Interested in Serving on the Board Of Directors?

Interested individuals wishing to serving on the Blue Earth County Fair Association Board of Directors or one of their committees, may download the New Board Member Packet and fill out the application. When finished you may email your application back or mail your paperwork to: Blue Earth County Fair Association, Attn: The Nomination Committee to  PO Box 111 Mankato, MN 56002-0111. Our email address is, be sure to put in the subject line Nomination Committee. If you have any questions, you may email your questions to the above email.

New Board Member Packet (Application)

New Committee Member Packet (Application)





Mailing Address

Blue Earth County Fair Association

PO Box 62

Mankato, MN 56002-0062


Contact Us

E-Mail Address:


Office Phone Number:  507-546-3986


Fair Board Meetings

The Blue Earth County Fair Association is a registered 501c (3).

Our meetings are open to the public and regularly scheduled for the

second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 7:00 pm

location TBA. Changes to meeting dates will be posted.

Special meetings TBA



Fair Board Officers

President:  Robin Tietz, Mankato MN

Vice-President:  Rodney Blanck, Good Thunder, MN

Treasurer:  Dennis Urban, Amboy, MN

Recording Secretary:  Jaycee Stiles, Mankato, MN

Admin Secretary:  Liz Madsen


Fair Board Directors

Jennifer Ware, Madelia, MN

Micheala Urban, Mankato, MN

Jerry O'Meara, Mankato, MN

Rich Harding, Mankato, MN

Courtney Hansen, Vernon Center, MN

Karl (Doc) Lisowski Vernon Center, MN

Melissa Wellnitz, Mankato, MN

Zach Rinehart, Eagle Lake, MN

Louis Lewis, Mankato, MN

Mitch Geisness, Mankato, MN

Laura Fries (4H Rep)


Junior Board Director—Jordis Lewis


Fair Board Committee Members

Craig Dumdei, Randee Henle, Timothy Madsen,

Jessy Spiese, Matt Luhring, Kelly Hoeft,

and James Hemshrot.


Fair Superintendents

Open Class Coordinator— Melissa Wellnitz & Jaycee Stiles

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Flowers— Renee Gleitz

Grain, Vegetables & Fruits— Dawn Clobes

Food Preservation—Melaine Schmidt


Homemaking—Linda Dickson

Fine Arts—Open


Other Contacts

Entertainment—Dennis Urban/Micheala Urban

Premium Book Advertising—Dennis Urban/Robin Tietz

Commercial Exhibits—Jennifer Ware

Food Vendors—Jennifer Ware

Announcing/Sound Systems—Jerry O'Meara

Ag Education Building—Open

Senior Day—Micheala Urban

Kids Day Activities— Mitch Geiness

Sponsorship—Robin Tietz/Dennis Urban

ATV Barrel Racing—Rich Harding

Compact Car Races—Rodney Blanck

Demo Derby—Rodney Blanck

Grandstand Events Security—Louis Lewis

Grandstand Track Maintenance—Jessy Spiese

Beer Gardens—Rich Harding

Open Class—Melissa Wellnitz, Jaycee Stiles, & Zach Reinhart

Premium Book—Liz Madsen

Graphic Design—Jaycee Stiles

Social Media—Micheala Urban

Marketing/PR—Robin Tietz and Michaela Urban

Volunteering—Jennifer Ware

Grounds/Maintenance—Rodney Blanck, 

Rich Harding, Karl (Doc) Lisowski and Louis Lewis

Tech Support—Timothy Madsen

4H Rep—Laura Fries


Website—Send an email to


Camping — Send and email to



Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 20th — 23rd, 2023