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2022 Free Shows and Attractions

Free? That's right! All of the events below are free with gate admission, including Wednesday through Saturday grandstand events!

Date Event Location Start Time   End Time
Wed 8/10 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Wed 8/10 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 3:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Ragtown
Playing a variety of genres/styles to make sure everybody's happy!
Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 5:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Wed 8/10 The Castaways
A nationally-known, Minnesota-based rock'n'roll band who play the best of artists such as as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis and Buddy Holly to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Motown artists, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and more!
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/10 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Side-by-Side UTV Races
NEW this year!
FREE with gate admission!
Practice laps begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.

More info, rules and entry form
Grandstand 7:00 pm
Wed 8/10 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 pm
Wed 8/10 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

Photos and more info
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am
        
Thu 8/11 500 Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Thu 8/11 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year Program
Visit webpage for more information
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Public Presentations Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Thu 8/11 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 3:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Clear Blue
Traditional country music band focusing our music on the Bakersfield style Honky Tonk sound
Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 4:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 4:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Vehicle Extrication Demo
Watch as the Waconia and South West Carver County Fire Explorers cut open a vehicle to rescue a mannequin.
Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Smokescreen
Wide variety of rock & country music
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Motokazie
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open and practice begins 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

More info and invitation to local riders
Grandstand 7:00 pm
Thu 8/11 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 pm
Thu 8/11 Good For Gary
A Twin Cities cover band that specializes in current and past dance hits, focusing on the newest Top 40 songs.
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID

Photos, video & more
Entertainment Center 8:00 pm 11:00 pm
        
Fri 8/12 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Sheepshead Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 a.m.
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Fri 8/12 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 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 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Veterans Program
Featured speaker TBA
Entertainment Center 2:30 pm
Fri 8/12 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 3:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Mollie B & SqueezeBox with Ted Lange
Polka polka polka!
Entertainment Center 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 3:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Vehicle Extrication Demo
Watch as the Waconia and South West Carver County Fire Explorers cut open a vehicle to rescue a mannequin.
Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Fri 8/12 NTPA Tractor Pull
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

More info
Grandstand 6:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 6:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
FREE! All ages
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Fri 8/12 The White Keys
Rocking parties around the country since 2007 using cover songs from the 1960s, 2000s, and EVERYTHING in between.
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/12 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 8:30 pm
Fri 8/12 Shane Martin
Teetering edge of country, pop, and rock where it's just dangerous enough to be fun!
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID

Photos, videos & more
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am
        
Sat 8/13 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 9:00 am 12:00 pm
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 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Outdoor Activities with Carver County Parks
Free outdoor recreation
Shady Oak Ridge 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 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 a.m.; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/13 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 12:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Diaper Derby
Registration at 1:00 p.m.
Entertainment Center 1:30 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Sat 8/13 4-H Share the Fun Patio 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament
$500 prize! Visit webpage for more information and registration form
Entertainment Center 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sat 8/13 4-H Arts-In Performances
Following Kids’ Prize Give-Away Drawing
Patio 3:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Kids' Prize Give-Away Drawing
Ages 12 & under; Sign up from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Must be present to win.
Patio 3:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 4:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Sat 8/13 The Bingos
Lots of 60s, 70s, to current, along with some popular country too.
Entertainment Center 4:30 pm 7:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Fire Prevention & Fire Extinguisher Demo
The Waconia and South West Carver County Fire Explorers will put out a fire using a fire extinguisher, teach the PASS method (Pull pin, Aim low, Squeeze lever, Sweep nozzle), and give fire prevention tips.
Shady Oak Ridge 5:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Out-of-Field Tractors, Semis and Pick-ups Pull
The locals are back! FREE with gate admission!
Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.

More info, rules and entry form
Grandstand 5:30 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Steel Bridges
Wide variety of rock & country music
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 8:00 pm
Sat 8/13 Bad Girlfriends
Performing a high-energy mix of classic and current rock, country and pop.
Must be 21+ years of age and have state-issued picture ID

Photos, videos & more
Entertainment Center 8:30 pm 12:00 am
        
Sun 8/14 Church at the Fair: Reverend Howie Krienke with music by Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Entertainment Center 10:00 am 11:00 am
Sun 8/14 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 10:00 am 9:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 12:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 12:30 pm
Sun 8/14 Amateur Talent Contest
Visit webpage for more info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers
Wide variety of musical styles from German/Czech old-time to modern and swing to 50s, country, and country-rock.
Patio 1:00 pm 3:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Fire Prevention & Fire Extinguisher Demo
The Waconia and South West Carver County Fire Explorers will put out a fire using a fire extinguisher, teach the PASS method (Pull pin, Aim low, Squeeze lever, Sweep nozzle), and give fire prevention tips.
Shady Oak Ridge 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 3:00 pm
Sun 8/14 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 4:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:30 pm
Sun 8/14 Pig Races Shady Oak Ridge 5:00 pm
Sun 8/14 No Stone Unturned
Uprooting classic rock with an acoustic twist
Patio 5:30 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/14 Pompeyo Family & Their Amazing Dogs
Visit webpage for more information
Tippy's Pasture 5:30 pm
Sun 8/14 Bill Litzau & Open Highway
Outlaw Country Band and more. Original music along with music from Waylon, Merle, Cash, Hank, CBD, Stapleton, Jinks & much more.
All ages

Photos and more info
Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
a girl feeds grain to a deer at the Carver County Fair exotic zoo
pigs racing at the Carver County Fair
Motokazie racers go around a corner in the Carver County Fair Grandstand
equipment on Machinery Hill at the Carver County Fair
a boy pedaling a miniature tractor in the Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull at the Carver County Fair
Pompeyo's Ranch - a girl and her dog jumping rope
a tattooed man and a little girl face off in the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament at the Carver County Fair
Ragtown band promo photo
Chopper World's Nuttiest DJ promo photo
Mollie B performing live
No Stone Unturned band promo photo
Smokescreen band promo photo
The Bingos band
The White Keys performing live
Pompeyo's Ranch - a dog stands on its front feet on a man's hand
Waconia and South West Carver County Fire Explorers cutting open a vehicle