Exhibits and animals fill the fairThe Dunn County Fair, which began with registration Wednesday, offers spectators a chance to see 4-H exhibits, livestock judging, presentations and bull riding.
By: Beth Wischmeyer, The Dickinson Press
The Dunn County Fair, which began with registration Wednesday, offers spectators a chance to see 4-H exhibits, livestock judging, presentations and bull riding.
David Twist, extension agent with the North Dakota State University Dunn County Extension Center, said this year’s fair hosts 4-H events today and Friday.
“We have 59 head of livestock, 29 head of horses and about 300 static exhibits,” he said. “We’re hoping to have a great turnout.”
New this year is the Killdeer Mountain Bull Bash, which features some of the area’s top riders, said Beni Paulson, event organizer and vice-president of the Killdeer Saddle Club.
“The Saddle Club did a lot of work on the rodeo arena and added new bucking shoots,” Paulson said. “It really allows us to host an event like this. It’s a good way to earn some money to pay for the chutes and improvements to the arena.
We also have some great young bull riders in the area and this gives them a chance to show off to a hometown crowd.”
Other events include a freestyle motocross team, a beer garden, concession stand and a shoot range.
“We’re expecting a really good turnout,” Paulson said. “We’ve got other surprises at the event as well.”
Dunn County Fair schedule
9-10:30 a.m. — Open class exhibit registration
9-11:30 a.m. — 4-H interview judging
Noon- 2 p.m. — Judging of open class exhibits
4-H horse show, Killdeer rodeo arena
2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Open class and 4-H exhibits on display
Special features: Composting presentation, 2 p.m.; Polk-A-Dot the clown, 2-5 p.m.; Lefsa sales at Vang Lodge of Dunn County, 2 p.m.; Women in the 18th Century dolls presentation, 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – Noon — Open class and 4-H exhibits
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. — 4-H livestock registration
10 a.m. —Start of judging in 4-H livestock show
Noon- 3 p.m. — Release of all exhibits
3:30 p.m. — 4-H top awards presentation
4 p.m. — 4-H horse and livestock premium sale
6 p.m. — Killdeer Mountain Bull Bash