Open Class


2022 Open Class Registration

You can pick up a Fair Book at the Fairgrounds Office

starting in June or at various locations throughout Blue Earth County(see list below).


Online Open Class Registration Now Available

Blue Earth County Fair has now moved to an online

process to register all Open Class Entries.



Click here to start your online registration process.


Please use FireFox or Chrome Browsers to

create your online account and register your Open Class Entries.



Need help doing the online registration,

click on the link below to was a video or email: for assistance.


Online Help Click Here



PDF 2022 Prem. Book/Open Class Section




How to Prepare Vegetables,

Fruits and Flowers for the Fair.


For more help click on this link to a video on YouTube.


Click to save a PDF handout on preparing your produce for exhibit.



2022 Blue Earth County Fair

Open Class Demonstration Schedule 


More information to come.


If you have a craft or talent you would like to share, please call Open Class Coordinators

with your preference of open times. Updates will be posted as they become available.



Guest Speaker located in 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.


PDF of Program Schedule




2022 Premium Book Pickup Locations—

BECF Premium Books will be in these locations after July 10th



Amboy—Casey's, Cottage Cafe, Community Bank, and Urban Oil


Eagle Lake—Casey’s, and Community Bank


Garden City—Shady Oaks Campground Office


Good Thunder—Dick’s Meat Locker, Post Office, Thunder Bar/Restaurant, and Dakota Mart


Lake Crystal—Post Office, Kevin's, Collis C Store, Dairy Queen, Kroubetz Lakeside Campers, Benny's Power Sports, and Ace Hardware


Lewisville—Post Office, and Pioneer Bank


Madelia—Hope & Faith, Post Office, Casey's, and Mayo(Mankato) Hospital Break Rooms


Madison Lake—Casey's, Mike's, Stormy's, and Finishline


Mankato—Mankato Library, HyVee's Hilltop & Downtown, Cubs Food Hilltop & Downtown, Wow Zone, Kwik Trips, Casey’s and Childrens Museum


Mapleton—Pioneer Bank, Maple Mart, Casey's, Mapleton Farm & Home, Kilty’s Market, and All Pets Clinic


Minnesota Lake—Food & Fuel


North Mankato—North Mankato Library, Kwik Trips, and Casey's


St. Clair—Mitts BP Gas Station, Post Office, and St Clair State Bank


Truman—Casey's and Profinium Bank


Vernon CenterCommunity Bank, Vernon Center Lumber, and Post Office




Pemberton—Post Office, MotorMart and Bar & Grill









  • Open class exhibits can be brought in Wednesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Pre-registration can be done by clicking on the link above and completing the steps for setting up an account or you can email — for additional help as needed.
  • Additional Information below.


Exhibits will be released Sunday, July 31st after 4pm

Click on the link above for a PDF of the Premium Book

depending on your computer speed this may take several minutes to load.


Blue Earth County Fair grounds buildings




If you're interested in exhibiting at the MN State Fair,


The site contains detailed info regarding each department, downloadables

(including premium books) and links to online registration (where applicable).




Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 20th — 23rd, 2023