Up to $2,000 CASH and a GRAND PRIZE OF $5,000 CASH will be given away at the 2018 McLeod County Fair!
With each paid gate admission, you receive a double ticket. That ticket will be your entry for the nightly cash awards and qualifier drawing for the grand prize cash drawing for $5,000. To be a winner, you must place half of the ticket into the ticket wheel located near the large east door of the commercial exhibit building.
McLeod County Fair Attendance Drawings will be presented nightly as follows:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 through Saturday, August 18, 2018 at approximately 8:30 P.M. near the ticket wheel in the Commercial Building:
- Four (4) tickets will be drawn nightly, each for a $100.00 cash prize. The nightly cash prize tickets drawn will be placed back into the wheel.
- In addition, five (5) tickets will be drawn nightly to be placed in the qualifier drawing for the grand prize. These tickets will be kept in a locked box until the Sunday evening Grand Prize drawing.
Sunday, August 19, 2018, at approximately 8:30 P.M. in the Corporate Tent:
- The final five (5) qualifier tickets will be drawn first for the grand prize cash drawing. A total of 25 tickets are now in the barrel. One ticket will be drawn from the 25 tickets to win the grand prize. The matching ticket must be presented within three (3) minutes of being drawn. If not presented, another ticket will be drawn from the remaining 24 tickets. This will continue until the winning ticket is presented to the officials. When the grand prize is awarded, the unclaimed grand prize tickets (if any) will be returned to the grand prize qualifier barrel. Four (4) tickets will be drawn, each for a $100.00 cash prize from the remaining 24 grand prize qualifiers. Winner pays sales tax on grand prize (if applicable).
How the Drawing Works:
- Winning tickets will be drawn by a young fair attendee (preferably 8-10 years of age);
- Winning ticket numbers will be announced by a fair board official;
- Winning ticket numbers will be verified by three volunteer judges;
- Winning tickets will be recorded by the Fair Secretary;
- Winning tickets will be posted near the ticket wheel before the close of the fair each night. Winning numbers will also be posted on this web page and our Facebook page the following morning.
- Following the closing of the fair on Sunday, August 19, 2018, Nightly Cash Awards may be claimed by presenting the matching half of the ticket in the fair office until 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 24, 2018. Post-Fair office hours are from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P. M. Monday through Friday.
Best of luck to all!