Olson Pavilion Bleacher Project - 2013
The Jackson County Fair is a time for generations
of families to come together, to learn and to celebrate the unique talents of Jackson County residents through talent shows,
4-H and FFA exhibits, open class competition, and cultural and agricultural programs. The Olson Pavilion
is the hub of those activities on the fair grounds. The Olson Pavilion Bleacher
Project will replace the old, wooden bleachers on both sides of the pavilion with code compliant steel and aluminum seating.
It will also reposition the bleachers to allow for easier access to the bleachers with large cement entrance areas
and expanded walkways in the front of the bleachers. In addition to easier access, the project will
also improve safety for spectators with the addition of stairways, hand rails and guardrails throughout the stands and designated
while focused on increased safety and access for Jackson County residents, impacts the larger geographic community as the
Olson Pavilion hosts a number of regional and national livestock and judging competitions as well as local and regional 4-H
programming throughout the summer months.
Check our facebook page for more information and up to date photos of the project.
This $70,000 plus project is supported by the following contributors:
Jackson County Purple Ribbon Club
Jackson County 4-H Auction Committee
Pork Chop Open
Middletown 4-H Club
Bill Phillips Memorial Fund
Consumer Protection - Hand Washing Station
Project - 2012 & 2013
The Jackson County Fair Board undertook a project i 2012 to provide hand
washing stations at a number of strategic locations on the Fair Grounds in order to increase the health and safety standard
for all those attending the Jackson County Fair and other events held at the Fair Grounds. Portable hand
washing stations were place close to the petting zoo, and food stand and outside the Olson Show Pavilion to help reduce the
opportunity for the transmission of E.coli, salmanila and other hand-borne illnesses. These illnesses are especially
danergous to young children and the elderly, both of which attend the Jackson County Fair in large numbers.
These portable hand washing stations will be made available to other community groups for outdoor functions at other
times of the year upon request, or in the case of a mass sheltering emergency theycould be made available to emergency management
In 2013, the Fair Board is looking
to place several shorter, more kid friendly hand washing stations near the petting zoo and the livestock barns.
Health ~ Jackson & Lakefield
Jackson Community Foundation
Sanford Health ~ Jackson & Lakefield
Jackson Health Care Foundation
County Fair Arts Access and Cultural Heritage
Historic Village Face Lift Project
Funding Notification received April 5, 2012
The Historic Fair Village Face Lift project is designed to enhance
and extend the life of 15 structures which currently make up the Jackson County Historical Fair Village by replacing damaged
windows, leaking roofs and rotting siding. With the replacement of leaking roofs and the replacement of windows, this
project will also preserve and protect the interiors of the buildings and the educational displays and artifacts within those
buildings. While windows in the Church, Leather Shop, Newspaper Office, General Store, Motel / Barber Shop, Summer
Kitchen, House, Depot, Museum and Doctor / Law Office will be replaced, a special focus on the roofs and siding of the Town
Hall, Boot Shop, Museum, Blacksmith Shop and the Doctor and Law Office will allow the 10,000 + Jackson County Fair attendees
additional access to new displays and artifacts that have not been displayed previously, due to fear of damage by wind, rain
Completing this project will allow additional generations of Jackson
County residents and Fair visitors the opportunity to see what life was like in years gone by. Utilizing Legacy Grant
funding for this project will give the Fair Board the opportunity to increase awareness of the Historic Fair Village through
press releases and project updates in the local media throughout out the summer leading up to the County Fair in late July.
Project dollars for the Historic
Village Face Lift Project are provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund,
from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnership with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Kid's Day at the Fair - 2012
The Jackson County Fairboard chose to enhance the Day Care Day and work cooperatively with the Jackson County 4-H
in developing a new event for the 2011 Fair ~ Kid's Day at the Fair Day Camp. The 2012 Kid's Day at the Fair was
a HUGE success with over 125 Jackson County youth attended and taking part in seven learning stations. Kids's
Day at the Fair is going to again be offered at the 2013 Jackson County Fair!
Kid's Day at the Fair allows youth from through out Jackson County the opportunity
to experience a county fair and learn about the heritage and activities available at the Jackson County Fair ~ at no cost
through the generous support of the following sponsors and volunteers.
and Helen Remick Charitable Trust
FCA Coop, Jackson,
Sherburn, Trimont, Lakefield, Round Lake
Pork Chop Open
Minnesota Soybean GrowersCulligan Water Conditioning - JacksonSubway of Jackson~~2012 VolunteersPhillips
Agency, Inc.City of Jackson ~ Missouri River EnergyTri County Implement ~ C & B Operations, LLCKemna Asa Auto PlazaBank Midwest - JacksonExtended Ag ServicesPioneer - JacksonFederated Rural ElectricJackson County Central
FFAHeser Auto & DetailingNew Fashion PorkChar Pell ~ Creative Memories~~~