It may not be the ‘BIGGEST’ Fair around, but it will be the ‘FREE-EST’!
With its ‘On The Rise’ momentum, you don’t want to miss out on the North Iowa Fair 2017!
FREE admission, parking, carnival rides, and a TON of FREE entertainment…Need we say more?!
That’s right, no admission cost when entering the fair. The worries of a family of 6’s entrance fee taking a large chunk of the ‘Summer Fun Money’ is yesterdays news. Grab the entire family and well catch ya’ there!
Who else hates spending $10-$20 on parking? I know I do…and let’s be honest, that cost is comparable to about 4 funnel cakes…which would you rather have? Enjoy FREE parking all day, everyday!
FREE Carnival Rides
Yes, you read correctly, FREE.CARNIVAL.RIDES, this may come as a shock, as I personally have never heard of such an incredible extra at any fair before, but yes, it’s true!
The public is invited to enjoy free carnival rides the entirety of the fair. A majority of the carnival rides are suited towards children, with the exception of a few rides for adults (we want to have fun too!)
2nd Annual Balloon Rally
Over a dozen balloons will fly and offer morning launches and evening glows on the green space Friday, Saturday & Sunday of the fair. All balloon launches/glows are open to the general public, free of charge, (dependent on weather, of course). Optional extras include $10 tethered rides and $1 walk-in balloons. Morning Launches take place between 6:00am-8:00am and Evening Glows 6:00pm-10:00pm.
Friday (21st) – Evening Glow
Saturday (22nd) – Morning Launch & Evening Glow
Sunday (23rd) – Morning Launch & Evening Glow
1st Annual Small Stage Music Festival
What’s better than a music festival? A FREE music festival!
Dig musical entertainment Thursday, Friday & Saturday of the fair! Performing Artists from Clarksville, Clear Lake, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mason City, Rochester, MN & Nashville, TN come together to put on one heck of a music festival!
Celebrate the return of live music to the North Iowa Fair. The festival will kick-off on Thursday, July 20th, with Special guest singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox. Bowersox has been performing for audiences since the age of 10. Her soulful, stirring approach to Americana music has been met with critical acclaim. With collaborations that include legendary talent such as the late Joe Cocker and BB King, Alanis Morrisette, Jakob Dylan, John Popper, Melissa Etheridge and many more!
Photo Booth & FREE SWAG
Stop by Visit Mason City’s booth located inside the All Seasons Building, put on some fun props and take a photo in the photo booth! Share your love of #MasonCityIA by posting your photo on social media with the #NorthIowaProud and receive a prize!
Game On Iowa! Mobile Gaming Theater
A luxury limo-style Video Game Trailer boasts seven Huge Hi-Definition TV’s and all the best consoles and the best video games! 28 guests can play at once! Stadium-style seating means there’s room for a crowd! Cost TBD
Grab your Smartphone/camera and enjoy a helicopter ride! Carolina Helicopters will be offering affordable rides for the entirety of the Fair. Cost $20.00 per ride.
North Iowa Youth Center Inflatables
Jump, Jump, JUMP AROUND!
Inflatables may be the best kind of ‘babysitter’ around! Your kids will love to burn energy jumping around in 4 of the largest inflatables in North Iowa! By bedtime they will O U T! The best part is keeping your ‘Cool Parent Status’ for little to no cost of $5.00 per child ($3.00 children 3 and under) for a day pass.
Antique Machinery Day
Check out the oldest tractor, oldest working gas engine and so much more! THURSDAY, JULY 20
Darling Dog Show
Show off your dog(s) unique style, tricks and/or their cuteness in the Darling Dog Show. This show is family oriented, noncompetitive and fun for all! Audience applause and guest judges will award a variety of prizes. FRIDAY, JULY 21
River City Radio Control Fun Fly
Observe the River City Radio Control’s “Fun Fly”, starting at 10am and flying until sundown. If you’re interested in giving flight a try, check with club members for availability for a potential co-pilot. SATURDAY, JULY 22
Bill Riley Talent Show
Watch the talents of young Iowans in the Bill Riley Talent Show. The talent search serves as a developmental platform for youth in the performing arts, and is a great family fun event to attend! SUNDAY, JULY 23