Winneshiek County Agricultural Association

Winneshiek County Agricultural Association was chartered in 1918 with a purpose to encourage and promote agricultural activities, to take care of the fairgrounds, and hold agricultural exposistions and fairs.

The Winneshiek County Fair has come a long way from lanterns to light bulbs and outhouses to indoor plumbing, but the people and their spirit will always make the county Fair a great family and community event.

There are more than 550 members today!

Here is the WCAA Mission:

Organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Promotes and advances the interest of agriculture, horticulture, household arts, and mechanic arts and sciences, and all kindred sciences and arts in their varied branches, promotes and conducts agricultural, industrial, educational and recreational fairs and exhibitions, and provides entertainment and amusement therewith for the purpose of drawing the attention of the general public.


Send a complete form with $40 for your Lifetime Membership to Winneshiek County Ag Assoc at PO Box 201, Decorah, IA 52101

If you have questions, ask any board member.

Fill out the Form.doc and print.

Or Print and fill out the Form.pdf.

Volunteer Hall of Fame


Contact Us

Business Manager Sandra Lien

Winneshiek County Agricultural Association
PO Box 201 Decorah, Iowa 52101

Fairgrounds Phone: 563-277-1633 (during the fair only)
Delivery Address: 900 E Main St, Decorah, IA 52101


Fair Board Members

2019 Fairboard

Left to right: John Schnitzler, Mark Knutson, Arlin Franzen, Becky Winkler, Gary Schutte, DeAnn Christopher, Mark Steffens, Gordy Tangen, Joe Henning
Missing: Ron Hemesath, Sherry Boe

Contact Fair Board members with questions about their areas of expertise. Click on links below to send email:

Arlin Franzen President, Entertainment, Racing 
Gary Schutte Vice President Building & Grounds, Racing
Ron Hemesath Secretary/Treasurer
Sherry Boe Royalty Director, Racing 
Becky Winkler Exhibits and Contests, Promotion/Advertising
DeAnn Christopher Entertainment, Social Media
John Schnitzler Building & Grounds
Mark Knutson Entertainment, Building & Grounds
Gordy Tangen Exhibits and Contests, Building & Grounds
Joe Henning Social Media
Mark Steffens Grounds and Livestock

Sandra Lien Business Manager, Advertising 

Nancy Sojka Webmaster

Micayla Christopher FB Social Media 

Duane Dehning Grounds, Winter Storage

2022 Auxiliary Members: The Green Shirts

Auxiliary Members

front row l-r, Roxanne Huinker, Jan Schnitzler, Lori Schutte, Rachael Tieskoetter, Gary Sacquitne, and Travis Feickert. Back row, l-r, Pete Schnitzler, Nicole Kimber, Lynette Matter-Rose, Vicki Hinsenbrock, Doug Lyons, Michelle Brincks, Darlene Dahl, Chuck Dahl, and Liz Schafer.
Missing from the picture: Cheryl Cline, Duane Dehning, Beth Einck, Jerry Einck, Julie Erickson, Rich Hammel, Keith Hemesath, Mitch Hemesath, Sandra Lien, Trygve Lien, Amy Lien, Ron Ludeking, Dave Lyons, Nancy Lyons, Tami Monroe, Jeramy Monroe, Bob Root, Kelvin Rue, Dave Sacquitne, Nancy Sacquitne, Linda Tangen, and Bryan Tieskoetter.


Social Media

No Pets Allowed on Fairgrounds


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