Open Class, 4-H, and FFA participants can bring their animals to compete with others at the Brown County Fair. Competitions held for livestock include: horse, cattle, swine, poultry, goat, and sheep as well as companion animals - dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
What is Open Class?
Anyone who raises animals being shown at the Brown County Fair is welcome to participate in the Open Class Division, which is separate from our 4-H and FFA divisions. Participants do not have to be Brown county residents. See the Livestock Book for more information about bringing livestock to the fair.
Get a Taste of Farm Life
Visit the Animals
Livestock barns are located in the northwest corner of the BCF. Fair goers are welcome to visit animals but are asked not to touch the animals, to be respectful and to follow all posted signs. You're also encouraged to watch the numerous livestock shows beginning on Thursday morning. See the fair schedule for more details.
Check Out the Ag Equipment
Whether you own a farm or not, the display of ag equipment is an impressive one. Discover some of the latest technology and new product releases. People of all ages are welcome to explore a number of the vehicles. You'll find products from local and regional dealers who are on site to answer any of your questions. Located just north of the water tower, it's hard to miss this integral portion of the fair.
Come to the all new Ag Adventure area of the Odde Ice Arena during the Brown County Fair! Pipestone, South Dakota Pork Producers Council and local farmers will provide people of all ages an opportunity to learn about where their food comes from!
Don't miss these cool interactive exhibits:
- Virtual Farm Tours- Dairy or Pork
- Pizza Puzzle
- Pig and Dairy Photo Booth
- Pig Puzzle
- Bessie- the Milking Cow
- Pork or Dairy Jeapordy
- Beef Puzzle
Thank a Farmer
Take a few moments to color and write a quick note to local farmers! The Brown County Fair will mail them after the fair!
Earn Bragging Rights
In addition to showing livestock, there are a number of other ag-related competitions for anyone to get involved with. From the Super Famer, to mutton busting and a youth rodeo. Check out the opportunities to show off your skills.