Grandstand Events

Events at the Grandstand

Your All Grandstand Event Wristband will get you into the grandstand 1/2 hour before general admission gates are open. There are only a limited number of wristbands available. Purchase yours beginning July 1, 2017, for $40 from Family Fresh, the Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce, and Kwik Trip (or the County Fair Office during the fair).

>> No person under the age of 16 will be allowed in the grandstand pit area before, during, and after any grandstand event. <<

If you wish to participate in any events, please check out our Entry Forms page for deadlines and instructions.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

12:00 p.m. Harness Racing

Admission: $5.00 for all ages (5 and under are free) includes tax

Join us for exciting live harness racing action! On average, over 75 horses compete in the Nicollet County Fair harness races. Come and pick out your favorite horse in each heat! Door prizes will be given away.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:30 p.m. Truck & Tractor Pull

Admission: Adults $10, Students (ages 6-12) $5, Ages 5 and under FREE

Come and cheer on your favorite truck and tractor as they pull! Don’t forget to bring ear plugs! For the Truck classes, there’s a 5,800 Street Modified Pickup, 8,200 Street Modified Diesel and Semi. For tractor classes, there’s Stock Vintage, Stock Farm, Improved Farm, Hot Farm and Unlimited “King of the Hill” (up to 16,500 lbs.). 

No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the pit area.

Sponsored by: Traverse Elevator and Arnold’s of Mankato

Friday, August 11, 2017

7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby

Admission: Adults $12 tax included, Students (ages 6-12) $5, Ages 5 and under FREE

Come early to get your wristband for the Demolition Derby Friday night. In past years we have had a sold out grandstand attendance – so get here early!!

Drivers come from all around to crash into each other for the chance to be the top driver and car for Friday night event. Unique about the Friday Night demo is the compact car class and the powder puff class. The powder puff class consists of 15-16 women who enjoy the chance to put some damage into their cars, what a way to take out your frustrations! They pack a lot of excitement into their heat.

There are 3 additional heats, followed by the consolation heat consisting of any driver/cars that have not placed in the top 5 and can get their cars running. The Championship heat has the top 5 cars from each heat.

Don’t miss the second year of a TEAM derby event (limit of nine 4-person teams).

No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the pit area.

FREE limited supply of ear plugs at the gate – donated by: Mankato Sertoma Club. For young children, please consider bringing your own ear protection for the loud noise of the demo.

Sponsored by: Tire Associates

Saturday, August 12, 2017

6:30 p.m. Demolition Derby |  5:45 p.m. Kids Power Wheel Demo Derby

Admission: Adults $12 tax included, Students (ages 6-12) $5, Free (5 and under)

Another night of car-crashing excitement to enjoy in the grandstand Saturday night! Once again, we have had a sold out grandstand with limited standing room only so make sure and get that wristband early!

Saturday night demo has the truck heat which is in addition to another powder puff heat and 3 car heats, followed by the consolation and championship heats. The majority of drivers for both nights are from Nicollet County and are in their 20s. But it doesn’t take years of experience, many 17-year-olds as well as the 40-year-old drivers enjoy the excitement of backing into their fellow drivers and make it into the Championship heat and a chance to be the Winner.

We are thrilled to have offer the first Kids Power Wheel Demo Derby before the big event on Saturday.  Kids must wear a helmet and all will receive a participation ribbon.

No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the pit area.

FREE limited supply of ear plugs at the gate – donated by: Mankato Sertoma Club. For young children, please consider bringing your own ear protection for the loud noise of the demo.

Sponsored by: Tire Associates

Sunday, August 13, 2017

12:00 p.m. Ultimate Off Road Enduro Race

Admission: $5 tax included for ages 13 and up / 12 and under are free

Come down and cheer on your favorite racers! Heats include: four- and six-cylinder heats, van heats, and a fireman heat!  We are thrilled to have the races back again on Sunday afternoon.

No one under the age of 16 is allowed in the pit area.