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2018 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 8/8 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/8 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Magic Maniac (Throughout fairgrounds) 3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Wed 8/8 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Erin & Madison Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Meet & Greet In front of Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Minnesota Minn-E-Rod Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:00
More info
Grandstand 6:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Wed 8/8 The Michael Handler Project Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:30 pm
Wed 8/8 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm
Wed 8/8 Johnny Holm Band
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am

Thu 8/9 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Thu 8/9 500 Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Thu 8/9 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year Program Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Thu 8/9 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 8/9 4-H Demonstrations and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Magic Maniac (Throughout fairgrounds) 2:00 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Unique, Clever Ideas for Cake Decorating
More info
Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Mollie B with the Jim Busta Band Entertainment Center 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thu 8/9 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 4:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Thu 8/9 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Thu 8/9 The Highliners Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/9 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 8/9 Pig Races Racing Pigs 7:30 pm
Thu 8/9 The Dweebs
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 7:30 pm 11:30 pm
Thu 8/9 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm

Fri 8/10 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Fri 8/10 Art in Motion: Street Art
FREE! Grab some chalk and help create an inspired walkway alongside artists and fair-goers! All ages & abilities welcome. Pick up chalk supplies at the HERO tent adjacent to the Entertainment Center.
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Sheepshead Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Fri 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Magic Maniac (Throughout fairgrounds) 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/10 4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/10 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 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Veterans Program Entertainment Center 2:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Fri 8/10 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Two Hicks and a Chick Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Fri 8/10 NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open at 5:30
More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
FREE!
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/10 Diamondback
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 8:00 pm 12:00 am
Fri 8/10 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 8:00 pm
Fri 8/10 The 6 Outlaws Patio 8:00 pm 11:30 pm
Fri 8/10 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:30 pm

Sat 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sat 8/11 Outdoor Activities with Carver County Parks
Free outdoor recreation and camping try-it station with slackline, disc golf, practice casting, outdoor cooking and photo booth!
Shady Oak Ridge 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Be A Dairy Ambassador!
Boys and girls ages 10 to 12
Dairy & Beef Barn/Judges' Square 10:00 am
Sat 8/11 Dairy Fun and Games for Kids with Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors Dairy & Beef Barn 11:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Registration at 10:30 AM; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/11 Laketown Gymnastics Demonstration Tippy's Pasture 11:00 am
Sat 8/11 Blow Bubbles
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Magic Maniac (Throughout fairgrounds) 12:30 pm 2:30 pm
Sat 8/11 Diaper Derby
Registration at 12:30 pm
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Sat 8/11 Dojo Karate Demonstration Patio 1:45 pm
Sat 8/11 4-H Federation Scholarship Winner Recognition Patio 2:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
$500 prize!
Registration form
Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sat 8/11 4-H Share the Fun and Promotion Patio 2:15 pm
Sat 8/11 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 2:30 pm
Sat 8/11 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sat 8/11 Bee Keeping with Dan
More info
Agriculture Building 3:30 pm
Sat 8/11 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 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 4:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 4:30 pm
Sat 8/11 The Bingos Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sat 8/11 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 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 6:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 6:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Smokescreen Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sat 8/11 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 7:30 pm
Sat 8/11 Pig Races Racing Pigs 8:00 pm
Sat 8/11 32 Below
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID
Entertainment Center 9:30 pm 1:00 am

Sun 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/12 Church at the Fair: Padre Howie Krienke with Music by Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Entertainment Center 10:00 am 11:00 am
Sun 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 12:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 12:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Magic Maniac (Throughout fairgrounds) 12:30 pm 2:30 pm
Sun 8/12 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Patio 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 2:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 2:30 pm
Sun 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 3:00 pm
Sun 8/12 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sun 8/12 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 4:30 pm
Sun 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Tippy's Terrace 4:30 pm
Sun 8/12 Pig Races Racing Pigs 5:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Waconia High School Jazz Band Patio 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Church of Cash (Johnny Cash Tribute Band)
All ages
Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sun 8/12 Magic Maniac Tippy's Pasture 6:00 pm
Exotic Zoo
NTPA Tractor Pull
Pig Races
Motokazie
Machinery Hill
Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Rock Paper Scissors Tournament
MN Minn-E-Rod Pull