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2018 North Iowa Fair- Rise and Shine!

  • Jul11
    Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2018 North Iowa Fair“RISE & SHINE”

July 19 – July 22

Welcome back for plenty more FREE entertainment, attractions, exhibits and family fun this summer! ​Please accept this invitation to tour the many upcoming

2018 North Iowa Fair events scheduled for July 19-22: ​

​”Rise & Shine!”​

FREE CARNIVAL RIDES

Chamberlain Midway is a growing midway company based in the Midwest that will bring FREE carnival rides back to North Iowa Fair-goers in 2018!

The 2018 North Iowa Fair midway will feature eight free carnival rides including “The Scrambler,”

“Bumper Boats” and more!

It’s not the biggest carnival in the world,

but it’s the free-est!

North Iowa Fair carnival hours are 11am – 10pm

Thursday – Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday.

3rd ANNUAL

HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY

The 3rd Annual North Iowa Fair Hot Air Balloon Rally will bring fifteen hot air balloons to this year’s rally for sponsor flights,

including two tethered balloons for

$10 tethered (only) rides: July 20-22!

Rise and shine for breathtaking early morning (and evening) launches and stay for beautiful night “glows” at dusk

Friday and Saturday!

Bring your smart phone, cameras and lawn chairs, meet the pilots and learn about hot air ballooning. Volunteers interested in crewing are encouraged to participate;

simply contact NIEC for more information.

All balloon events are weather dependent!

SMALL STAGE

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Small Stage Music Festival returns to the climate controlled Marion E. Olson Building this summer:

July 19-21! Humble beginnings, powerful voices and incredible spirit can each lead to tremendous success.

Small Stage Music Festival is a place where less is more and the little stuff is what’s big, serving as the perfect venue to enjoy intimate performances from quality artists who believe great music is worth celebrating.

Friday and Saturday shows are FREE to the public!

Sponsored by Alpha MediaThe Country Moose 93.9 FMStar 106Wausau Homes,

Holiday Inn ExpressBrakke Implement,

M&D Sound Solutions

and Community Foundation of NE Iowa

OFFICIAL LINEUP

Thursday, July 19

(Tickets Required For Thursday; Doors open at 7:30pm)

8:30pm: BETTY AND THE GENTS

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Thursday, July 19

(Tickets Required For Thursday; Doors open at 7:30pm)

9:30pm: LIT

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Friday, July 20

(Free To All)

7:30pm: THE HEPPERLY BAND

Saturday, July 21

(Free To All)

7:00pm: WILLIAM ELLIOTT WHITMORE

Saturday, July 21

​(Free To All)

9:30pm: THE JESSE ALLEN BAND

BIRDS OF PREY

“EXTREME RAPTORS” SHOW

They’re fierce, feathered and fantastic, winging their way to the North Iowa Fair in an avian extravaganza that captures the spirit of the wild! Extreme Raptors is the premium wildlife show, featuring birds of prey

like you’ve never seen them before. Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and more are all cleared for takeoff!

Witness the beauty and charisma that these birds have long symbolized as master falconers and

skilled handlers guide the way.

BMX PROS

TRICK TEAM

The BMX Stunt Show features the world’s most extreme

bicycle stunt riders in a spectacular, non-stop,

action-packed show!

The BMX Pros Stunt Team will bring X-Games Championship talent to the ​2018 North Iowa Fair for daily crowd-pleasing, must-see events!

FIREWORKS

by J&M DISPLAYS

Sit back, relax and enjoy North Iowa Fair fireworks by J&M Displays at the end of Opening Night on Thursday, July 19 (rain date: July 22)!

ALL VETERANS

FAMILY DAY

Sunday, July 22 marks “All Veterans Family Day”

at the 2018 North Iowa Fair!

Chapter 790 of the Vietnam Veterans

will serve the best ham, eggs and flapjacks you ever tasted

starting at 7:00am in The Loafing Shed!

The fun continues Sunday with a special performance

from Denny’s School of Dance,

“The Andrews Sisters” presented by Stebens Childrens Theater,

National Guard Climbing Wall,

a special Flyover at 11:45am,

Military Equipment, Memorabilia and more!

FREE

INFLATABLES

Back by popular demand, FREE North Iowa Youth Centerinflatables are returning to the 2018 North Iowa Fair!

Socks are required to access (will be available for sale).

A perfect, free entertainment option for parents

with children whose energy wins every time!

MASON CITY

MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Mason City Motor Speedway will be rocking Friday, July 20 with the North Iowa Fair Demo Derby beginning at 7pm! Sunday, July 22 will close the 2018 North Iowa Fair with the annual Ted Zieman Memorial Race!

BILL RILEY

TALENT SEARCH

The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment the Bill Riley Talent Search aims to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.

OPENING

CEREMONY

Join us as we kick off the fair at the Opening Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, July 19th at 5:30 in the Marion E. Olson Building.  Highlights include the crowning and presentation of the 2018 Miss North Iowa Fair and

​special guest Scott Siepker, the “Iowa Nice” guy!

SPRAY PAINT ARTISTGYPSY RATTLE CAN

Gypsy Rattle Can will be at the 2018 North Iowa Fair Friday – Sunday delivering live spray paint art demonstrations, free giveaways and more! Watch this artist on the rise exhibit his craft for Mason City and North Iowa all weekend at your North Iowa Fair!

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!

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