Lee County Fair
|For good, old-fashioned family fun, don't miss the Lee County Fair,
held each July in Donnellson, Iowa. This year the fair runs from July 10th - 15th.
The fair has the honor of being Iowa's Oldest County Fair and offers a variety of activities
and entertainment for the entire family. The fairgrounds are easy to navigate and it is only
a short walk between all of the fair buildings and events.
Throughout fair week visitors can enjoy the many Livestock Shows in the livestock barns.
The 4-H and FFA clubs present their projects and bring in cows, pigs, sheep, goats,
rabbits, and other small pets. The Art Hall is always full of 4-H/FFA and Open Art Hall
exhibits. There are Open Art Hall exhibits including: culinary, ag products, fruits &
vegetables, textiles & fashion, needlework & quilts, flowers & plants, arts & crafts, and
photography. The Open Art Hall competition is open to the public of Lee County
and adjoining counties. There are 3 divisions: Adults - over 19, Youth - ages 13-18 and
Children - ages 12 and younger.
A stroll around the grounds will bring you to Pioneer Village featuring Viele Schoolhouse,
Old Time General Store, Farmer Bill's Barn, and The Ernie Rotter Barn Museum featuring
past fair memorabilia. While you are at the fair stop in the Youth Learning Center which
features a number of activities and food throughout the week.
Take a walk thru the Midway featuring Kenny's Funland Carnival.
Open Wednesday 5p-10p, Thursday 5p-10p, Friday 1p-10p, and Saturday 3p-10p,
with wristbands being availalbe each day!
The Fair also feature's
Senior Day on Thursday, July 11th 1p-5p
Kid's Day on Friday, July 12th 1p-5p
Lee County Farm Bureau Day on Saturday, July 13th 10am-6pm
Then there's the Grandstand,
featuring the best food of the fair in the Blue Ribbon Diner
and family friendly grandstand events.
These events include:
Iowa Harness Racing
IMCA Races featuring Sprint Invaders
Monster Trucks featuring BIG FOOT
Kid's Power Wheel Derby and Local Demo Derby
Also, alongside the Grandstand is the Entertainment Pavilion & Beer Garden.
Showcasing Friday night Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters, and
Saturday night StumpTown. This is the place to party the night away.
So take some time off, plan your week and come to the county fair!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our
2018 Fair Sponsors!!