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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 .doc and print.

Print and fill out the .pdf.

Volunteer Hall of Fame


2018 Fair Board Members

Contact Fair Board 2018 members with questions about their areas of expertise. Click on links below to send email:

Gary Schutte: President (Nov 2020, term end)
Arlin Franzen: Vice President (Nov 2020)
Mark Knutson: Sponsors, Promotion/Advertising (Nov 2019)
John D Schnitzler: Grounds (Nov 2019)
Becky Winkler: Sponsors, Promotion/Advertising, Buttons (Nov 2020)
Ron Hemesath: Secretary/ Treasurer (Nov 2018)
DeAnn Christopher: Entertainment (Nov 2018)
JoEllen Foels: Royalty Director (Nov 2019)
Gordy Tangen: Exhibits/Grounds (Nov 2018)
Edna Schrandt, Business Manager

Nancy Sojka, Webmaster


No Pets Allowed on Grounds

2018 Auxiliary

Auxiliary Members

Members of the 2018 Auxiliary with some missing

2018 Auxiliary Members: The Green Shirts

Cheryl Cline     Dianne Cline     Shane Courtney     Charles Dahl     Darlene Dahl
Duane Dehning   Nancy Dehning   Dana Dotzenrod   Steve Duffy   Beth Einck
Jerry Einck   Joe Elsbernd   Julie Erickson   Mary Fitch   Rich Hammel  
Jeanett Hansen   Robin Hansen   Ashley Headington   Keith Hemesath  
Dustin Herhold   Roxane Hinker   Vicky Hinsenbrock   Mark Holthaus   Wayne Huinker Nicole Kimber   Sandra Lien   Ron Ludeking   Dave Lyons   Doug Lyons  
Nancy Lyons   Jan Nordschow   Joh Rahlf   Bob Root   Kelvin Rue   Dave Sacquitne   Gary Sacquitne   Jan Schnitzler   J. Pete Schnitzler   Lori Schutte   Robert Sersland   Kari Tangen   Linda Tangen   Gwen VanGerpen   Catina Ward


Contact Us

Winneshiek County Fair
Mailing Address:
Winneshiek County Ag Assoc.
PO Box 201 Decorah, IA 52101
Delivery Address: 900 E Main St, Decorah, IA 52101
Fairgrounds Phone: 563-382-8514 (during the fair only)
Business Manager: Edna Schrandt 563-382-2019

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