Mutton Busting

Entry Deadline: August 1, 2024
Event Date: August 12 & 13, 2024 at 6:30PM
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.

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Event Date: August 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration encouraged but not required. First 10 entries accepted! This contest will be in the Ken's Family Tent and sponsored by Corey and Jaimie Mitchell.

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 7th, 2024
Preliminary Event: Thursday, August 8th, 2024
Check In: 5:15 PM
Contest: 5:30 PM
Location: City Lights Bar and Event Center



Finals Event: Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
Check In: 1:00 PM
Contest: 1:30 PM
Location: Competitive Exhibits Building

Kids' Art Contest

Open Coloring: Fair Week (Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-9 PM)
Winner Announced:
Sunday, August 18, 2024 at 1:00 PM
Please send any color pages to the Brown County Fair office, or bring them to the Competitive Exhibits Building the week of the fair. Color pages available at the office or Click below to download.

BCF Foundation 5K Run/Walk/Bike

Event: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Registration: 7:30 AM
Race Start: 8:30 AM
Non-competitive, fun event for both athletes and non-athletes.
*Proceeds will go to the Brown County Fair Foundation for improvements to the fairgrounds.

AQHA Level 1 Youth and Amateur and Open Breed Horse Show

Entry Deadline: NONE
Event Date: August 18, 2024 at 9:00AM
All exhibitors must be current members of AQHA and show papers of AQHA registered breed horses prior to entering AQHA classes unless showing in the "All Breed Adult or All Breed Youth" classes.

Lords & Ladies Lead

Early Registration Deadline: Monday, August 12th, 2024
Late Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 15th, 2024
Event Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2024 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.

Open Class Registration Tips

Pre-registration is not required but strongly encouraged. All entries registered on FairEntry by Friday, August 2nd, 2024 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 2024 Livestock Book in advance of getting entered in our Open Class Livestock events for classes, schedules, regulations and more.


Compete in the field, garden & flower, or home arts divisions.  There are a TON of new contests every year, as well as old favorites . We aren't kidding when we say there is something for everyone in the Home Arts building.

Registration Deadline: August 9th, 2024

Competitive Exhibits Registration Tips

  • Registering entries does not mean that you have to have your entry ready for display by Friday, August 9th. Entries must be ready for display by check-in on Monday, August 12th.
  • 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 Competitive Exhibits 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 2023 BCF was another success with some impressive projects and livestock. Take a look at the bragging rights you earned.

Open Class Livestock

Submitting Entries

Enter Using Fairentry.

All entries registered by Friday, August 9th, 2024 will be given preferential stalling. Any entries after the August 9th deadline will not be guaranteed stalling.

It is strongly encouraged to pre-register any entries, however we will still accept day of entries.