Monday, August 5, 2013

Dakota County Fair

Hey everyone, its that time of year again! The Dakota County Fair is going on all week this week starting today Monday Aug.5th and ending Sunday Aug. 11th.  The fair hours are going to be Monday 4pm-10pm, Tues.-Sat. 7:00am-10pm, and Sunday 7:00am-5pm.  There will be many fun things to watch and see while you are out there including shows at the grandstand every night, Heritage Village, and of course the Carnival!

The Carnival tickets cost $1.25 per ticket or you can get 18 tickets for $20.  They also have the Passport to Fun which gives you unlimited rides for the entire 7 days of the fair for $60.  Most of the rides vary between 2 to 4 tickets depending on the ride.

Heritage Village is another fun one to check out.  You can see how rural life was like back in the early 1900's with interpreters dressed up in period costume and many activities for everyone to participate in. There are 22 buildings to check out including a blacksmith shop, newspaper shop, and schoolhouse. The hours for the buildings will be Mon. 4pm-9pm, Tues.-Sat. 10am-9pm, and Sun. 10am-6pm.

The Grandstand will have fun things to see everyday of the fair.
    Monday 5th- Donkey Races
    Tuesday 6th- Tractor Pull
    Wednesday 7th- Bulls and Barrels
    Thursday 8th- Love and Theft/ Craig Campbell Concert!
    Friday 9th-Sunday 11th- Demolition Derby

A few other things to note: Tuesday is Kids day- any kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get in for only $1 (any kids 5 and under are free).  Wednesday is Military Day- as a thank you for serving our country, any military member and their family who presents a military ID gets in for free as well as gets free parking. Thursday is Senior Day where anyone 60 or over gets in for free as well as gets free parking.

There are many other fun activities to keep you busy and entertained! If you want to know more just visit

Written by Melissa Bye

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