Contests

Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot

Sponsored by Town and Country Credit Union the Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot invites all eager crawlers (12 months and younger, born after June 20, 2018) and trott...

Location: Dakota Talent Stage

Tuesday, July 23 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hippity Hop Barrel Race

The speed and agility of barrel racing...on a Hippty Hop? This crazy race will have you bouncing your way to victory on a classic Hippity Hop! Weave in and out of the barrels faster than your opponent and be crowned the victor! The competition ...

Location: Dakota Talent Stage

Monday, July 22 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Kids' Cupcake Decorating Contest

Bring your sprinkles and come decorate! The Kids' Cupcake Contest, sponsored by Cash Wise Foods, is for kids of all ages. Kids will be provided a cupcake and frosting and will do their best to display "What I Love About the F...

Location: Upper Atrium - State Fair Center

Saturday, July 27 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Kids' Tractor Pedal Pull

Miniature tractors are weighted and pedalled to victory in front of the KX Info Center. The kid in each age division that pulls the most weight is eligible to be in the state sanctioned Tractor Pedal Pull Championship later in the sum...

Location: In front of KX Building

Tuesday, July 23 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Crowd Pleasers Karaoke Contest

Sing your heart out! All singers are welcome to participate in this fun event. This daily contest takes place at 7-8 pm and 10:45-11:45 pm on the Dakota Talent Stage. Championship sing-offs will be held on Tuesday, July 23 and Saturday, Ju...

Location: Dakota Talent Stage

Friday, July 19 - 7:00 pm-Saturday, July 27 - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 19 - 10:45 pm-Saturday, July 27 - 11:45 pm
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Run the Route

Run to the Fair! Enter the Run the Route Run/Walk on Saturday, July 20th.  All ages are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.

A big Thank you to our sponsor Minot Daily News...

Location: Begins at Our Redeemers Church

Saturday, July 20 - 8:45 am - 10:00 am
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Milk A Cow Contest

Fairgoers of all ages can compete to see if they've got what it takes to milk a dairy cow faster than all the other "farm hands". Participants will attempt to fill their bucket with the most milk in 30 seconds by milking our ...

Location: Expo Barn

Wednesday, July 24 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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ND State Arm Wrestling Championships

Who's got the strongest arm in North Dakota? The 2019 North Dakota State Arm Wrestling Championships will be held on Saturday, July 27th on the Dakota Talent Stage. Weigh-ins are at 10:30 am with wrestling starting at 1:00pm. No pre-re...

Location: Dakota Talent Stage

Saturday, July 27 - 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Wing King Dante's Inferno Challenge

This wing-eating competition isn't for the faint of heart! 

Each participant will have to consume wings each based on a different pepper with nine levels of heat to get through. The challenger with the fastest time to comple...

Location: Dakota Talent Stage

Sunday, July 21 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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