Worth County Fair kicks off in Northwood

Published 8:00 pm Monday, June 11, 2018

The 139th annual Worth County Fair is set to take place this week at the Worth County Fairgrounds in Northwood.

Many new things, such as pig racing and a concert by Casey Muessigmann, as well as yearly favorites like the Grand River Rodeo, the tractor pull and the demolition derby are scheduled to take place throughout the week.

Newly paved walkways at a few spots around the fairgrounds were installed this year to accommodate for less than favorable weather conditions.

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Two great food stands make their return to the fair, with many of the local 4-H children helping keep things up and running.

A staple at the Worth County Fair are the animal shows and 4-H exhibits and that won’t be changing this year.

4-Hers from the surrounding communities will have their projects judged Tuesday and proudly have them displayed in the exhibit building throughout fair week. Livestock shows will be taking place each day of the fair, including cattle, pig, horse, sheep, rabbit, poultry, dog and pet shows.

Of course, no fair would be complete without the amusement rides and attractions. This year, Ozark Entertainment will be providing the entertainment in the midway. This will be their first year at the fair.

Whether you’re looking to just grab a quick bite to eat or to spend a fun-filled day with the family, the Worth County Fair is the spot to be.

Schedule of events


​8:30 a.m.: 4-H/FFA dog show, north quonset

10 a.m.: 4-H/FFA pet show, north quonset

Noon:  4-H Exhibit Building Opens

1 p.m.:  4-H/FFA horse show – Halter & Pleasure Classes, North Arena

​7 p.m.: Fair Queen Contest, Shelter House


9:30 a.m.:  4-H/FFA rabbit show, Poultry Barn

10 a.m.: 4-H Exhibit Building Opens

Noon: Free meal sponsored by Farmers State Bank, Shelter House

​1 p.m.: 4-H/FFA horse show – Games, North Arena

​5:30 p.m.: Fair Board Appreciation BBQ, Shelter House

​6:30 p.m.: Grand River Rodeo Company, Grandstand


8 a.m.: 4-H/FFA swine show, Livestock Arena

10 a.m.: 4-H Exhibit Building opens

11:30 a.m.: Worth County 4-H butterfly pork chop lunch, Shelter House

4 p.m.: 4-H/FFA poultry show, Poultry Pet Barn

7 p.m.: Casey Muessigmann, Grandstand


8 a.m.: 4-H/FFA beef show, Livestock Arena

10 a.m.: 4-H Exhibit Building opens

Noon: Free lunch sponsored by NSB Bank, Shelter House

1:30 p.m.: 4-H/FFA dairy show, Livestock Arena

​6:30 p.m.: Tractor pull, Grandstand


9 a.m.: Church service, Shelter House

Noon: Beef BBQ sponsored by Worth County Cattlemen, Shelter House

Noon: 4-H Exhibit Building opens

Noon: 4-H/FFA sheep show, Livestock Arena

5 p.m.: Demo derby, Grandstand

​9 p.m.: 4-H teen dance, Shelter House

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Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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