Freeborn County Fair’s antique tractor show is a long-time favorite. You will see the area’s largest collection of tractors manufactured prior to 1970! All tractors are restored and some are even better than when they were new.
Each year we have 75-100 tractors, 90% of which come from within Freeborn County. The tractors are not judged since all tractors are considered first place to the people that exhibit them at our fair.
Fair Museum – Freeborn County Agriculture Hall of Fame
Visit the Fair Museum located in the Heritage Barn to take a walk down memory lane and see the historical displays showing many different relics that have been donated to the Fair Museum.
The Freeborn County Fair will be honoring persons or businesses and industry that have had an impact or stood out to promote, in some significant way, agriculture in Freeborn County.
The Presentation Ceremony will be held on Wednesday during the fair at 1:00 pm in Entertainment Square.
Agriculture Hall of Fame Winners
2021: Norman Fredin
2019: Larcrest Dairy – Larson Family, Tom Hovde, Albert Lea Seed House – Ehrhardt Family
2018: William Goette, Albert Reynen
2017: Bernau and Sons, Inc, Carl E Steele
2016: Fleet Farm Supply – Nelson Family, Robert Bryson Family, Don Drescher Family
2014: Al Carstens, Glenn Ruble Family, Eldon Senske, Minnesota State Spring Barrow Show
Bucket of Junk – Albert Lea Steel provides six identical buckets of parts and pieces. Make your own creation. These creations will be displayed and voted on by fair attendees. The top three places will be awarded a prize. The creations are then sold, by silent auction, to the highest bidder.
Child Care Day – Local daycare providers can bring their daycare children for a morning of fun at the fair, free of charge. This event is held on Friday starting at 9:00 am. They will visit the Kiddie Farm Zone, livestock barns and have a special showing of our attractions. Head down to Rodeo Corral for a beverage and snack followed by a ride on the Merry-Go-Round. You are then welcome to stay and enjoy the fair!
Talent Show – Entertainment Square will hold the talent show on Sunday at 1:00 pm. The entry form will be available in the 2023 Fair Book and must be turned in by the date listed. Cash prizes are given for the top places in each division and the winner heads on to the Minnesota State Fair.