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2020 Events

Wed. - Sat, Grandstand Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.
Date        Event Location Start Time   End Time
Mon 8/10 Education Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 28–30
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Mon 8/10 Agriculture Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 17–27 & 117
5:00 pm 8:30 pm

Tue 8/11 Agriculture Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 17–27 & 117
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue 8/11 Education Building exhibit drop-off
Departments 28–30
8:00 am 12:00 pm
Tue 8/11 Depts 28–30: Education Judging Education Building 4:00 pm
Tue 8/11 4-H Poultry Showmanship
No pigeons or doves – see separate event Thursday at 7:30 AM.
Show Tent 6:00 pm 8:00 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 19: Floriculture Judging Agriculture Building 6:30 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 21: Baking Judging Agriculture Building 6:45 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 20: Canning and Preservation Judging: Divisions N (Wine) & O (Beer) Agriculture Building 7:00 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 25: Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Antiques: Division B (Antiques) Judging Agriculture Building 7:00 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 117: FFA Crops Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 pm
Tue 8/11 Dept 17: Farm & Garden Crops Judging (Divisions A, B & C) Agriculture Building 7:30 pm

Wed 8/12 Dept 20: Canning and Preservation Judging (Divisions A–M) Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 21: Baking Judging (continued from previous day) Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 25: Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Antiques Judging (Divisions A, C–J) Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 26: Health Care Residents Judging Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 27: Photography Judging Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 22: Household Art Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 23: Clothing Construction Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 24: Knitting, Crocheting Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/12 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Day-Use Shelter Reservation! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Wed 8/12 Dept 17: Farm & Garden Crops Judging (Divisions D–H) Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 18: Fruit Judging Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/12 4-H Poultry Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Wed 8/12 Dept 15: Pigeon Show Poultry Barn 11:00 am
Wed 8/12 Livestock entry deadline 11:00 am
Wed 8/12 4-H Rabbit Judging Show Tent 1:00 pm
Wed 8/12 Dept 16: Rabbit Judging (following 4-H rabbits) Rabbit Barn 1:30 pm
Wed 8/12 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 8/12 Dept 108: FFA Sheep Judging Show Tent 3:30 pm
Wed 8/12 Mitchell Hall & The Outlaws
Classic country and vintage rock ‘n’ roll
Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Wed 8/12 Dept 8: Sheep Judging Show Tent 4:00 pm
Wed 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Wed 8/12 Jesse Becker + The Neon Revival
Country / americana / rock from former Maiden Dixie frontman
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Wed 8/12 Johnny Holm Band
Classic rock, modern rock, pop, country... Johnny does it all!
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am

Thu 8/13 4-H Pigeon & Dove Show Judging
Including Showmanship
Show Tent 7:30 am
Thu 8/13 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Day-Use Shelter Reservation! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Thu 8/13 Dept 9-14: Poultry, Waterfowl, Game Birds Judging Poultry Barn 8:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H & FFA (Dept 104) Dairy Show Judges' Square 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Horse Game Show West Arena 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Rabbit Agility Judging Show Tent 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Swine Show Judging Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 Dept 107: FFA Swine Judging Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 Dept 7: Swine Judging (following FFA Swine) Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Lamb Lead Interviews Show Tent 11:00 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Wool Fleece Judging Show Tent 11:30 am
Thu 8/13 4-H Lamb Lead and Sheep Show Judging Show Tent 12:00 pm
Thu 8/13 Plate of Bars Contest
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Thu 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Thu 8/13 4-H Demonstrations and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Thu 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Thu 8/13 Mollie B with the Jim Busta Band
Polka polka polka!
Entertainment Center 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thu 8/13 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/13 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show: Intermediates & Seniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Thu 8/13 Highliners
60s/70s, 80s polka, waltzes & old-time country
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Thu 8/13 Open WSCA Horse Game Show
More info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Thu 8/13 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 8/13 Skitzo Fonik
High-energy current pop and timeless rock classics
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:00 pm 11:30 pm

Fri 8/14 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Day-Use Shelter Reservation! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Fri 8/14 4-H Goat Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Fri 8/14 4-H Horse Show: Training, Cloverbud, Pleasure & Trail, Judging Classes West Arena 8:30 am
Fri 8/14 Dept 4: Dairy Cattle Judging Judges' Square 9:00 am
Fri 8/14 Dept 5: Dairy Goats & Dept 105: FFA Goats Judging (following 4-H Goats) Show Tent 10:00 am
Fri 8/14 Cookie Jar Contest
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Fri 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Fri 8/14 4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Military Service Recognition March
NEW! Featuring the 204th Army Band
March starts at Bayview Elementary and travels down Walnut Street to the Fairgrounds Gate #1 (main gate).
Participant information
2:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Veterans Program
Featured speaker: TBA
NEW! 204th Army Band to perform immediately after program
Entertainment Center 2:30 pm
Fri 8/14 4-H, FFA (Dept 103) & Dept 3. Beef Show Judges' Square 3:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Judging Your Photography
More info
Agriculture Building 3:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Fri 8/14 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 8/14 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/14 No Stone Unturned
Uprooting classic rock with an acoustic twist
Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Fri 8/14 NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:30
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/14 Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
FREE! All ages
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Fri 8/14 Rock Godz
A tribute to 80s arena rock
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am

Sat 8/15 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Day-Use Shelter Reservation! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H & FFA Dairy Judging Contest Judges' Square 9:00 am
Sat 8/15 Open WSCA Horse Performance and Youth Show
More info
West Arena 9:00 am
Sat 8/15 4-H Market Auction & Buyer's Brunch
Auction at 10:30 AM
Show Tent 10:00 am
Sat 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H Federation Scholarship Winner Recognition Patio 2:00 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H Share the Fun and Promotion Patio 2:15 pm
Sat 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H Arts-In Performances
Following Kids’ Prize Give-Away Drawing
Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sat 8/15 JustUs
Classic rock, country, and current tunes
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H Llama Show: Cloverbuds & Juniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Sat 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Sat 8/15 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 8/15 Horse Ranch Rodeo
More Info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Sat 8/15 Jason Paulson Band
Footstomping high-energy country rock and roll
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sat 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/15 4-H Llama Costume Show (following Cloverbuds & Juniors) Show Tent 8:00 pm
Sat 8/15 Jason Pritchett
Putting "western" back into country music
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am

Sun 8/16 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Day-Use Shelter Reservation! More info
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Open NSCA Horse Show Hosted by MN Circuit Riders
More info
West Arena 9:00 am
Sun 8/16 4-H Pet/Cat Show Show Tent 12:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 12:30 pm
Sun 8/16 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers
Wide variety of danceable music – from German/Czech old-time to modern and swing to 50s, country and country-rock
Patio 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sun 8/16 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest Show Tent 2:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 2:00 pm
Sun 8/16 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sun 8/16 Demolition Derby
Age 7 through adult: $8.00; Children Age 6 & under: free
Gates open at 3:00
Ticket info, rules and entry form
Grandstand 4:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:30 pm
Sun 8/16 Ragtown
Gettin' the dance floor stompin' and keepin' the good times goin'
All ages
Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sun 8/16 Agriculture Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 17–27 & 117
8:00 pm 10:30 pm
Sun 8/16 Education Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 28–30
8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Mon 8/17 Agriculture Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 17–27 & 117
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Motokazie
Carver County Fair midway at night
Jason Pritchett
Demolition Derby
Skitzo Fonik
Pig Races
Rock Godz
JustUs
Kent Family Magic Circus
Johnny Holm Band
Exotic Zoo
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
NTPA tractor pull
Ragtown
Kent Family Magic Circus
Carver County Fair Midway
Dirt Road Dixie
Chopper
Tippy the Cow
Jesse Becker