The Steele County Free Fair in Owatonna August 12-17 this year.

Here are a few more facts plus a list of some free entertainment:

  • In a SCFF survey, 85% come to the fair every year.  The national average is 70%.
  • Those attending the SCFF, 25% are 26 miles away and 10% travel over 60 miles.
  • 7 out of 10 watch the free entertainment on three stages.  Just stop by any stage whether it be Village of Yesteryear, KRFOs or UP Bank, there will be something good under some shade.
  • Some of that entertainment includes:  Yo-Yo man Dazzling Dave, Thank a Farmer Magic Show and Hypnotist Sami Dare.
  • And remember to watch David Smith, Jr, the Human Cannonball-sponsored by MN State Lottery.  He is shot over the Midway Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Also on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Old Time Barn Dance will be on Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Tractors galore at the Gandy Old Iron Show.