Tales of TRF – Pennington County Fair

Tales of TRF – Pennington County Fair

The 117th Annual Pennington County Fair will be held July 18-22, 2018 in Thief River Falls at the Pennington County Fairgrounds. This annual county fair is full of fun and offers a huge midway, carnival rides, food stands, 4-H exhibits, FREE bandshell entertainment, bingo, chainsaw sculpturing & much more! Scroll down for a full list of the unique events going on.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH ~ Open Class Entries
9:00 A.M. 4-H Dog Show followed by Open Dog Show
9:30 A.M. Dog Show - Rally
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Open Class Entries in Huck Olson Arena (To have your exhibit picked up at your home, call 681-3859, 681-2243 or 681-3199 or any department head)
11:00 A.M. Open Class Dog Show and Agility
1:00 P.M. - Closing Midway Open – A carnival ride bracelet can be purchased, which will provide an unlimited number of rides between noon and closing
12:30 - 11:00 P.M. Bandshell Open
6:00 - 10:00 P.M. Commercial Booths Open – Huck Olson Arena
7:00 P.M. Parade
8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Street Wizards Car Club Meet, Greet & Display on Fairgrounds after parade
Dusk Fireworks

THURSDAY, JULY 19TH ~ 4-H Entries & Open Class Judging
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. 4-H Entries & Conference Judging
10:00 A.M. Open Class Judging
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Livestock Entered
11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. Commercial Booths Open – Huck Olson Arena
1:00 P.M. - Closing Midway Open
12:30 - 11:00 P.M. Bandshell Open
1:00 P.M. 4-H Horse Show Games & Performance
4:00 - 10:00 P.M. Bingo – Curling Club Building
5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Team Arctic Autograph Session in Arctic Cat Village
5:30 P.M. Talent Show – Bandshell
7:00 P.M. Appreciation Night – Grandstand - Free Admission to all Fairgoers – Music by the Woodpicks and Back Behind The Barn Boys

FRIDAY, JULY 20TH ~ Senior Day
9:00 A.M. 4-H and Open Class Swine Judging followed by 4-H and Open Class Sheep Judging followed by Llama/Alpaca and 4-H and Open Class Beef Judging
9:30 A.M. 4-H Rabbit Judging followed by Open Class Rabbit Judging
11 A.M. - 5 P.M. Dakota Laser Tag, West of Archery Bldg.
11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. Commercial Booths Open – Huck Olson Arena
12:00 Noon - Closing Midway Open
12:30 - 11:00 P.M. Bandshell Open
1:00 P.M. Senior Citizen Program Pennington Co. Outstanding Senior Citizen Recognized in the Bus Garage
1:00 P.M. 4-H Poultry Judging followed by Open Class
4:00 - 10:00 P.M. Bingo – Curling Club Building
7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Bullriding – Grandstand

SATURDAY, JULY 21ST ~ Norwegian Day
8:00 A.M. Goat Judging - 4-H followed by Open Class
9:00 A.M. Open Class Horse Show
9:30 A.M. 5K Run/Walk Registration
10:00 A.M. 5K Run/Walk Race
11:00 A.M. 4-H and Open Class Dairy Judging
Kubb Tournament
10:00 – 1:00 P.M. Norwegian Day Demonstrations – Bus Garage
10:30 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Home Brewing and MN Craft Beer Tasting, North of Grandstand
11:00 A.M. Pinewood Derby Registration
11:00 – 1:00 P.M. Lunch Served by Sons of Norway
11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Dakota Laser Tag
11:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. Commercial Booths Open – Huck Olson Arena
11:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Home Brewing Demo & MN Craft Beer Tasting NW of the Grandstand
12:00 Noon Pinewood Derby Race – Archery Building
12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. Beard & Mustache Contest – Near Grandstand
12:00 Noon - Closing Midway Open
12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. Children & Family Library Activities
12:00 Noon - 4:00 P.M. Decorate a Potato - Huck Olson Arena
12:30 - 11:00 P.M. Bandshell Open
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Norwegian Music & Dance - Bus Garage
2:00 - 10:00 P.M. Bingo – Curling Club Building
7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Bullriding – Grandstand

SUNDAY, JULY 22nd ~ Family Day
8:00 A.M. Registration for Horse Show
9:00 A.M. Horse Show
11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Commercial Booths Open – Huck Olson Arena
12:00 Noon - Closing Midway Open
1:00 p.m. Church Service
1:00 P.M. 4-H Fashion Revue - Bus Garage
followed by 4-H Awards Program
followed by Century Farms & Crowning of Emerging Leaders
1:00 P.M. Pedal Pull in Front of Arena
2:00 - 5:00 P.M. Gospel Music – Bandshell
5:30 - 9:30 P.M. Bandshell Open
2:00 - 9:30 P.M. Bingo – Curling Club Building
3:00 P.M. 4-H Market Animal/Chainsaw Sculptures Auction
3:30 P.M. Power Wheels Demo Derby – Grandstand
4:30 P.M. Demo Derby – St. Hilaire Lions –Grandstand
5:00 P.M. Exhibits Released
5:30 - 9:30 P.M. Bandshell Open

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See you there!


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