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2021 Kids Activities

All Day, Every Day Kids' Activities

“Where's Tippy?” Scavenger Hunt: Find one of the 3-inch pictures of Tippy hidden throughout the Fairgrounds and bring it to the admin building for a prize and a free Tippy tattoo! (Ages 0–12)
Kids' Sandbox: outside the Education Building

Kids' Activities by Date

Date Event Location Start Time   End Time
Wed 8/11 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Wed 8/11 Midway opens
Hours may vary.
Midway 2:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Midway special: Ride cost reduced by 1 ticket
This offer not valid with pre-sale ride tickets.
Midway 3:00 pm 6:00 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 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Wed 8/11 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 pm

Thu 8/12 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 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 Midway opens
Hours may vary.
Midway 12:00 pm
Thu 8/12 Midway special: Pay one price (wristbands) $30
Closing times subject to change
Midway 12:00 pm Close
Thu 8/12 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 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 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 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 6:30 pm
Thu 8/12 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 7:30 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 Activities for Kids
Brought to you by the Junior Fairboard
Outside 4-H Building 11:00 am 12:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Midway opens
Hours may vary.
Midway 12:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Midway special: Two riders for the price of one
This offer not valid with pre-sale ride tickets.
Midway 12:00 pm 5:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 1:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Bean Bag Games with KCHK East of 4-H Building 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 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 6:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 6:30 pm
Fri 8/13 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Fri 8/13 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 8:30 pm

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 Midway opens
Hours may vary.
Midway 12:00 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 Story Time with Tippy Agriculture Building 2:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 3:00 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 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 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 Kent Family Magic Circus Tippy's Pasture 7:00 pm
Sat 8/14 Pig Races
New location!
Shady Oak Ridge 8:00 pm

Sun 8/15 Exotic Zoo Exotic Zoo 8:00 am
Sun 8/15 Midway opens
Hours may vary.
Midway 12:00 pm
Sun 8/15 Midway special: Pay one price (wristbands) $30
Closing times subject to change
Midway 12:00 pm Close
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 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 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
Story Time with Tippy
boy with kangaroo
Dairy Princess
Kids Pedal Pull
pig races
Planters Mr. Peanut
Midway
Machinery Hill
Tippy with little boy
Planters NUTmobile