The 2014 Steele County Fair boasts the #2 all time attendance, along with some other impressive numbers! Fair manager/secretary Jim Gleason spoke with KRFO.

2014 was the 96th annual Steele County Fair. At the annual meeting of the Agricultural Society, Gleason reported the following notes/facts:

  • The fair turned a $161,000 profit
  • 2nd highest attendance figure: 339,671
  • 2nd highest Mega Ride ticket total: 4952
  • Record number of commercial exhibits: 525
  • 23 states were represented among the commercial booths
  • Gold Star Amusements reported an increase
  • David Smith "The Human Cannonball" will return in 2015
  • "Thank a Farmer" Magic Show will be back too
  • Some of the music acts booked for 2015 include: DC Drifters, White SideWalls, Fabulous Love Handles, Function Junction, American Pie
  • "Food, Fun & Screams in 2015," dates are August 18-23, 2015
Gleason also reports that space for winter storage remains inside the new Radel Livestock Pavilion. Call the fair office for details at 451-5305.
Listen to Jim Gleason's report on the 2014 fair: