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Enjoy The McKenzie County Fair July 9th to 11th


The McKenzie County Fair will be “Summer Time Fun for Everyone” Thursday, July 9th through Saturday, July 11th in Watford City, ND. There will be a carnival, Curly’s Funtastic Kid Zone, animal specialties, a strolling magician, the National Wild Turkey Federation Shooting Booth, and spray paint artist Matt Sorenson all three days as well as exhibits and showings.

Thursday at 4:00 pm there will be a Fair Parade on Main Street and a free Beef Barbeque at 5:30 pm at the Multi-Purpose Building. At 7:00 pm the Olaf Leiseth Jr. Memorial Draft Horse Competition will kick off in the Rodeo Arena, with registration beginning at 6:00 pm. Friday there will be a demolition Derby in the Rodeo Arena at 6:00 pm; registration begins at 2:00 pm at the North Entrance and closes at 5:15 pm. The Marshall Catch Band, an indie-rock band from Kalispell, MT, will be playing at 9:00 pm both Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday the Youth Rodeo will be in the Multi-Purpose Building at 9:00 am, there will be a cake social at 2:00 pm, Lil’ Buckaroo Rodeo in the Livestock Show Arena at 3:00 pm, and McKenzie County Caviar will be there at 4:30 pm. The NDRA Rodeo slack will be at 1:00 pm and the NDRA Rodeo at 6:00 pm.

Open Class and 4-H exhibits will close at 9:00 pm Thursday and Friday and 5:00 pm on Saturday; commercial exhibits will close at 9:00 pm on Thursday and Friday and at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

General admission buttons which are good for all three days of the fair are $5.00 and the cost of admission for the Demolition Derby and NDRA Rodeo are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages six to thirteen, and free under six, per event. For Youth Rodeo entries, contact Eva Harper at 701-675-2016/701-898-9801 or enter online,

For more information, contact Carolyn Levang at 701-675-2306/ 701-770-6938 or via email at


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