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Kanabec County Fair

Truck - Tractor Pull

Sunday at 3 pm

2017 Kanabec Fair Tractor Pull
$30.00 entry Fee     $15.00  Pit Pass
Registration Sunday July 30th
11000 Farm Stock
12000 Hot Farm  2.8 Turbo
7000 Open
9500 Open
10000 Hobby Stock
16500 Farm Stock

Click here for NTPA Poster


Carnival Armband Periods

Thursday   All day
Friday 1 – 5 pm 
Friday 6-10pm
Saturday 12 – 4 pm
Sunday 12 – 4 pm

Fair Events Schedule

Is there something that you would like to see added to next years fair?   Please see a Kanabec County Fair Board Member to see how it can be accomplished.     Our most popular events have started out that way.

Come and see the best of Kanabec County 
Schedule is being updated and revised  Check back for the up to date events and times

2017  Schedule
Did you have fun at the 2017 Fair

    Please Note CornHole Tournament is on Saturday registration 9am   on SATURDAY
    Thank you to all who helped with and attended the WSCA horse show on the 15th    
     Tuesday July 25    
     4-H  Non-Livestock Projects judged 2-7pm 4-H Building
    4-H Demos&Performing 2-7 pm 4-H Building
     4-H Livestock Interviews  4-7  
    Commercial Building Setup 10am-9pm Commercial  Building
    Open Class Entries; non-animal 3-7 pm Open Class Bldg
    4-H Livestock-except dairy& Horse- must  check in 4-7:30 pm  
    Beef, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits, Goats & Swine Weigh-in 4-7:30 pm Barn Areas
     4-H horse check in  6-8 pm  Barn Areas
    4-H Horse Check in 7-8 am Barn Area
    4-H  Dairy Check in 8-10 am Barn Area
    4-H Rabbit and Poultry Orientation 8 am Rabbit Barn
    Open Class Livestock Entries 8:30 am -12 pm Civic Center by Fair Office
    Open Class Non Livestock Judging 9 a.m Open Class Building
    4-H Horse Show 9 am Horse Arena
    4-H &Open Class Meat&Dairy Goat Show 9 am Covered Show Ring
    Open Class Exhibit Buildings Open 10am-10pm  Open Class Building
    Commercial Building & Booktown Open 10am-10pm Commercial Building& CivicCenter
    Kids Day Events   Lions Park and Civic Center
    SuperHero Race 10 am Fair Main Street
    4-H Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat Orientation 10 am Sheep Annex
    TaeKwon Demonstration by Evolution TaeKwonDo Martial Arts 12:00 am Civic Center
    Registration for Kids Pedal Pull 12:30 Civic Center
     Carnival Arm Bands  1 pm-close Carnival
    Kids Tractor Pedal Pull.(Supported by Farm Bureau) 1pm Civic Center
    Sheep Show  Cloverbuds/ 4-H/ Open 1 :30 pm Covered Show Ring
    4-H Dairy Project Interviews 2pm Lion's Park
    4-H & Open Class Poultry Show 3:00 Poultry Barn
    4-H Dairy Orientation 3:30 pm Dairy Barn
    4-H Beef Show 5:00 pm Covered Show Ring
    Carnival Armband Rides 1pm-close Carnival
    RedNeck Beater Races  7:00 pm  Grandstand
    Music by  "The Groove"  7-11 pm Beer Garden
     Commercial and Open Class Exhibit Building Close  10pm  



    Commercial Building-- BookTown-- Open Class Exhibits Open   10am-10pm Commercial Building--Civic Center--Open Class Building
    Robotic Demonstration 10 am Civic Center
4-H  ,Cloverbud, & Open class  Swine  Show
8 am Covered Show Ring
    4-H & Open Class Rabbit Show 8 am Barn
    4-H Dairy Show 11 am Covered show Ring
    4-H & Cloverbud Dairy Show 11 am Covered Show Ring
    Carnival Armband Rides 1-5pm Carnival
    Senior Essay Contest Winners 1 pm Civic Center
    Senior Joke Telling contest judged by the Slakeiu's.   Watermelon and Coffee  courtesy of 7 County Federation and One More Time Stores After Essay Readings  Civic Center
    4-H Beef Show 2 pm Covered Show Ring
    Cloverbud  Beef Show 2:00pm CoveredShow Ring
    Autographs from Hill In the Hole drivers 5pm-6:30pm Grandstand
    Carnival Armband Rides 6:00-10:00pm Carnival
    4-H Auction Registration Due 6 pm 4-H Office-Fairgrounds
    Hill In the Hole Mud Races 7:00 Grandstand
    Ag Olympics      supported by 4-H & Farm Bureau 7:00pm Livestock Arena
     Cambridge Corners-Square Dance
 7pm  Civic Center
     4-H Auction Committee Meeting 7:00 pm Lions Park
    Music by "Bad Jack"  8-12pm Beer Garden
    Commercial Building --Open Class Exhibits &Booktown Open 10am-10pm Commercial Building--Open Class Building--Civic Center
    Pine Derby Races – Boy Scouts-Registration 8:00  - 10:30 AM Civic Center
    4-H Pet  & Cat Show 9am 4-H Bldg
    Corn Hole tournament Registration 9am Beer Garden Area
    Pie and Cake Tasting  entries 9-11am Civic Center
    Commercial and Open Class Exhibit Buildings Open 10am  
    Open Class Beef Show                           
 in at 9 Released at 2
 10 am Covered Show Ring
    Pine Derby Races-Boy Scouts 11 am Civic Center
    Pie and Cake Tasting Judging 11 am Civic Center
    Carnival Armband times 12-4pm Carnival
    4-H Livestock Auction Buyers BBQ Sampler 1:30pm Covered Show Ring
    Pie And Cake Tasting Peoples Choice 2:00 Civic Center
    Nashville Recording Artist Tim Hadler with Kanabec County's Own Catrina Campbell 2:00-4:30pm Civic Center
    Kanabec County Century Farm Award Before Auction Covered Show Ring
    4-H Livestock Auction 2:00 pm Covered Show Ring
    Parade 4;30 pm Union Street
    4-H Alumni Reunion after Parade 4-H Building
    Nashville Recording Artist Tim Hadler with Kanabec County's Own
Catrina Campbell
7:30-10:00pm Civic Center
    Freestyle Mud Truck Event 7:00 pm Grandstand
    Music by "Dirt Road Dixie"  8-12 pm Beer Garden


Church Service -"Trio Community Church"   10 am Civic Center
Commercial Building --Open Class Exhibits & Booktown Open 11am-6pm Commercial Building--Open Class--Civic Center
4-H Costume Class 9am Covered Show Ring
Draft& Driving Horse Show 9am Horse Arena
BBQ Contest Judging 1 pm Beer Garden Area
Open Class Dairy Show 11:30am Covered Dairy Show Ring
Carnival Armband Rides 12-4pm Carnival
NTPA UPA Pull 3 pm Grandstand
4-H Round Robin Showmanship 3pm Covered Show Ring

Amateur Talent Contest


Civic Center

4-H Champion Pictures, non-livestock 5pm 4-H Building
4-H Herdsmanship Champion Pizza Party 5pm Lions Park
Animal Exhibits Released 6pm  
4-H Exhibits Released 6pm  
Exhibits Released 6pm Open class Building
Open Class Premium Check Distributed 6pm Open Class Building
Commercial  Exhibits Released 6pm  
Monday July 31    
Fair Clean Up--Everyone is Welcome 8 am Fairgrounds
4-H State Fair Registration  Non Livestock 5 pm 4-H Building on Fairgrounds
4-H State Fair Registration  Livestock 5;30 pm 4-H Building on Fairgrounds
Tuesday August 1    
Carcass Contest 3 pm K&R Meats
Thursday August 17    
4-H Mandatory State Fair Meeting  General Encampment 5 pm 4-H Building on Fairgrounds
4-H Mandatory State Fair Meeting  Liovestock Encampment 6 pm 4-H Building on Fairgrounds



Parking Fees are charged  11am to 9pm each day of the fair

Parking Pass.................................... $6.00.......... All Days( available at the gate or fair office)
Parking ........................................ $2.00............................................................... Daily


Each of the food stands in the Food Court support a local non profit group  or the Kanabec County Fair

If you have an idea for an event to be included in a future fair Please contact a member of the Ag Society Board of Directors






Talent Contest

Kanabec County's got Talent and We
Want To See It!!!!
The Winners of this traditional part of the Kanabec County Fair  earn a trip to compete at the Minnesota State Fair
Singers * Dancers * Performers of All Kinds

Enter the Kanabec County Fair Amateur Talent Contest for a chance to win
cash prizes and perform at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Contest is July 30, 2017 at 3 pm.
At the Kanabec County Fair in the Civic Center.
It is always a fun afternoon with lots of talented people

There are 3 divisions: Preteen - ages 12 and Under
  Teen - ages 13 - 18
  Open - All ages

Come and show your talent to the community and be the next

Kanabec County Talent Contest

Division: ________ ____________________________
Name of Contestant or Group:___ _________________
Age(s): __________________ Phone: ________________
Mailing Address: _________________________________
Type: of Talent: __________________________________
How would you like the MC to announce you or your group;
Equipment Needed:
* All registrations Must be received no later than July 26, 2017
* All contestants must be amateur status.
* Any question? Call Lou Morgan at (320) 679-5927.
* Send this registration to:
Talent Contest, c/o Lou Morgan
2363 250th Ave.
Brook Park, MN 55007

Click Here for a set of Printable Rules and Registration Form


Kanabec County Fair Parade 2018!!   


Parade to be held Saturday July28th  4:30pm

Click Here for Printable Registration 
and Participant Information


Kanabec County Fair Parade 2018 - Saturday July 28th, 2017

registration form

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

City: ___________________________ State: _____
Zip: __________

Phone Number: _________________________________

Email: ___________________________________________________

Type of Units:

check one or more if needed:

Car: ______ Truck: _____ Semi: _____ Pulled wagon: ______

Walking group: _____ Horse Unit: _____ Music: ______

Other Please Describe: ___________________________

Venders selling items during the parade must complete an ST-19

Certificate of Operation from the MN Revenue

Food Venders must also provide copy of liability insurance

and current Health Certificate

Submit a donation of $50


Last day of registration will be Friday July 20st, 2018

Send Form to Kanabec Fair Parade Coordinator

Mary Besser

1467 160th Ave

Ogilvie, MN 56358

Phone: 612-328-6385


Click Here for Printable Registration and Participant Information

2018 Kanabec County Fair Parade

**************Welcome as a Parade Participant***************

The Kanabec County Parade will be on Saturday July 28th, 2018. If you are unable to make it, please contact me prior to this date so we may cancel your spot in the line-up.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support!

 Please remember when lining up, you are doing so in a residential area. Do no block driveway’s, do not park on lawns and keep the area free of trash, etc.

 Please make sure to keep up with the parade pace. Large gap between units is not acceptable

 You will be notified of you position in the parade by mail on earlier than July 1st. Parade line-up will also be posted on the website under the “Parade” button.

 All candy must be thrown on to the sidewalks away from the street and your unit. We want the kids to stay safe & off the street.

 ******No water/squirt guns******

 All animal units must provide clean-up units or will not be allowed to participate in the parade

Lining up starts at 2pm

 Mail to:
Kanabec Fair Parade Coordinator
Mary Besser
1467 160th Avenue
Ogilvie,  MN  56358 

The Kanabec County Agricultural Society is NOT responsible for any accidents on the parade route.

Officers and Directors

Kanabec County Agriculture Society Board of Directors

  •    Jason Mann- President
  •    Mary Besser- Vice President
  •    John Angstman- Secretary
  •    Kathi Ellis-Treasurer
  •    Rick Martens-Treasurer 
  • Marie Angstman
  • Ted Beckrich
  • Bill Cheney
  •  Julie Johnson
  •  Mona Kastenbauer
  • Janet Martens
  • Renee Ritler
  • Chuck Sheely
  • Greg



Dairy Dan Lilienthal  320-679-2121
Jed Lilienthal   320-679-2121
Zeb Johnson
Beef Stacie Gardner 320-679-4742
Mindy Stone
Brandon McGaw
Light Horse Crystal Sundermeyer
Draft Horse Rick Martens 320-679-5485
Sheep Ginny Anderson 320-679-8391
Goat Renee Coleman
Swine Tim Anderson  320-679-5460
Rabbit Jennifer Yates 763-552-0239
Poultry Jennifer Yates  763-552-0239
Open Class Building Julie Johnson, Jamie, Jennifer
Parade Mary Besser  320-272-0015
Commercial Building & Civic Center John Angstman 320-679-1546
Grandstand Events Matt Pfankuch 612-490-5696
Mary Besser  612-328-6385
Jason Mann 612-490-8045
Ted Beckrich 320-679-9726

Vendor Information



Information for Non Food Vendors and Concessions:
The Kanabec County Fair is celebrating it's 122nd fair this year. There will be many events available for all age groups. A parade will be held again this year starting at 4:30 pm on Sat. July 28th. As a
number of exhibitors are involved in the parade we will close the exhibit building during this time, until approximately 6 pm. Entry day is Wednesday, July 25th. Some activities will begin that evening. Animal entry's are on Thursday. Now is the time to reserve booth space. It is reserved on a first come first served basis. Your options are inside building, sizes are 8'X12'. Outside space is 12'X24' with or without electricity. The electricity provided is normal 110v. If you require something different such as 220v you will have to pay for the electrical work to be completed to accommodate you.
NOTICE: MN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE REQUIREMENT: ST-19 provided by the Dept. of Rev. This Operator Certificate of Compliance must be completed and returned with your booth reservation. You will not be allowed to setup your display without it on file in the fair office. The form is self-explanatory; if you have any questions about it call the MN Dept of Revenue.

Commerical Building hours: 
Wednesday -setup 10am-9pm ,    Thursday-Saturday  10am-10pm,        Sunday 11am-6pm

            Building is closed during the parade

The sale of weapons, toy weapons, animals, pornographic materials, alcohol or tobacco is strictly prohibited.


Kanabec County Ag Society reserves the right to refuse any vendors.


Note: Requirement at our fair. Certificate of Liability Insurance. Minimum required $100,000.00/$300,000.00.. Send with your application/reservation for a booth or outside vendor space:Completed  Registration Form, a copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance, Completed ST-19 and booth fee. If you have any question about this please call me at 320-679-1546.

If you would like to reserve space, fill out the vendor registration form and include other required forms (St-19, copy of Certificate of liability insurance). It is reserved on a first come first serve basis with payment.

 Mail Kanabec County Fair

John Angstman Secretary
2775 215th Ave
Mora MN. 55051
Phone 320-679-1546

Food Vendors   All Food Vendors must be a Non-Profit  organization.     Please Contact the Secretary by Phone or email  for  Prices.Specific Requirements and Registration Forms   .


 ST-19 Vendor- Commercial Booth  Registration Form Adobe Reader



Kanabec County Fair Registration FOR July 25-29,2018!! Print the Registration form if possible


 Please complete and return the form and return with appropriate fee ,  ST-19 form, certificate of liability insurance,  to:

  Kanabec County Fair John Angstman 2775 215th Ave Mora, MN 55051



 Please make checks payable to Kanabec County Agriculture Society (K.C.A.S.)


 NOTE: After July 1, 2018 all prices are $20.00 more. By signing and returning the Registration Form
I agree to all requirements of the Kanabec County Fair.


 Please use the links below for a copy of the ST-19 Form  (It is a pdf file so you will have to have Adobe Reader on your computer - if you don't, use the Adobe link below to) If link does not work please copy into your browser.

PENALTY — Operators who do not have Form ST19 or a similar written document from sellers can be fined a penalty of $100 for each seller that is not in compliance for each day of the selling event.


Open Class Entry Form and Classes

Open Class projects and premium checks can be picked up in Open Class building on Sunday, July 29th from 6PM - 8PM.

Contest Rules and Regulations and Info

Find Premium books at local area businesses.

Neighborhood National Bank - Main Office

Kanabec Publications
4H Office

Park Café

Braham Hardware & Rental
Frandsen Bank & Trust

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


Open Class Registration

Open Class Regulations

Division A through H - Livestock

Division I - Grains and Seeds

Division J - Horticulture

Division K - Garden Vegetables

Division L - Plants and Flowers

Division M - Domestic and Fancy Work

Division N - Fine and Applied Art and Handicrafts

Division O - Pantry Stores and Cooking

Division P - Senior Citizen

Online Entry Form
Printable Entry Form

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












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

E-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  

Pine Derby Races--
Troy Erickson 651-775-9465

RedNeck Races-  Ted Beckwith 612-282-4723

Talent Show
: Coordinator--LuAnn -  Phone: 320-679-5927

Tractor Pull- Mary Besser  612-328-6385

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- July 15- Julie Johnson 320-515-1732   


Rods and Rust Car Show & Swap Meet     Bill Cheney

Grandstand Events

   2018 Fair Grandstand Schedule

Grandstand Ticket Prices $10.00 for Adults  
  $5.00 for children 12 and under
RedNeck BeaterCross Race
 7:00   Thursday
Music   in the Beer Garden "The Groove" 7:00                      Thursday
RedNeck BeaterCross Race  7:00    Friday


"Polarized" in the Beer Garden 8PM   Friday
"Bad Jack" in the Beer Garden 8PM   Saturday
Kanabec County Fair Parade--Union Street 4:30   Saturday
Pickup Pull  7PM    Saturday
NTPA -UPM Tractor  2 PM
Price of Event: Adults $10.00/Children 12 and Under  $5.00

Civic Center and Special Events

2018 Schedule


Music by the Beer Garden- "The Groove"
Thursday   7 PM
Senior Essay Contest Winners Friday 1 PM
Happy Birthday to the Farm Bureau Friday after Senior Essays
Music by the Beer Garden  "Polorized" Friday 8-12PM
Square Dancing in the Civic Center by the Cambridge Corners
Friday 7pm-9pm
Peoples Choice--You be the Judge--Pie and Cake Tasting Saturday 2PM
HF RC track  bring your racer and give it a try between civic center and family area   times to be announced
Pie and Cake Tasting Entries Taken in Civic Center Saturday  9AM -11AM
Pie and Cake Tasting Judging Civic Center Saturday 11 AM
 Recording Artists Tim Hadler & Catrina Campbell
  in the Civic Center
 Saturday 2:00 PM -4:30pm
Recording Artists Tim Hadler & Catrina Campbell
in the Civic Center
Saturday 7:30pm-10:00pm
Music in the Beer Garden  "Bad Jack" Saturday  8 PM
 Church Service By Trio Community Church  Sunday 10 AM
Talent Contest Sunday 3 PM

Let us know if you have some ideas--Contact any fair board member--we are always looking for ways to highlight local performers.

Draft Horse Show

Sunday  9:00 am  Draft Horse Show

Light Driving Horses & Ponies--Driving Classes


 Classes are Division H in the Open Class Premium Book
All Horses must have a negative Coggins Test





A negative Coggins test is required, you MUST show original test and have a copy of test when you register. Copy will be attached to registration. We reserve the right to consolidate lots. Horses used in light driving will not be used in draft horse hitch class.


1. Ladies Cart Class

2. Men’s Cart Class

3. Team Class

4. Junior Driver, age 10-17

5. Fun Class

1st 2nd 3rd

$30.00 $20.00 $10.00

6. Unicorn

1st 2nd 3rd

$40.00 $30.00 $20.00

7. Four Horse Hitch

1st 2nd 3rd

$60.00 $40.00 $30.00

8. Six Horse Hitch

1st 2nd 3rd

$70.00 $50.00 $40.00


Lot No.

1. Gelding All Ages

2. Stallion 3 years and older

3. Stallion 1 and 2 year olds

4. Stallion colt born after January 1st of current year

5. Champion of the above groups

6. Mare 1-year-old

7. Mare 2 year olds

8. Mare 3 year olds

9. Mare 4 years and older

10. Filly born after January 1st of current year

11. Broodmare and Suckling Foal

12. Champion of above groups

1st 2nd 3rd

$20.00 $10.00 $5.00


Lot No.

1. Junior Driver, age 10 – 17

2. Men’s Cart

3. Ladies Cart

4. Mini Pleasure

5. Pony Pleasure

6. Open Obstacle

1st 2nd 3rd

$12.00 $9.00 $7.00








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

A1 Excavating
Ace Hardware
Arnolds Equipment
ASAP Towing
Atchinson Trucking
Barnick Agency
Besser Farms-Mora
Blum Sand and Gravel
Boones Fine Guns
Brook Park Fire Department
Chris Stafford
Citizens National Bank-Mora
City of Mora
Cory Stanchfield-Mora
Country Care Equine Veterinary Services--Dr. Jennifer Almer-Mora
Country Construction-Mora
Crystal Bar
Danny Tramm
Dick Stafford Trucking
East Central Dairy Supply
East Central Electric
East Central Family Education-Mora
East Central Regional Library-Mora Branch
East Central Square Dancers
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
Kanabec County
Kanabec County 4-H and all its members and leaders
Kanabec County Sheriffs Reserve
Kanabec-Isanti Farm Bureau
Larson Implement-Cambridge
Les Stromberg Auctioneering
Master Gardners
Members of the Mora Lions Club
Mora Advertiser
Mora Auto Service
Mora Chevrolet & Buick
Mora Civic Center
Mora Education Association-Booktown-Mora
Mora Fire Department
Mora Masonic Lodge
Mora Motorworks-Mora
NAPA Auto Parts
Northland Process Piping
Northern Light Cloggers
Ogilvie Fire Department
Paul Strunge Auctioneering
Peoples National Bank-Mora
Petro Development
Pink Diamond Bar
Quality Disposal
Redstone Construction
Rubbs Auto Sales
Sherman Lumber
SpringBrook Golf course
Stafford Trucking-Mora
Stegeman Construction-Mora
Strandlund Refrigeration
Stenstrom's Self Serve
Sunrise Construction-Mora
Tinker and Larson
Thomas Sno Sports
Town and Country Garden Club-Mora
Unclaimed Freight
Vanderpol Trucking
Victory Lanes
Whited Plumbing-Brook Park
Zaudtkes Electric-Mora
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, 

Rods and Rust Car Show & Swap Meet

7th Annual  Rods and Rust Car Show
at the Kanabec County Fairgrounds

August 11 ,  2018
Proceeds go to Kanabec County Ag Society


For More information contact  Marie 320-679-1546

Rods and RustCar show & swap meet

Kanabec Fairgrounds Mora, MN

Rods and Rust  Car Show and Swap Meet



Contests,  Events for All Ages


NEW FOR 2017    
 The WSCA Show will be held July 15, 2017     8am

 2017 Showbill





 Kanabec County Fairgrounds




(office opens @ 7 a.m.)