Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN

Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN Freeborn County Fair provides top-notch entertainment to the Albert Lea, MN area.
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02/07/2020

Top Christian performing artist The Newsboys United will be the Entertainer at the Fair, Saturday Night August 8th. Tickets are available now at midwestix.com

02/06/2020
The Kelly Clarkson Show

She’s bringing her show to the Freeborn County Fair on Thursday, August 6, 2020!

HOW DOES SHE DO IT?! 😱 Don't miss more Darci Lynne and Friends today on the #KellyClarksonShow!

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 223 days until the start of the “Six Best Days of Summer”
12/25/2019

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 223 days until the start of the “Six Best Days of Summer”

12/23/2019
12/23/2019

🎄🎄🎄🎄Reminder....
The Fair Office is open from 9-1 on Monday, December 23rd to pick up last minute gifts!

Season Passes, Passports and Reserved Seat tickets are all available!

12/19/2019

THE ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP FOR THE FREEBORN COUNTY FAIR IN ALBERT LEA THAT RUNS AUGUST 4TH-9TH, 2020
TUESDAY-SAWYER BROWN
WEDNESDAY-THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
THURSDAY-AMERICA’S GOT TALENT WINNER-DARCI LYNNE AND FRIENDS
FRIDAY-COUNTRY SINGER MICHAEL RAY
SATURDAY WILL BE A TOP CHRISTIAN PERFORMING ARTIST, BUT CANT RELEASE UNTIL FEBRUARY, PER THE CONTRACT.

TICKETS FOR SHOWS, PASSPORTS FOR THE KIDS, SEASON PASSES ARE FOR SALE AT MIDWESTIX.COM.

2020 Fair Passports have arrived - a perfect Christmas gift🎄!  Stop in the Fair office Monday, Wednesday or Friday from ...
12/03/2019

2020 Fair Passports have arrived - a perfect Christmas gift🎄! Stop in the Fair office Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9-1.

$45 - Passports (include gate entry and unlimited rides for those 18 and under)
$39 - Season Passes
$17 - Season Auto Passes

10/25/2019

Mark your calendars

The 2020 Freeborn County Fair dates are August 4th-9th!

10/23/2019

FREEBORN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS - INDOOR WINTER STORAGE AVAILABLE

Spots still available for winter storage at the Fairgrounds. Bring your boats, campers, pontoons, cars, etc., on Saturday, October 26th from 8 am - 6 pm. Cost is $12/ft. for the season.

No reservations accepted so come early to make sure you get a spot!

FREEBORN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS - WINTER STORAGEWinter Storage at the Fairgrounds starts tomorrow. Bring your boats, campers...
10/18/2019

FREEBORN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS - WINTER STORAGE

Winter Storage at the Fairgrounds starts tomorrow. Bring your boats, campers, pontoons, cars, etc. from 8-6 tomorrow to be put in storage. Cost is $12/ft., no reservations taken. See info below.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, you’ll have another chance next Saturday, October 26th.

Winter Storage at the Fairgrounds begins in October - here's the information.  No reservations accepted so keep these da...
09/16/2019

Winter Storage at the Fairgrounds begins in October - here's the information. No reservations accepted so keep these dates in mind!!

08/04/2019

Come out to the Fair to enjoy the final day of "The Six Best Days of Summer"! We've had a perfect week of weather and it's going to continue today!

Be sure to check out these events that are happening today:

Church Service in the Grandstand at 10:00 am.

The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show is performing in the Fairlane Building at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. He has a great show - be sure to check him out!

The Great Lakes Lumberjack Show is starting at 11:30 am, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Stop by to see who's picked to try their skills! This show is located up on Machinery Hill.

The North Pavilion is home to both the Kid's Zone and the Kiddie Farmyard. The building is open from 11-5 today. There are many attractions and activities for your kids - bring them up to view all the animals, play some mini golf, enjoy the inflatables and take advantage of the face painter.

A big attraction up by the Kid's Zone today is the Kids Pedal Pull starting at 1:00. Thank you to Freeborn County Farm Bureau for sponsoring the Pedal Pull!

The talent show will start in Entertainment Square at 1:00 pm.

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs has shows at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm up on the North side of the grounds.

Masters of Disaster Demo Derby will be starting at 4:00 in the Grandstand.

Have a great day at the Fair!!

Be sure to check out these amazing carvings at Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN!  Live auction starts at 5pm today!
08/03/2019

Be sure to check out these amazing carvings at Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN! Live auction starts at 5pm today!

It's going to be another gorgeous day at the Freeborn County Fair!  We have a big day today with many events for your fr...
08/03/2019

It's going to be another gorgeous day at the Freeborn County Fair! We have a big day today with many events for your friends and family.

At 8:30 tonight, LANCO will be performing in the Grandstand. LANCO is the 2019 ACM award winner for the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year! Gates will open about 7 pm.

General Admission seating for the grandstand show is included in your paid gate admission. This will be a GREAT show - be sure to plan your day to be here for this show!

The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show has shows at noon, 4 and 6 today in the Fairlane Building. This is a great show, be sure to stop in!

The Great Lakes Lumberjack Show has shows at 11, 1 and 5 up on Machinery Hill.

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs - shows at noon, 2, 4, 6 & 8 today. They are located up on the North end of the grounds.

The Chainsaw Artist carvings will be sold during a live auction starting at 5:00 pm today. These carvings are incredible, stop by the Fairlane Building to look at what he's done and be sure to plan on taking part in the 5:00 action to bid on these beautiful pieces.

HAVE A GREAT DAY AT THE FAIR!!

It's another perfect day to come out to the Fair and enjoy "The Six Best Days of Summer"!Performing at the Grandstand to...
08/01/2019

It's another perfect day to come out to the Fair and enjoy "The Six Best Days of Summer"!

Performing at the Grandstand tonight is "Hairball" - it will be a great show!! Your paid gate entry INCLUDES general admission grandstand seating to the Show!

Other events happening today include:

The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show at 2pm & 6pm in the Fairlane Building.

The Great Lakes Lumberjack Show at 1 & 5pm located on the north end of Machinery Hill.

Entertainment Square:
4 and 6 pm - Root River Jam At Freeborn County Fair
7 pm - Ron & Steve Unplugged

Swifty Swine Racing Pigs are located on the north end of the fairgrounds and will be starting at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8pm.

The Chainsaw Artist will be here throughout the day and is located outside the Fairlane Building. Be sure to check out his amazing creations - these items will be auctioned off on Saturday, at 5:00 pm.

Commercial vendors are located under the Grandstand and in the Commercial Building - we have many new vendors this year so be sure to stroll through these buildings. They are open from 10am-10pm daily.

Enjoy this beautiful day at the Fair!

What a perfect week for the Fair!! Come out and enjoy all the shows and events going on today.  We have a Hypnotist Show...
07/31/2019

What a perfect week for the Fair!!

Come out and enjoy all the shows and events going on today. We have a Hypnotist Show, Timber Show, Chainsaw Carver, vendors under the Grandstand and in the Commercial Building and, of course, fair food!

GRANDSTAND SHOW:
The Roots and Boots Tour will be performing tonight in the Grandstand - Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye.

Remember - your paid gate admission INCLUDES general admission seating in the Grandstand. Reserved Tickets are also available.

Thank you to Security Bank Minnesota for sponsoring this show!

07/28/2019

2 more days until the opening of “The Six Best Days of Summer”!!

The North Pavilion will again house both the Kid’s Zone and the Kiddie Farmyard. There are many activities and exhibits to amuse and educate your kids – be sure to stop by.

We would like to thank these local businesses for supporting these activities by sponsoring both the Kid’s Zone and the Kiddie Farmyard.

Albert Lea Seed House Garden Center
Edward Jones – Local Advisors: Andrew Irvine, Alex Johnston, Angie Eggum, David Kramer, James Stubjaer, Paul Nolette
Freeborn County Corn & Soybean
Poet Biorefining - Glenville
Freeborn County Farm Bureau

07/28/2019

The Fair Office is open until 5:00 today to pick up your last minute season passes, season auto passes and Passports. Beat the Monday rush by stopping in today!

Remember - Passports include unlimited rides and fair entry all week for those 18 and under. It's a great value for your kids! They can be purchased in the Fair Office today and tomorrow for $45. Starting Tuesday, the price goes to $50 and you will need to purchase directly from the Carnival.

07/26/2019

Time is running out to pick up your Passports for the Fair! Remember that a “Passport” includes gate entry AND unlimited rides for those 18 and under. It’s a great value for your kids and the price goes up starting July 30th.

Stop at Hy-Vee in Albert Lea tomorrow morning from 9-noon to pick up Passports along with regular season passes and season auto passes.

6 more days until the start of “The Six Best Days of Summer”! Get your season passes and ride "Passports" at the Fair Of...
07/24/2019

6 more days until the start of “The Six Best Days of Summer”! Get your season passes and ride "Passports" at the Fair Office.

We are excited to welcome The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show and the Great Lakes Timber Show to the Fair this year along with the return of Swifty Swine Racing Pigs SA unit and a new Chainsaw Carver.

A big thank you to these local businesses for supporting the Fair by sponsoring these events.

Leland Realty, Inc, Mrs. Gerry's, Marketplace Foods of Albert lea, Broskoff Structures Inc., Central Farm Service, Ellingston Drainage, Suidae Vet and Freeborn Pride Builders.

Here is the 2019 Daily Events Schedule:

07/23/2019

On Saturday, July 27th, the Fair Board will be selling season passes, season auto passes and passports at Hy-Vee (Albert Lea, MN) from 9 am until noon.

Remember - passports include free entry and unlimited rides for those up to age 18. It's a great value at $45 and the price goes up on July 30th!

The Fair Office is also open all week between 9-5 to get your fair passes and ride passports here - we are located on the South end of the Grandstand.

07/19/2019

Counting down to "The Six Best Days of Summer"...11 days!

This is the LAST WEEKEND to purchase discounted Season Passes at $39. This ticket includes free general admission seating to all the Grandstand Entertainment. Starting Monday, July 22nd the price will be $45.

Here are your options:

***Today is the Last Day to purchase discounted Season Passes at the Fair Office! We are open from 9am - 4 pm TODAY!

***Through Saturday, July 20th you can purchase discounted passes at these local businesses. We appreciate their support of the fair by offering this option to you!

Hy-Vee (Albert Lea, MN)
Marketplace Foods of Albert lea
Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau
Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
Produce State Bank
United Employees Credit Union
Citizens State Bank - Glenville
United Farmers State Bank - Albert Lea, Hartland & Freeborn
Security State Bank
City-County Employees Credit Union
Home Federal
Trades & Labor Credit Union

***Through Sunday, July 21st, discounted season passes will be available on our website at freeborncountyfair.com. Click on the "BUY TICKETS HERE" button to purchase.

07/18/2019

12 days until the fair starts!

Get your creative juices flowing and stop by Albert Lea Steel at 1126 South Broadway, Albert Lea, to pick up one of the few remaining "buckets of junk". Bring your finished creation to the Fair Office by Tuesday, July 30th.

The final designs are judged by fair attendees and prizes given to the top 3 projects. Each piece is then sold to the highest bidder via silent auction. You can place your bids during the week and the silent auction winners will be announced Saturday, August 3rd at 8 p.m.

Thanks to Albert Lea Steel for keeping this event going each year!

07/17/2019

13 more days to opening day!!

The Fair appreciates each of these local businesses for their continued support by sponsoring the Grandstand Entertainment at the Fair.

Bomgaars of Albert lea
Security Bank Minnesota
Godfather's Pizza - Albert Lea
Hi Yield Products Inc
ITC Midwest

07/11/2019
07/10/2019

Online registration is now open for your exhibits!

Please go to our website - freeborncountyfair.com – select the buttons in the upper left corner of the home page to view the Fairbook and to register online.

On your mobile device, these buttons are located on the bottom of the menu drop down.

Call the Fair Office with any questions at 373-6965.

06/14/2019

Nomination forms for "Outstanding Senior Citizen" are available at the Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Please take the time to nominate a senior citizen for their dedication to the community with their volunteer work. The winners will be recognized on July 31, 2019 at the Freeborn County Fair.

For more information or to get a nomination form, contact:

Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau
102 W. Clark St.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Phone: (507) 373-2316.

05/06/2019

There are still interior vendor booths that are open for the 2019 Fair! These booths are located both under the Grandstand and in the Commercial Building. If interested, please e-mail us at [email protected] for details.

People have especially requested vendors with products in their booths that can be purchased and taken along.

We'd appreciate if you "share" this post to get the word out and hopefully we'll have many new vendors for you in 2019!

Ashley McBryde
04/09/2019

Ashley McBryde

Ashley gave an emotional performance of “Girl Goin' Nowhere” at the ACM - Academy of Country Music Awards last night as the New Female Artist of the Year! Grab your tissues and watch it here: http://smarturl.it/GirlGoinNowhereACM
-Team Ashley

01/10/2019

The Freeborn County Fair Office will have limited office hours during January and February. Wednesday and Fridays from 12-2p.m.

Have a little extra cash from Christmas?  Reserved Seats are still available for all shows at midwestix.com.  Treat your...
12/25/2018
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Have a little extra cash from Christmas? Reserved Seats are still available for all shows at midwestix.com. Treat yourself this Holiday Season. Merry Christmas from the Freeborn County Fair board and Happy New Year!

12/19/2018

Time is running out to purchase 2019 Season Passes & Season Auto Passes at a special price for your holiday gift giving! Prices go up after Friday.

The Fair Office is open today until 5 and Friday, the 21st from 9-5.

Passports (unlimited rides/gate entry for those 18 and under) are also available and would be perfect to put in those Christmas stockings!!

12/17/2018

A big THANK YOU to everyone that bought Reserved Seats today. The Fair appreciates your support. The Fairboard works hard in bringing something for everyone that is affordable. Should be another great "Six Best Days of Summer in Albert Lea." July 30th-August 4, 2019

12/17/2018

Tuesday, July 30th: Ashley McBryde
Wednesday, July 31st: Roots and Boots Tour with Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw
Thursday, August 1st: Hairball
Friday, August 2nd: The Casting Crowns
Saturday, August 3rd: LANCO

12/17/2018

Tommorrow is the big day, grandstand line up announced at 9 am, tickets go on sale at 10 am, at midwestix.com

12/14/2018

Wouldn't it be great if Santa bought you Reserved Seats
and Season Passes for the 2019 Freeborn County Fair in Albert Lea, July 30-August 4th, 2019. Santa already knows who is coming to the Fair for Grandstand Entertainment, everyone else will find out this coming Monday Dec 17th at 9 a.m. HO HO HO, Merry Christmas

Announcement of line up countdown is on Monday December 17, 9 am, tickets go on sale at 10 am. Music for everyone, ticke...
12/13/2018
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Announcement of line up countdown is on Monday December 17, 9 am, tickets go on sale at 10 am. Music for everyone, tickets at midwestix.com , are you ready for the six best days of summer? Like and share

12/11/2018

The time is close for the Full Entertainment line up for the 2019 Fair. We will announce the line up on 99.9FM, KATE 1450am,94.9 FM, and Power 96 on Monday morning at 9 a.m. Tickets will go on sale on Monday Dec 17th at 10 a.m. Stay tuned. The line up includes...not yet!!

11/30/2018

REMINDER - Holiday Gift Idea

The Fair Office will be selling 2019 Fair Passes starting Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 21st. The office will be open between 9-5 on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays during those dates.

Prices:
$35 - Season Pass Special Price ($45 Regular Price)
$15 - Season Auto Pass Special Price ($17 Regular Price)
$45 - Passport (Fair Entry and unlimited rides to age 18)

These special prices are only available at the fair office, we are unable to accept mail out requests - all tickets must be picked up by December 21, 2018.

This is a great holiday gift idea!

11/14/2018

2019 Fair Passes - Holiday Gift Idea

2019 Fair Season Passes, Auto Passes and Passports (unlimited entry/rides for kids) will be for sale from December 3 - 21, 2018 during office hours. Perfect for Holiday Giving!!

From December 3rd - 21st, the Fair Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-5 selling 2019 Season Passes, Season Auto Passes and Passports.

Prices:

Season Passes: Special Price of $35 (regular price $45)
Season Auto: Special Price $15 (regular price $17)
Passports: $45

Season Pass/Season Auto Pass special prices are only valid until December 21, 2018.

Passports include daily entry and unlimited rides for those 18 and under.

Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN's cover photo
11/14/2018

Freeborn County Fair, Albert Lea, MN's cover photo

Address

1105 Bridge Ave
Albert Lea, MN
56007

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday 09:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(507) 373-6965

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About Freeborn County Fair

The Freeborn County Fairgrounds is not just for the annual fair. We are easily accessible from I-90 and I-35 and can accommodate a small birthday party in our four season Fairlane Building to a large RV rally.

The fairgrounds encompass approximately 45 acres and has several buildings that can be rented for a variety of shows, meetings, parties, weddings, RV rallies and livestock shows.

The Fairlane Community Building is air conditioned with a full service kitchen and public restrooms and has hosted several large weddings.

The swine barn, cattle barn, horse barn and judging arena can be used for non-fair livestock ad horse shows. Recently we have hosted the Tennessee Walk show, Cowboy Mounted Shoot Horse show, March Madness and the Spring Barrow show.

Freeborn county fairgrounds hosted the Midwest Regional FMCA Motor co and the Holiday Ramblers. In 2011 The Red Power Show was held at the fairgrounds.

We have over 125 50 amp electric hook-ups, 30 sites with 30- amp and over 170 20 amp plug-ins.

There are 44 sites with water and sewer and three dump stations. There are three large exhibit halls perfect for vendor booths, meeting and seminar rooms and a grandstand that seats 4500 people, plus a beer garden.

During the fall and winter months the buildings are used for storage of cars, campers, and boats. Call ahead to 507-402-5131 to reserve a space.

We invite you to see our grounds. Call 507-373-6965. We are located at 1029 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN 56007. Our mailing address is Freeborn County Fair, P O Box 128, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

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Comments

What day in Feb are you announcing???
Casting Crowns was a huge success! Can we invite For King and Country next???
Thank you for having Casting Crowns at your fair. We had a group of us from Owatonna, MN that came down, spent some time at the fair, ate supper (of course) and enjoy the program. For my wife who was raised in Austin, MN it was the first time she had ever been to the Freeborn County fair. If you were to have Casting Crowns again or a similar group we WILL be there again to support you for your choice to bring a contemporary christian group to your fair.
THANK YOU for bringing Casting Crowns to the fair this year!! 👏🏻 It was a packed house. 👍🏻 I’d love to know an approximate count of how many attended.
Great entertainment this year, derby was the worst I've seen in the last few years, they would call out names and not the numbers for the hardest hitter, no program for the demos at all they have in the past
Thanks to the Fair Board for bringing in Casting Crowns last night! What a wonderful group to hopefully kick off many more years of Christian bands and artists coming to the Freeborn County Fair! THANK YOU!!!!! 😊
So what is an estimate of how many people attended the Casting Crowns concert Friday night.?
I got an up close and personal welcome to the goat barn this afternoon! So friendly! ...great fair!!
I no longer live in Freeborn County, but come to the Fair every year and help with the Antique Tractors and Tram. What I just saw makes me want to leave and never return. A flatbed trailer with ‘Trump’ and ‘Build the Wall’ driving through the parking on the side by Richway blasting ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’. Advertising/Politics require paying for space. If they were parking, should have been forced to park. Instead the drove across the whole area from the main entrance to the horse show ring. My mother and I have reported our anger and disgust to the Fairboard. They better pay fee for their space like anyone else or be forced to remove themselves from the grounds.
If anyone finds these sunglasses somewhere on the Midway, please contact me! They are my daughters and she is pretty upset. 😢 She is super proud of them and really wants them back! TIA! 😀
Unfortunately I will not be able to go to the Ashley McBryde concert tomorrow night. Is there anyone still looking for tickets? PM Me!
Come hear the "Jam"