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Kiddie Contests

Explore the exciting competitions and activities geared toward our younger fair-goers. From junior rodeo events to diaper derbies, there’s fun for everyone! Browse the information below to access registration forms and discover how your child can join in the excitement and show off their talents at the North Dakota State Fair!

Mutton Bustin’

July 24 & 25 at 6:30 PM

Children ages 6 and under have the chance to showcase their rodeo skills by riding a sheep for as long as possible! PDF form here!

Preregistration required.

Mutton Bustin pic

Calf Scramble

July 24 & 25 During Rodeo Break

Children ages 9 to 14 chase calves in this exciting competition to collect as many ribbons as they can in 10 minutes! PDF form here!

Preregistration required.

Calf Scramble pic


July 24 at 1:30 PM

Calling all young cowboys and cowgirls! Show off your rodeo skills in this exciting competition featuring events like Flags, Barrels, Poles, and Keyholes. We even have events for the little tikes! PDF form here!

Preregistration required.

Show-De-O pic

Diaper Derby / Toddler Trot

July 20 & 23 at 1 PM

Our youngest fairgoers compete in an adorable race showcasing their crawling or walking skills! PDF form here!

Diaper Derby Pic

Stick Horse Race


July 22 at 3 PM

Children get to put their speed and agility to the test in this mock barrel stick horse race! PDF form here!

Stick Horse Race

Kids’ Pedal Pull


July 23 at 2 PM

Children compete to see how much weight they can pedal across a track! PDF form here!

Tractor Pull

Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Contest

July 27 at 1 PM

Children of all ages can show off their creativity and then eat their tasty creations! PDF form here!


PDF Registration forms can be sent to one of the following:

North Dakota State Fair
Attn: [Event Name]
PO Box 1796
Minot, ND 58701
Email: ndsf@minot.com

If you have any questions, please call (701) 857-7620