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Welcome to the Brown County Fair - New Ulm, Minnesota!

The Brown County Free Fair is pleased to provide entertainment and education for the entire family. You can stop in for a few hours or a few days and always find more to see and do. There's no charge to walk in the gates and the parking is free on or near the fairgrounds.

  • There are livestock shows daily at the north end of the fairgrounds.  
  • There’s free entertainment every afternoon and night in the Entertainment Hall at the south end of the fairgrounds.  
  • We have grandstand entertainment every evening of the fair.  
  • We have a great variety of food and beverages for you to try.
  • There’s activity of all kinds in the climate-controlled Civic Center along with open class exhibits, horticultural displays, and commercial exhibitors.
  • View all the 4-H and FFA exhibits in their respective buildings.
  • Wild Things Zoo Attractions will have numerous exotic animals for you to see.
  • Mandi’s Snakes will have a large display in the Civic Center Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Amusement Attractions, the carnival we all loved, is returning to our midway.
  • Make plans now to visit your friends and neighbors at the Brown County Free Fair.  You’ll be glad you came!

Last updated: one month ago


The 2017 Brown County Free Fair is the 150th county fair in Brown County.  To recognize that milestone, we’ve planned some extra events and attractions.

  • Free Sesquicentennial Cake Thursday afternoon
  • Free Root Beer floats Sunday afternoon
  • Historical demonstrations will be held in the Civic Center on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons: i.e. butter making, historical aprons, soap making, wood carving, quilting, etc.
  • There will be a medallion hunt Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with clues posted on our facebook page
  • Pie eating contest Friday afternoon
  • Dunk stand and strong man machine
  • Fireworks Friday night following the Tractor Pull
  • A history book chronicling 150 years of county fairs in Brown County will be available for purchase
  • Sesquicentennial t-shirts and mugs will be available for purchase

Last updated: last month