Join us for the 2014 Mille Lacs County Fair, August 7th-10th
Showcasing local talents and the heritage of Mille Lacs county in an educational, fun and entertaining atmosphere.


2013 Event Pricing

includes taxes

Button Admission

good for all 4 days of the fair and free parking - $6.00 • 6 and under free
• buttons may be purchased at all fair gates  


Tractor Pull - Thursday, August 8 at 6pm... learn more

• Adults (15 and up) $10.00
• 6 and under - free
• Seniors (60 and up) $8.00 • Pit Pass $15.00
• Youth (7-14) $8.00  


Heartland Truck Pull - New Event!
Friday, August 9 at 7pm... learn more

• Adults (15 and up) $10.00 • 6 and under - free
• Seniors (60 and up) $8.00 • Pit Pass $15.00
• Youth (7-14) $8.00  


Demo Derby - Saturday, August 10 at 8pm... learn more

• Adults (15 and up) $10.00 • 6 and under-free
• Seniors (60 and up) $8.00 • Pit Pass $15.00
• Youth (7-14) $8.00  


Extreme Bull Riding - New Event! - Sunday, August 11 at 3:30pm
in the Horse Arena... learn more

Rain or Shine  
Adults $12 Youth (7 - 14) $10


The Mille Lacs
County Fairboard
encourages you to enter
the talent contest!!
Come share your act and
win a chance to perform
at the State Fair!!

Click for details

Sunday Only: Free lunch
while supplies last.

More fun at the fair

2013 Rules and times are in!

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Kids Pedal Pull
August 8 @ 2pm

More for kids

Take a pictorial tour of
the Mille Lacs County
Fair from past years.

Click for details


The 2013 Rules &
Registration Form
are ready.

Click for details


Click for details


2013 Rules

Classes include:
• Chain stock
• Full Size & Compact
• Full Size Truck

Click for details



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Project dollars for Animal Fest, Draft Horse People Movers and special 4-H presentations are provided by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, through partnerships with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture..

Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment


Special 4-H presentations

Thursda Friday Saturday

4 pm

4 pm noon
4:30 pm 4:30 pm 12:30 pm
5 pm 5 pm 1 pm
5:30 pm 5:30 pm 1:30 pm


Draft Horse People Movers Schedule to be announced for Horse Arena activities


AnimalFest is coming to the Mille Lacs County fair! They'll be on the grounds for the entire fair. Don't miss your opportunity to ride high atop a dromedary camel*. You'll never forget the fun you'll have feeding hundreds of parakeets*. Remember to stick around for "Showtime", a 30 minute high energy show featuring performing animals like you have never seen before. It's all happening this summer at the Mille Lacs County Fair! Don't miss it!


*Extra charges apply



Friendly the Clown

Having Fun Daily! Is not just a fancy slogan with Friendly the Clown. As a professional clown that is exactly what he intends to do every day of the fair. Born in Princeton and a part of the community, Friendly would like to invite you, young and old, for some fun through his humorous clowning and balloon twisting. See you at the Fair,

Friendly the Clown

Friendly The Clown





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Thursday, August 8


Kid Power Pedal Tractor Pull

2 pm

Cheer on the kids who have entered the Pedal Pull. Watch the determination on the faces of the kids and the legs pedaling to see how far they can go on the Pedal Tractors. Click here for the rules to enter.





Join us at 7pm at the Stage to listen to Good For Gary!

GOOD FOR GARY is Minnesota's premier Dance Band and the only band in the Twin Cities playing club music! Boasting a song list taken directly from the Top 40 charts, GOOD FOR GARY is not afraid to focus on today's hit music covering the perfect mix of hip-hop, pop, dance, and R&B. Artists we cover range from LMFAO & Rihanna to Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias and Flo-Rida. It's not uncommon to find the crowd saying "I can't believe they are playing this song and it sounds this great!" Their performances are free of any backing tracks or lip-syncing. They are an incredibly talented group that puts on an energetic and engaging live show that will keep your crowd dancing all night long!




Friday, August 9



DJ Mr. Nashville

DJ Mr. Nashville will be here to entertain you from 10:30am - 1:30pm. Specializing in spinning favorite oldies and classic country with a bit of Karaoke mixed in.





Ring Of Kerry

From 2 - 4pm Ring of Kerry will be at the Stage.

Ring of Kerry regularly plays to sellout crowds and their concerts have been enthusiastically received by a wide range of audiences.

The band will be joined by a terrific trio of step-dancers from the St Paul Irish Dancers.

All five of Ring of Kerry's engaging musicians sing and play several instruments. From the thunder of the bodhran drum to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar to the haunting wails of the flute and pennywhistles, the band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful and fun. Its Celtic music features a remarkable Irish-American accent making it unique, rich and extraordinary.

“Ring of Kerry and the St. Paul Irish Dancers; now THAT was a whole lot of energy!”

— Garrison Keillor





Whiskey Tango

Whiskey Tango at 7pm at the Stage!

Whiskey Tango is a six piece 70's & 80's Rock and Dance band based out of Saint Cloud Minnesota. Whiskey Tango features professional musicianship, male and female lead vocals, and excellent vocal harmonies.

Three of the band members hail from Milaca-Ben Poorker (class of ’04), Darrick Wilke (class of ’04) and Derek Worth (class of ’09)

Since forming in 2009 WT has been electrifying crowds with their high energy stage show and positive on and off stage band chemistry.






Saturday, August 10


The Raptor Center

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine; the Raptor Center rehabilitates more than 700 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. In addition, The Raptor Center reaches more than 200,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.

Show times:








Talent Show

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Talent Show at 5pm at the Band Shell. Watch and listen to the local talents of the area and cheer them on as they perform for us. Come see who will represent Mille Lacs County at the Minnesota State Fair! If you would like to enter the talent contest visit the talent contest page to learn how to become a contestant.





The Devon Worley Band

The Devon Worley Band is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in Minnesota country music, drawing fans at home and beyond. This seven-piece band is an eclectic mix of experience and stardom. The diversity of experience - from classically trained musicians, to the young local phenom who fronts the band - gives this group boundless energy and great sound. They bring resumes that embrace country, rock, pop, funk and R&B to create a unique country sound with hints of all musical genres, offering something for everyone. Learn more about this fabulous young singer and band at:

The show is at 7:30pm on the Stage.





Sunday, August 11

Join us for a free lunch at 11 am (while supplies last).


Fiddle Contest

At 1pm in the Band Shell


Draft Horse Exposition

At noon in the Horse Arena




Extreme Bull Riding

Get ready for some heart-pounding, bone-breaking action as Extreme Bull Riding comes to the Mille Lacs County Fair on Aug 11th, at 3:30pm in the Horse Arena. Produced by Rice Bull Riding Company from Princeton, MN, this event will bring some of the Midwest’s top bull riders competing for a season filled with almost a half million dollars in prize money.

Rice Bull Riding Company is the largest of its kind in the Midwest and grows bigger every season with some of the best cowboys and bucking bulls. These events are family-focused. It’s a thrill-a-minute fun for the whole family.

This event will also feature Cowgirl Barrel Racing, Mutton Bustin for the kids and the crowd favorite Cowboy Poker! Event is sanctioned with the Midwest Bull Riders Association.


Winter storage space is available to rent at the fair grounds.
Rate: $8.50 per foot. To reserve space call:

or click here to contact the fair office.




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