With the theme of “Country Pride, County Wide”, the Wibaux County Fair will run August 27-30. In addition to the livestock judging and indoor exhibits, there will be a Chicken Dinner for a Dollar; night show; stick horse rodeo; Barbeque For A Buck; NRA/NWRA/NRCA/NDRA Rodeo; parade, Miss Bows’ Messy Mania; Fun on the Run Amusements Funhouse and Climbing Wall; Action Entertainment Laser Tag; NASCAR racing, basketball hoop shoot, football toss and speedy pitch; Demolition Derby/Bump-N-Run, and 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale.
The fair begins Thursday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m. with the 4-H and open class horse show. At 9 a.m. – judging of indoor exhibits; and a 1 p.m. dogs and cats will be judged. From 3-7 p.m. that evening the exhibit buildings will be open to the public free of charge.
Friday, Aug. 28, livestock judging begins at 9 a.m. and from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. the exhibit buildings will again be open to the public free of charge. That evening from 5-7 Stevenson Funeral Home is sponsoring a Chicken Dinner for a Dollar. At 7 p.m. the Wibaux County Fair is proud to present the outstanding comedy team of Williams and Ree.
Williams and Ree, the self-professed “Indian and White Guy”, have been entertaining audiences around the world with their unique and irreverent comedy/musical style for over three decades. Bruce Williams and Terry Ree have established themselves as proven headliners at fairs, festivals, arenas, and casino venues. They continuously refresh and reinvent themselves show after show by incorporating topical and observational humor “dripped from the headlines”. Williams and Ree have the added “wow” factor of being terrifically talented musicians and singers as well. Numerous television, radio, and commercial appearances have cemented their relationship with their fan base, promoters, and marketing directors. The sheer longevity of this dynamic duo has allowed them to attain legendary status and point up the fact they are truly America’s favorite comedy team.
Don’t miss Williams and Ree at the 2015 Wibaux County Fair Friday, Aug. 28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 29, the NRA, NWRA, NRCA, and NDRA slack begins at 8 a.m. Laser tag, NASCAR racing, basketball hoop shoot, football toss, speed pitch, and Miss Bows’ Messy Mania will be open from 3:00-8:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be the stick horse rodeo. This is an event for ages two through seven. Prizes will be given to the winners. Each contestant must bring their own stick horse. From 4:30-8:30 p.m., a funhouse and climbing wall will be open for business. In appreciation to those attending the fair, from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Silha Funeral Homes and Stockman Bank are sponsoring a Barbeque For A Buck for those with a rodeo ticket or booster button. Preschool children eat free. A calcutta for the saddle bronc riders will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the rodeo at 7:00 p.m.
Again this year with an $8,500 added purse will be an NRA/NWRA/NRCA/NDRA rodeo produced by Big Circle Rodeo Company. Big Circle Rodeo Company has had more rough stock to the NRA Finals than any other contractor. Champion belt buckles will be awarded in bareback, saddle bronc, and bull riding. This year’s rodeo announcer will be Randy Taylor of Menno, SD.
Sunday, Aug. 30, the parade will start at 11 a.m. followed by the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale at 12:30 p.m., with the Demolition Derby/Bump-N-Run starting at 2 p.m. The Demolition Derby is offering a $2,500 added purse, and the Bump-N-Run is offering a $4,500+ added purse. Laser tag, NASCAR racing, basketball hoop shoot, football toss, and speed pitch will be open from 12-6 p.m. The funhouse and climbing wall will all be available from 1-5 p.m. Miss Bows’ Messy Mania will be available from 12-6 p.m.
If you are interested in entering exhibits, fair books and entry blanks are available at the Wibaux County Extension office. Fair books are also available at the Corner Market, Wibaux General Store, and the Wibaux Pioneer Gazette. All exhibits will be accepted regardless of residence. Minimum age for exhibiting in open class is five years. Booth space is available for those who might be interested in putting up a commercial booth or a service booth.
The price of the night show, rodeo, and Demolition Derby/Bump-N-Run is $10 per event for adults and high school students, $5 for grades K-8, and preschool will be admitted free.
As in the past, the Wibaux County Fair is offering booster buttons. The booster buttons, for adults and high school students, cost $25 and for grades K-8 $12. The booster buttons will get you into all of the events at the fair which include the night show, rodeo, and the Demolition Derby/Bump-N-Run. Booster buttons may be purchased at the Wibaux Pioneer Gazette Office, Corner Market, Wibaux General Store, or the Wibaux County Extension Office.
For individuals interested in entering the rodeo, entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, by calling NRA Central Entry at 406-256-6488. All local entries will be accepted.
Demolition Derby drivers should contact Chad Peplinski at 406-795-9908. Bump-N-Run drivers should contact Mike Schneider at 701-872-6103.
Everyone is encouraged to come support the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale which will be held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, at 12:30. Through the premium system, it is possible to support the livestock sale without actually taking possession of an animal.
For additional information about the fair, just call or stop by the Wibaux County Extension office, or call 406-796-2486.