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 284

Garden City, MN 56034


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:  Dennis Urban, Amboy, MN

Secretary:  Liz Madsen, Good Thunder, MN

Treasurer: Open


Fair Board Directors

Jerry O'Meara, Mankato, MN

Rich Harding, Mankato, MN

Sharlie Hansen, Good Thunder, MN

Jennifer Ware, Madelia, MN

Rodney Blanck, Good Thunder, MN

Bob Shelton, Vernon Center, MN

Courtney Hansen, Vernon Center, MN

Karl (Doc) Lisowski Vernon Center, MN

Jennifer Beinke Shelton, Vernon Center, MN

Micheala Urban, Mankato, MN


Fair Board Committee Members

Paige Sahr, Timothy Madsen, William Ware

Craig Dumdei, Jeremy Geifer, Susan Geifer

Jaycee Stiles, and Melissa Wellnitz



Fair Superintendents

Open Class Coordinator— Melissa Wellnitz

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4-H Livestock—Sharlie Hansen

Poultry—Owen Dickey

Flowers— Renee Gleitz

Grain, Vegetables & Fruits— Dawn Clobes

Food Preservation—Grace Schreyer

Culinary—Michelle Beier

Homemaking—Ann Richardson

Fine Arts—LCWM Senior Honor Society


Other Contacts

Entertainment—Dennis Urban

Premium Book Advertising—Dennis Urban/Robin Tietz/Liz Madsen

Commercial Exhibits—Jennifer Ware

Food Vendors—Jennifer Ware

Announcing/Sound Systems—Jerry O'Meara

Ag Education Building—Jennifer Ware

Senior Day—Micheala Urban

Kids Day Activities— Open

Sponsorship—Robin Tietz/Liz Madsen

ATV Barrel Racing—Rich Harding

Compact Car Races—Rodney Blanck

Demo Derby—Rodney Blanck

Tractor and Truck Pull—Bob Shelton

Grandstand Events Security—Karl (Doc) Lisowski

Beer Gardens—Rich Harding

Open Class—Melissa Wellnitz

Premium Book/Graphic Design—Liz Madsen

Social Media—Sharlie Hansen and Micheala Urban

Marketing/PR—Robin Tietz and Sharlie Hansen

Volunteering—Liz Madsen

Grounds/Maintenance—Rodney Blanck, Rich Harding

Bob Shelton and Karl (Doc) Lisowski

Tech Support—Timothy Madsen


Website—Send an email to


Camping — Send and email to



Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 23rd — 26th, 2020