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Cheese Festival Carnival

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Ticket Info

Cheese Festival Weekend (ticket booth) - Wristbands $30 Tickets $1.50ea, 25 Tickets for $30

Advanced Vouchers $20 - one Wristband or 30 ride Tickets (Limited Amount & Limited Time)

Each wristband is good for one of the following sessions.
Friday 5PM- 10PM
Saturday Noon- 5PM

Advanced sale vouchers can be picked up


5/26 6pm-8pm

5/27 6pm-8pm

5/28 11am-2pm

5/29 12pm-4pm

5/30 6pm-8pm


Please watch the Facebook page for locations


Friday 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Ride LisT

Ferris Wheel
Rock Star
Dizzy Dragons
Pirates Revenge
Spin Racer
Dragon Wagon
Bouncy Cars

Game List

Balloon Pop
Lucky Ducks
Shoot out the Star- Machine Guns
Mini Basketball
Fishy Fishy
Toss the ball into Goblets
Skee Ball
Bulldozer Pusher

*Rides/Games are subject to change




In 1948 Arthur and Mildred Forcier formed Gopher State Shows. A carnival based out of Saint Cloud, MN. The name comes from Minnesota being refered to as "The Gopher State". Together with their 8 children they opperated 5 rides and a few concessions.

In 1968 Arthur Jr. & Shirley Forcier decided to purchase the show from his parents. After the show was paid for they added another piece of equipment, each year progressing to meet demand and competition. By 1981 the show had changed considerably, and it was decided the name be changed to Gopher State Expositions.

Today the show fields 25-30 rides & 20-30 independant concessions. Our route currently includes Minnesota, Iowa and operate from May - October. We feature clean, safe foreign and domestic rides, tasty foods and confections also quality games of skill.

Art & Shirley continue on with the family business and work closely with the now third generation owners Randy and Tony Forcier in maintaining day to day operations as well as planning for the future of the business. It is hopeful that the fourth generation of Forcier's will continue with the legacy of providing the family fun that the carnival brings to people all over.

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