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2021 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 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Wed 8/11 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Mitchell Hall & The Tennessee Trio
A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Entertainment Center 3:30 pm 7:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 3:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Health & Safety Awareness
NEW this year! Demonstrations, driving simulators & interactive opportunities by the Waconia fire department, sheriff's office, state patrol, Ridgeview, and more!
FREE with gate admission!
Gates open 1 hour prior to the start of the event.
More info
Grandstand 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 5:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Jesse Becker + The Neon Revival
Country / americana / rock from former Maiden Dixie frontman
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed 8/11 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 pm
Wed 8/11 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 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Thu 8/12 500 Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Thu 8/12 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Thu 8/12 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year Program
More info
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Thu 8/12 4-H Demonstrations and Promotion Patio 2:00 pm 3:30 pm
Thu 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 2:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 3:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Wendinger Band
Polka polka polka!
Entertainment Center 3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Thu 8/12 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Thu 8/12 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 4:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 4:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Highliners
60s/70s, 80s polka, waltzes & old-time country
Patio 6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Thu 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Thu 8/12 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 8/12 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 pm
Thu 8/12 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 8/13 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Fri 8/13 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 10:00 am 1:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Sheepshead Card Tournament
Registration 9:30–10:00 AM
Program and prizes follow
Entertainment Center 10:00 am
Fri 8/13 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Fri 8/13 4-H Fashion Revue Patio 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/13 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 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Veterans Program
Featured speaker: TBA
Entertainment Center 2:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Judging Your Photography
More info
Agriculture Building 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Flower Arranging Contest
More info
Tent between Commercial Building & Entertainment Center 4:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 4:30 pm
Fri 8/13 No Stone Unturned
Uprooting classic rock with an acoustic twist
Entertainment Center 5:00 pm 8:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Fri 8/13 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 8/13 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 6:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Chopper – World's Nuttiest DJ
FREE! All ages
Show Tent 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Fri 8/13 The Bingos
"Wall of sound" playing good-time music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s to current classic rock and country
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 8:30 pm
Fri 8/13 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 8/14 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sat 8/14 Crafts for Kids
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Outdoor Activities with Carver County Parks
Free outdoor recreation
Shady Oak Ridge 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Be A Dairy Ambassador!
Boys and girls ages 10 to 12
Dairy & Beef Barn/Judges' Square 10:00 am
Sat 8/14 Planters NUTmobile
Enjoy a product sample and a photo op with the iconic 26-ft-long peanut-on-wheels!
Between Dairy Barn & Horse Barn 10:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Dairy Fun and Games for Kids with Dairy Princesses and Ambassadors Dairy & Beef Barn 11:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Registration at 10:30 AM; Ages 4 to 11
Entertainment Center 11:00 am
Sat 8/14 Bubbles & Chalk
Supplies provided
Bingo Tent 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 12:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Diaper Derby
Registration at 12:30 pm
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm 1:30 pm
Sat 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Sat 8/14 4-H Federation Scholarship Winner Recognition Patio 2:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sat 8/14 4-H Share the Fun and Promotion Patio 2:15 pm
Sat 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Sat 8/14 4-H Arts-In Performances
Following Kids’ Prize Give-Away Drawing
Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sat 8/14 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 8/14 JustUs
Classic rock, country, and current tunes
Entertainment Center 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 4:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Out-of-Field Tractors, Semis and Pick-ups Pull
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 8/14 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 6:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Jason Paulson Band
Footstomping high-energy country rock and roll
Patio 7:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 8:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Jason Pritchett
Bio & videoPutting "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 8/15 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/15 Church at the Fair: Reverend Howie Krienke with music by Chuck Thiel & the Jolly Ramblers Entertainment Center 10:00 am 11:00 am
Sun 8/15 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 12:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 12:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 12:30 pm
Sun 8/15 Amateur Talent Contest
More info, rules and entry form
Entertainment Center 1:00 pm
Sun 8/15 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 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 2:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 3:00 pm
Sun 8/15 4-H Arts-In Performances Patio 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
Sun 8/15 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 4:30 pm
Sun 8/15 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 5:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 5:30 pm
Sun 8/15 His by Grace
Christian, bluegrass gospel with a healthy dose of 70s tunes
Patio 6:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Ragtown
Gettin' the dance floor stompin' and keepin' the good times goin'
All ages
Entertainment Center 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
Exotic Zoo
NTPA Tractor Pull
Rock Godz
Pig Races
Johnny Holm Band
Motokazie
Machinery Hill
Planters NUTmobile
Kids' Pedal Tractor Pull
Jason Pritchett
Skitzo Fonik
Chopper World's Nuttiest DJ'
Ragtown