Cheese Festival Carnival
Cheese Festival Weekend (ticket booth) - Wristbands $25 Tickets $1ea
Advanced Vouchers $20 - one Wristband or 40 ride Tickets (Limited Amount & Limited Time)
**Wristbands are good for one day, you may purchase multiple wrist bands for multiple days.
onsite & Advanced purchases can be picked up at the creamery building
May 30th 4-8pm
May 31st 12-4
June 1st 11am - 1pm
June 4th 6-8pm
June 5th 10am - 12pm
Friday 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 7:00pm
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.