Hettinger County Fair kicks off week

Fireworks.                              HERALD/Brad Mosher


Staff report

The New England arena will help kick off the annual Hettinger County Fair Monday when the participants in the Horse Show register at 8 a.m.

The horse show will start at 9 a.m. at the arena.

The big “show” Monday evening will be the 4-H and Fair setup at the Mott Fairgrounds starting at 6 p.m.



The fair will kick off Wednesday for most with check-ins for 4-H “Flickertails” starting at 8:30 a.m., “Western All-Stars” starting at 9:30 a.m. and “Prairie Clovers” checking in at 10 a.m.

The 4-H judging will start at 8:30 a.m., while the Open Class Judging will check-in at 11 a.m. before judging starts at 1 p.m.

There will be Burgers and Brats served by the local fire department at Legion Park in Mott, followed by the outdoor movie “Smurfs: The Lost Village” at 8 p.m.


The small animal registration begins at 8:15 a.m., followed with the exhibition hall opening at 9 a.m., along with the Rabbit & Poultry Show.



The fair kicks off in earnest early when the large animal weigh-in starts at 6:30 a.m., followed by the large animal round robin showmanship competition at 8 a.m.

After the exhibit hall and food vendors open at 9 a.m., the Parade of Champions Premium Sale will be at 3 p.m.

The beer garden will open at 5 p.m., along with the “Buyer’s Picnic.”

The band “Two Way Crossing” will be performing at 8:30 p.m. while a hypnosis show will start at 7 p.m.

Admission for the Two Way Crossing performance will start at 5$5 and free to those under 12 years old.



A 5-kilometer walk/run will start with registration at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, with the race starting at 7 p.m.

The parade will start at 10 a.m, on Main Street.

The beer garden will open at 11 a.m. and close at 1 a.m. Sunday morning to close out the fair.

The public meal will start at 11 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.

There will be a Calcutta at 2:45, followed by a Demolition Derby at 3 p.m.

The exhibition hall will close for good at 7 p.m., at the same time when the Broken Spokes Band performs a free concert.

The fireworks show at the fairground will start at 10 p.m., closing out the annual fair with a bang.

For more information about the fair, go online to www.hettingercountyfair.com website.

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