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Kanabec County Fair

Officers and Directors

Kanabec County Agriculture Society Board of Directors

  •    Kevin Schiferli- President
  •    Jane Schmidt-VicePresident
  •    John Angstman- Secretary
  •    Kathi Ellis-Treasurer
  •    Rick Martens-Treasurer 
  • Brett Angstman
  • Marie Angstman
  • Ted Beckrich
  • Julie Johnson
  • Mona Kastenbauer
  • Janet Martens
  • Renee Ritter
  • Kevin Schiferli
  • Chuck Sheely
  • Gary Zdenek



Jed Lilienthal   320-679-2121
Beef Sammi Stone
Light Horse Crystal Sundermeyer
Draft Horse Rick Martens 320-679-5485
Sheep Ginny Anderson 320-679-8391
Goat Renee Coleman
Swine Amanda & Scott Peterson
Rabbit Jennifer Yates 763-552-0239
Becky Ponto
Poultry Jennifer Yates  763-552-0239
Becky Ponto
Open Class Building Julie Johnson, Jamie, Jennifer
Parade Mary Besser  320-272-0015
Commercial Building & Civic Center John Angstman 320-679-1546
Grandstand Events
Jason Mann 612-490-8045

Contact Us

Kanabec County Fair

Physical address

South Union St.

Mora MN. 55051

Phone 320-679-3371

Phone is hooked up after July 25

Mailing Address

Kanabec County Fair

John Angstman-Secretary

2775 215th Ave

Mora MN. 55051

Phone 320-679-1546


Open Class exhibits/ pre-registration
Julie Johnson email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Jennifer Lundin email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parade-: Coordinator---Mary Besser-- Phone: 612-328-6385     address: 1467 160th Ave,  Ogilvie,  MN, 56358  

RedNeck Races- Gary Zdenek  or Renee Ritter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tractor Pull-  Gary Zdenek  or Renee Ritter     ritterrenee@yahoo,com

Truck Pull
 - Jason  email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Phone: 612-490-8045 

WSCA Horse Show- - Julie Johnson 320-515-1732   


Rods and Rust Car Show    Ramona Kastenbauer   kastenbauer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friends of the Kanabec County Fair

Kanabec County Fair would like to Thank all those who help us out in So many ways.

The list Includes: 
Amanda Voigt
Gold Metal
Betty Crocker

Ace Hardware
Arnolds Equipment
ASAP Towing
Atchinson Trucking
Barnick Agency
Besser Ag Services-Ogilvie
Blum Sand and Gravel
Boones Fine Guns- Danny Tramm owner  
Brook Park Fire Department
Cambridge Corners Square Dancers
Chris Stafford
Citizens Bank-Mora
City of Mora
Cory Stanchfield-Mora
Country Care Equine Veterinary Services--Dr. Jennifer Almer-Mora
Country Construction-Mora
Crystal Bar
Dick Stafford Trucking
Don's Auto
East Central Dairy Supply
East Centryal Diesel
East Central Electric
East Central Family Education-Mora
East Central Regional Library-Mora Branch
First Citizens Bank
FirstLight HealthCare systems
Gene Carda Construction-Mora
Grace Lutheran Church
Spire Credit Union
Heartland Truck Pullers
Hinckley Flames Snowmobile Club
Hohns Auto Body
Hopkins Sand and Gravel
Howies Mud Bog
J&J Recycling-Mora
Johnsons Hardware
John Carlson Auctioneering
K&R Meats
Kanabec County
Kanabec County 4-H and all its members and leaders
Kanabec County Sheriffs Reserve
Kanabec-Isanti Farm Bureau
Larson Implement-Cambridge
Master Gardners
Members of the Mora Lions Club
Midwest Machine
Mora Advertiser
Mora Chevrolet & Buick
Mora Civic Center
Mora Education Association-Booktown-Mora
Mora Fire Department
Mora Masonic Lodge
NAPA Auto Parts
Neighborhood Bank
Northland Process Piping
Novus Glass
Ogilvie Fire Department
Ogilvie Raceway
Paul Strunge Auctioneering
Peoples National Bank-Mora
Petro Development
Pink Diamond Bar
Quality Disposal
Redstone Construction
Rubes Auto Sales
Septic Check
Sherman Lumber
SpringBrook Golf course
Stafford Trucking
Stegeman Construction-Mora
Stenstrom's Collision
SW Asphalt
Sunrise Construction-Mora
Tinker and Larson
Thomas Sno Sports
Town and Country Garden Club-Mora
Trio Community Church
Twister Manufacturing
Unclaimed Freight
Vanderpol Trucking
Victory Lanes
Whited Plumbing-Brook Park
5-Star Auto

Comfort Township
Whited Township
Knife Lake Township
Arthur Township
Southfork  Township
GrassLake Township
Brunswick Township
Pomroy Township

And Especially all of you who see a need and   do what needs to be done so that the fair can be the best it can be.

2018 Friends of the Fair List

Redneck Races

2020 Kanabec County Fair Redneck Race 

Thursday July 23, 2020 and Friday July 24, 2020

The Updated Rules and Registration forms will be available soon.
or check with Gary and Renee if questions.

Click Here to Print Rules

Click Here to Print Registration form

2019 Kanabec County Fair Redneck Race

Thursday July 25,and Friday July 26, 2019

    • payouts for first and second (not all classes)
    • $30 Registration Fee includes Driver
    • Pit passes for all others will be $20



    1. Car #1: 4-cylinder, front wheel drive.
    2. Car #2: 6&8-cylinder stock, front or rear wheel drive
      turbos, superchargers allowed. Must be OEM stock engine.
    3. Truck #1: 4- & 6-cylinder light trucks, rear wheel drive only. 4WD trucks
      allowed, front drive axle must be disconnected.
    4. Truck #2: 1/2 ton or bigger pickup trucks and full-size vans rear wheel drive (or 4-wheel drive must be disconnected from front wheels).
    5. SUV, Minivan, Jeep - front wheel or rear wheel drive, must be stock engine.
    6. Powder Puff: Girls can drive any vehicle priory raced] non payout



    Safety Information and Requirements

    • Must be at least 16 years of age to Drive.
      • 16-18years of age require Parent Signature
    • All vehicles must pass a pre-race safety inspection
    • Full Face Helmet or helmet and goggles must be worn at all times when on the race track
    • Seat Belts and Shoulder straps must be worn on the track at all times
    • Only authorized personnel will be allowed on the track
    • Antifreeze must be environmentally Friendly
    • Drivers must remain in dead car unless instructed to exit by an official or safety personal
    • Any Unsportsmanlike conduct by driver or pit crew will result in immediate disqualification from event with no refunds and possible removal from the fairgrounds
    • No hitting in the driver's door
    • Remove all glass
      • NO Glass, NO Windshields
    • Must have window net on driver’s door
    • All Vehicles must have a fire extinguisher
    • Consumption of drugs or alcohol by any driver is prohibited.
    • Kanabec County fair officials reserve the right to disqualify any drivers at any time if alcohol or drug use is expected.
    • Any Violation of the rules will result in disqualification from the event
    • Contest is governed by the judges, with all judge’s decisions final. 
      • Judges have the right to stop and disqualify participants at any time. 
      • Judges may examine any part of entered vehicle or driver. 
    • If disqualified your entry fee will not be refunded.
    • Registration cut off at 6:30pm






    • It is permissible to relocate the radiator to the rear of the vehicle.
    • The radiator must be mounted in a rigid manner so there is no risk of it bouncing loose or becoming disconnected.
    • It is permissible to disconnect and remove the stock fuel tanks and utilize an alternative fuel cell. Fuel cells must also be mounted with safety in mind, featuring rigid, secure mounting systems.
    • All electrical wiring must be routed away from the cell to avoid any potential combustion issues.
    • Front radiator and oil pan shielding allowed
    • Gas tank and fuel systems left in original position, or safely relocated
    • Battery tied down and Covered



    • Stock suspension (OEM or Aftermarket suspensions are okay, no performance shocks,
      no changing geometry or mounting locations, okay to reinforce suspension and shock
      mounting must remain stock)
    • Four Wheel Drive Trucks-Front shaft must be removed.  
    • Four-wheel drive cars-rear shaft must be removed



    • NEW any street legal or DOT approved tire.
      • Air only implements.
      • Beads on tires may be screwed to rims.
      • No split rims.
    • All Vehicles must have properly secured and sized mud flap



    • Similar to stock bumpers only, no sharp edges or over build bumpers



    • Doors have to remain shut at all times.
    • Doors must be chained
    • Door bars are allowed



    • Tow point on front and back of vehicle
    • Access point to the hood, we must be able to get under the hood in case of engine fire
    • Vehicle number must be clear and legible on both sides of vehicle.
    • A vertical number must also be attached to the roof and legible from both sides.
    • All loose items, garbage, etc. must be removed from inside the car prior to arrival at the


    We strongly encourage a full roll cage with halo or a have a 4-point roll cage
    that is welded or bolted to be fastened securely,

    • It must be made from at least a 1-1/4-inch diameter and .095' thickness.
    • The cage must be inside the car within two inches of the roof and truck and minivan cages must exceed 4 inches above the roof line
    • (We strongly encourage the use of 1 ½ inch OD tubing by 11 Gauge wall ERW STEEL TUBE)


    Vehicles will be inspected after pulling through the gate to the inspection area.

    • If a vehicle fails inspection, the driver will have the opportunity to correct the problem and will be allowed to be re-inspected.
    • NO vehicles may be removed from the trailer without passing inspection.
    • Once a vehicle passes inspection it will be given a visible indication that it has passed and be allowed to be unloaded.


    After inspection the driver must complete the registration form.

    • At that time the driver will also choose a washer containing a number.
      • This number is used to determine the first heats gate pick.
    • Second heat pole positions will automatically be the opposite of the first heat, allowing all racers to have a front row start in one heat.
    • A limited number of vehicles will be allowed to race in each class
      • This will be determined by the Race Officials based on the number of total vehicles registered in all classes.


    Driver will be allowed two laps, as a practice session.

    • This is meant to familiarize the drivers with the track and track conditions.
    • It is not meant to be a race or driven in an aggressive manner. 
    • Track staff will help monitor the number of laps being driven as well as watching for aggressive driving.


    All heats and pole positions will be announced.

    • Drivers are responsible for verifying they are in the correct heat.
    • Classes and heats will be called to the staging area by our announcer
    • Our staging director will send the cars to the starting area where they will be set into their starting locations by the track staff.


    The starting personnel will point at each vehicle and wait for a "thumbs up" from each driver. Once all drivers are ready, the starter will raise the green flag to start the race.


    All vehicles will race each other for the specified number of laps.

    • Aggressive Dangerous Driving will not be allowed. 
    • If a driver is identified as driving aggressively the track staff will point at the driver with a rolled or furrowed flag.
    • This is considered a warning.
    • If the aggressive driving continues, the track staff will wave a black flag at the vehicle
    • the driver is disqualified for that heat and must pull off the track.


    Track staff will use a yellow flag to signify that a there is an issue ahead of them on the course.

    • Drivers may continue but must pass through the area in a slow and safe manner.
    • Should the race need to stop due to a rollover, accident, mechanical breakdown, fire, etc., a red flag will be waved by track staff.
    • At that point the racing is stopped and drivers are expected to stay where they are until track officials tell them where they need to go.


    At the start of the final lap of racing, finish line track staff will display a while flag signifying you are now on your last lap of that race.


    A checkered flag will be used as drivers cross the finish line at the end of the race.


Coloring Contest

Even tho we are not having a fair or Coloring Contest this year.  Print and color a coloring sheet and think about all the fun you will have at the 2021 Kanabec County Fair.

Rules and Entry Form

 Coloring Page



Rules for Coloring Contest

  1. Entries will be divided into age categories before judging, in other words, big kids won’t be competing against little kids.

  • 5 & under                    6 to 9

  • 10 to 12                        13 to 17                                18 to 64                                65 to 70

  • 71 to 75                        76 to 80                                81 to 85                                86 and over

  1. The Kanabec County Fair will have rights to all original artwork; all entries will be displayed at the Fair.

  2. Winning designs will be featured on the Kanabec County Fair website

  3. Only one entry per person

  4. You can print your coloring page from the web site or starting Wednesday at 10:00am pick up your coloring page at the Kanabec County Fair Office

  5. Deliver your entry by Thursday July 25th, 2019 by 11:00am to the Fair Board Office located in the Civic Center

  6. Prizes will be handed out & pictures returned on . Check the web site for times



Kanabec County Fair – Coloring Contest

Entry Form



Name (First/Last)/Town: _________________________________________________________________



Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________________________



Age: __________ Phone: __________________________________



Email (optional): _______________________________________________________________________

Kanabec County Agriculture Society Meetings

Monthly Meetings of the Kanabec County Agriculture Society Board of Directors, more commonly known as "the Fair Board"   are the 3rd Monday of each month(except December) at 7pm  

The Next Annual Meeting of the Kanabec County Agriculture Society
will be held October  2021   7 pm

All Members of the Kanabec County Agriculture Society are invitede and encouraged to attend.
Agenda will include electing board Members (The Board is made up of 15 members of the society with 1/3 of the board elected annually)
and all other business that comes before the Society Members.

If anyone is interested in becoming a Member of the Agriculture Society please contact the Current Secretary John Angstman or President Kevin Schiferli
or any other current member of the Board.



The Kanabec County Fair would like to Thank the Following Superintendents and Contact people for their part in Making our Fair the Greatest it can be

Jed Lilienthal   
Beef Sammi Stone
Light Horse Crystal Sundermeyer
Draft Horse Rick Martens 320-679-5485
Sheep Ginny Anderson 320-679-8391
Goat Renee Coleman
Swine Amanda&Scott Peterson
Rabbit Jennifer Yates 763-552-0239
Becky Ponto
Poultry Jennifer Yates  763-552-0239
Becky Ponto
Open Class Building Julie Johnson,
Jamie Mattson
 Jennifer Lundin
Parade Mary Besser  320-272-0015
Commercial Building  John Angstman 320-679-1546
Civic Center John & Marie Angstman 320-679-1546
Grandstand Events Jason Mann 612-490-8045
Renee Ritter
Gary Zdenek
Rods & Rust Car Show   Mona Kastenbauer

Come to the Fair

Be Safe, Be Healthy, and Be at the 2021 Kanabec County Fair!

July 28-August 1,2021

Plans are being made for the 2021 Fair.
We are working on all possibilities on how the fair will look with great exhibitors and wonderful shows.

Please contact a fair board member if you have any suggestions or ideas for the 2021 Fair

Kanabec County Fair is a Free Gate Fair--no gate charge to walk on grounds 

 Rods and Rust Car show and  Benefit  "Light up the Fairgrounds"  is Scheduled for August 14,2021