, tickets must be purchased at the Grandstand. Credit cards accepted.
Gates open at 3:00
More info, rules and entry forms
Grandstand 4:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Kachunga and the Alligator Show Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Midway special: Pay one price (wristbands) $25 Midway 5:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Waconia High School Jazz Band Patio 5:00 pm 7:30 pm
Sun 8/14 Traveled Ground with Special Guest Jenn Bostic Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Cattle Excused 8:00 pm
Johnny Holm Band
Kachunga and the Alligator Show
Exotic Zoo
Motokazie
Carver County Fair Midway
IV Play
Pig Races
Bingo
Exotic Zoo
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
Demolition Derby
Tippy the Cow