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Steele County Free Fair

August 16 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

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Steele County Free Fair e1660809223962

For one week each year, the Steele County Free Fair located in Owatonna, MN welcomes hundreds of thousands of fairgoers to enjoy all it has to offer!  You’ll find an array of family events including:

  • More than 100 food stands
  • More than 300 indoor and outdoor vendors
  • Carnival games
  • Rides
  • All-Star Stunt Dogs
  • Live music on multiple stages
  • Otter Adventure
  • Family Attractions
  • Livestock show
  • A-Z Exotic Petting Zoo
  • Classic car show
  • Bulls N Barrels
  • Demolition Derby
  • 3 big nights of music in the grandstand

Family Fun Events:

  • Great Outdoors Center: Natural resource exhibits, master gardeners, fish, reptiles and more!
  • Wells Fargo Auto Museum: Featuring convertibles from 1978 and prior
  • All Star Stunt Dogs:  This must-see show will entertain people of all ages. From back flips, handstands and big air stunts to amazing tricks; these “All-Star Stunt Dogs” are thrilling the nation! From large breed to small, you’ll be mesmerized as these dogs compete in challenges like triathlon racing and high-jumping. They will even leap into the air to catch flying discs and perform amazing tricks like jumping rope, walking backwards and doing paw-stands. Show times:
    • Tuesday: 6PM
    • Wednesday – Sunday: Noon, 3 & 6
  • Otter Adventure: Come see this interactive show as the otters swim, play and provide nonstop entertainment. Show Times:
    • Tuesday – 7PM
    • Weds – Sun – 1, 4 & 7pm
  • Jurassic Kingdom: No other “Puppet Show” compares to what Jurassic Kingdom has to offer! Not only do audiences get to see life like dinosaurs in ACTION, they have the opportunity to touch and interact with them throughout the show. Show times:
    • Tuesday at 8pm
    • Wed-Sun at 2pm, 5pm & 8pm
  • Kids Rodeo: Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1:30pm – 3pm
    • Ages 5 – 11
    • $5 per participant (Limited to 30 participants)
    • Event will be held in the outdoor horse arena and will include 5 stations: Barrel Racing, Roping, Become a Rodeo Clown, Obstacle Course and Bucket Race.
    • Kids can participate in as many stations as they wish and repeat stations if time allows.
    • All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt and goodie bag!

*Admission is FREE! The fair has been free since 1927 and is Minnesota’s largest county fair.

*On grounds parking is $5 daily. No weekly passes are available.


August 16
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Steele County Free Fair
(507) 451-5305


Steele County Free Fair
1525 S Cedar Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
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(507) 451-5305

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