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.

    4-H Schedule


    FFA Schedule



    There will be a variety of hands-on activities for kids of all ages at the Wells County Fair.  Bring the whole family along and take part in all the fun:



    Friday        4:00-8:00pm

    Saturday    Noon-7:00pm

    Sunday       Noon-5:00pm




    Check out these Free Stage Websites



    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!




    Rides, games and other activities will keep the midway exciting during the Wells County Fair. Advance carnival wristband tickets are on sale for $30 for a single day pass or $45 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 $35.

  • Thursday   BULL-A-RAMA

    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.

    Sponsored by Fessenden Co-op Assoc.

  • Saturday   5-K GRAND RUN

    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 7:30 am at the Gazebo. The cost is $15 per entry and each participant will receive a Grand Run T-shirt. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wells County Fair.  The 3.2 mile race will start at 8:00 am and follow a marked path through Fessenden. There will be plenty of bottled water on hand, and participants are encouraged to stretch before the event and to stay hydrated.


    Friday 7:30pm

    Sponsored by

    The Arthur Companies


    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.

  • Saturday   FULL PULL INC.  Truck/Tractor Pull

    7:30 pm  Grandstand

    Sponsored by

    Gooseneck Implement


    Sponsored by

    Bowdon Meat Processing

  • Saturday   TREASURE HUNT

    Treasure Hunt at the Wells County Fair on Saturday at 1:00 pm.  Sponsored by Wells County 4-H.  Open to kids 11 and under.  Hunt for coins in the sand at the sandbox by the 4-H Food Booth.

  • Saturday   PARADE

    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.


  •  Saturday  RHUBARB FEST

    Time Change


    Due to Memorial Service for

    Gunners Mate 1st Class

     Arthur Neuenschwander,

    the Rhubarb Fest will be from 3:00-4:30







    $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.


    Kiddie Tractor Pull

    in front of Festival Hall


    Registration:  3:30 pm

    Pull Begins     4:00pm



    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

  • Sunday   DEMO DERBY

    Who could have imagined that such a simple concept would lead to such fun? Put a bunch of cars into an arena and let them smash, bang and crash into each other. A long-time favorite, the demolition derby is spectacular, metal-crunching entertainment for the entire family. This year combines will be part of the event. Join us on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 in the Grandstand.


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

    Sponsored by

    High Plains Equipment

  • Sunday   BEST OF BEANS


    Register at Fair Office



    Join us for pictures and cake and ribbons.


    Don't forget to register for prizes!


    Seniors 70+


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!

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

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