It's county fair season in Minnesota!

The Fillmore County Fair is set to return to Preston, Minnesota, the heart of Minnesota bluff country, from July 15-21, promising a week full of entertainment and activities for the whole family.

This year's fair in Minnesota's Trout Capital promises an array of free and fun attractions, including bounce houses, a bungee trampoline, pony rides, bingo, arcade games, Knockerball, splash paint house, and more.

Fillmore County Fair Free Concerts and Grandstand Events

The entertainment lineup includes free concerts in the beer barn, featuring performances by Trouble Shooter, Red Letter Band, and Rustic Moon and the always entertaining and dynamic dueling pianos show.

Check out the live music schedule below:

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Fillmore County Fair live music schedule 2024

Grandstand events at the Fillmore County Fair kickoff with thrilling Ranch Rodeo competitions on Wednesday, tractor pull on Thursday, T & C Rodeo on Friday, and the heart-pounding action of the demolition derby on Saturday.

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West End Contests at the Fillmore County Fair

Several fun and unique contests are also on the schedule for the Fillmore County Fair.

Let your imagination run wild in the Lego building contest or demonstrate your culinary skills in salsa-making, apple pie baking, blueberry muffin-making, and chocolate chip-making competitions.

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The fair also features innovative categories like the trash to treasure contest, where entrants repurpose used items into new creations, and the wood pallet project, encouraging practical craftsmanship.

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Fillmore County Fair contests (click to enlarge)

A staple of the Preston community, the Fillmore County Fair is celebrating its 166th year. Organizers encourage you to come early and stay late to experience everything the fair has to offer fully.

See the full 2024 Fillmore County Fair schedule here.

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