Wooden Bowl Turner & Early American Pottery Demonstrations

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Roger will be in the Fair Village all week.  He is a very unique professional demonstrating craftsman.  He performs wooden bowl turning on a human powered spring pole lathe, a lost art dating back thousands of years. 

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 22 & July 23 up until 11 a.m. on the 23rd.  Or at the Terri Bargfrede Agency before July 19th
They will be open July 23-27th 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 23 at 7:00 in the Fair Village.  Trophies for 1-3rd place in the age groups of 4 thru 11.  Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by; Full Tilt Performance

United Barrel Racers Association

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A first at the Jackson County Fair in 2014, the United Barrel Racers Association is coming back in 2019! Ready to watch some fast-paced barrel racing in the horse arena on Tuesday, July 23, at the 2019 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 151st 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 Wednesday & Thursday.  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!


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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.

the Oz Brothers

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Take a trip down the yellow brick road with two of Dorothy's friends, the Lion & Scarecrow.  Fairgoers will join in the fun by making sound effects, giving suggestions on getting through the twists & turns, as well as playing the other characters.  Friday, July 26th noon & 3 p.m. They will have kids participate in a play in the Anderson Building.

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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Saturday, July 27th, 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, July 27, 2019 & 10:00 a.m. on Sunday Sponsored by; Extended Ag Services

Jacob Daniel

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A must see concert by Nashville Recording Artist Jacob Daniel Christian Music, in Olsen Pavilion on Saturday, July 27th 5-7 p.m. FREE to the public.  Jacob Daniel is a singer-songwriter from Sioux Falls, SD and originally from Pierre, SD. Following the successful release of his first EP "Wonderfully Made" in 2014, Jacob released his 2nd album "Storm This Castle" in the summer of 2016. Both albums were produced and recorded in Nashville, TN by Dove Award-winning producer and musician Daniel Ornellas of Tree 63 and Worship Republic. The current band has been together for a little over three years and have opened for the likes of Bonray, Geoff Moore, David Dunn, Sidewalk Prophets, and Michael W. Smith. Jacob's writing highlights the promises of Jesus in the midst of the pains and struggles of this life. Jacob has a heart for serving the kingdom by pointing to Christ and this is evident in his performance from start to finish. When he is not performing and writing Christian music, Jacob is busy fulfilling his calling as a husband to his beautiful wife Chezarae and father of his two amazing kids, Elsie (6) and Isaiah (3). Jacob was a high school math teacher and coach for seven years but is currently the Director of Youth and College ministries at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD as well as their worship leader. Sponsored by Scout Energy

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

A Thousand Horses

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Country Music Concert - Grandstand Saturday, July 27th, starting at 7 p.m.  Sponsored by NFP & Food 4 Kids Get your tickets at https://www.jacksoncountyfood4kids.org/
New Fashion Pork 
Sunshine foods
Extended Ag in Lakefield
Motor Plex Race Track
Kat’s Hog Haven

Jake McVey

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Country Music Artist Jake McVey will be opening for A Thousand Horses in the grandstand on Saturday, July 27th Starting at 7 p.m.

Jeremy DeWall Band

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Jeremy DeWall Band
Come & enjoy Jeremy DeWall Band in the BARnyard late night after the concert on Saturday evening to end the Fair.