Ladies & gentlemen step right up, and get in on the start to county fair season in Central Minnesota. First up, Elk River and the Sherburne County Fair.

It feels soooooo good to get back to all of these kinds of events that we missed out on in 2020. Sherburne County Fair gates open daily at 7:00 am through Sunday.

Fried food, carnival games, 4H projects, amusement rides, animals, music and other entertainment, tractor pull and demolition derby -- did I mention fried food? I'm talking' corn dogs, cheese curds, mini donuts, foot longs, and just about anything else you can fry or put on a stick. And it goes without saying that it can all be washed down with a cold one from the beer garden.

Tomorrow (7/16) night, country music star Jerrod Niemann will play at at the Sherburne County Fair grandstand, with special guest Two Mile Final at 7:00 pm.

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Thursday, July 15th

  • 7am - Gates Open
  • 7am - Medallion Hunt
  • 8am - Goat Show
  • 8am - Horse Show
  • 10am - Sheep Show
  • Noon - Commercial Vendors Open
  • Noon - Midway Carnival Opens
  • 12:30pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 1pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 2pm - Blue Horse Theater
  • 3pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 3pm - Llama-Alpaca Show
  • 3:45pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 5:30pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 6pm - Dance Party (for those with special needs)
  • 6:30pm - Swine Show
  • 10pm - Fair Closes

Friday, July 16th

  • 7am - Gates Open
  • 8am - Horse Show
  • 9am Beef Show Livestock Arena
  • 11am - Dairy Show
  • 12pm - Midway Carnival Opens
  • 1pm - Magic JoeMagic Show
  • 2pm - Beer Garden Opens
  • 2:30pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 3:30pm - Blue Horse Theater Show
  • 4pm - Mini Horse Show
  • 4pm - Bingo Starts (through 7pm)
  • 4:30pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 5pm Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 6pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 7pm - Jerrod Neiman with special Guest Two Mile Final
  • 11pm - Fair Closes

Saturday, July 17th

  • 7am - Gates Open
  • 8am - Poultry Show
  • 10am - Parade
  • 10 am - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 10:45am - Blue Horse Theater
  • 11am - Midway Carnival Opens
  • 11:30am - Garden Tractor Pull
  • 11:45am - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 12pm - Bingo starts (through 7pm)
  • 12:15pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 1pm - Freddie Justice Planets Funniest Hypnotist
  • 1pm - Beer Garden Opens
  • 2pm - Magic Joe Magic Show
  • 2:45pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 3:30pm -  Talent Show
  • 5pm - Tractor Pull
  • 7pm - Beer Garden Live Music featuring Six to Midnight
  • 11pm - Fair Closes

Sunday, July 18th

  • 7am - Gates Open
  • 9am - Multi Species Fun Show Livestock Aren
  • 10am - Rocket Building
  • 10:30am - Rocket Launch
  • 11am - Midway Carnival Opens
  • 12pm - SeniorDay Ice Cream Social
  • 12pm - Bingo starts (through 4pm)
  • 12:30pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 1pm - Blue Horse Theater
  • 1 pm - Beer Garden Opens
  • 1:30pm - Pedal Tractor Pull
  • 2pm - Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show
  • 3pm - Freddie Justice Planets Funniest Hypnotist
  • 5pm - Demolition Derby
  • 7pm - 2021 Sherburne County Fair Ends

What? You want even more info on the 2021 Sherburne County Fair? No problem, you can get just about anything you want from their official website HERE.

If you don't come home with tired feet, an empty wallet, and stains on your t-shirt -- you did it wrong.

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