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2017 Free Shows and Attractions

Wed. - Sat, Grandstand Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.
Date        Event Location Start Time   End Time
Wed 8/9 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:30 pm
Wed 8/9 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Herb Gardening
Have you ever wondered what herbs you should plant or use in cooking? Or maybe how they are used in oils, health, or household needs, or even to spruce up the air? Wonder no longer—we'll have Dawn from the Watertown Floral Shop here to give her input on herbs and their uses. She'll answer all your questions and guide you to create your own herb garden at home. Where it can go from there is only known by you.
Agriculture Building 4:30 pm
Wed 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:30 pm
Wed 8/9 Erin & Madison Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Minnesota Minn-E-Rod Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open and practice begins at 5:00
More info
Grandstand 6:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Up South Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/9 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Wed 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:30 pm
Wed 8/9 Johnny Holm Band
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am

Thu 8/10 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Thu 8/10 Unique, Clever Ideas for Cake Decorating
Ever wonder how they make the fancy roses or add the decorations to your party cake? Well, here is your chance to come watch and enjoy as Mackenthun’s demonstrates decorating cakes. They'll show you how to take a 9×13 cake and make it a masterpiece. Who knows, after some practice maybe you can enter your cake at the fair next year!
Agriculture Building 1:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Mollie B with the Jim Busta Band Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Thu 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Castaways Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/10 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Motokazie
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open and practice begins at 6:00
More info and invitation to local riders
Grandstand 7:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:00 pm
Thu 8/10 Them Pesky Kids
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:00 pm 12:00 am

Fri 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Fri 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Veterans Program 2:30 pm 4:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 3:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Jason Paulson Band Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Wood Carving – Detailing & Finishing
You have a piece of wood carved out and looking like what you want—now what? Join us for a demonstration of detailing and finishing your carving. Let Henry tell you how he finishes off one of his beautiful carvings. He will help you understand the art of detailing a simple piece of wood into a finished masterpiece. Something you don’t want to miss if you enjoy working with wood. And who knows, maybe next year you can exhibit a piece of wood that you created.
Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 5:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Fri 8/11 NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:30
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Chopper
FREE!
7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/11 Red Letter Band
"Sold" by Red Letter Band [Official Video] on YouTube
Patio 7:00 pm 10:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 7:30 pm
Fri 8/11 Hitchville
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:30 am
Fri 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:30 pm

Sat 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sat 8/12 Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Registration at 10:30 AM; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Diaper Derby
Registration at 12:30 pm
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Sat 8/12 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
$500 prize!
Registration form
Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Want to Learn About Pottery?
Would you like to see a patchwork lion or dolphin being hand built from clay? Sue Christensen, who owns the pottery shop Sideshow Gallery at the Minnesota State Fair, will demonstrate building original pieces that will later be covered with plaster to make molds for slip casting lightweight porcelain wall art. You will see the tools and processes used in clay work, hear an explanation of mold making and slip casting, see examples of the colorful finished products and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Agriculture Building 2:30 pm
Sat 8/12 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Sat 8/12 The Bingos Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sat 8/12 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 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Dale Dahmen & The Beats Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Sat 8/12 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:00 pm
Sat 8/12 32 Below
Must be 21 years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 9:30 pm 12:30 am

Sun 8/13 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/13 Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers – Polka Church Service Entertainment Center 10:00 am 11:00 am
Sun 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 12:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Patio 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 1:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Let us Help You Expand Your Creativity Within!
You have that favorite pet or you want to try drawing some of the animals you see when hiking in the parks. Well, here is your opportunity to learn the fundamentals, along with how to finish it off once you have the basic design. Mary and Cathy are here to help you, whether it is in pencil, water color pencils or another tool they have to show. Make sure you stop in and try your hand at drawing.
Agriculture Building 1:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Galaxy Girl Tippy's Pasture 4:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Waconia High School Jazz Band Patio 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun 8/13 Traveled Ground with Jenn Bostic Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Exotic Zoo
NTPA Tractor Pull
Pig Races
Motokazie
Machinery Hill
Exotic Zoo
Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
MN Minn-E-Rod Pull