Become a Sponsor

Plans for the 2024 Brown County Free Fair are underway! A large part of the fair’s success in recent years is due to the generous sponsors and volunteers that support us every year!  It’s that sense of community that makes Brown County such a great place to work and live.  We would be proud to partner with your business or organization at our fair. In return we would use your business or organization’s name in our advertising, marketing and social media.  Sponsors play a huge role in keeping the Brown County Free Fair free for the public. We continue to provide free family education, entertainment, Kid’s Day and Senior Day programs in addition to running an overall successful fair! 

We are pleased to announce that a new organization, The Friends of the Brown County Free Fair, has been formed and has been awarded 501(c)(3) status. This new non-profit will work side-by-side with the Ag Society and allow us to take in donations which will be fully tax-deductible for donors. We are excited for the new opportunities this will bring! All donation checks should be made out to the Friends of the Brown County Free Fair in order to be tax deductible.  Please reach out if a W9 is needed.

*New*Grand Champion Sponsorship*

Any business or organization that provides $5,000 or more towards ANY of our listed BCFF events of their choosing. Grandstand events may also be available and are the Demolition Derbies, Truck & Tractor Pull, and Friday Night Grandstand Show. All sponsorships will be approved by the fairboard.
$5,000 or more
  • Additional promotions of your organization during the sponsored event on social media including; Our Website, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram & TikTok
  • 4 FREE Grandstand Event Tickets with Reserved Seating in the Grandstand for EVERY event
  • Your company name listed as “…presented by….” in all advertising for the event.
  • Additional promotional items will displayed on the grounds.

Grandstand Presenting Sponsor

Any business or organization that provides $2,500 or more can be listed as a Presenting Sponsor for one grandstand event of their choosing. Grandstand events are the Demolition Derbies, Truck & Tractor Pull, and Friday Night Grandstand Show.
$2,500 or more
  • Your business name on the event. Example; (Name of your business Truck & Tractor Pull)
  • 12 FREE Grandstand Event Tickets for your event
  • Your company name listed as “…presented by….” in all advertising for the event.
  • Additional promotions of your organization during the sponsored event on social media.
  • Additional promotional banners will be displayed during the sponsored event.

Reserve Champion Sponsor

Any business or organization at this level may choose their donation to be designated for any one of the events listed on the attached event list.A Reserve Champion Sponsor will receive all the benefits of a Gold Star Sponsor PLUS:
$1,500 – $2,499
  • Your company logo as a banner ad will be on our website’s homepage with link to your website
  • 8 FREE Grandstand tickets (valued at up to $96)
  • Your company name listed as “…presented by….” in all advertising for the event.
  • Additional promotions of your organization during the sponsored event on social media.
  • Additional promotional banners will be displayed during the sponsored event.

Gold Star Sponsor

Gold Star Sponsors will receive all the benefits of a Silver Star Sponsor PLUS:
$750 – $1,499
  • Name on 3 X 8 Banner on the fairgrounds
  • 4 FREE Grandstand tickets (valued at up to $48)

Silver Star Sponsor

Silver Star Sponsors will receive all the benefits of a Bronze Star Sponsor PLUS:
$500 - $749
  • 2 FREE Grandstand tickets (value at up to $24)

Bronze Star Sponsor

Bronze Star Sponsors will receive:
$250 - $499
  • Your name on the Recognition Display on our Grandstand
  • Name on the Brown County Free Fair website
  • Name listed in the Brown County Free Fair Journal insert that goes to all Brown County residents

2024 Events Seeking Sponsorship

* Grandstand Events * Exclusive to Grand Champion or Grandstand Presenting Sponsorships: 

Wednesday Night – Truck and Tractor Pull

Thursday Night – Demolition Derby Reserved for 2024

Friday Night – *National Recording Artist – Terri Clark – opening band is Eli Alger and the Faster Horses

Saturday Night – Demolition Derby 

 

* Events* – Seeking Reserve Champion or Greater Sponsorship level:

*New*  for 2024* Lumber Jack Shows

*Dock Dogs  – Returning Family Favorite with your banner or logo displayed nearby.

*Entertainment Hall Banner with your name displayed on entertainment hall building 

– Funding will go towards daily live entertainment

*Senior Citizens Day Banner with your name displayed on the stage during Senior Day events

-Funding will go towards entertainment, refreshments and awards

*Kids Day Banner with your name displayed during Kids Day activities

-Funding will go towards entertainment, educational opportunities and events

*Open Class Livestock

*Open Class Creative Arts & Activities Exhibits 

We are always seeking sponsors to contribute to the general upkeep, maintenance and running of the fair – We pride ourselves in being a FREE fair and any donation will go a long way in allowing this to continue! 

For questions regarding sponsorship opportunities or more information about specific events listed above please contact us at candice.stadickbcff@browncountyfreefair.com

4-H

Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age-appropriate, hands-on learning via short-and long-term projects and activities throughout Minnesota in urban, suburban and rural communities, including 4-H clubs, special-interest groups, after-school programs, volunteering, civic engagement, community service, camping, and school enrichment.

In 4-H, youth design and participate in their own programs and activities. This unique, learn-by-doing model teaches kids essential, transferable skills that they’ll use throughout their lives, such as problem solving, decision making, coping, communicating and responding to the needs of others.

Whether youth are building rockets, raising dairy cows, or writing musicals, 4-H gives them the skills they need to succeed in life.

In Brown County, there are eight community clubs located throughout the county where youth can experience all that 4-H has to offer them. Activities take place throughout the year where youth are allowed to learn more about their projects and develop life skills. The highlight of the year is the Brown County Fair. 4-H members are able to showcase the many projects that they have worked so hard on throughout the year. The projects are on display in the 4-H Building during the fair. Many 4-H members also have livestock projects on display in the three livestock barns. Check out the 4-H schedule of events to find out when 4-H events are happening during the fair.

A big fundraiser for the Brown County 4-H program is the 4-H Food Stand at the Brown County Fair. While visiting the fair, stop by the Food Stand for a fried hamburger or turkey supreme sandwich or another tasty item from the menu. 

To request information about the Brown County 4-H program contact the Brown County Extension Office at 794-7993 or mnext-brown@umn.edu. You can learn more about the 4-H Program in Minnesota by going to:
www.extension.umn.edu/youth/mn4-h. 

LIKE us on Facebook!  University of Minnesota Brown County 4-H

Demo Derby Drivers

Pumpkin Smash payouts for 2023 are same as the Fair Class Payouts listed below.

The Demolition Derby is held two nights during our fair. The show starts at 7:00pm on Thursday night and at 6:00pm on Saturday night.

Please click on the links on this section for our full rules and registration form. Reminder classes must have a minimum of six entries to pay out.

Our classes & payouts for 2023 will be:

THURSDAY NIGHT:

Trucks: First $1500, Second $1,000, Third $700 & Fourth $500
Midsized: First $1000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200
80’s & Newer Stock: First $1000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200
Mighty Minis: First $1000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200

*NEW* Youth: First: $700, Second $400, Third $200, Fourth $100

SATURDAY NIGHT:

Kids Power Wheels: No Cash prizes but every participant gets a prize!
Old Iron (Stock): First $1,500, Second $1,000, Third $700 & Fourth $500
Trucks: First $1,500, Second $1,000, Third $700 & Fourth $500                        *NEW* Stock Farm Trucks: First $1,000, Second $600, Third $400, Fourth $200                                                                                                            Midsized: First $1000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200                        80’s & Newer (Stock): First $1000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200                                                                                                            Compact: First $1,000, Second $600, Third $400 & Fourth $200

Rules:

Demo Registration:

Pre-Registration for Pumpkin Smash send form and $50 to PO Box 221 New Ulm, MN. 56073

Pumpkin Smash Day of registration fee is $75.

Powerwheels Rules

Open Class Entrants

http://browncountyfreefair.fairentry.com

CLICK LINK ABOVE TO REGISTER ONLINE 

New Ulm

Hy-Vee * Cashwise Foods 

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Frandson Bank * Citizens * Alliance Bank * Southpoint * Bank Midwest * United Prairie Bank * Kwik Trip

Sleepy Eye

Randy’s Family Drug Store * First Security Bank * Schutz Foods 

Springfield

Springfield Garage * Springfield Community Center * Springield City Hall

Click the link below to view the Premium Book online! 

for pre-registration and questions regarding open class entries email:

Alisa Mangen @ alisa.mangenbcff@gmail.com 

Concession and Vendor Information

Concessions Info

The Brown County Fair is always looking for THE BEST fair food vendors!
If interested in reserving a spot, recieving a contract or for more information please contact us at:

info@browncountyfreefair.com

General Information:

  • One standard size space (10’ X 20’ max. – additional charge if more space is needed) including two 110 volt outlets or one 110 volt outlet and one 220 volt outlet @ $550  
  • Additional $100 for extra electrical needs (two additional outlets as listed above);
  • $100 for support vehicles needing electrical service; $125 for a camper needing electrical service.

There will also be an additional charge for any space beyond 20 ft. in length. (Contact us for more details if your unit is larger than 10 X 20). Rental fee includes a water source for your concession.

In an effort to prevent excessive duplication, when contacting us we ask that you be able to list all items you will be selling at the Brown County Free Fair.

Also, we request that you have all supplies for each day delivered prior to 11:00 am, as there is no vehicle traffic allowed on the south end of the fairgrounds from 11:00am until closing each day.

We request that our concessions have product available during the following hours.  If business is slow due to weather conditions or other unforeseen situations, you may consider closing before midnight.

  • Wednesday 5:00 – midnight
  • Thursday Noon – midnight
  • Friday & Saturday        11:00am – midnight (You may decide to continue to open at noon, but people are on the grounds looking for food well before noon.)
  • Sunday Noon – 4:00 p.m. (Brown County Free Fair concludes at 4:00 p.m. Sunday)

We and the State of Minnesota also require proof of insurance which states:

  • Name of the insured/company
  • Type of coverage
  • Limits of the policy
  • Statement listing the Brown County Agricultural Society (or Brown County Free Fair) as certificate holder

All food and beverage concessions must be licensed by Brown County Public Health or the State of Minnesota and must comply therewith.  In addition, you must complete and return the Operator Certificate of Compliance (form ST19) in accordance to MN Sales Tax guidelines.

All forms and payment must be received before set-up begins. 

Vendor Info

The Brown County Fair is a wonderful way to advertise your business or organization!
If interested in joining us as a vendor, recieving a contract or for more information please contact us at:

info@browncountyfreefair.com

General Information:

Most commercial exhibits and non-commercial exhibits will be located inside the climate-controlled New Ulm Civic Center. If you are interested in a booth in the Civic Center you can rent a booth for $150.00.  We have outside booth space available on the grounds starting at $250 (approx. 10×20 ft grassy area)

Anyone who has a commercial exhibit at our fair will be required to complete the Operator Certificate of Compliance form (Minnesota – Revenue form ST19).  This is a state law.

We and the State of Minnesota also require proof of insurance which states:

  • Name of the insured/company
  • Type of coverage
  • Limits of the policy
  • Statement listing the Brown County Agricultural Society (Brown County Free Fair) as certificate holder

Booths can be set up any time after noon on Tuesday.  The Civic Center will be open each day as follows:

  • Wednesday 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • Thursday Noon – 10:00 p.m. (The senior program takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the Civic            Your choice if you want to have your booth staffed at that time.)
  • Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday Noon – 4:00 p.m.  (Brown County Free Fair concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday)

We request that you have your booth open for business throughout the fair All exhibits must be removed from the Civic Center and the grounds no later than 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

If you want to have a camper on the fairgrounds during the fair, we have a limited number of sites available at an additional fee of $100 per unit for our commercial exhibitors.

The Board of Directors for the Brown County Free Fair reserves the right to limit content it deems inappropriate for public viewing.

Outstanding Senior

Outstanding Brown County Senior Citizen

Every Year the Brown County Fair is excited to honor several of our Outstanding Senior Citizens! Our County is bursting with Individuals who have dedicated their time and effort to bettering their communities. Out of the pool of nominees, winners are chosen for their outstanding commitment to community service since reaching the age of 65.

After receiving recognition at the county level recipients will then have their information sent on to the state level and be entered to have the opportunity to be honored at the Minnesota State Fair!

https://www.mnstatefair.org/about-the-fair/awards-and-recognition/

For more information or to submit a nomination please contact: anna.covingtonbcff@gmail.com

 

Volunteer

The Brown County Fair could not exist without the dedicated and generous volunteer support of county organizations and individuals!

Not only is our board of directors made up of 100% volunteers, almost every individual you see on the grounds throughout the year is a volunteer!

Year Round Volunteer Opportunities:

Examples of volunteers needed:

  • Grounds and flower bed support and maintenance. Keep the grounds looking beautiful!

Fair Week Volunteer Opportunities:

Examples of volunteers needed:

  • Open class exhibit support 
  • Bartending 
  • Grounds Support 
  • Grandstand ticket sales

SO MANY MORE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

If interested please contact us at info@browncountyfreefair.com

Century Farms

Brown County is rich in agricultural history and every year we are excited to honor those families who have qualified to receive the Century Farm recognition, sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau. These families will be honored at the Senior Day Program on Thursday morning at the fair.

For more information on how to qualify or to apply follow the link below:

https://www.mnstatefair.org/about-the-fair/awards-and-recognition/

If your family has photographs of your historic Brown County family farm we would love to share them on our website! Please email to: info@browncountyfreefair.com

Truck & Tractor Pull Participants

BROWN COUNTY FAIR 2023

TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Brown County Fairground – New Ulm, Minnesota

7:00 PM Wednesday August 9th 2023

Gate opens 3 p.m. – Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. – Closes at 6:30 p.m. sharp

Featuring TWO sleds with speed boards! The Vault & The Little Red Sled

 

Tractor Class Overview for 2023

 Out of Field = 8mph speed limit

Stock (Out of field) – 10,000 lbs.   

Stock (Out of field) – 11,000 lbs. 

Stock (Out of field) – 13,000 lbs. 

Stock (Out of field) – 16,500 lbs. Duals allowed

Stock (Out of field) – 18,500 lbs. and up, Duals allowed, Four wheel drives allowed

 

Hobby Stock = 4mph speed limit

Hobby Stock – 4,500 lbs

Hobby Stock – 5,500 lbs

Hobby Stock – 6,500 lbs

Hobby Stock – 8,500 lbs

 

Improved Stock – No Speed Limit

Improved Stock – 4,500 lbs. Gas or Diesel non- turbo

Improved Stock – 5,500 lbs. Gas or Diesel non- turbo

Improved Stock – 9,500 lbs 410 cu.in. *Renegade Pullers of Minnesota class

 

466 – 2.6 Slotted Turbo Class – 10,500 lbs. *Renegade Pullers of Minnesota class

Hot Farm – 13,000 lbs.

 

Open – 7,500 lbs.

Open – 9,500 lbs.

9500lb 3×3 turbo 20.8 tire

KING of the HLL “Light” – 7,500 lb

KING of the HILL “Heavy”



Truck Class Overview for 2023  

Street “Stock” Gasoline trucks, Road Legal, Current Registration and no weight brackets -Weight to be determined

6,200 lbs. – Street Modified Gasoline Trucks

Street “Stock” Diesel, Road Legal, Current Registration and no weight brackets -Weight to be determined

8,500 lbs. – Street Modified Diesel 

Semi Class – (20” hitch height)

 

Powder Puff – Girls! You can drive it, you can pull it.

For Questions And Information Call: Joe Fischer 507-317-1523