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Kandiyohi County Fair
August 7-10th, 2024

Willmar is home to the annual Kandiyohi County Fair. Held in August each year, the fair features agricultural, domestic and industrial exhibits from throughout the County.
The fair offers something for everyone–from baking and flowers to livestock and antique tractors. The kids will love the rides!

Come enjoy the contests, food, singing, food, dancing, food, races and other grandstand entertainment and, of course, the food!
The fairgrounds are also home to the KRA Speedway, with performances Thursday evenings throughout the summer.

Click Here to See the Full Schedule

Click Here for the Kandiyohi County Fair Premium Book

Gate Admissions
Adults (18 & Over) – $5
Youth (6 – 17 Years Old) – $5
Children (5 & Under) – FREE
Automobiles and Trucks – $5
All prices include Sales Tax. Admission charges covering Industrial and Livestock Exhibits, Concessionaires, Superintendents and Employees will be found under the General Fair Rules.

Season Tickets
Season Tickets are available at the Fair Secretary’s Office on the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds starting one week before the beginning of the Fair. A season ticket allows you to come and go as many times as you want during the 4-day fair.
Season Gate Ticket – $20.00 Season Car Ticket – $15.00

Carnival Wrist Band Days
Each Day of the Kandiyohi County Fair Purchasing one wrist band for $30.00 each day (at carnival entrance) allows anyone to have UNLIMITED RIDES during the hours set below:
Must purchase a new wrist band each day!

Wednesday, August 7 – 4-9pm
Thursday, August 8 – 1-5pm
Friday, August 9 – 1-5pm
Saturday, August 10 – 1-5pm

4-Day Grandstand Wrist Band (NON-TRANSFERABLE)
Purchase ONE Wristband For ALL FOUR Sponsored Grandstand Events
Two Nights of Bull Riding, Antique Tractor & Truck Pull, NTPA

Adult (18 & Over) – $30.00
Youth (6 – 17 Years Old) – $15.00
Children (5 & Under) – FREE

Available at the Fair Office starting July 29

*Pit Entrance is NOT included

Central Community Transit Transportation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
-Available from 10am – 5pm
-Scheduled riders to and from the Fair paid for by Fair Board
-Front gate is the bus stop for fair patrons
-Transportation in City Limits of Willmar – based on availability
-Call Central Community Transit to Schedule a ride (214-7433)
-Please call one week in advance for groups of 3 or more and special needs.

FREE PARK & RIDE available to and from the FAIR
Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am-11:00pm
-Loads at Ridgewater College Lot C – East
-Runs Continuously to and from the Fair
-NO Charge to use Park & Ride

Friday and Saturday 1:00pm-11:00pm
-Loads at Ridgewater College Lot C – East
-Runs Continuously to and from the Fair
-NO Charge to use Park & Ride