ON-THE-GROUNDS ATTRACTIONS

Gypsy Rattle Can

Gypsy Rattle Can
Jason will be on the Fairgrounds, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 23-25th demonstrating his artistic abilities using spray paint & creating pictures.  Make sure you check this out.
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the SW Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

DSM Inflatables

DSM Inflatables
DSM Inflatables
July 24-28th 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. 10 Inflatable units, includes 3 games (balloon store, duck pond & gold fish game) and cotton candy & lemonade shake-ups.  Pre-sale Mega Wrist Bands will be for sale for $25 until July 16th at the following businesses; Sunshine in Jackson, Extended Ag in Lakefield, Currie State Bank in Okabena, Heron Lake Security Bank.  These bands allow unlimited use for the days of the fair.  At the Fair the wristbands will be $10 a day, $15 for 2 days, & the MEGA wristbands for all 5 days $30.

Los Moralitos Circus

Los Moralitos Circus
Los Moralitos Circus
Tuesday, July 24th performances will be at 4, 6 & 8 p.m. & Wednesday, July 25th 2, 4 & 6 p.m. 3 FREE Exciting Shows each day!

Children's Barnyard

Children's Barnyard
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Kids Tractor Pedal Pull

Kids Tractor Pedal Pull
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 in the Fair Village.  Trophies for 1-3rd place in the age groups of 4 thru 11.  Registration starts at 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by; American Legion-Lakefield, Schraders Computer Services, Svoboda Excavating, CFS, Poet.

Jeremy DeWall Band

Jeremy DeWall Band
Jeremy DeWall Band
Kick off the fair & enjoy the Jeremy DeWall band in The Garden on Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30-11:30 p.m. 

Michele Weber

Join Author and Illustrator, Michelle Weber, for a reading and signing of her new book, "Harvey - A Ranch Birthday". Inspired by her family's life, "Harvey", is full of beauty, color and of coarse based right on the ranch. The excitement of a birthday is felt across the ranch as this sweet & silly calf walks you through his very first day. So, join Michelle & Harvey for this birthday celebration like no other! Wednesday, July 25th from 4-6 p.m. in Celebration Building

United Barrel Racers Association

United Barrel Racers Association
A first at the Jackson County Fair in 2014, the United Barrel Racers Association is coming back in 2018! Ready to watch some fast-paced barrel racing in the horse arena on Tuesday, July 24, at the 2018 Jackson County Fair? The arena will open for warm-ups at 5 p.m. with exhibition runs starting at 6 p.m. and the first class of racing to begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Jackson Saddle Club and the Jackson County Fair Association. Check out the Jackson Barrel Racing Series - MN Facebook page for more information.  Sponsored by; Bill Phillips Memorial Fund -  in honor of Gabrielle F. Holthe.

Senior Citizens Building

Senior Citizens Building
All activities hosted by the Good Samaritan Society of Jackson!

Wednesday, July 25
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Dean Fischel entertains: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 26
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Mike Kirchmeier from the Jackson County Historical Society historical presentation
 
Friday, July 27
Senior Citizens Day
Free cinnamon rolls for seniors!
Oustanding Senior Citizen Award Presentation 11:30 a.m.

Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.
Cletus Gobliresch will be entertaining from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Denny Nelson will be entertaining from 2 to 3 p.m.
 
Saturday, July 28
Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure checks: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Good Sam will also be serving old-fashioned lemonade from the old-fashioned lemonade stand in the building.

Paintball

Paintball
Paintball
Come & try out your paintball skills on the fairgrounds. Ages 8 & older. Operating Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Family Day at the Fair - Wednesday

Come and spend time with your  family at the 150th Jackson County Fair!  Wednesday is Family Day!

We have some savings in store for families coming to the Jackson County Fair on Wednesday!  The first 75 families registering  by emailing jacksoncountyfair@rconnect.com (include name, address and # of family members) will receive a FREE Parking Pass for Wednesday AND one per family $5 Food Coupon good at any fair food vendor!
 

Freddie Justice

Freddie Justice
Freddie Justice
Wednesday, July 25th 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. Comedy Hypnosis Show Gardens Stage.

Paul Bunyan Show

Paul Bunyan Show
Paul Bunyan Show
Loggin, Legends and Lore is a humorous, fact filled, 50 minutes of the most outrageous tales from the Paul Bunyan lore.  Meet "Hot Bisquit Slim: and "Ole the Big Swede" who were personal friends of Ol' Paul.  Kids will love seeing Paul's giant baby bottle and pacifier, along with other giant props, such as the huge mosquito from "the tale of the Mosquitobees".  Kids will learn about the logging industry and how that time in history was influential in building our communities in the upper Midwest. Thursday 5 p.m. Friday 10 & 1 p.m.

Mutton Busting

Mutton Busting
When: Thursday, July 26th
Where: Motorplex Speedway, During the
Bull Riding at the Jackson Co Fair
Must Sign-up by stopping in at the Fair Office
By the 26th at 4:00 p.m. DRAWING will be held if more than 12 sign up at 6:45 by the
grandstand at the Motorplex
Who: Girls & Boys Ages 4-7
MUST be under 60 lbs
Limit 12 riders

 
     
 

3rd Lair Skate Park

3rd Lair Skate Park
3rd Lair Skate Park
Thursday-Saturday July 26-28th  Shows daily - back by popular demand!

Tugboat Rampage featuring Travis Christensen

Tugboat Rampage featuring Travis Christensen
TugBoat Rampage - featuring Travis Christensen
They will be performing on Thursday, July 26th at 8:30 in The Garden. Join the fun!

Jim & Jessie Howard & Bryon Kittleson guest Artist

Jim & Jessie Howard & Bryon Kittleson guest Artist
Make sure you stop in on Friday, July 27th in the Celebration Building starting at 4 & ending at 6 p.m. to enjoy these artists!

2nd Annual Marketplace Handmade Items

2nd Annual Marketplace Handmade Items
Marketplace Handmade Items
Make sure to check out the Marketplace Handmade Items in the big white building (DNR) near the entrance of the fairgrounds.  You won't want to miss this on Friday & Saturday, July 27-28th!

Marketplace Registration Form

Marketplace Registration Form
Marketplace Registration Form

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Friday during Senior Citizens Day, sponsored by Jackson Livestock Exchange & Bridgette's Bucksnorts & Brew Ha Ha.

Memorial Tractor Parade &
Wayne Schneekloth Classic Car Cruise In Show

Memorial Tractor Parade &Wayne Schneekloth Classic Car Cruise In Show
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Parade is at 1:00 p.m.
Classic Car Show Sponsored by;
Wayne Schneekloth Family

Ranch Rodeo

Ranch Rodeo
Looking to see some exciting real working horses and riders?
Be sure to attend the Ranch Rodeo on Saturday, July 28, starting at noon and watch teams of four riders team sort, doctor, trailer load, team pen and sort and pen at the horse arena.
For more information and registration, check out www.birchcouleearena.comSponsored by Crystal Valley Co-op.

Forgotten Highway Band

Forgotten Highway Band
They will be one of the opening bands for the Dylan Scott Concert on Saturday, July 28th & then enjoy their music again in the beer gardens after the concert until closing time.