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2019 Events

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

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

Wed 8/7 Dept 20: Canning and Preservation Judging (Divisions A–M) Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 21: Baking Judging (continued from previous day) Agriculture Building 6:30 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 25: Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Antiques Judging (Divisions A, C–J) Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 26: Health Care Residents Judging Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 27: Photography Judging (continued from previous day) Agriculture Building 7:00 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 22: Household Art Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 23: Clothing Construction Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 24: Knitting, Crocheting Judging Agriculture Building 7:30 am
Wed 8/7 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Dept 17: Farm & Garden Crops Judging (Divisions D–H) Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 18: Fruit Judging Agriculture Building 8:00 am
Wed 8/7 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed 8/7 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/7 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Wed 8/7 4-H Poultry Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Wed 8/7 Dept 15: Pigeon Show (following 4-H pigeons) Poultry Barn 11:00 am
Wed 8/7 Livestock entry deadline 11:00 am
Wed 8/7 Commercial buildings open 12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed 8/7 Dept 9-14: Poultry, Waterfowl, Game Birds Judging Poultry Barn 1:00 pm
Wed 8/7 Dept 16: Rabbit Judging (following 4-H rabbits) Rabbit Barn 1:30 pm
Wed 8/7 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Dept 108: FFA Sheep Judging Show Tent 3:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Dept 8: Sheep Judging Show Tent 4:00 pm
Wed 8/7 South 40
90s and older country group with a kick
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/7 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Bingo Bingo Tent 6:30 pm 10:00 pm
Wed 8/7 Minnesota Minn-E-Rod Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:00
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Up South
Original country music plus covers of the best country hits
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/7 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:30 pm
Wed 8/7 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 8/8 4-H Pigeon & Dove Show Judging
Including Showmanship
Show Tent 7:30 am
Thu 8/8 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Thu 8/8 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Thu 8/8 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Thu 8/8 4-H & FFA (Dept 104) Dairy Show Judges' Square 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 4-H Horse Game Show West Arena 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 4-H Rabbit Agility Judging Show Tent 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 4-H Swine Show Judging Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 Dept 107: FFA Swine Judging Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 Dept 7: Swine Judging (following FFA Swine) Show Area between Swine & Llama Barns 9:00 am
Thu 8/8 500 Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Thu 8/8 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Thu 8/8 4-H Lamb Lead Interviews Show Tent 11:00 am
Thu 8/8 4-H Wool Fleece Judging Show Tent 11:30 am
Thu 8/8 4-H Lamb Lead and Sheep Show Judging Show Tent 12:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Plate of Bars Contest
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Thu 8/8 Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year Program
More info
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Thu 8/8 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 8/8 4-H Demonstrations and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Thu 8/8 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Mollie B with the Jim Busta Band
Polka polka polka!
Entertainment Center 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thu 8/8 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Thu 8/8 4-H Llama and Alpaca Show: Intermediates & Seniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Thu 8/8 Open WSCA Horse Game Show
More info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Thu 8/8 Riverside Dutchmen Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/8 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 8/8 IV Play
80s and 90s rock to today's pop and country hits
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 7:30 pm 11:30 pm
Thu 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:30 pm

Fri 8/9 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Fri 8/9 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Fri 8/9 4-H Goat Show Judging Show Tent 8:30 am
Fri 8/9 4-H Horse Show: Training, Cloverbud, Pleasure & Trail Classes West Arena 8:30 am
Fri 8/9 Dept 4: Dairy Cattle Judging Judges' Square 9:00 am
Fri 8/9 Art in Motion: Street Art
FREE! Grab some chalk and help create an inspired walkway alongside artists and fair-goers! All ages & abilities welcome. Brought to you by the HERO Coalition.
Between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Dept 5: Dairy Goats & Dept 105: FFA Goats Judging (following 4-H goats) Show Tent 10:00 am
Fri 8/9 Sheepshead Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Fri 8/9 Cookie Jar Contest Judging
Entry time 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More info
Agriculture Building 12:15 pm
Fri 8/9 4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Military Service Recognition March
March starts at Bayview Elementary and travels down Walnut Street to the Fairgrounds Gate #1 (main gate).
Participant information
2:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Veterans Program Entertainment Center 2:30 pm
Fri 8/9 4-H & FFA (Dept 103) Beef Show Judges' Square 3:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Dept 3: Beef Cattle Judging (following 4-H & FFA Beef) Judges' Square 3:00 pm
Fri 8/9 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Sherwin Linton Show
Folk, country, rockabilly
Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:30 pm
Fri 8/9 NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:30
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Branded
Current and classic country hits
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
FREE!
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:30 pm
Fri 8/9 Shane Martin Band
Modern country rock
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 9:00 pm 12:30 am

Sat 8/10 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Sat 8/10 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sat 8/10 Gates Open 8:00 am 10:30 pm
Sat 8/10 Open WSCA Horse Performance and Youth Show
More info
West Arena 9:00 am
Sat 8/10 Outdoor Activities with Carver County Parks
Free outdoor recreation and camping try-it station with slackline, disc golf, practice casting, s'mores, and photo booth!
Shady Oak Ridge 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Market Auction & Buyer's Brunch
Auction at 10:30 AM
Show Tent 10:00 am
Sat 8/10 Be A Dairy Ambassador!
Boys and girls ages 10 to 12
Dairy & Beef Barn/Judges' Square 10:00 am
Sat 8/10 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 10:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Dairy Fun and Games for Kids with Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors Dairy & Beef Barn 11:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Registration at 10:30 AM; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/10 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Diaper Derby
Registration at 12:30 pm
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Sat 8/10 Rooster Crowing Contest
More info
Show Tent 1:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Unique, Clever Ideas for Cake Decorating
More info
Agriculture Building 1:00 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Federation Scholarship Winner Recognition Patio 2:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
$500 prize! More information and registration
Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Share the Fun and Promotion Patio 2:15 pm
Sat 8/10 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sat 8/10 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 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Spent Fuel Entertainment Center 4:30 pm 8:30 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Llama Show: Cloverbuds & Juniors Show Tent 5:00 pm
Sat 8/10 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 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Horse Ranch Rodeo
More Info
West Arena 6:30 pm
Sat 8/10 Smokescreen
Rock, country, and pop... shift this fiddle into overdrive!
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Sat 8/10 4-H Llama Costume Show (following Cloverbuds & Juniors) Show Tent 8:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:00 pm
Sat 8/10 Shalo Lee Band
Female-fronted country-rock
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 9:00 pm 12:30 am

Sun 8/11 Carver County Sheriff’s Office Coin Hunt
Find the hidden coin to win a Carver County Parks Vehicle Permit! More info
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Exhibit buildings and barns open 8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/11 Gates Open
Get in FREE beginning at 6 PM!
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Commercial buildings open 10:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun 8/11 MNSCA Hosted by MN Cricuit Riders Open NSCA Horse Show
More info
West Arena 10:00 am
Sun 8/11 Polka Church Service with Music by Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Entertainment Center 10:00 am 11:00 am
Sun 8/11 4-H Pet/Cat Show Show Tent 12:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 12:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/11 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 8/11 4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest Show Tent 2:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Bingo Bingo Tent 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Sun 8/11 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sun 8/11 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 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Sun 8/11 His By Grace Patio 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Traveled Ground
Folk, blues, roots rock and Americana
All ages
Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sun 8/11 Education Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 28–30
8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Mon 8/12 Agriculture Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 17–27 & 117
8:00 am 4:00 pm

Tue 8/13 Agriculture Building exhibit pick-up
Departments 17–27 & 117
8:00 am 12:00 pm
Motokazie
Shalo Lee Band
Demolition Derby
IV Play
Tippy the Cow
Shane Martin Band
Pig Races
Johnny Holm Band
Exotic Zoo
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
Traveled Ground
All American Lumberjack Show
Carver County Fair Midway