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

Daryl's Racing Pigs 
     June 28  4:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm 
    June 29   2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm
    June 30    1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Come and cheer on your favorite pig as he races around the track.  Find out what the secret is to making a pig race?  Daryl has been racing pigs for over 30 years...He was it on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, pestered his dad to let him train some of their hogs, used it as a required FFA project and VOILA...the show you see today!  Come watch the pigs and visit with Daryl Lies.

Caricature Artist  
June  28 - 29  2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  June  2:00 - 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.

Rocky Top Ranch Petting Zoo 
June 27  4:00 - 9:00 p.m.   June 28 & 29  1:00 - 9:00 p.m.    June 30    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


Are you ready to hear a little 50-60's music?  How about some classic country?  Is Motown or the Rat Pack your listening pleasure?  The Potters are ready to entertain everyone with their musical sound.

Orion and Stacey Potter have been charming audiences with their fantastic voices and dynamic performances for nearly a decade.  The duo met in 2000, married in 2003 and began performing together around the nation in 2009.  While they make their home in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they travel all over, bringing joy and nostalgia to all who hear them.

The Potters
June 28  3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm   June 29  4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm    
June 30   12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
The Magic of Keith Raymond
June 28  2:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm  June 29   3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm
.    June 30    1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

This stage show is sure to mystify, mortify, and astound you.  According to legend, Raymond started off as a bank robber, but lack of success drove him to South Dakota to start a gang.  From slight of hand illusions to sawing a lady in half, Raymond has something for everyone who likes a little magic.  For a look at the fun that is coming to the fair, follow the link to his website:

Nickel Scramble    June 30  12:30 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.

Grilled Steak CO-OP Supper 
June 28    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. or until gone

Come and watch as area CO-OP representatives grill your steak to perfection!  Nothing smells and tastes as good as a grilled steak cooked for you!  Area Co-ops  will be serving up  certified angus beef steak, baked potatoes and all the trimmings for $5.00.  You saw it correctly $5.00! This will be limited to the first 450 hungry folks through the line.

Cost to those wishing to attend.

CO-OP sponsors are:

  • Rugby Farmers Elevator

  • Farmers Union Insurance - Rugby

  • North Central Electric

  • Northern Plains Electric

  • Pierce County Farmers Union

  • North Star Community Credit Union

  • Envision

  • Farm Credit Services

John Deere Pedal Tractor Pull   June  30    1:00 pm

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!

Coloring Display

Return the back page of the booklet to the Mighty Thomas Carnival ticket booth.  Pages will be put on display at the fairgrounds.

Worship Service- Everyone Welcome
     June 30  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 Landberg will be providing the sermon.  All are welcome!  See you at 10:30 a.m.

Cow Pie and Chicken BINGO                                          
June 28   6:00 pm   June 29  1:00 pm
fIf you've missed this event in the past, don't miss it  this year.  There is always lots of yelling and laughing as you wait for the "big event"!  These events have become so successful that they are returning for another year.  The 4H groups of Pierce County are sponsoring this as a fundraiser and you won't want to miss it!  A very recent well fed cow and a chicken (who has been feeding on delicious lettuce and grains) will be released into a specially numbered marked arena.  You will be given a chance to purchase one of these numbers.  Tickets will be available from 4H members at the beginning of June and be sold until gone.  Only 135 tickets/ squares will be available. The cow and chicken will decide who the winner is by making his "deposit" on one of those numbers.  Ahh, the sweet smell of success!  Come out and try your luck and cheer for your lucky number!  All of this excitement will be taking place south of the barns.  Winners have a chance at $300 or $150.  What a fun way to support a local organization.
Cupcake Wars (Cupcake Decorating)     June 27   4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Cupcake Walk   June 27   Judging will take place at 5:00 pm with the walk to follow.
Do you make amazing cupcakes?  Do you make interesting cupcakes?  Have you never made a cupcake in your life?  This event is for you!  You will need 8 cupcakes (6 decorated and 2 with just frosting).  Place all your cupcakes on a disposable plate with the entry form attached and bring to the Community Building.  Entries will be judged on creativity, taste and presentation. Winners will be announced at 5:00 pm.  A cupcake walk will take place following the award presentation with proceeds going towards additional benches for the fairgrounds.
For more information contact Linda Lysne at 776-2893.
Cost to Participate in the cupcake walk


Bohm's Family Magic, Comedy and Game Show                               June 27   FARMily Feud 3:30 pm, Survivor  5:00 pm, FARMily Feud 7:00 pm, Magic 8:30 pm
                  June 28  Survivor 3:30 pm, FARMily Feud 6:00 pm, Survivor 8:30 pm, Magic 9:30 pm
                  June 29  FARMily Feud 2:30 pm, Survivor 5:00 pm, FARMily Feud 6:30 pm, Magic 9:30 pm
                  June 30  Survivor 12:00 pm, FARMily Feud 2:00 pm, Survivor 4:00 pm, Magic 6:00 pm

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

Bob presents three different shows throughout the day so there is always something new happening!

 FARMily FEUD GAME SHOW  will pit teams against each other to test their knowledge of farming what comes from a farm.  You might need to answer “What do we get from cows?” or “Name something a farmer grows from a seed?”  There will also be fun games and challenges leading up to the crowning of the winner.  Agricultural Education has never been so FUN!

BOB BOHM COMEDY MAGIC SHOW will be delightful, crazy, amazing and fun.  Each performance mixes magic, comedy and zaniness with laugh out loud audience participation and guest appearances from “Thurston” the Performing Parrot and “Toby” The Wonder Dog!

SURVIVOR FAMILY GAME SHOW is “Survivor” meets “Gilligan’s Island” in an interactive event.  It combines silly challenges along with audience participation and popular TV shows themes to see who will be the Ultimate “SURVIVOR”.

Bring the whole family to this stage and welcome Bob Bohm to the Pierce County Fair!

Farm Rescue Grain Bin Raffle Drawing                  June 30  3:00 pm

“Tickets available at or participating sponsor locations!”

Do not need to be present to win.

Pierce County Fair Ribfest
 June 30 

8:00 a.m. - Setup and Cooking begins

4;00 p.m. – Judging

5:00 – 7:00 – People’s Choice and Community Tasting

Entry Fee:  $100 before June 21.  Includes 1 ticket to a PCF event of choice.

$150 after June 21

Entry Fee will be paid back to the Top 3 Placers.  Judging and People’s Choice.


We’ve heard you bragging about the delicious BBQ Ribs that you make.  Now is your chance to put it to the test.  We invite you to bring your grill to the fairgrounds, grab your ribs Friday night and start cooking.  Information on judging and sign up is located on our website or by calling Don at 701-208-0901.  Cost is $100 to register by June 21, or $150 after June 21.  Early entries will also receive one ticket to any Pierce County Fair event.

If cooking is not your thing then come out and do the tasting.  Fairgoers are welcome to come out and enjoy a taste of ribs and baked beans for a small fee and cast your vote for your favorite.

lick HERE to get your registration form and information on entering the contest.