Quilt entries (Division M) will be accepted on Monday, August 7th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and will be judged that evening.
Entries for all other divisions will be accepted on Tuesday, August 8th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All open class exhibits will be released on Sunday, August 13th
Pre-registration of exhibits is available and appreciated! Forms can be found in the 2017 premium book, and can be mailed or emailed. In order to get them processed on time, the cut-off date for pre-entries is August 1st.
Mailing Address: Goodhue County Fair, PO Box 214, Zumbrota, MN 55992
If you do not pre-enter, bring your item(s) to the fair on entry day, Tuesday, August 8th. Here are a few tips to speed up the entering process:
Provide an address label to attach to the entry forms for each Division. This will ensure correct spelling on your premium check and an address if we need to mail the check to you.
Provide a label with your name and hometown for the exhibit tag that will be placed with your entry.
Be prepared with the Class and Lot Numbers for each item that you are entering.
Entry fee: $1 per person - enter all of the items you want for one small fee!
Open class competitive exhibits at the Goodhue County Fair are judged according to the American awards system. Items in a lot are judge against each other and every lot may receive only one blue (1st), one red (2nd) and one white (3rd).
Each division may handle awarding Champion and Reserve Champion differently, but generally one Champion and Reserve Champion are rewarded in each class or age division.
Best of Show is chosen from all Champions in the division. Award of Merits & Honorable Mentions may be awarded to blue ribbon winners that were considered for champion. Again, each division and judge may handle and define these special awards differently.
Judges have the final say for all awards presented.
Wednesday, August 9
6:30 p.m. - Adult chocolate baked desert contest, courtesy of Hub Food Center of Zumbrota (entertainment tent)
Thursday, August 10
4:30 p.m. - Fruit pie contest, courtesy of Bridget's Café of Zumbrota (beer garden)
Friday, August 11
1:30 p.m. - Goodhue County ADA coffee cake, quick cake and cheese cake contest (beer garden)
7 p.m. - Goodhue County Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award, courtesy of the Goodhue County Banker's Association (entertainment tent). Application available here!
More information on 2017 special contests coming soon!
We hope to see you at the 2017 goodhue county fair! August 8-12, 2017
Daily admission: $3 Season Gate Pass: $10 Under 12 years: Free