The Olmstead County Free Fair kicks off July 22nd-July 28th, which means it is never too early to start planning. I was a 4-Her growing up, meaning fair week was always crazy full of events. Some for 4-H and others just for fun. Well, there are plenty of both at this years fair and we don't want you to miss a single one. Below is a list of events happening over that week that you and your family might enjoy!

Food Vendors Hours (Over 25 to choose from)

  • Tuesday- Noon to 10pm
  • Wednesday to Saturday- 11am to 10pm
  • Sunday 11am to 6pm

Carnival Hours 

  • Tuesday- 5pm to 11pm
  • Wednesday to Friday- 1pm to 11pm
  • Saturday- 10am to 11pm
  • Sunday- Noon to 6pm

July 22nd 

  • FFA and 4-H entries start for both livestock, cooking, hobbies, and art- all-day
  • General entries for wine, hobbies and baking- start at 8am

July 23rd

  • FFA Project Judging- Starts at 8am
  • 4-H Horse show- all-day
  • 4-H and FFA Judging- all-day
  • Mackenzie Moore- 3pm  Free Stage
  • Tom Segura with Guest Chad Daniels and Josh Potter- 5pm Grandstands - WIN TICKETS!
  • Nodding Wild Onions- 5pm Free Stage
  • Gopher Tones- 8pm Free Stage

July 24th 

  • 4-H Events kickoff at 8:30am
  • Accordion Band- 10:30am Free Stage
  • Tim Dallman-2pm Free Stage
  • Joshua Whalen-2pm Grandstands 
  • The Sixes- 4pm Free Stage
  • Lee Brice- 5pm Grandstands 
  • Root River Jam- 6pm Free Stage
  • Country Line Drive- 8:30pm Free Stage

July 25th

  • Dr.Graham Family Day- All Day
  • FFA and 4-H Events- All Day
  • Draft Horses arrive- 10am
  • Nelly- 5pm Grandstands 
  • VIA- 6:30 Free Stage
  • Fall Risk- 8:30 Free Stage
  • 9th Planet Out- 10pm Free Stage

July 26th 

  • FFA and 4-H Events- All Day
  • Bob Schlief- Noon Free Stage
  • Room For Gray- 2pm Free Stage
  • Blue Roots- 6pm Free Stage
  • Great Frontier Bull Riding-7pm Grandstands 
  • Lost Highway-9pm Free Stage

July 27th 

  • FFA and 4-H Events- All Day
  • Pure Rock Studio Showcase- 1pm Free Stage
  • IMP Motorsports Autocross-7pm Grandstands - WIN TICKETS!
  • Diesel Drive and JT & The Gunslingers- 8pm Free Stage

July 28th

  • FFA and 4-H Events Wrap Up
  • IMP Demo Derby- 1pm Grandstands 
  • Talent Show- 1pm Free Stage

For a complete list of events, check out the Olmstead County Fair Website. I can't wait to hang out with y'all and eat some yummy fair food.

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