Call now for more info  (218) 389-6737

Call now for more info

(218) 389-6737

Carlton County Fair - The Third Weekend in August

B a r n u m , M i n n e s o t a

We are planning for another amazing fair in 2020. The dates are August 13th-16th so mark your calendars!

We have some great shows planned for this year. We also have the ONLY horse racing left in Minnesota at any County Fair! Our barns are full of animals and friendly folk. We also have a Oval, Figure 8, DEMO AND tractor pull .

We, as Fair officials, are very proud of our 4H! What a fabulous group of kids we have!

So come check us out and enjoy an "OLD FASHION FAMILY FUN FAIR"!

Note: The Carlton County Fairgrounds is owned & operated by the Carlton County Agricultural & Industrial Society. It is not City or County owned. We have shareholders that own a share of the Fair

Welcome to the 130th Carlton County Fair! Stipe Shows will provide the midway. This is quality family entertainment at its BEST!

Other entertainment in the Hartman Pavilion. Military Day is Saturday - Retired Vets get themselves and spouse in for free.

Biosecurity for Carlton County fair

* Develop a statement about how important it is to have a vet/cliental relationship while developing a vaccination program.

* It is highly recommended that animals being brought to the Carlton County fair are vaccinated and that all vaccinations (as required) are completed at least 4 weeks prior to that start of the County fair. This is to protect your animal as well as others being shown.

* When your animals are returning home from the County fair, it is advised to isolate them to be sure the potential for illness does not impact your entire herd. It is recommended to keep them isolated for 30 days, but at a minimum 14 days. Isolating your show animals will prevent you from treating your entire herd if illness would occur.

* In an effort to reduce exposure, several herds have offered to bring extra calves to have available for other youth/4-H'ers to show and experience working with livestock. Please call the fair office or the barn superintendent to make arrangements. There may be a small fee associated with leasing animals.

* Finally, it is important to remember anything you can do to help reduce stress for your animal will allow them a better opportunity to combat illness. These items include: temp control, hauling in your own water, and feed/silage/forage remaining the same.


* To ensure animals have been properly prepared to participate at the County fair, all animals have to be ID'd for 4-H by May 15th . If showing in open class have a signed vet form with the following: verification of the farm/farmer, address, phone number, species, breed, age/DOB of animal and ID. This information will be collected by the barn superintendents as the animals arrive.

2020 Fair Dates

August 13th-16th

Board Meetings

OUR BOARD MEETINGS are the 2nd Thursday of every month EXCEPT November, December & January.

February 13th
March 12th
April 9th
May 14th
June 11th
July 9th
August 6th
September 10th

Please call the office at (218) 389-6737 with agenda items by the Wednesday before each meeting. 

Annual Meeting: October 8th at 7:30 PM at the Barnum Senior Center

8th District Meeting: October 3rd at 10:00 AM in Barnum

*Meetings will be posted on the website, Facebook, and at the office*

FAIR DATES: Our Fair is held the third weekend in August, Thursday through Sunday.