Our Antique Tractor Show

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.

Antique Tractors


Run by Goldstar Amusements, the carnival has a wide selection of rides and games suitable for the whole family! See below for prices and times.


Passports                    Good Every Day                                       $55.00

Arm Bands                  Good for One Arm Band Session         Available at Midway Ticket Booth




Tuesday – All Rides $2.00            Opens at 5:00 pm

Wednesday                                    Opens at 3:00 pm

Thursday                                         Opens at 3:00 pm

Friday                                              Opens at noon

Saturday                                         Opens at noon

Sunday                                            Opens at noon



Passports for $49.00 – Available at Fair Office prior to August 3 – Includes fair entry for 18 & under

Ferris Wheel
Attractions ride
Midway at night

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.


To nominate an individual, family, business or organization that has contributed to the promotion and/or growth of agriculture in Freeborn County, submit a short story of 250 words or less indicating why they deserve to be inducted into the Freeborn County Hall of Fame.  The nominations should be submitted to the Fair Office by June 30, 2022.


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

2015:   Lester Perschbacher, Olson Mfg, Camp Courage

2014:   Al Carstens, Glenn Ruble Family, Eldon Senske, Minnesota State Spring Barrow Show


Additional Attractions

Bucket of Junk – Albert Lea Steel provides six identical buckets of parts and pieces.  Make your own creation and bring to the fair office by Saturday, July 31, 2022.  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 2022 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.