Fair Season: Carver County Fair in Waconia

The 105th Carver County Fair offers classic summer attractions.

The Carver County Fair is back with all the summer favorites and new attractions in the mix. The five-day festivities include lots of animals, live music, food, contests and plenty of attractions for the whole family.

Meet an array of critters at 4-H presentations, daily pig races, horse shows, petting zoos and, new this year, live alligator shows. Kachunga and the Alligator promises to be a thrilling, entertaining (and safe) live performance. For even more excitement, check out the demolition derby, Motokrazie races and the tractor pull.

Fairgoers can also try their hand at a variety of contests including the amateur talent show, rooster crowing, or the rock-paper-scissors tournament. Learn a new creative skill with demonstrations on arts, crafting and gardening.

Fuel the summer fun with a wide selection of summer fair foods and catch a jam-packed musical lineup, with both 21-and-up and all ages concerts.

Carver County Fair

8 a.m.-10 p.m. August 10–14.
Admission $8 per person, ages 6 and under are free.
Visit website for full admission details, map, daily schedule and activities.