Rock County Fair

Crowds meander through the fairgrounds Thursday evening, July 25.
Fairgoers and fair organizers alike are happy with the events at last week’s Rock County Fair. “Overall we had a good fair,” said Fair Board President Isaac DeBoer. “We had a lot of compliments on the midway and Discover Center.” The midway included several additional rides including “The Screamer...
The 2019 Farm Store booth
There are some things that people can count on when they make their annual visit to the Rock County Fair. The Luverne Farm Store booth in the gold commercial building is one of those constants. For 71 years the local company has connected with current and future customers at the fair. “We can see...
Three first-place winners rose to the top of the talent pool at the 18th annual Rock County Fair Talent Show. The event took place Wednesday night, July 24, in the Palace Theatre in downtown Luverne. Sixteen acts participated in the event sponsored by Sioux Valley Energy and the Rock County Ag...
Champions and reserve champions in the open class categories at the 2019 Rock County Fair gathered for a picture Friday, July 26. They are Elanor Gesch (front, left), Amaryah Gesch, Carter Sehr, Kinser Klosterbuer, (second row) Dorral Kramer Guzman, Dianne Karlstad, Krista Burkman, Gert Bruynes, Ashlee Overvaag, Marcia Essman, (back) Evan Prekker, Andrew Prekker, Lori Witte, Carol Goehle, Joan Chesley, Eric Fick and Howie Luitjens.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral •Best of Show: Betty Leuthold; Reserve Best of Show: Maryln Luitjens. •Champions of Subdivisions: Betty Leuthold, Shirley Sandager, Micaela Hemme, Carter Peterson, Maryln Luitjens, Sarah Stegenga. •...
Members of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club constructed a “Fair Bus” out of a large round bale as their entry in the “scarecrow contest” to promote the Rock County Fair. The fair began Wednesday and activities go through Saturday at the fairgrounds in Luverne. The outside exhibit had ideal weather...
Junior exhibitor Regan Spath walks her horse named Molly to the outdoor arena Saturday morning, July 28, for the halter showmanship class. Spath is a member of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club.
The 2018 Rock County Fair may be one for the record books based on last week’s ideal weather. Temperatures in the mid-70s, low humidity and extra mosquito spray by the city of Luverne were some of the elements Fair Board President Isaac DeBoer named as reasons this year’s July 25-28 event was more...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Jase Van De Berg, Austyn Pap, Ava Steinhoff, (second row) Katie Walgrave, Marcia Essman, Jane Wellington, Ashlee Overvaag, Kaitlyn McDowell, Eric Fick, Dorral Kramer Guzman, (back) Cindy Reverts, John Baustian, Sarah Essman, Carol Goehle, Barb Sandbulte and Sharon Zinnel.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2018 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show: Taedra McKenzie; Reserve Best of Show: Jane Wellington. •Champions of Subdivisions: Ian Jauert, Tori Hemme, Carter Petersen, Jane Wellington, Shirley Sandager, Taedra McKenzie. •...
Judge Kent Thiesse inspects the class of market calves Friday morning, July 28, at the Rock County Fair. Exhibitors include Justine Mente, Tommy Norman, Austin Ossefoort, Grace Sandbulte and Claire Popkes.
The 2017 Rock County Fair featured more events than previous years, and that combined with warm summer days helped the Rock County Ag Society’s efforts to renew people’s interest in the decades-old event. “The weather impacted the attendance to make it the best fair attendance we have ever had...
Grand and reserve grand champion winners in the Rock County Fair Open Class competition on hand for a photo Friday afternoon include (front, from left) Coy Thone, Coulter Thone, Andrew Luitgens, Maria Rops, (middle row) Stacey Thone, Wilma Van Der Linden, Mandie Petersen, Lori Witte, Linda Brady, Marge Baker, Shirley Connor, (back) Betty Leuthold, Barb Sandbulte, Eric Fick, Carol Goehle, Marcia Essman and Dorral Kramer Guzman.
Following are the results reported for Open Class competition at the 2017 Rock County Fair: Floral: •Best of Show, Eileen Hemme; Reserve Best of Show, Shirley Connor. •Champions of Subdivisions: Eileen Hemme (2), Marge Baker, Owen Sudenga, Shirley Connor, Lynette Jauert. •Reserve Champions of...

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