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.
Schedule of Presentations:
Tuesday, August 1st – Minnesota Landmarks Day
3:00pm – Vanishing Landmarks #6
5:00pm – Going to Work – The New Deal in Minnesota #9
7:00pm – Living the Dream – Historic Home of Minnesota #7
Wednesday, August 2nd – Mississippi River Day
3:00pm – Down the Mississippi River – Part 1
5:00pm – Down the Mississippi River – Part 2
7:00pm – Down the Mississippi River – Part 3
Thursday, August 3rd – Minnesota Adventure Day
3:00pm – Uncovering and Saving History #12
5:00pm – State Parks of Minnesota #8
7:00pm – Minnesota from the Road – Landmarks to visit on a Minnesota vacation
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.