Heigh Ho! Come to the Fair!

Shirley Grundmeier
Issue Date: 
Summer 2000

Nostalgic look at the oldest county fair in Minnesota (1859) with lots of detail (both amusing and amazing) and its hopes for a long future.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Mankato Free Press, Sailor, Roelofs, Belgard, Blue Earth County Fair, Porter, Garden City, Dakota Conflict, Martin, Seppman Mill, Taylor, Cray, Patterson, Galer, Sibley Park, Minneopa Falls, Goodall, Pay, Ben Pay Hotel, Christian Church, Amboy, Mapleton, Good Thunder, Agricultural Society, Sandon, McCormack, Johnson, Schall, Christianson, Bruntz, Shipstead, Folsome, Little Giant, Knoff, Hubbard, Mill, Olson, 4-H Club, Regan, German Lutheran, Shelby Hustlers, Pope, Nickolson, Ceresco Township,