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July 2019

Christopher Brenna, chief facilitator of Revolutionary Earth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to urban farming, will present on the phenomenon of community composting and provide examples of successful models from throughout the country and across the world. Audience members will be invited to participate in a discussion of how these models could work in the Rochester area.

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Lee Brice Music Concert

July 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Time: Doors 5:00 pm
Fee: Advance ticket $35
produced by Jade Presents
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Root River Jam

July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Martin Larsen, Olmsted County feedlot technician and president of Minnesota Caving Club, will speak on his exploration of 36 miles of cave passages in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa. He is a fifth-generation farmer and an environmental educator for Olmsted County. Passionate about geology, Martin has facilitated many karst studies, including groundwater dye tracing, spring monitoring, and nitrate reduction studies. Other interests include GIS mapping, building scientific instruments, and photography.

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Exception: Swine Exhibitors have until after the Thursday Swine Show

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In a clean container or plastic sealed bag, bring a water sample from your home to the Fair on Thurs, July 25 @ Conservation Building

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Acoustic TBA

July 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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FFA Dairy Come in

July 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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Tell the story of the water cycle in Rochester, MN through playing several games in the conservation building at the fair. Learn how water moves through our environment and our lives by becoming a water drop and rolling a dice to see where the water goes, model how water travels over a landscape, mimic how water travels underground, and take-home coloring pages to see how water moves through pipes in buildings.

This activity is geared towards families with kids, but adults are encouraged to participate and bring out your inner-kid.

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Sothea Lam

July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Learn about the Master Naturalists program and what they do in the Rochester area, while young naturalists can make a nature journal to record their adventures

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Viking Cheerleaders Are Here

July 25, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Location: in front of Beer Garden Stage

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Acoustic TBA

July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Scott Jasmin

July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Interested in being a part of the Talent Show?
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Olmsted Parks

July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Learn about our Minnesota native snakes and get the chance to touch them! Naturalists will talk about the facts, myths and common misconceptions about snakes and will help you have a new appreciation for these unique animals. Recommended for all ages

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Nelly Grandstand Concert

July 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Time: Doors 5:00 pm
Fee: Advance ticket $35
produced by Jade Presents
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Location: In front of the 4-H building

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At some point, most of us will need to dispose of… (fill in the blank). Whether it’s household garbage, an old washing machine, or a can of paint, Olmsted County’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System provides a Proper Place for Your Waste. In this presentation, we will take an in-depth look at the unique services provided by the Olmsted County Recycling Center Plus, Hazardous Waste Facility, Yard Waste Compost Site, Waste-to-Energy Facility, and Kalmar Landfill.

Time will be set aside to discuss items that should and should NOT be placed in your curbside garbage & recycling containers. Proper waste management helps protect our environment and waterways!

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VIA

July 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fall Risk

July 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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(4-H’ers clean rabbit cages)
(Animals must be out by 10:30pm)

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FFA Breeding Beef Check-In

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Bob Schlief

July 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Tell the story of the water cycle in Rochester, MN through playing several games in the conservation building at the fair. Learn how water moves through our environment and our lives by becoming a water drop and rolling a dice to see where the water goes, model how water travels over a landscape, mimic how water travels underground, and take-home coloring pages to see how water moves through pipes in buildings. This activity is geared towards families with kids, but adults are encouraged to participate and bring out your inner-kid.

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Helicopter Rides

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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