Daily Fun

• Machinery Hill featuring new & antique tractors, and farm equipment (see page)
• Pony Rides
• Pig Races
• Vogel’s Exotic animal zoo
• Hopewell Furtrading Company (see page)
• Bingo, bingo, bingo!
• Water Balls & Bungee Jumping
• 4H and FFA exhibits
• Judging competitions
• Cash Drawings
• Agriculture Education Building (see page)
• Todd Armstrong Carnival Midway (see page)
• Free entertainment on the grounds
• Many live shows and performances
• Kids Coin Scramble
• All American Lumberjack Show (see page)
• Many commercial exhibitors on display
• Numerous fair food favorites and 4H food stand
Many more events being scheduled. Please check back for current updates!

Air-Rifle Range

The Wright County Sportsman’s will be once again hosting the air rifle range for kids to try their aim at hitting a target. The Sportsman’s tent will be directly west (behind) the Fair Office. A few local Sportsman’s club vendors will also be on hand to talk to. The Air Rifle Range will be open each day of the Fair from noon-close. Bring the kids by to try their luck!

Water Balls & Bungee Jumping

Water balls are a unique attraction in which riders get the opportunity to walk on water inside a air sealed hamster ball! The 6 and a half foot diameter walking water ball has enough breathable air volume inside the sphere for an average person to remain inside for a long period of time without refilling the ball. Located near Bingo.

Vogel’s Exotic Animals / Pony Rides / Pig Races

Exotic animal zoo is available each day of the fair. Pony rides are available for the kids. SPONSORED by Wright County Pork Producers, Dura Supreme, Wright County Fair.

Kids Coin Scramble

South of General Exhibit Building
Kids scramble to find coins buried in mounds of sawdust!

Annandale Paintball

Look For Us At The Fair!
In 2003, Annandale Paintball was started with; safety, fun, affordable rates and a family friendly environment in mind. While being player’s ourselves we built Annandale Paintball a little bit each day. Everyday we strive to offer the latest, and the best paintball gear possible, while at an affordable rate. We also wanted our playing fields to be enjoyed both, on and off the field. With 12′ high netting surrounding the fields, paint balls are kept within the playing field. This allows spectators, family and friends to remain safe and clean while they watch. Join us today and give us a shot.


Win Cash Prizes. Noon to closing every day of the fair. BINGO located across from the fair office.

Cash Drawings

Win your share of $1,400, Wednesday thru Sunday Evenings After 9 pm.
Multiple chances to win. Must be present to win.

Wright County K-9 Demonstrations

During the Fair… time and location to be determined, and will be announced during the fair.

Wright County Pigeon Club

Pigeon release. 1:00 pm each day in front of the Poultry Barn.

Meet ‘Butch’ 2016 MN State Fair’s Largest Boar Weighing in at 1,200 Pounds

‘Butch’ the 2016 Minnesota State Fair’s Largest Boar is coming to the Wright County Fair! Butch is from Wright County and very excited to come to his own County Fair! He was 1,200 pounds last year, stop by and see him this year and see how much he weighs one year later. He’ll be at the Fair all week!

Helicopter Rides

Lake Superior Helicopters will be at the Wright County Fair East of the Hopewell Fur Trading Co.

Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00 pm – sunset
Thursday, July 27 • 2:00 pm – sunset
Friday, July 28 • 10:00 am – sunset
Saturday, July 29 • 10:00 am – sunset
Sunday, July 30 • 10:00 am – until ?

Hotdish Contest

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm
No cost to enter. Only one division – all entries.

Mix up your families all time favorite hotdish – every Minnesota family has one.

To be judged using the following criteria:
Taste • Appearance • Collection of ingredients • Flavor
Premiums: 1st – $10 • 2nd – $7 • 3rd – $5 in gift certificates or cash.

Bring your entry to the General exhibit building on Thursday, July 27 from 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Must include recipe with your name on it to enter the contest. Only one entry per person. For more information contact Nancy Betzler (320) 558-2431.

Rad Zoo – Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29

Watch for times and location of the show.
Minnesota’s premier reptile destination. Open since Oct. 2009, we are already one of the worlds largest reptile displays, and an opportunity for a fun family adventure. Marvel at the amazing creatures of the reptile and amphibian world including snakes, turtles, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs, and salamanders. We bring the zoo to you.

Howard Lake Library Summer Storytime Reading
Friday, July 28 | 10:30 – 11:15 am | By the FFA Building

3 – 7 year olds. The Reading by Design – Let’s be Curious Activities – Stories, designing and movement. (The other 7 sessions are Fri., June 16 – Aug. 11 at the HL Library.)

Diaper Derby
Saturday, July 29 | 3:00 pm | In front of Old School House

BABY CRAWL • 0-10 months, crawlers only • 11-15 months, crawlers only

TODDLER TROT • 9-15 months, walkers • 16-24 months, walkers • Prizes will be awarded • Decision of judges is final • Track practice from 2:30  to 2:45 • Sign up at the event area by 2:45 • Contest begins at 3:00 • Parent may place baby at starting line

4-H Grilling Contest
Saturday, July 29 • 4 pm • Behind the Hoop Building

4-Hers 3rd grade and older may assemble a team (one team per species) to prepare and grill a meat cut from their species. Teams will be provided with aprons, charcoal, grills, grilling utensils, preparation utensils, the meat cut that will be prepared, seasonings, salad greens, and cheeses. You may also bring your own seasonings or rubs. Teams will be given 30 minutes to prepare a final product which could be the grilled meat by itself, or the grilled meat worked into a salad creation. Teams will be judged on their final product’s taste and appearance, as well as their team knowledge. Teams will be asked basic nutrition questions about their final product such as calories, protein and carbohydrate content. Sponsored by BestFriends Veterinary Clinic

Kids Tractor Pedal Pull
Saturday, July 29 | 4:30 pm registration • 5:00 pm start | In front of the Fair office

Pedal Power Pull Rules 1. Contest for children ages 4-11 years only. 2. The child will enter the class for the age he/she is the day of pull 3. Whoever pulls the weighted sled the greatest distance in his/her age group will be the winner of that age group. 4. Each contestant must have parent or guardian signature. 5. Length of pull is measured at the point that the forward motion stops. 6. All equipment, including pedal tractors, will be furnished. 7. No entry fees required. 8. Each contestant receives a can of Dr. Pepper (MN Pedal pull sponsor) 9. Trophies awarded to 1st place winners in each group.

Trophies sponsored by Wright County Farm Bureau.

Church Service
Sunday, July 30

Celebrate a non-denominational service in the dairy barn show arena at 10:00 am. Everyone welcome!

Motorcycle Show – Classics & Customs
Sunday, July 30 •
11 am – 3 pm
West end of the fairgrounds near machinery hill

(with paid gate admission and parking)
Free admission & Registration for owners (drivers plus 1)

For more information contact
Brent Heinz (763) 228-9749 or
John Quirk (763) 381-4890