ON-THE-GROUNDS ATTRACTIONS

Train Depot

Look for the train display inside the Depot in the Fair Village.  Make sure you stop in! Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Big Ideas Demo Build

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New at the Fair this year. The Jackson County Fair has partnered with Big Ideas, Inc. to bring a “Demonstration Build”, highlighting tradesmen and their skills to the Jackson County Fair.  Jon will be constructing two outdoor living spaces that will be auctioned off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 and all materials will be supplied by Boekette’s Lumber. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Jackson County Fair & Big Ideas, Inc. Big Ideas, Inc. is  a non-profit organization located in New Ulm working to expose learners of all ages to the value of skilled trades and through hands-on community education style classes, the sense of accomplishment that is attained from a job well done. Stop out  at the Jackson County Fair and register for door prizes to be given out following the auction.
 

DSM Inflatables

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PRE-SALE Mega Pass $25 - get them at the Fair Office on July 27 & July 28 up until 11 a.m. on the 23rd.  Or at the Terri Bargfrede Agency before July 19th
They will be open July 28-August 1st 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 Inflatable units, includes 3 games (balloon store, duck pond & gold fish game) and cotton candy & lemonade shake-ups.  At the Fair the wristbands will be $10 a day, $15 for 2 days, & the MEGA wristbands for all 5 days $30.

Children's Barnyard

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Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by; Extended Ag Insurance

 

Kids Tractor Pedal Pull

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Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 in the Fair Village.  Trophies for 1-3rd place in the age groups of 4 thru 11.  Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.

Sponsored by; Full Tilt Performance

United Barrel Racers Association

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The United Barrel Racers Association is coming back in 2020! Ready to watch some fast-paced barrel racing in the horse arena on Tuesday, July 28, at the 2020 Jackson County Fair? The arena will open for warm-ups at 5 p.m. with exhibition runs starting at 6 p.m. and the first class of racing to begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Jackson Saddle Club and the Jackson County Fair Association. Check out the Jackson Barrel Racing Series - MN Facebook page for more information.  Sponsored by; Bill Phillips Memorial Fund -  in honor of Gabrielle F. Holthe.
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Kids Day Wednesday at the Fair

Come and spend time with your  family at the 152nd Jackson County Fair!  Wednesday is Kids Day!

Pick up your BINGO card at the Coffee Nest in Fair Village when you arrive.  Fill it out with as many activities as you can fit into one day and bring it back to The Coffee Nest for your prize before you leave.
Activities Include;
Prairie Ecology Buss, Boekett Lumber Kid's Project, Pottery, Paintball, Sweet Corn Feed, Kid's Collage Art, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Los Moralitos Circus!

Des Moines Valley Health and Human Services will have a learning area!
 *Emergency Preparedness and Safety Education
*Bike Safety and Education (ex. helmet fitting, bicycle ABC quick check, bicycle safety manuals, retro-reflective handouts).
*WIC: Women, Infant, Children, information and WIC activity bags.
*Trinkets/Giveaways: (ex. bicycle helmets, bicycle lights (front and rear), backpack lights, chip clips, pens, tobacco-free living (Start Noticing gear),
 *Healthy eating and physical activity: promotion material for healthy and active living, Jackson trail maps for biking and walking, biking and walking barriers in the community you (kiddos) live in.
 *Vaping Education: resources on vaping consequences.

This will be a fun filled & educational day for all attendees!


 

Blue Sky Trails Pony Rides

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Pony Rides
Come get a ride on a pony!  Open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday & Thursday of the Fair.  Located by the inflatables.

Magic Joe

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Joe will be entertaining audiences at the Fair on Friday & Saturday.  In the Anderson Building on stage. Check back for times!
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Call of Duty - Back 40 Wireless

Back40Wireless has teamed up with Tom Holthe & Associates to offer you the opportunity to give your gaming skills a shot against local Sheriffs & National Guards! Open gaming is Wednesday July 24 - Friday July 26, 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the DNR Building. A Call of Back 40 tournament will be held on Saturday July 27th starting at 2:00 PM. Cost per game is $1.00. No pre-registration required! See you there!

Paintball

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Come & try out your paintball skills on the fairgrounds. Ages 8 & older. Operating Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Family fun night challenge

Family Fun Night Challenge by C&B

Thursday, 6:30 in the Motorplex Grandstand.  FREE Check out all the great challenge events & sign up in the Fair Office - Monday until Thursday at noon.

Chris Belich Steel Pan Artist

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He will be playing at 11 a.m., 1, 3 & 5 p.m. on the Barnyard Stage.  Friday, July 26th.  Make sure you enjoy his music & talent!

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

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Friday during Senior Citizens Day, sponsored by Jackson Livestock Exchange & Bridgette's Bucksnorts & Brew Ha Ha.

Senior Citizens Building

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All activities hosted by the Good Samaritan Society of Jackson!

Wednesday, July 24
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Dean Fischel entertains: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 25
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Mike Kirchmeier from the Jackson County Historical Society historical presentation
 
Friday, July 26
Senior Citizens Day
Free cinnamon rolls for seniors!
Oustanding Senior Citizen Award Presentation 11:30 a.m.

Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Cletus Gobliresch will be entertaining from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Denny Nelson will be entertaining from 2 to 3 p.m.
 
Saturday, July 27
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Good Sam will also be serving old-fashioned lemonade from the old-fashioned lemonade stand in the building.

Freddie Justice

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Wednesday, July 29th, Comedy Hypnosis Show Gardens Stage. Performances will be at 2, 5, 6, & 8 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFreddieJustice
Sponsored by; Dr. Deb Christopher, DDS

Horse Mounted Shooting

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You won't want to miss this event, Horse Mounted Shooting in the Horse Arena starting at Noon on Saturday, August 1, 2020 & 10:00 a.m. on Sunday Sponsored by; Extended Ag Services

Memorial Tractor Parade &
Wayne Schneekloth Classic Car Cruise In Show

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Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Parade is at 1:00 p.m.
Classic Car Show Sponsored by;
Wayne Schneekloth Family, Full Tilt Performance, Hometown Realty of Jackson, Lakefield VFW

Jeremy DeWall Band

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Jeremy DeWall Band
Come & enjoy Jeremy DeWall Band in the BARnyard before Small Town Titans  concert on Saturday evening.