Annual Events

aerial image of fairThe Martin County Fair is a wonderful place for the whole family to enjoy all of the events and activities that your family has grown to love about the fair over the years. As Minnesota’s “Other Big Fair” the Martin County Fair features the largest number of any attractions, events and activities of any other fair in rural Southern Minnesota including:

  • Quality Musical Entertainment featuring Big Name Talent such as Cassadee Pope and Monroe Crossing
  • A Variety of Games, Rides and other Amusements in our Midway provided by Family Fun Shows
  • Local and Regional Livestock Shows
  • 4-H, FFA and Open Class Exhibits
  • Business Booths featuring Specials, Sales and Giveaways
  • Amateur Talent Contests for both Adults and Children
  • Auto Racing at Fairmont Raceway adjoining the Fairgrounds
  • Great meals and fair food from local organizations and vendors
  • Farm Equipment Display and Tractor Driving Contest
  • Children’s Shows
  • Old Time Country Music
  • Donkeys & Mules
  • Draft Horses
  • Pork Cook-Off
  • Pig Races
  • Tractor Pull
  • And Much More!

fairmont mn triathelonIn 1983, decades before the multisport boom, Fairmont was hosting its first triathlon. At the time, triathlons were such a novel concept that Fairmont’s event garnered attention in the first edition of Dr. Steven Jonas’ book “Triathloning for Ordinary Mortals” (1986). The Fairmont Triathlon went on to become a nationally sanctioned event with as many as 270 participants before being discontinued at the end of the 1989 season.

After an eighteen year hiatus, the Fairmont Triathlon was resurrected into an era of carbon-fiber bicycles, computerized timing chips, and motion-control running shoes. In 2007, nostalgic old-timers navigated the original course alongside athletes from six states. The idyllic race location and enthusiastic community support garnered praise from media and participants alike.