Friday's Entertainment



2020 Blue Earth County Fair Entertainment

“Project dollars for some of these programs were provided

by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund,

from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment,

through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.”







Friday, July 23rd, 2021  —  KIDS DAY

Noon to 7 pm in the Farm Bureau Pavilion





Making Faces Mankato

Carrie Goettlicher - Artist/Owner


Carrie and her team will be at the Blue Earth County Fair

creating some very special and unique artwork.

Be sure to come, have your face or arm painted and enjoy

watching the artwork come alive with the laughter of little ones.





Amazing Balloon Creatures

Carrie Goettlicher - Artist/Owner


Carrie’s team of balloon twisters will amaze you everytime

with the most extraordinaire creations just balloons.

Just watch your child’s eyes light-up when they see a giraffe created

completely of balloons. Just AMAZING!






Kartoon Caricatures by Pete Wagner

Friday 1–3 & 4–6 pm near the Entertainment/Beer Gardens Area


Pete Wagner is a well-known, major award-winning, widely published

and exhibited, highly experienced professional caricaturist and newspaper and TV

cartoonist. “Fastest Drawer in the Midwest” who draws “Funny Not Ugly”

kid- and family-friendly caricatures. So come early and be one of the lucky

to receive an amazing drawing of yourself or you with friends

or family, up to 4 faces per picture.



Pizza Eating Contest

12:30 pm competition scheduled near the Free Stage


Sponsored by Casey’s General Store in Amboy

Anyone interested in participating, please make sure to signup in the

office before the event starts on Friday.




Minnow/Turtle Races

1:30 pm race scheduled near the Free Stage


Anyone interested in racing may show up near the Free Stage

and participate in a one of a kind fun race.




Kids Treasure Dig

2:30 pm scheduled near the Free Stage


Any child interested in participating in the dig may show up near the

Free Stage and participate in the hunt for treasure.





Minnesota Jack Sparrow

Friday he will be roaming the Fairgrounds before his show.


Ahoy Mates, I am Joshua Godfredson, Minnesota's premier

Captain Jack Sparrow Impersonator. With 15 years experience in

Pirate Entertainment and education. MN Jack Sparrow sails around

the Midwest and beyond attending Fun events. You can also

find him at Schools and libraries teaching Pirate and Nautical History.




Ice Cream Eating Contest

6:30 pm competition scheduled near the Free Stage


Sponsored by Coldstone Creamery of Mankato

Anyone interested in participating, please make sure to signup in the

office before the event starts on Friday.






Mobile Dairy Classroom

1:00, 2:00, 3:30, 5:30, & 7:30 pm shows scheduled Thurs. – Sat.

12:30, 2:00 & 4:00 pm shows scheduled Sunday


This is an innovative educational and promotional

exhibit which features a fully operational milking trailer

with a live cow accompanied by an oral presentation by

a trained instructor on the basics of the modern milking process

and related environment, animal care, and food safety practices

as well as the importance of dairy foods and proper nutrition. 







KidBucks Game Show, Where little Kids win Big!

3, 5 & 7 pm shows scheduled Thursday – Saturday

1:00 & 4:00 pm shows scheduled Sunday


A thrilling, high energy, audience interactive game show the whole family will love.

Randomly selected members of the audience, participate in

wild and crazy games. The final winner enters the Kidbucks chamber

and grabs as many “Kidbucks ” as possible, as they swirl about the chamber.

This show keeps the large crowds it attracts pumped up and participating.

Young or old, every one loves the show! An ever changing cast of randomly

selected contestants, keeps the show new and exciting. The kids are the stars of this show!






The Ag Cab Lab is coming to the

Blue Earth County Fair Again

on display in the Exhibit Hall


The Ag Cab Lab is an interactive and engaging exhibit that allows kids of all ages

to hop in a combine or tractor cab. Inside the tractor are simulated games they can

choose from that range from planting soybeans to cultivating a field.

The combine cab allows children to harvest corn both during the day and

during the night. The Ag Cab Lab gives kids a hands-on and upfront look

at farming. It will be setup in the Arcade Building, be sure to stop in an

experience a little life on the farm.





Hasse Family Mobile Petting Zoo


Our Mobile Petting Zoo features a variety of animals,

from ponies to pigs, goats to rabbits and much more!

Be sure to check out our tent next to the Free Stage.

Open 10am to 9pm Daily





On the Fairgrounds Near the Free Stage



Great Lakes Timber (Lumberjack) Show

2:30, 4:30, & 6:30 pm shows scheduled Thursday – Saturday

2:30 & 4:00 pm shows scheduled Sunday


The Lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing,

wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing,

log rolling and loads of clean family humor. Speed climbing is also

available to venues that are interested.


For 25 years, The Great Lakes Lumberjack Show has appeared

at State Fairs, County Fairs, Festivals, and Sport Shows across

the United States. We takes pride in presenting wholesome entertainment

for the entire family. Every show offers a delightful blend of history and humor.






DSM Inflatables Rides

Rides are located near the Entertainment Area


Tickets—Advance $20.00  •  Fair Time $25.00

$15.00 on Kids Day






For other Friday Events see our Attractions Tab.



Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 28th — 31st, 2022