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July 2021

Stephanie Hatzenbihler the Environmental Education Specialist for the City of Rochester, MN will be presenting on Urban Water Stewards. Learn about the health of Rochester's water resources and how you can care for our water resources through pollution prevention and other stewardship actions. We’ll cover the urban water cycle, drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater with specifics to Rochester and Olmsted County. Discuss the current health status of our water resources and highlight active projects to protect and restore. Then we’ll explore…

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Free Stage concert – Bruce Burniece

July 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free Concert featuring: Bruce Burniece Website:  https://www.facebook.com/bruceburniece/

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The Great White with Chris Kroeze

July 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

GREAT WHITE WITH CHRIS KROEZE Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Time: Doors 6:00 pm Fee: Advance ticket $25, Day of the show $30, VIP Advanced $35, VIP Day of the Show $40 Purchase tickets here Partnership with: Rochester Chevrolet , Laser 101.7 , ONB Bank

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Olmsted County Environmental Resources

July 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Olmsted County Environmental Resources will be there to answer all you Garbage & Recycling Questions

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Free Stage Concert: Show me your hits band

July 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Free Concert featuring: Show me your hits Website:  https://www.facebook.com/showmeyourhits/

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Location:  Horticulture Building Thursday’s Kid’s Korner activity: a handout about saving tomato seeds and we’re giving away Baggie Greenhouses (teaching about plant germination) Theme: I’ve Grown Tomatoes…now what? There will be recipes and seed saving handouts available.  U of M will also have handouts about problems with growing tomatoes while supplies last. We have lots of materials from the U of MN Extension about becoming a Master Gardener as well as local projects we support about gardening in the county.

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Free Stage concert – Jeremy Jewell

July 29, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free Concert featuring: Jeremy Jewell Website:  https://www.facebook.com/jeremyjewellmusic/

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Free Nitrate Testing for Private Well Owner

July 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Free Nitrate Testing for Private Well Owner: To participate, collect a cup of water from your well in a clean plastic bag or glass container and bring it to the Olmsted County Fair at Graham Park. Your sample will be analyzed while you wait. Results will be provided to you within 15 minutes. Sponsored by Olmsted County Public Health and Olmsted Soil & Water Conservation District

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Free Stage Concert: Luke Hendrickson

July 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free Concert featuring:  Luke Hendrickson Website:  https://www.facebook.com/lukehendricksonmusic

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Oxbow Park staff will be Presenting Animals from the Zollman Zoo.

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Free Stage Concert: Hair of the Dog

July 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Concert featuring:  Hair of the Dog Website:  https://www.facebook.com/hairofthedoglovesyou/

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Location:  Horticulture Building Friday’s Kid’s Korner activity: planting activity with Catalpa Tree Seeds and left over "Baggie Greenhouse” Kits...while supplies last. Theme: Plant Division. Jan Gerke is providing a few plants from her garden to demonstrate how to divide. There are handouts also for when to divide perennials.  There will be volunteers available answering questions about safety with transplants, free of Jumping Worms, go for it. We have lots of materials from the U of MN Extension about becoming a…

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Stephanie Hatzenbihler, the Environmental Education Specialist for the City of Rochester, MN will be presenting on Landscaping for Water Quality. After an introduction on the current health status of our water resources in our area, we'll explore landscaping practices that help protect our water quality through pollution prevention.  We'll learn about several planting types including pocket plantings, trees and shrubs, bee lawns, pollinator meadows, and more!

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Free Concert featuring: The Nostalgic No Names

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Free Stage Concert: The Soul Train

July 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Free Concert featuring: The Soul Train Website: https://www.facebook.com/THESOULTRAIN507

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Location:  Horticulture Building Saturday: Kid’s Korner activity: Happy Rocks. A handout from Jana Frei and sample Happy Rocks from CGR gardeners. (While supplies last, painting encouraging messages or pictures on rocks to leave a rock message in your community) Theme: Growing Dahlias. Viv Williams has prepared a Kit for us all to learn from. We have lots of materials from the U of MN Extension about becoming a Master Gardener as well as local projects we support about gardening in…

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Free Stage Concert: The Street Talk Band

July 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Free Concert featuring: Street Talk Band Website:  http://www.streettalkband.com/

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July 2022

FREE STAGE: The D’Sievers

Tuesday July 26th 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Playing at the Free Stage is: The D'Sievers from 3-5pm.

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Carnival Hours

Tuesday July 26th 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DECADES OF ROCK SHOW Brad Boice and the R.P.G. ft. Incognito Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Time: Doors open at 6pm Fee: Adults $15/ Kids under 12 years $10 Click here to Purchase Tickets

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Conservation Building: Turtles and Snakes

Tuesday July 26th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Olmsted County Park staff will native MN turtles and snakes for you to get up and personal with.

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Olmsted County Environmental Resources will be there to answer all you Garbage & Recycling Questions

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FREE STAGE: Show Me Your Hits Band

Tuesday July 26th 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Playing at the Free Stage is: Show Me Your Hits Band from 8:15-10:15pm

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GRANDSTAND: Hinder

Wednesday July 27th 2022

HINDER with Author and HOLYROSE BAND Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Time: Doors open at 6pm Fee: Adults $25 / V.I.P. $35 Click Here to Purchase Tickets Priority Construction Services

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Carnival Hours

Wednesday July 27th 2022 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday July 31st 2022 @ 10:00 pm
1403 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States
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Olmsted SWCD will be available to discuss how homeowner can incorporate native grasses and flowers into landscaping. Stop by and get a FREE Native Pollinator Seed Packet.

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FREE STAGE: Bruce Burniece

Wednesday July 27th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Playing at the Free Stage is: Bruce Burniece from 6-8pm Priority Construction Services

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FREE STAGE: Soul Train

Wednesday July 27th 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Playing at the Free Stage is: Soul Train from 8:15-10:15pm Priority Construction Services

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Conservation Building: Free Nitrate testing

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

for Private Well Owner: To participate, collect a cup of water from your well in a clean plastic bag or glass. Your sample will be analyzed while you wait. Results will be provided to you within 15 minutes.

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The Tom and Kelly Show

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

"The Tom and Kelly Show" featuring Tom Bellinger and Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick, chair and vice chairs of the Olmsted County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program on FaceBook and YouTube. They will share the UMN Priorities, what is going on in Olmsted County, how you can become a master gardener, and have some fun doing it.

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Whitewater State Park Naturalist Sara Holger will present Snakes of the Blufflands

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HORTICULTURE BUILDING: Free Flower Arranging Workshop

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sponsored by the Rochester Garden & Flower Club Join us for an evening of fun to learn some basics of flower arranging and exhibiting. All arrangements to be entered into the Fair Flower show. Flowers and vases supplied or bring your own Or make your arrangement at home and bring to fair to enter into the Flower Show

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Conservation Building: Turles and Snakes

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Olmsted County Park staff will native MN turtles and snakes for you to get up and personal with.

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GRANDSTAND: Fiesta Fest 2022

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

FIESTA FEST 2022 Dos Coronas with local latin Minnesota bands Thursday, July 28, 2022 Time: Doors open at 6pm Fee: Adults $30/ Kids under 13 years are FREE Priority Construction Services

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FREE STAGE: Luke Hendrickson

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Performing at the Free Stage: Luke Hendrickson from 6-8pm Priority Construction Services

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Kid Power Tractor Pull

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Kid Power Tractor Pull starting at 6pm-7:30pm. Website:  https://kidpowerpedalpulls.com/

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Olmsted County Environmental Resources will be there to answer all your Garbage & Recycling Questions

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FREE STAGE: Junk FM

Thursday July 28th 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Performing at the Free Stage: Junk FM from 8:15-10:15pm Priority Construction Services

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GREAT FRONTIER BULL RIDING Friday, July 29th, 2022 Time: Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7:00 pm Tickets are available for purchase at the door Fee: Adults $15/ Kids under 12 years $5 produced by Great Frontier Partnership with:  102.5 The Fox and Priority Construction Services

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HORSE ARENA: Draft Horse Show

Friday July 29th 2022 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
1403 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States

The 2022 OCF Draft Horse show will feature over 100 draft horses comprised of four draft horse breeds including Percherons, Belgians, Clydesdales and Shires. These gentle giants will be accompanied by 23 different Draft Horse Exhibitor families. These families come from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin to compete in halter classes, cart classes and 5th wheel spoked wagon classes. We will feature 4 sets of six horses pulling the 5th wheel wagons both Friday and Saturday night. The youth ages 8…

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Conservation Building: Free Nitrate testing

Friday July 29th 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

for Private Well Owner: To participate, collect a cup of water from your well in a clean plastic bag or glass. Your sample will be analyzed while you wait. Results will be provided to you within 15 minutes.

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Olmsted SWCD will be available to discuss how homeowner can incorporate native grasses and flowers into landscaping. Stop by and get a FREE Native Pollinator Seed Packet.

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FREE STAGE: The Nostalgic No Names Band

Friday July 29th 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Performing at the Free Stage: The Nostalgic No Names Band from 6-8pm Priority Construction Services

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FREE STAGE: Pop Rocks

Friday July 29th 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
1403 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States

Performing at the Free Stage: Pop Rocks from 8:15pm-10:15pm Priority Construction Services

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IMP MOTORSPORTS AUTOCROSS Saturday, July 30th, 2022 Time: Doors open at 4pm Tickets are available for purchase at the door Fee: Adults $15/ Kids under 12 years $5 produced by IMP Demo Derby Partnership with:  KFAN and Priority Construction Services

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Olmsted SWCD will be available to discuss how homeowner can incorporate native grasses and flowers into landscaping. Stop by and get a FREE Native Pollinator Seed Packet.

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Conservation Building: Turtles and Snakes

Saturday July 30th 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Olmsted County Park staff will native MN turtles and snakes for you to get up and personal with.

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FREE STAGE: Pure Rock Studios

Saturday July 30th 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1403 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904 United States

Performing at the Free Stage:  Pure Rock Studios from 3-5pm Priority Construction Services

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FREE STAGE: COUNTY LINE DRIVE

Saturday July 30th 2022 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

Performing at the Free Stage: COUNTY LINE DRIVE from 8:15-10:15pm Priority Construction Services

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IMP DEMOLITION DERBY Sunday, July 31st, 2022 Time: Ticket booth opens at 11am, Doors open at Noon and show starts at 1:00 pm Tickets are available for purchase at the door Fee: Adults $15/ Kids under 12 years $5 produced by IMP Demo Derby Partnership with:  Laser 101.7 and Priority Construction Services

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Hours of Operation

July 27 – 2pm-sunset

July 28 – 2pm-sunset

July 29 – 11am Sunset

July 30 – 10am Sunset

July 31 – 10am-volume

Brought to you by Goldstar Amusement!

$30 UNLIMITED RIDE SPECIALS

Unlimited ride wristband for 1 person, any age, valid from open to close on the day of purchase only.  Special available each day of the fair.  Daily sales end one hour prior to closing.

Passport for Fun

Pre-sale Passport to Fun redemption starts at 3 pm on Tuesday at the Passport to Fun Booth on the Carnival Midway. Passport Booth is open during Carnival hours through Saturday.

On-ground Passport to Fun sales are $55 and sold at all Ticket Booths on the Carnival Midway during all hours of operation.

 

$49 Presale Unlimited Ride Passes

The unlimited ride passes will be available to purchase at any Kwik Trips in Rochester for $49 starting Tuesday, July 19th, 2022. 

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