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All events are free to view, but some may have an admission charge to participate.

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Pie-Eating Contest
    July    p.m.

There's nothing like a mouthful of Creme Pie!  Well, maybe being awarded pie-eating champion!  Adults on down to youngsters, come out and have some good messy fun.  Prizes are awarded in different age categories based on the number of entrants.

Watermelon-Eating Contest
    July   p.m.   

You are invited to a Good Old Messy Melon Speed Eating Experience!  a natural Fun Fair Event.  There will be different age categories and prizes will be awarded based on the number of entrants.

Thank You to FBLA of Rugby for assisting with this event.

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Caricature Artist  
July 8  1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   July 9  1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  July 10 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

What a great way to remember your time at The Pierce County Fair.  In mere minutes, this artist will provide you and your friends with a memory to cherish and keep you laughing.  You will we be amazed, entertained and rewarded with a wonderful keepsake of your time at the fair.

Visit to view some of the drawings done by this year's artist Mike.

Rocky Top Ranch Petting Zoo 
July 7  4:00 - 9:00 p.m.   July 8 and 9  1:00 - 9:00 p.m.    July 10    1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Take a stroll down to the barns and have a look. This family owned  business (mom, dad and three sons) has been operating in North Dakota for over 25 years!  Bring your kids to meet thier "kids"!  Come and learn the difference between a llama and an alpaca.  Check out the baby goats, miniature horses, shetland sheep and donkeys.  Hold a rabbit or feed the different animals.    Being around animals can make your day.  Fun and educational for all ages and adaptable for handicapped people!  A place for families to make memories.

Cost to purchase food to feed the animals

Eric E - Sharing Songs and Laughter
July 7  2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm    
July 8  2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:30 pm    
July 9   2:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm      July 10
   2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm

With virtuoso guitar ability, a stellar chameleon-like voice, and comic wit, Eric E provides a high-energy, interactive, variety-filled and fun show that is perfect for audiences with a broad age-range. His irresistible skill and huge repertoire always leaves the audience cheering for more!

... a veteran guitarist and singer with an irresistible show and an amazing repertoire.

Eric E will walk you through your favorite musical memories. He has a marvelous way of getting an audience involved and their attention riveted - he has the audience shout out a year and he plays a hit song from that year. It is a fun-filled walk through music history, with uniqueness and a variety of styles that will appeal to every group, and make your event something they will talk about for years!


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Halls of Magic with Kevin Hall
July 7   3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:30 pm       July 8  3:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm                   July 9    3:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm      July 10  12:00 pm,   2:45 pm, 5:00 pm

You’ve seen him on Carnival Cruises, in Las Vegas, on America's Got Talent, on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us and at the Pierce County Fair. Stop by his stage and get excited, entertained, and laugh your head off.  Kevin has been entertaining audiences for 25 years.  Let his outrageous brand of comedy/magic bring a smile to your day!

Nickel Scramble    July 10   12:15 p.m.

Kids are given a chance to dive into the hay and rummage around for nickels that have been scattered in the straw.  Contestants will begin searching through the hay when they hear "Go".  It's all over when you hear "Stop".  Make sure and bring something for the collection.  Everyone will leave a winner!  This event is broken down into different age categories.  Make sure and stop by to make lots of memories and a little money too.

Thank you to Heilman family for assisting with this.

John Deere Pedal Tractor Pull  
July 8   11:00 am start registering.  Times will vary based on number in each age group.
              12:00 am start the different age groups

Pedal Tractor Pulling is fun to watch, kids of all ages love it and great for the family.A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers from Gooseneck Implement for hosting this popular fair event.  Pedalers ages 5 through adult are invited to participate for prizes.    Come out and compete or cheer on your favorite pedaller as they show their pedal strength and driving skills!  This will take place at the south entrance to the fairgrounds before the start of the Demolition Derby.  Everyone gets a prize and the top pullers in each division receive a trophy.


HOW DOES IT WORK?  Each child sits on a pedal tractor and drags a weighted sled as far as they can go. As the sled is dragged it creates friction, making it harder to pull. So the farther you go, the harder it gets!

Thank you to Dave Bednarz for setting this up.

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Coloring Display

Return the coloring page to North Star Community Credit Union by Tuesday, July 5.  All entries after that will need to be brought to the exhibit building at the fairgrounds.  All entries returned will be put on display.  You can stop in during the fair to pick up your prize.

Be sure to include First Name of Child and Age on the front.

On the back write Parent's Name, Contact Number and say if you would like your coloring page returned to you..

Click HERE to get your copy of the coloring page

Worship Service- Everyone Welcome
     July 9  10:30 a.m.   

Come as you are and join us for worship and fellowship under the tent.  The service will be led by the fulfilling sounds and music from the Calvary Evangelical Free Worship Team and Pastor Mike Lundberg will be providing the word.  All are welcome!  See you at 10:30 a.m.

4-H Cow Pie and Chicken Poop BINGO     July 8   6:00 pm. 
 July 9   1:00 pm 

Come as you are and join us for worship and fellowship under the tent.  The service will be led by the fulfilling sounds and music from the Calvary Evangelical Free Worship Team and Pastor Mike Landberg and Pastor Tony Coffman will be providing the word.  All are welcome!  See you at 10:30 a.m.

Water Wars
      July 7 and July 8   1:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Want to take a break from the heat?  Want to have a battle with your best friend?  Stop at the water wars, purchase your water balloons and have at it!

Cost to Participate 


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Freddie Prez Shows
         July 7  1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm
                  July 8      1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 9:00 pm
                  July 9      1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:15 pm
                  July 10    1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:45 pm

Family Fun is what the fair is all about and you are guaranteed to find it here. 

Freddie will have you rockin' out as a contestant or clappin' your hands for all the great participants that try their luck on one of his many exciting events.

 It's Free but you could Win Big! 

Tablets, Hoverboards, $25,000 and more

Freddie hosts simple contests like throwing balls at lights, or a modern-day version of whac a mole. Close your eyes and you'd think you're listening to a video game, as the contest is embellished with sound effects, flashing lights, and electronic scoreboards.

Freddie also hosts a trivia game called "Speedquizzing" which the whole family can play together on their phone.

Bring your family to this stage and check out Freddie's new look

Someone could go home a winner!

Pierce County Fair Chili Contest
 June 10  

3:00 p.m. - Turn in Chili ( 2-3 Gallons or more)

4;00 p.m. – Double Blind Judging

5:00 – 7:00 (or until gone) – People’s Choice and Community Tasting

Entry Fee: & Prizes .  

Pierce County Fair 2022 Chili Contest Rules


  1.  Registration is $25, 100 percent payback to top places.  Top 3 in judges choice and first in people’s choice.

  2. Chili Drop off is at Pavilion entrance (west entrance) from 2:00-3:00 pm on July 10th.  If you have a roaster that would be very helpful to contest.  Make sure chili is warm upon delivery.

  3. Contestants must provide between 2-3 gallons of chili for judges and people’s choice.

  4. Use USDA graded meats, no wild game.  Please give potential allergens for public consumption, such as pepper types, celery, Worcestershire sauce, fruits, etc.

  5. Serving bowls, spoons and crackers will be provided

  6. Judging will take place at 4:00 pm with People’s Choice thereafter.  Results will be announced around 6:30 pm, or sooner if crowd is minimal.  Competitors are welcome to purchase tickets for $5 “all you can sample” of the chili.

  7. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Steve Arnold, home number 701-776-6970 or cell 406-217-2565

  8. Chili will be judged on taste, color, aroma, consistency and aftertaste.  Scorecards will be shared with contestants.

Thank you to Steve and Robyn Arnold for organizing this event.


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Rugby Jaycees Color Run
July 6   Cost to those wishing to participate.

Join the Rugby Jaycees for the MESSIEST 5K on the planet!!

Race will be held at the Pierce County Fairgrounds.

Registration will be at 6:30 and the race will begin at 6:45.

Print out the registration and drop it at one of the locations listed by June 20th to be guaranteed a shirt!

Drop off locations

Dakota Eye Clinic - Jenn Swanson
Rugby Courthouse - Karin Fritel

Entry Fee:  $20 per Runner or $60 per Family (immediate)

All proceeds will go towards future Rugby Jaycee events which always stays LOCAL!

Click HERE to get your registration form 

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Frying Pan Throwing Contest
 July 6 or 8 -  pm 

Females from 18 to 103 have the opportunity to take a turn standing alone in front of the throwing field, far from their kitchens, feeling the iron heft of that bacon-cooking, egg-scrambling pan, and finding their unique art to hurl it with all their might into the blue July sky.  This is nothing like slinging hash or flipping burgers!

These females will fling a 10-pound cast-iron frying pan across the field. Each contestant gets two chances, and winners in each division take home a ribbon and a chance to be "Frying Pan" Champion.

Thank You to Yolanda Schmidt for organizing this.

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Current Teams:
Mike & Jodi Lundberg     
Brian & Liza Linstrom     
Taylor & Amanda Saggert
Candy & Troy Munyer
Jason & Rhonda Miller
Jady Stuberg & Kyle Nelson
Paula Jelsing & Lisa Coffman

Backseat Driver Contest
 July 10   4:30 p.m.

Who Do You Trust to Drive Blindfold?  Grab a family member, friend, or enemy and test your communication skills!  

Tractor & Wagon will be provided 


  1. Each team consists of two members who are both over 16 years of age.

  2. One member of the team will be the driver of a lawn tractor and will be blindfolded while the other member of the team will sit in an attached wagon giving directions through an obstacle course. Touching the driver will be a disqualification.

  3. This is a timed event; each obstacle that is hit will result in a penalty of 5-seconds being added to actual time to determine total time. Fastest total time is the winner.

  4. Decision of judges final. NO ARGUMENTS!

Thank You to Dave Bednarz for organizing this.

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Minnow Racing
 July 10 - 1:30 pm

Who can get their minnow down the track the fastest?

When the wooden gate at the starting point is lifted, the minnow is released - contestants worki to speed their minnow to the finish line in the fastest time.

Thank You to Tony Coffman for organizing this.

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Apple Bobbing
 July 10 - 4:00 pm 

Everyone takes turns to see how many apples they can remove in one minute using just their mouth/teeth. Will your apples have stems or no stems?  A great way to cool off on a hot JULY day!..

 July  9 - 4:30 pm

Join us for some Old-Fashioned friendly competition.  Who will be the first person to get five in a roll and  call BINGO

Thank You to Terry Hoffert for organizing this.

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