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THE WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES!

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We said we are planning to celebrate our 150th Anniversary in a BIG WAY, so why not bring in some BIG GUESTS! We are excited to partner with C&L Distributing to bring these beautiful Clydesdales to the McLeod County Fair for you to see - you won't want to miss it! They will be on site during the fair Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for viewing. Watching the process of getting them each suited up for the hitch is a show all in itself. When next year's Super Bowl commercials roll out, you can say YOU SAW THEM!

Did you know?
  • Each of the Clydesdales’ handcrafted harnesses and collars weigh approximately 130 pounds.
  • The Budweiser Clydesdales are given short names, such as Duke, Mark and Bud, to make it easier for the driver to give commands to the horses during a performance.
  • Budweiser Clydesdales’ horseshoes measure more than 20 inches from end to end and weigh about 5 pounds.
  • Dalmatians were known as coach dogs because they ran between the wheels of coaches or carriages and were companions to the horses. Since the 1950s, Dalmatians have traveled with the Budweiser Clydesdales hitch, perched atop the wagon proudly seated next to the driver.
  • The turn-of-the-century beer wagons have been meticulously restored and are kept in excellent condition. The wagons are equipped with two braking systems: a hydraulic pedal device that slows the vehicle for turns and downhill descents, and a hand-brake that locks the rear wheels when the wagon is at a halt.

The All American Lumberjack Show

On site for the full fair with 3 shows daily, you will want to be sure you catch one (or all!) of these fantastic shows. Each show will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by approximately 30 minutes of lumberjack camp, giving you a chance to test your own skills! Do you have what it takes to be a lumberjack or lumberjill?

ALL AMERICAN LUMBERJACK SHOW - Lumberjacks... They opened the land to farms and cities, help build America and became the legends of the forest. They bragged to be the best & the tales of their feats are as tall as a pine tree. The legend lives on in the All American Lumberjack Show... two teams, ten exciting lumberjack events, 10,000 gallons of water and Lumberjack pride is on the line. Hang lose and be ready to compete as you might be called to help out your team. When the sawdust settles and the show is over, you’re invited to our meet and greet, grab a lumberjack cookie, get some autographs & brag a little like an old time lumberjack.

LUMBERJACK CAMP - Why sit and watch when you can be part of the action. Lumberjack camps are a safe, fun and competitive activity for everyone young & old. Spend a day in the woods with us and become a lumberjack or lumberjill. Our pro lumberjacks will teach you the old time skills of *Log Rolling, Axe Throwing & X-Cut Sawing.

Find more videos and details here: https://www.lumberjackshows.net

Children's Barnyard

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Staffed by the Hutchinson and Glencoe - Silver Lake FFA Chapters, the Children's Barnyard provides an excellent opportunity for kids and adults to enjoy seeing small animals and learn more about Agriculture! It's also a great place to take a break and let the kid's play and do various crafts or activities.

The Children's Barnyard opens at 9:00 am each day, and closes around 8:00 pm (may close earlier if traffic is slow through the building)

A to Z Exotic Animal Petting Zoo

Come see a new exotic animal petting zoo this year, located on the North end down toward the Silos! Thank you to the McLeod County Fair Founation and 3M for sponsoring this exhibit!

Car & Bike Show - Sunday

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