What's New at the Steele County Fair in 2021?

County fairs are a paradox. We want the usual foods, rides, and attractions. Yet we also get excited for the new things that arrive each year. As county fairs resume in 2021, the anticipation might be at a fever's pitch for the annual get-together. The Steele County Free Fair is August 17-22 in Owatonna, where organizers are "Bringing Back the Fun in 2021." Look for dinosaurs, a hit-maker from Nashville, and a nine-foot-tall 'robot/transformer.'

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Country Star Craig Morgan

Fair secretary Scott Kozelka is a weekly guest on AM 1390 KRFO / 94.7 FM with "Fair Talk" Thursday mornings at 9:40 am. We have discussed some of the new attractions that will be featured in 2021. Welcoming country music hit-maker Craig Morgan is a bit of a new endeavor.

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Craig Morgan (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Tickets are available through the Steele County Fair's website www.scff.org. Advance tickets for any of the grandstand shows is a good plan. Kozelka points out that's one less line to stand in at showtime. Maybe time for another deep-fried delicacy.

Dinosaurs at the Steele County Fair

The new attraction that might draw the biggest sheer volume of interest could be Jurassic Kingdom. The show features life-like dinosaurs that audiences will get to interact with and touch.

The stars of the show are Terry-the talking pterodactyl, Jack-a two-month-old brontosaurus, Sarah-a new-born triceratops, Lucy-a five-year-old velociraptor, and Sparky-a two-year-old T-Rex. Check out the video below:

Interactive Robot, Max Power

Be prepared to feel small next to Max Power & Nitro, a 9-foot tall robot/transformer-type of attraction that will roam the grounds. Max Power is extensively covered with LED lighting, so you should be able to find him easily enough at night.

Mobile Dairy Classroom

The Steele County American Dairy Association presents the Mobile Dairy Classroom from the Southwest Dairy Farmers. The 32-foot trailer features a classroom with a fully functional milking dairy parlor.

Mini Train Rides

Kozelka recently reported that train rides will be offered on a mini-train.

Keep up on the latest news on the fair through their Facebook Page and their homepage.

Things You've Go-To-Do at the Steele Co. Fair

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