Dakota Farmer

Head on down to your county fair and support 4-H and FFA youth.

Sarah McNaughton, Editor, Dakota Farmer

June 2, 2022

4 Min Read
Livestock being shown at county fair
SUPPORT LOCAL: County fairs are a place to see the hard work and effort put in by 4-H ad FFA youth. Find your local fair and support these programs this summer. Sarah McNaughton

Warmer temperatures, longer days and brighter sunshine all add up to one thing: Summer is finally here. And with summer comes county fair season. From 4-H and FFA activities to horse shows, carnival rides and funnel cakes, the county fair can be the highlight of the summer for many communities.

Dakota Farmer continues to provide a full list of North Dakota fairs and achievement days to attend. Check out where your local fairs are being held, be sure to attend, and support your local FFA Chapter or 4-H clubs while you’re there.

Recognizing that schedules will change occasionally, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of most of the county fairs, dates and locations for this summer in North Dakota. Check local county fair websites and North Dakota State University Extension for schedule details and up-to-date listings before planning to attend a fair.

2022 schedule

The fairs by date and location follow:

  • June 17. Traill County, Hillsboro

  • June 20-23. Ward County, Minot

  • June 21-24. Foster County, Carrington

  • June 22-26. Upper Missouri Valley–Williams, Williston

  • June 22-26. Greater Grand Forks Fair, Grand Forks

  • June 22. Sheridan County (horse), McClusky

  • June 23-25. Logan County, Napoleon

  • June 23-26. Burke County, Flaxton

  • June 23. Towner County (static), Cando

  • June 25. Ramsey County (horse), Devils Lake

  • June 27-29. McHenry County, Towner

  • June 27-29. LaMoure County, Edgeley

  • June 27-29. Renville County Fair, Mohall

  • June 27-30. Stark-Billings, Dickinson

  • June 29. Ramsey County (livestock), Devils Lake

  • June 29.  Towner County (livestock), Devils Lake

  • June 29-July 2. Stutsman County, Jamestown

  • July 5-10. Pierce County, Rugby

  • July 6-9. Golden Valley, Beach

  • July 6-9. Kidder County, Steele

  • July 6-10. Pembina County, Cavalier

  • July 7-8. Nelson County, Stump Lake      

  • July 7-10. Griggs County, Cooperstown

  • July 7-10. Dickey County, Ellendale

  • July 7-17. Red River Valley Fair (Cass), West Fargo

  • July 8-14. Burleigh County, Missouri Valley Complex, Mandan

  • July 10-17. Hettinger County, Mott

  • July 11-14. Mountrail County, Stanley

  • July 12. Sheridan County (livestock), McClusky

  • July 12.  Towner County (horse), St. John

  • July 13. Sheridan County (static), McClusky

  • July 12-14. Emmons County, Linton

  • July 12-15. Barnes County, Valley City

  • July 13-17. Bowman County, Bowman

  • July 14. Ramsey County (static), Devils Lake

  • July 14-15. Eddy County, New Rockford

  • July 14-17. Tri-County Fair, Wishek

  • July 14-17. Mercer County, Beulah

  • July 16-19. Rolette County, Rolla

  • July 15. Ramsey County (expo), Devils Lake

  • July 15-16. Richland County, Wahpeton

  • July 15-16. Benson County, Minnewauken

  • July 22-30. North Dakota State Fair, Minot

  • July 22-25. Sargent County, Forman

  • Aug. 3-7. Morton Achievement Days, New Salem

  • Aug. 4-5. Steele County, Finley      

  • Aug. 3-6. Adams County, Hettinger

  • Aug. 8-10. Dunn County, Killdeer

  • Aug. 18-21. Grant County, Carson                                                     

  • Aug. 25-28. Ransom County Fair, Lisbon

  • Aug. 26-28. Slope County, Amidon

  • Oct. 19-22. Walsh County, Park River

About the Author(s)

Sarah McNaughton

Editor, Dakota Farmer, Farm Progress

Sarah McNaughton of Bismarck, N.D., has been editor of Dakota Farmer since 2021. Before working at Farm Progress, she was an NDSU 4-H Extension agent in Cass County, N.D. Prior to that, she was a farm and ranch reporter at KFGO Radio in Fargo.

McNaughton is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with a bachelor’s degree in ag communications and a master’s in Extension education and youth development.

She is involved in agriculture in both her professional and personal life, as a member of North Dakota Agri-Women, Agriculture Communicators Network Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority Alumni and Professional Women in Agri-business. As a life-long 4-H’er, she is a regular volunteer for North Dakota 4-H programs and events.

In her free time, she is an avid backpacker and hiker, and can be found most summer weekends at rodeos around the Midwest.

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