Blue Earth County Free Fair

 


 

BECFA Board Meeting & Holiday Party

January 18th, 2018

7:00pm H&R Block Conference Room

North Mankato MN

 

 


We would like to thank ALL of our

Business and Community Partners

for making this year's Fair a Success.

THANK YOU!


 

UPDATES - -

Northern Frights at the 2017 Fall Festival

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 10 –  4pm

Posted Aug 25th, 2017

The will have several interesting and thrilling things for KIDS of all ages to enjoy and do. Be sure to come check out the exciting and scary activities that NORTHERN FRIGHTS will have available.

 

 

 

2017 Fall Festival & Shopping Extravaganza

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 10 – 4pm

at Shady Oaks Campground in Garden City, MN

Posted Aug 25th, 2017

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE and make plans to come out and spend the day shopping for Christmas at the many Arts & Craft, Vendor and Artisans Booth that will be here. There will be lots of things happening for kids ALL day from games to activities that the whole Family can enjoy. We will have all kinds of fun, exciting and thrilling things happening at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds that day. Be sure to come and bring the whole family!

 

 

 

Trunks or Treats will be held during the

Fall Festival at the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 10 –  4pm

Posted Aug 25th, 2017

A Safe & Fun Trick-or-Treating experience for all by participating in our trunk-or-treat events for kids. This Event will take place at Shady Oaks Campground where kids can go car-to-car and get their treats.

 

 


 

2017 Blue Earth County Fair Amateur Talent Show

Saturday, July 28th, 2017 at 3:00pm Free Stage

Posted July 25th, 2017

They is still time to get registered for the Blue Earth County Fair Amateur Talent Show on Saturday, July 29th. The registration fees have been waived and you can find the registration forms under the Forms Tab at the top of our webpage. You can email your form back to info@blueeathcountyfair.org. Signup has been extended until Noon on Saturday, July 29th.

 

 

Reptiles & Amphibians are coming to the Fair

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 4:30pm Farm Bureau Pavillion

Posted July 21st, 2017

They are bringing snake, frogs, turtles and even a baby alligator for the kids to pet. Make sure to stick around after the Kids Day projects are completed for a fun time with many different reptiles and amphibians. It could be a snake-ingly good time.

 

 

Blue Earth County Fair  Blood Drive

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 11-4pm

Posted July 17th, 2017

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood. A critical shortage of Red Cross blood donations may lead to delays in urgent medical care to vulnerable patients. Please donate blood on Saturday, 7/29 at the Blue Earth County Fair @ 340 Fairgrounds Street in Garden City. To make your appointment call: 1-800-733-2767 or sign-up on-line @ www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code: BECTYFAIR Than you for your previous blood donation(s)!

The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

 

 

Tractor Pull is Coming Back to the Fair  

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 2pm

Posted June 12th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Tractor Pull will be coming back to the 2017 Blue Earth County Fair this Summer. Rules, Regulations and Registration Forms are now available for the Tractor & Truck Pull on our website. You will find them on the Forms Page, link located at the top of our web page. Any question feel free to contact Corky Berdan 507-317-9424 or Randy Rasmussen 507-380-6218. Email or mail Entry Forms to Robin Tietz, PO Box 111 Mankato MN 56002-0111 or email president.blueearthcofair@gmail.com.

 

 

4H 6th Annual Ag Olympics Contest

Posted May 6th, 2017

Blue Earth County 4-H is hosting the 6th Annual Ag Olympics Contest during the Blue Earth County Fair on Thursday, July 27, 2017. All participants that are pre-entered are guaranteed to receive a t-shirt. Pre-entries are due June 27th. However, you may enter up until July 27th at 3:00pm in the 4-H Office at the Fairgrounds (no t-shirt guaranteed if not pre-registered).

 

 

Scott Kudelka Minneopa Area Naturalist

Posted May 6th, 2017

Scott will be giving a talk on Wild about Wildlife Friday, July 28th at noon on the Free Stage. If you have ever wonder how some of the mammals in Minnesota survived by adapted to their environment, this is the talk for you. Scott will be sharing lots of cool and interesting things about animals and their survival techniques.

 

 

JamBoyz Band to Perform

Posted May 5th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the JamBoyz Band will be performing on the Beer Garden Entertainment Stage at 7pm on Thursday, July 27th at the Blue Earth County Fair. Come on out for an evening of fun, fabulous fair food and wonderful music.

 

 

Ag Cab to Return Again

Posted May 5th, 2017

Thanks to Blue Earth County Farm Bureau for sponsoring the Ag Cab. We are so delighted to partner with Blue Earth County Farm Bureau in bringing back the Ag Cab. If you didn't get a chance to run the simulator be sure to stop by the Arcade Building and try your hand at driving a combine or large tractor.

 

 

Knockerball™ is coming back

Posted May5th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Knockerball™ will be coming back to the Blue Earth County Fair. If you didn't get a chance last year to roll around in the "big balls", be sure to mark your calendar and come the the Fair this year in Garden City.

 

 

Angry Waters performing at the Blue Earth Co Fair

Posted April 24th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Angry Waters Band will be performing on the Beer Garden Entertainment Stage at 8pm on Saturday, July 29th at the Blue Earth County Fair. Come on out for an evening of fun, fabulous fair food and wonderful music.

 

 

2017 Compact Car Races are BACK!  

Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 7pm

Posted April 5th, 2017

Rules, Regulations and Registration Forms are now available for 2017 Compact Car Races at the Blue Earth County Fair this summer. You will find them on the Forms Page, link located at the top of our web page. Any question feel free to contact Jeff Becker 507-340-4326 and Rod Blanck at 507-382-3146.

 

 

2017 FLASHBACK Demo Derby Races - - Garden City MN

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 7pm

Posted April 5th, 2017

Rules and Registration Forms are now available for 2017 Demo Derby Races at the Blue Earth County Fair this summer. You will find the forms under the Forms tab. Any question feel free to contact Randy Mosloski 507-327-1944.

 

 

The Switch Road Band will be performing.

Posted March 8th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Switch Road Band will be performing on the Beer Garden Entertainment Stage, Friday, July 28th at the Blue Earth County Fair. Come on out for an evening of fun, fabulous fair food and wonderful music.

 

 

DockDogs Is Coming to the Fair!

World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition

Posted March 7th, 2017

DockDogs® is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national, and international dock jumping canine aquatics performance sport for dogs. They will be at the Blue Earth County Fair this year. Make sure to mark your calendars and make the short journey out to the Fairgrounds for some exciting fun in the water.

http://www.dockdogsnorthernstars.com

 

 

2017 MN State Fair Century Farm Applications 

-- DEADLINE APRIL 1st, 2017

Posted December 2, 2016

If you are a resident of Blue Earth County and are currently still living on your family farm that has been in the same family ownership for over 100 years . Then you might want to take a look at this application. The MN State Farm is now accepting applications for Century Farms to be awarded Summer 2017. The sponsors again this year our the State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau. The application will be found on our Forms Page.

 

 

2017 Friends of the Fair

Posted December 2, 2016

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of the Blue Earth County Fair, you will find a form under the Forms Tab. By becoming a friend of the fair, you will help to build a place for our youth of Blue Earth County to learn about agricultural and the benefits it has to our community and the world we live in today. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Fair.

 

 

Volunteer Needed

Posted December 2, 2016

Interested in volunteering at the 2017 Blue Earth County Fair!! Volunteers are needed to help in various areas during this years Fair. If you are the kind of person who loves to socialize, come join our Volunteer Team. We have opening at the Garberg Cabin, Scavenger Hunt tables, Bloodmobile Registration table, Open Class Building, and much more. Please check out the Application Form on our Forms Page or email Secretary.BECFA@gmail.com. Time is running out!! The Blue Earth County Fair is right around the corner.

 

 

2017 Building Project

Posted December 2, 2016

If you haven't had a chance, please take a drive out the Blue Earth County Fairgrounds and check out the 4H Food Stand, that was our 2016 Building Project. This year the Fair Board will be choosing one of our current buildings to remodel. If you are interested in helping out on any of our building improvement projects, feel free to send your donations to the Fair Association marked Building Improvement Project. Help make our Fairgrounds the BEST in the State, we are the oldest.

 

 

2017 Sponsorship Forms Available

Posted December 2, 2016

If you are interested in helping to make our Fair the Best Ever, become a Sponsor of the Blue Earth County Fair. Located under our Forms Tab you will find our Sponsorship Packet, please fill out the forms and mail them back letting us know what you would like to donate or help with to make our Fair the Best Ever.

 

 

Nominate a Senior Volunteer

 

Nominate a Blue Earth County Senior for the State Senior of the Year!

RobinTietz 507-420-5689 for more information.

 


 

 

Look under the contact tab for person(s) to call or email with further information or questions regarding any of the fair categories.

 

Look under the forms tab for registration guidelines and registration contracts for Open Class, Compact Care Races, Demo Derby, Food Vendors, Commercial Vendors and Senior Day.

 

Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 26th — 29th, 2018