For details on any of the great events scheduled for the Wells County Fair, just click on the tabs below.   See you at the Fair!

  • Wells County 4-H Achievement Days and Wells County FFA Competitions are held in conjunction with the Wells County Fair. Click here for a complete schedule of 4-H and FFA Events, including static exhibits, livestock judging and auctions.

    Click here for a complete schedule of 4-H activities.

  • Join us for one of the most exciting events of the Wells County Fair. See which riders can hold on for the full 8-second ride at Bull-A-Rama. Don’t miss the exciting rodeo action with the top ranking cowboys in the region and quality bulls from Shane Gunderson’s C’N Stars Bull Company. Show starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday at the Wells County Fairgrounds.


    Sponsors for this signature event include:  Fessenden Co-op Association, Bollingberg Seeds, Klindworth Seed & Bean, Kirkeide Northland Bean Co, Tom's Home Furnishings, Dakota Heritage Bank and Kanwischer Electric.  

  • Monster Truck Mania Coming to Fair

    Lil Monster Trucks will be performing at 7:30 pm June 24.

    Lil Monster Trucks is a professional kid sports team that travels the country participating in monster truck events while promoting positive messages.

    Lil Monster Trucks is a small scale monster truck team consisting of kid drivers ages 6-17 years of age.  The team travels the country putting on actual monster truck shows that include activities such as monster truck racing, freestyle, tricks, jumps and rides while still leaving plenty of time to hang out with fans and sign autographs.

    The drivers also promote positive messages and behaviors such as anti-bullying, the D.A.R.E. program and autism awareness.  The kids and their trucks also participate in charity events, birthday parties, and static displays.  This is one team you will absolutely want to follow.

    A meet and greet of the drivers and viewing of trucks will be held from       6-7 pm on Friday before the show.  

  • The annual 5-K Grand Run will take place on Saturday, as part of the Wells County Fair. Registration for the 5-K walk/run will start at 7:30am at the Fairgrounds Gazebo, with the race to begin at 8:00am.

    Registration is $15. Contestants are encouraged to pre-register with Wanda Weckerly at (701)962-3899 to guarantee a t-shirt. Signup sheets will be available at the fair office prior to Saturday.

    The event is open to runners and walkers. All ages are welcome.

  • One of the most anticipated summer sports on the prairies, Chariot & Chuckwagon racing is a fast-paced spectator sport for the whole family. Watch as the horses and dare-devil drivers race to win on the track at the Wells County Fair in the grandstand at 1:30 pm on Saturday.

  • The motorcycle dare devil team of Guiltee by Association will be thrilling the crowd on Saturday, June 25, at 7:00pm with their jumps and in-air maneuvers.

    Back by popular demand, the two-wheeler stuntmen defy gravity and physics to perform intricate jumps and flips.

    The event is sponsored in part by Wells County Abstract Co. 
  • A spectacular fireworks show will be put on Saturday night at dark by Richard Zink and Wholesale Ag of Carrington.

    The fireworks will be set off in the grandstand infield. Spectators can bring lawn chairs or in in the grandstands to take in the show.

    If you are unable to come to the fairgrounds Saturday night, look to the sky and enjoy the fantastic light show from wherever you are.  Fessenden residens will be able to easily view the fireworks.


    The event is sponsored in part by Wholesale Ag. 

  • Click below for rules:



    The11th annual Fessenden-Bowdon FFA Alumni Association Demolition Derby will begin smashing and crashing at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 26th.

    Smash 'em and crash 'em and be the last vehicle moving is the main agenda for the event.  The FFA Alumni keeps the excitement alive and challenging competitors with new events.

    New to the annual demo derby will be a Crazy 8 race.  Drivers will race through a figure 8, dodging cars as they try for the best time without crashing as they through the oncoming cars.

    The demo derby was started in 2006 by FFA alumni as a fundraiser.  The alumni association provides scholarships for high school students to attend FFA conventions for the local FFA chapter.  


    WANT TO PARTICIPATE?  For rules and registration information, please contact Dusty Kost at (701) 341-0156 or Mark Sellie at (701) 653-5749.

  • Rides, games and other activities will keep the midway exciting during the Wells County Fair. Advance carnival wristband tickets are on sale for $20 for a single day pass or $40 for a 4-day Mega Pass. The tickets can be redeemed at the carnival ticket booth for a wristband used to access all of the carnival rides. Daily wristbands will be sold at the carnival for $25, and Mega Passes will not be available for purchase after June 18.



    A variety of local musicians, artists and entertainers will take the stage throughout each day of the Wells County Fair. Be sure to check out the amazing talent we have in Wells County!

    Click here for a complete schedule of entertainers.


  • Boys and Girls join us at the Wells County Fair for your chance to win a brand new bike! Open to kid’s 12 years & under, (1) girl’s and (1) boy’s bike to be given away on Saturday. Registration is open from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday at the Fair Office. Drawing will be held at 5:00 pm. Must be present to win. Sponsored by Roughrider Feeds.

  • A children's activity center will be set p the wishing well, north of the grandstand.  Geared for kids, the activity center will open Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday noon-8 pm and Sunday noon-6 pm 

    Sponsored by Kids R Us Daycare, Mary's Daycare, Pot O' Gold Daycare and Terri's Daycare, all of Harvey. 


    The Wells County Museum illustrates the history of the county and features a variety of interesting exhibits, including farm equipment, jewelry, clothing, Native American artifacts, and tools used by the pioneer of the WC area.  The main building displays dollhouses, blacksmith shop tools, furniture, spinning wheels, weapons and more. A beautiful dress collection from the 1900’s and the original fixtures from the Cathay Post Office are on display, along with a number of Norwegian artifacts. The museum houses newspapers from around the county throughout the years with fascinating articles about the area and its people. The second annex offers visitors a look at unique pieces of farm equipment and antique vehicles. The Pony Gulch County School is also available to tour as part of the Museum. Open all four days of the Wells County Fair.


    Thursday:  4:30–8:30 pm

    Friday:  1:00–8:30 pm

    Saturday:  1:00–8:30 pm

    Sunday:  1:00–4:00 pm

  • Bring the kid’s out to see tractors, cars, music, entertainment and more at the Wells County Fair Parade on Saturday!

     Entrants line up at the courthouse starting at 10:00 am and the parade begins down Main Avenue in Fessenden at 11:00 am.

     A kids parade section will foolow the color guard(kids line up at 10:30 am at the KTL parking lot.

    All entries are welcom and NO preregistration is required.

    The parade is organized by Fessenden Civic & Commerce and is sponsored by Heartland Trailer Sales. 

  • Saturday, June 23rd    2:00-3:30pm 

    $3 gets you six samples at Rhubarb Fest in the Festival Hall at the Wells County Fair. Come on in and check out all of the delicious recipes and see the amazing exhibits and vendors provided by the talented women of Wells County. 

    The Apron Awards will be given to the People’s Choice, the Judge’s Choice and the Volunteer’s Choice this year

    . If you have a rhubarb recipe to enter or would like to volunteer to help, contact

    Janice Kanwischer at (701) 399-9980 or 

    Donna Rau at (701) 547-3158.



    Home Economics Building

      Wednesday 9am-9pm  Exhibit Entry

      Thursday   9am-5pm Judging and setup  Open to Public 5-9pm

       Friday 10am-9pm

       Saturday 10am-9pm

       Sunday Noon-4:30pm



    4-H/FFA Static Exhibit Building

       Thurday  6-9pm

       Friday Noon-9pm

       Saturday 10:30am-9pm

       Sunday Noon-4pm


     Livestock & Horse Barns 

       Thursday 6-9 pm

       Friday noon-9 pm

       Saturday 10:30 am-9 pm

       Sunday  Noon-4 pm



       Thursday 4:30-8:30 pm

       Friday 1-8:30 pm

       Saturday 1-8:30 pm

       Sunday Noon-4 pm


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    Click to check all the great things for KIDS

    Happy World Carnival, 4-H Achievement Days, FFA Competitions, Kids Zones,

    Pony Rides, 4-H Dog Show, Free Stage Pet Show, 4-H Premium Auction and Adventure Group Cake and Item Sale, and so much more... 


Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the Wells County Fair a reality!

Allmaras Ag - Pioneer Seeds, Arrowwood Prairie Co-op, Bowdon Development Center, Inc., Bob Flach Insurance Agency, Inc., Bollingberg Seeds, Bowdon Lutheran Church, Brynjulson Farms, Bunker Supper Club & Lounge, Cash & Carry Lumber, Central Pharmacy, Community Credit Union, Cornerstone Coffee, Dakota Central Telecom., Deronda Designs, Double E Designs, Dr. Delvin Hansen, DDS, Farmers Union Insurance, Farmer's Union Oil, Feed Mix, Fessenden Coop Association, First International Bank & Trust, First International Insurance, First State Bank, Flatland Trail Blazers, Frey Insurance Agency, Gooseneck Implement, Hair Shak, Harvey Clinic, Harvey Eagles, Health Mart, Heartland Trailer Sales, Hefty Seed - Hurdsfield Grain Company, Hertz Funeral Home, High Plains Equipment, Hinrich Super Valu, Houchin Tax Service, Kanwischer Electric, Kids "R" Us Daycare, Kingdom Construction, Kirkeide's Northland Bean & Seed, Klindworth Seed & Bean, Lautt's Feed & Rental, LB Reutter Farms, Inc., Leading Edge Equipment, Lemer's True Value Hardware, Lloyd's Crop Management, M&M Enterprises, Mary's Daycare, Mertz Seeds, Mid Dakota Lumber, Muscha Farm, ND Telephone Co., Nelson Funeral Home, Northern Family Wellness & Chiropractic, NuLine Insurance Services, OK Tire, Ongstad Seed, Opdahl Concrete, LLC, Opdahl's Body Shop, LLC, Opp's Auto Body, Ottertail Power Co., Pepple Insurance, Pot of Gold - St. Aloisius Medical Center, Rick Suckut Construction, Ripplinger Motors, Roughrider Feeds, Schmidt Insurance Agency, Sheyenne River Saddle Club, Swang Construction Company, Terrie's Daycare, The Arthur Company, Tracy's Market, Vorland Land Company, Warehouse Grocery, Wells County Abstract, Wells County Farm Bureau, Wholesale Ag Products, Wohl's Electric, Woodward Farm.

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