Beer Garden Entertainment

Come enjoy a cold beverage with friends at the Fair!

Beer Garden is open noon to midnight during the Fair.



2019 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.”





Thursday, July 25th, 2019



The Marv Nissel Band 

Noon show scheduled

The Marv Nissel Band is a polka variety family band from New Ulm, Minnesota.




The Bandanas

1 & 3 pm shows scheduled on the Entertainment 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.




The Jazz 10

4:30 pm show scheduled on the Entertainment Stage


Band Members—Hanna Cesario, Vocals; Thomas Bierer on Trumpet;

Brian Sarf on Trumpet; Ryan Shirk on Trombone; Evan Bierer on Alto Sax;

Frank Cesario on Tenor Sax; Elliot Bonner on Baritone Sax;

Peter Jacobs on Piano/Keys; Eric Zimmerman on Bass and Ryan Rader on Drums.

Jazz10 means big band fun at half the price of a full sized big band.

We are a small big band with a with a whole lot of bang for the buck.

Mankato area Jazz pro's presenting top quality Jazz of all era's

for dancing and entertainment. They were founded in 2016

from the Manakto Area.




DJ (Kern Brothers Entertainment)

7:00 pm show scheduled Entertainment Stage(Beer Gardens)


All of your favorite music.

We have the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and today's music,

plus Country, Polka, Waltz's, Swing, Love Songs, Rock-n-Roll, Disco,

Participation Songs, etc. The music list goes on.

You are guaranteed an excellent variety of music for all ages.

We have a spectacular Light Show that will amaze everyone.






Friday, July 26th, 2019




Chris Bertrand

5–7 pm show scheduled on the Entertainment Stage


Born and raised in the changing seasons of Southern Minnesota,

Chris Bertrand performs with a unique consideration of mind and soul.

His original lyrics poetically coax the listener with open honesty and

self-acceptance, and while folk is certainly his strong suit, don’t let that

fool you: he’ll tear it up when he needs to. Chris follows the musical

interests of his family and friends—everything from John Prine to

Jack White—and has been a bassist for multiple bands throughout the past decade.  





In The Field Band

8:00 pm show scheduled on the Entertainment Stage


They play country, disco, hip-hop, pop, R&B, and rock. They were massively

talented entertainers and kept everyone dancing ALL night! Starting in 2009,

the band has played 100 shows per year with the majority of those shows

being book backs. The band has played all over the Upper Midwest.









Saturday, July 27th, 2019




Schell’s Hobo Band

3:30 & 5 pm shows scheduled Entertainment Stage


When the distinct oompah sounds come ringing down the street,

everyone on the parade route knows the Schell’s Hobo Band is on its way.


The signature music of the Hobos is a staple of community events

and an integral part of the New Ulm brewery.


The Schell’s Hobo Band was put together for the July 4th parade

in 1946 in Vernon Center, and has provided fantastic music for

Southern Minnesota since its formation! Sponsored by the

August Schell Brewing Company, the band was inducted in the

Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Their exciting

program is sure to be a hit!





Whiskey Richard Band

8:00 pm show scheduled Entertainment Stage


Band Members—Jason Voss,Lead vocals and Rhythm; Scott Williams, Rhythm

and Lead guitar; Travis Oachs, Lead Rhythm guitar, and Vocals;

Aaron Kurth. Bass, vocals, and mouth harp; and Jake Grunzke, Drums and skin flute.


The Whiskey Richard Band is a classic rock driven cover band tearing

it up all around Southern Minnesota. We don't just limit ourselves to classic rock

as we do everything from Buddy Holly to Puddle of Mudd and even a few country

tunes are thrown in the mix as well. If you love the songs from the old days like

Metallica, Poison, Guns N Roses, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, etc.








Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 25th — 28th, 2019