The Steele County Fair Battle of the Bands will be held in front of the Grandstand this year; a free show on Wednesday August 13 at 7:00pm.

The "Battle of the Bands" has outgrown its recent home on the KRFO Radio Theater Stage. Last year nearly 600 fans packed that spot to cheer on their favorite band.

There is a limit of 10 bands. Participants do not have to be from Steele County. (registration form) The winning band will receive $500 and an appearance in a lounge at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in 2015. If the winning band is from Steele County, it will be entered in the talent contest at the Minnesota State Fair.

Registered bands:

  • Upon a Revolution, Owatonna
  • AcillateM, Rochester
  • Eyes through Another, Rochester
  • Believe in Me, Owatonna
  • Seed, Owatonna
  • Safe from Windows, Owatonna
  • Discord Curse, Owatonna

Full Grandstand line-up

Tuesday August 12, Bull Riding, 7:30pm

Wednesday August 13, Battle of the Bands, 7:00pm

Thursday August 14, Hairball in concert, 7:30pm

Friday August 15, Tractor & Truck Pull, 7:30pm

Saturday August 16, Antique Tractor Pull, 9:00am

Saturday August 16, Enduro Race, 6:00pm

Sunday August 17, Demo Derby, 4:00pm