Thursday's Entertainments


2022 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.”



Nominate a Senior Volunteer

If interested in nominating a Blue Earth County Senior contact—

Robin Tietz 507-420-5689 for more information.



Thursday, July 28th, 2022 — SENIOR DAY


Blue Earth County Fair and True Transit partnering

to provide rides to anyone interested July 28th

Thursday, July 28th   9am – 4 pm 

True Transit will be providing FREE rides to the Fair from anywhere in

Blue Earth County on July 28 from 9am - 4pm.

Just call (507) 388-8783 to make your reservation by July 26th.


ALL Senior Day Entertainment

in the Beer Gardens/Entertainment Building Area



 Enjoy a morning treat while you visit with

Vendor in the Entertainment Building.


Senior Day Program will start around 11:00 am

near the Entertainment Stage Tent.


Senior Day Lunch will be around Noon

and is provided by Blue Earth County Farm Bureau.







VINE Stompers

11 am show scheduled Entertainment Area


This is a line dancing group of Seniors, made up of 15-20 performers.

They typically perform at care facilities and community events.

VINE offers different performance groups to bring smiles and joy to those

who are fortunate enough to see and hear their talents around the community.

If you are interested in learning how you can become involved

or have one of our VINE performers at your next event.

Contact Mary O’Sullivan at (507) 387-1666 for more information.






The Wendinger Band

1:00 pm show scheduled Entertainment Stage

The unique style of the Wendinger Band generates music that

is pleasurable to both listening and dancing audiences. Their

abundance of friends is proof that truly, “Highways are

Happy Ways”! The Wendinger Band represents

the rich, musical heritage of New Ulm, MN.






The Bully Pulpit Band

3:30 pm show scheduled Entertainment Stage


Bullypulpit plays for the pure enjoyment

of traditional bluegrass music.We've been performing

in Mankato and around southern Minnesota since 2009.







The Bandanas

2:00–4:00 pm shows scheduled on the Free Stage


Band Members—Barb Jorgensen, Bev Winzenburg and Rosie Henry

performing a “sweet sibling harmony” mixed with the classic songs

creating their own vintage sound enjoyed by all ages.

They have been performing for many years together.

They are entertaining, telling jokes and getting the crowd

involved in-between their performances of songs by

Hank Williams, The Judds, McCarter Sisters and John Denver.






Pfeffer Card Tournament

3:00 pm games begin in Entertainment Building


Come spend the afternoon playing cards with others who enjoy

the game of Pfeffer, Hoss, Indiana Double Deck, or

Hasenpfeffer. This card game has been around for many

years and enjoyed by everyone around the world.






Open Class Building



R.J. Kern, Agricultural Photographer

Thursday & Saturday shows scheduled in Open Class Building


A professional photographer, author and storyteller, will entertain with stories

from several of his books.











MN Over 60 Band

5:00 pm show scheduled on the Free Stage

This is a non-profit band composed of 25 to 30 musicians that

range in age from 60 to 93 years and operates in Minnesota providing music

for various parades along with concerts for many towns & communities

near and far. The band was founded in 1953 and has been

inducted into the MN Music Hall of Fame in 2003.






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.







Rides are located near the Entertainment Stage Area


Ticket Prices

15 Minutes for $10.00

Daily Passes for $20.00

Multiple Days Pass for $35.00





Bungee Trampoline by Arcade Highway

Rides are located near the Entertainment Stage Area


Ticket Prices

Bungee Jump $8.00

Kids Climb $4.00

Combo $10.00

Barrel Train Rides $5.00


Inflatables Pricing

15 Minutes for $6.00

30 Minuts for $10.00

All Day for $25.00








Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 20th — 23rd, 2023