County Fairs & Tractor Shows

It’s County Fair season in Minnesota. Those of us with 4H kids know it’s a crazy, exciting, exhausting time. It’s when all the work pays off, or not. It’s the excitement of the show, the yearning for that blue (or purple!) ribbon. It’s carnival rides and the time when we indulge in forbidden foods, like cotton candy and cheese curds and mini donuts by the bag.

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It’s also the season for antique tractor shows. A nostalgic celebration of farm machines built back when “horsepower” was something still measured in the number of equines on your farm, now lovingly restored to their original glory. This show featured Farmall IH tractors – flying Old Glory, red and proud.

Wherever you are this summer be sure to take in a county fair. In the meantime, enjoy these great images shot this week by AgriLife Studios’ own Shawn Nielsen at the Wright County Fair in beautiful Howard Lake, Minnesota.


Published by agrilifestudios

Scott is co-onwner with Shawn Nielsen of AgriLife Studios. AgriLife Studios is a premium image solutions provider specifically serving the agribusiness sector. AgriLife Studios offers top-grade stock photography and assignment photography and video services to support agrcultural marketing programs. We specialize in livestock, equine and rural lifestyle images.

2 thoughts on “County Fairs & Tractor Shows

  1. It was great fun to shoot the shots for the post and for the AgriLife library. I was drawn to the tractors like a kid in a candy shop. Guess it must have been the red! The night ended with my kids taking in the fair in their “showing whites”, with one of them winning the senior showmanship trip to the Minnesota State Fair.

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