The Village of Yesteryear will be a busy place during the Steele County Fair. Look here for the schedule of entertainment and other notes. 

 Activities and Entertainment at the Village of Yesteryear During Steele County Fair  

The Steele County Historical Society (SCHS) is pleased to announce its activities and entertainment at the Village of Yesteryear and History Center during the 2014 Steele County Fair. The Village and History Center will be open the following hours: Tuesday- 5 pm until 8 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday- noon until 8 pm, and Sunday noon until 6 pm. FREE Admission to the History Center is being sponsored by Federated Insurance and Tri M Graphics. The History Center currently has three exhibits on display. They are: Transfer of Memory, Steele County Early Entrepreneurs and Steele County in the Korean War. Guests are also invited to shop at our Gift Shop which features over 30 Steele County artisans. New features at the Village of Yesteryear this year  include new artifacts and displays in the Dunnell House, General Store, and the Farm Machinery Building.

The Historical Society is also collection memories you have of 1968 for an exhibit.

You can also visit the newest building at the Village, Gus' Station.

 2014 Steele County Fair - Entertainment at the Village of Yesteryear Stage:

Wednesday, August  13

2-3 pm Matt Arthur
4:00-5:00 Ruth Emro, Carol Morsching, & Eileen Ptacek sing-a-long
5:00-6:00 p.m. Jill Hoggard Dancers
6 pm Marion Johnson Concertina       New!

Thursday, August  14

1 p.m. Irv’s Concertina
2 p.m. Senior Place Golden Tones
3 pm Shawn Larson confirmed for 2014
4 p.m. TriM W’s (Jean Krause, Audrey Parker & Janet Dirks)
5 p.m.  Where’s Gary? Tammi and Mike Ferch   New!
6 p.m. Erin and Matt  New!

Friday, August  15

1-2 pm Johnny Bird
2-3 p.m. Joe’s Concertina
3-4 p.m.  Nordic Notes-need keyboard
4-5 p.m. Floral Sofa (Dan Leer)   New!
5 - 6 p.m.  Turpentine Wine   New!
6:30 -7 p.m.  Lisa Murphy

Saturday, August  16

12-1 p.m. Dave and Rachel Schroeder
1-2 pm. The Peddler, Pumper and Politician
2-3 p.m. Dunnell Lenort
3-4 p.m. Leer Brothers   New!
4-5 p.m. Bad Tangerines
5-6 p.m. Lonesome Ron
6-7 p.m. Dan Stursa Band

Sunday, August  17

1 p.m.  Turpentine Wine   New!
2 p.m. Ross Sletten

Throughout the Fair enjoy Henry Weinhard’s “Old Fashioned” soda floats, pop, water, and popcorn at the Beaver Lake Pop Stand. For a nostalgic shopping experience, visit the General Store where you’ll be tempted by our selection of “Old Fashioned” candy. Pete the Printer will be doing demonstrations on the OZ Press located in the OZ Press Building on the south side of the Dunnell House. The Old Iron Show, sponsored by Gandy Company will be located on the north end of the Village. All the Village buildings will be open for your enjoyment. “We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Village during this year’s Fair. Besides many returning favorites, we have quite a few new entertainers at the Village stage, along with new interpretation and displays in several Village buildings. We’re also very pleased to have FREE admission to the History Center this year thanks to our sponsors, Federated Insurance and Tri M Graphics. Over 121,000 people visit the Village during the Fair, and we’re delighted to share the Village and History Center with an appreciative public.” said SCHS Director, Laura Resler. For more information about SCHS please call 451-1420.