With all 19 structures open at the village and two exhibits to explore at the history center, the Steele County Historical Society invites fairgoers to the east side of the fairgrounds. Each building at the Village of Yesteryear should have a volunteer available to share details on its history. One of the cabins was recently renovated and spruced up. The one-room schoolhouse will be open again after repairs to the floor that had collapsed. Jerry Ganfield of the historical society says when students take a tour of the village they have plenty of questions about what it was like to attend such a school. Kinyon dresses are on display in the Dunnell House.

The Steele County History Center is open free of charge thanks to corporate sponsors Tri-M Graphics and Federated Insurance. Visitors can view Over Here, Over There: The Great War and Autos and Roads.

The village has a free stage with entertainment throughout the run of the fair.

Wednesday, August 16

  • 4PM Camp Pillsbury
  • 6PM Quintessential Jazz Combo

Thursday, August 17

  • 1PM Bill Koncar (accordion)
  • 2PM Tri-W's
  • 3PM Alley Katz Band
  • 4PM SeniorPlace Golden Tones
  • 6PM Ray Bissen

Friday, August 18

  • 1PM Joe's Concertina
  • 2PM Brooke Lundberg
  • 3PM Credit Report (Ryan Gillespie / Dave Williams)
  • 4PM Camp Pillsbury
  • 5PM The Pumber, the Peddler and the Politician
  • 6PM Tom Teller's Better Than Nothing Band

Saturday, August 19

  • 1PM Dunnell Lenort
  • 3PM The Gogs
  • 4PM The Leer Brothers
  • 5PM Dan Stursa

Sunday, August 20

  • 9AM church service
  • 12PM GrassRun Band
  • 2PM United Methodist men's choir
  • 3PM Todd Utpadel and Roger Wayne