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Fairs, Festivals & Events
Looking for something special to do? Want to be entertained? Need to keep some out of town guests busy? Check out the Fairs, Festivals and Events listings below!
Summer, winter, spring or fall, the communities of Jackson County have a wide variety of one and multiple day events - just ready for YOU! Check out the Events Calendar for specific event times. Then, come join us in the communities of Jackson County.
Held the 3rd Thursday in August, the Minnesota Corn Cob Open is a 9-hole golf tournament for the duffer and the experienced golfer. THE TOURNAMENT IS OPEN TO Minnesota and National Corn Grower Members and Spouses Minnesota and National Associate Corn Grower Members and Spouses. It is a FUN tournament with trophies and awards. These awards will be divided into groups of Golfers with handicaps and Duffers with no handicaps. Groups will consist of Corn Growers, Associate Corn Growers, and Women.
The tournament is held at three courses:
Jackson Golf Club is located on Hwy. 71 N. in Jackson, MN.
Emerald Valley Golf Club is located on Hwy. 86 N. in Lakefield, MN.
Loon Lake Golf Club is located on Jackson Co. Rd. #17, south of Jackson, MN.
Gather with the buck skinners at the Annual Fort Belmont Rendezvous on the weekend after Labor Day to celebrate the lifestyle of years gone by. Primitive camping, cooking over an open fire, blacksmithing, demonstrations of pioneer living and other trades of the 1800’s will be on display to experience. Watch the Black Powder Rifle shoot on Saturday, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or just enjoy the beautiful fall prairie flowers. Special entertainment will be on the schedule for the weekend.
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Built in 1973 by Al McQuinn, founder of what is today the application equipment division of AGCO, the facility in Jackson produced the industry’s first self-propelled sprayers. The factory has undergone renovations and expansions over the decades to keep up with the growing demand for application equipment. In 2006, the first tractor assembly was brought to Jackson, with the new assembly line to handle the Challenger track tractors and articulated 4WD tractors.
Most recently, in 2011, the tractor assembly line underwent a 75,000 square foot expansion to bring wheeled row-crop tractor production to North America for Massey Ferguson and Challenger. This expansion includes AGCO’s first North American visitor center – Intivity Center.
The Intivity Center is going to be a must-see destination that will showcase AGCO’s leadership in the development of agricultural innovations that will benefit North American growers now and long into the future.” Interactive displays, animation of futuristic products, videos, an extensive collection of historical artifacts are among Intivity Center features in the state-of-the-art 16,000 square foot facility.
Click on the our website for more information, hours and to schedule a tour!
Make plans to join your family and friends at the 145th Jackson County Fair - Monday, July 22 to Saturday, July 27, 2013!!!
Join us for a weekend of fun activities in and around Jackson ... check back for more information!
Tri for Health is a triathalon type fun event for kids of every skill level from age 5 to 14. Chip timing will be provided by Pickle Events. By being an active kid, you will be able to complete all levels of this triathlon. Our goal is to make triathlons fun, and to keep kids healthy.
Pool swim. All start times will be assigned. Bike course will be out and back with controlled traffic by volunteers. Course is generally flat, with some small hills on the run course.
|5-7||15 Meters||1 Mile||1/4 Miles|
|8-10||25 Meters||2 Miles||1/2 Mile|
|11-12||50 Meters||4 Miles||1 Mile|
|13-14||50 Meters||4 Miles||1 Miles|
|15-Adult||150 Meters||8 Miles||2 Miles (FRIDAY NIGHT)|
Check our website for more information on the 2012 Tri For Health