Agriculture & Animals

Open Class Livestock

Entry Deadline: August 6th, 2021
Event Dates: Vary, see Ag Book


Take part in one of many youth and open class livestock divisions. From guinea pigs and rabbits to sheep and dairy cattle, there's lots of class options. Check out the registration tips below.

Super Farmer

Entry Deadline: August 22nd at 12:00PM
Event Date: August 22nd at 1:00PM


Compete in a wheelbarrow race, steel post driving, bale throw and skid bale stacking to the coveted title of Super Farmer.

Battle of the Times Show

Entry Deadline: July 31, 2021 (100 entries only)
Event Date: August 17th at 9:00AM


Open to youth ages 14-21 and each participant can compete in up to three events including breakaway roping, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, goat tying, and barrel racing.

Lords & Ladies Lead

Entry Deadline: July 30th, 2021
Event Date: August 21st at 5:00PM


A free event and open to anyone old enough to handle sheep. Ew lamb or yearling ewe are suggested and sheep can be borrowed.

Mutton Busting

Entry Deadline: TBA
Event Date: August 16th at 7:00PM


Throw your child on a sheep to see if they can hold on for the ride, why not? It's a BCF staple that always proves to be entertaining.

Open Class Registration Tips

  • Pre-registration is not required but strongly encouraged. All entries registered on FairEntry by Friday, August 6th, 2021 will be given preferential stalling. Entries received after the deadline will pay a late registration fee and will not be guaranteed stalling.
  • All 4-H Livestock will be eligible to be shown in Open Class; however, advance entry is strongly encouraged.
  • If you are new to our online registration via FairEntry, check out our FAQ.
  • Each exhibitor can have multiple entries. One entry must be made for each exhibit. For example, if you are bringing two poultry, two entries into the poultry class must be created.
  • Payment must be made upon the completion of your entry process to ensure preferential stalling. Checks can be written to the Brown County Treasurer and mailed to: Brown County Fair, 400 24th Ave. NW, Aberdeen, SD 57401. Credit card payments are also accepted by calling the Brown County Fair at (605) 626-7116. Processing fees will apply.
  • Review the 4-H & Open Class 2019 Livestock Book in advance of getting entered in our Open Class Livestock events for classes, schedules, regulations and more.

Home Arts

Compete in the field division, garden & flower division, home arts events or a number of home art division competitions. We aren't joking when we suggest there is something for everyone.

Registration Deadline: August 13th, 2021

Home Arts Registration Tips

  • Registering entries does not mean that you have to have your entry ready for display by Friday, August 13th. Entries must be ready for display by check-in on Monday, August 16th.
  • If you are unable to bring an entry, there is NO PENALTY.
  • If you are new to our online registration via FairEntry, check out our FAQ.
  • Each exhibitor can have multiple entries. One entry must be made for each exhibit. For example, if you are bringing two photographs, two entries into the photography class must be created.
  • Review the Home Arts Book in advance of getting entered in any Home Arts competition for details about checking in entries, picking up exhibits and more.


The results are in and the 2019 BCF was another success with some impressive projects and livestock. Take a look at the bragging rights you earned.

Family Fun

Rising Star Competition from Aberdeen Federal Credit Union

Competition: Wednesday, August 18th at 6:00PM in the Kessler's Tent

A talent show open to all ages. Show off your acting, dancing, humor, musical, stacking cups talent, or whatever you've got. Prizes totally $2500 will be awarded to adult and youth categories.

Videos must be submitted in advance to Registration deadline TBA.

World's Smallest Rodeo

Competition: Tuesday, August 17th @ 2:30PM in the NVC Tent

Participants aged 3-8 can choose from pole bending, barrel racing, and a rodeo clown contest. Sign up in advance at the Hitch'N Post Western Store where you can also pick up a stick horse. Cowboy and cowgirl attire is highly recommended.

Get signed-up at the Hitch'N Post in advance or at 2:30PM at the event.

Minute to Win It: Fair Edition

Competition: Saturday, August 21st @ 1:30PM in the Ken's Tent

Gather up a group of 4 including at least one contestant under the age of 12 and two adults. Teams will compete head to head and the team with the most points wins. Complete the entry form and bring it to registration at 1:30PM.

Veggie 500 Races

Competitions: Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 2:00PM with finals at 2:00PM on Sunday in the Kids Zone

Kids in two age brackets (3-5 and 6-8) will race vegetable cars down a track for a chance to win a trophy. Vegetables and wheels provided. Trophies are provided for the daily winner and the overall champion.

Baby Crawling & Diaper Decorating Contest

Competition: Saturday, August 21st at 10:00AM in the Clubhouse

Babies in two age groups (5-9 months and 10-13 months) will compete to crawl to the finish line the quickest. Cheering and encouragement are allowed, as long as it does not include a cell phone, food, or drink. Prizes will also be awarded for the best-decorated diaper.

Complete the registration form in advance and bring it by 9:00AM to the competition.

Farm'ily Feud Ag Education Show 

Competitions: August 17-21st at 5:30PM and August 22nd at 3:30PM in the Kid's Zone

Teams are pitted against each other to test their knowledge of farming, farm animals and what comes from a farm. This combined with silly skill games to declare the number one farmer. No registration is necessary.

Survivor Family Game Show

Competitions: August 17-21st at 6:15PM and August 22nd at 4:15PM in the Kid's Zone

Survivor meets Gilligan's Island in this interactive event. Combine silly challenges with audience participation and popular TV show themes to see who the ultimate survivor is. No registration is necessary.

Kiddie Pedal Pull

Competitions: Sunday, August 22nd at 1:00PM on the road NW of the Home Arts Building

Kids aged 4-11 take their try at dragging a weighted sled as far as they can using a pedal tractor. In this family-friendly activity, we split the kids apart into age divisions. No registration is necessary.