The Steele County Free Fair in 2019 drew 322,347 fairgoers. This is an increase from 313,347 attendees in 2018. 2013 remains the record at 350,899. Mega Ride ticket sales this year increased to 4,939 from 4,789 in 2018. This years fair saw over 3,300 Open Class entries and over 2,000 4-H projects.

Bicycle winners this fair were:

Logan Pesta, Long Prairie

Lisa Johnson, Stewartville

Ary Anderson, Medford

Emma Hoermke, Northfield

Aurora Stelpflug, Rochester

Lincoln Radloff, Austin

Bradnley Caranza, Austin

Mateo Dubray, Goodhue

The Division winners of the Owatonna Peoples Press Amateur Talent Show were

Pre-Teen, Kelsie Skala with vocals and piano

Teen, Lainie Rahn with a dance

Open, vocalist Heather Burke

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