Heritage Building

The Heritage Building was built in 1916. The building was used for poultry exhibits until the new poultry building was built around 1980 give or take a year. It was then used for open class arts and crafts exhibits before being boarded up in the 1980’s. It was used as a storage building until 2002 when a group got together to restore the building back to its original condition. The building began it’s transformation in 2002 and was open for the 2003 fair. There are daily demonstrations in the building during the fair from spinning to lefsa making. 


 We are looking for people that would like to demonstrate or do a presentation on different crafts, arts or a way of life at the fair. We have a presentation area all ready!!

Presentations or demonstrations could include making butter, brewing beer, whittling wood/wood carving, blacksmithing, shearing sheep, quilting and weaving. We are seeking people or groups that would be willing to put on demonstrations that would last an hour or two, a couple of times a day or throughout the week of the fair.

If you are interested, please contact the fair office.

FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

Daily demonstrations on the south side of the Heritage Building

Tuesday thru Sunday

This activity is made possible in part, by a grant from the Central MN Arts Board with funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature from its general fund.

Central Minnesota Arts Board

2019 Heritage Square Presentations

Tuesday, July 30

Noon, 2pm & 4pm             Chuck Perry – Tongue Drum

6:00pm                             Vince Boltz – Central MN Civil War

Wednesday, July 31

Noon                                 Katie Winslow – “What is Extension & how can you


2:30 – 4pm                        Friends In Harmony – Music

6:00pm                             Vince Boltz – Civil War Presentation

7:00pm                             Doug Ohmann – “Name That Town”

Thursday, August 1

7:00pm                             Doug Ohmann – “Saving History”

Friday, August 2

10am to 9pm                      Lyndon Johnson – Agates

11am                                  Linda G. Tenneson – “Starting Seeds Indoors”

1pm – 2:30pm                     Friends In Harmony – Music

3:30pm                              Lynn & Sandy Machula – “Popple Creek Polish


6pm                                   Vince Boltz – Civil War Presentation

Saturday, August 3

10am to 9pm                      Lyndon Johnson – Agates

1pm & 4pm                         Tri County Bee Keepers – Honey Extraction


6pm                                   Vince Boltz – Civil War Presentation

Sunday, August 4

11am – 5pm                        Lyndon Johnson – Agates

1pm                                   Vince Boltz – Civil War Presentation

2pm                                   Tri County Bee Keepers – Honey


Presentations made by Doug Ohmann and the residing of the Heritage Building in 2019 were made possible through a grant that helps Minnesota county fairs preserve and promote Minnesota agriculture, and provide access to the arts and the state’s agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage. Funds come from the Minnesota Legislature through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI) and the Legacy Amendment