Wednesday, July 12th - Sunday, July 16th 2023

2023 Pennington County Fair

Wednesday, July 12th – Sunday, July 16th 2023

Bigger and better than ever and 121 years old, the fair takes place July 12-16, 2023. Amusement Attractions, shows on the midway, bingo, raffle, talent show, and free bandshell entertainment. All events subject to change.

Amusement Attractions Ride Passes

New to the fair this year carnival ride tickets are available online now. Buy your one day ride passes or Mega Band ride passes now! Or give carnival ride passes as gifts. Check out Amusement Attractions for more information.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Collin Raye is unable to perform at the Pennington County Fair. However, we are excited to announce that SLAMABAMA will be taking the stage tonight after Paint the Town.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the change in lineup. However, we are confident that SLAMABAMA will provide an amazing performance that will make the evening unforgettable.

Please note that the ticket prices for tonight’s event are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. We appreciate your understanding and hope you have a fantastic time at the Pennington County Fair.

Please see below the official statement from Collin Raye.

“To everyone in Thief River Falls, please accept my apology for not being there this evening. We always leave in plenty of time, have good reliable transportation generally, but out bus broke down in IL through the night.

In waiting for tow, diagnosis, parts brought in and finish the drive – we can’t get to you tonight. The travel is the work, and performing on stage is the fun. It’s truly beyond human control and this is a rare occurance. I apprecite your understanding. My friends in slamabama are stepping in to make sure you have some fun this evening.”



SLAMABAMA, is a country, pop duo/group from Fargo, ND. An entertaining and interactive music experience seldom seen in live music today.

PBR Bull Ride

Friday and Saturday the Grandstand will feature PBR Bull Riding! See all the Grandstand Events


2023 Pennington County Fair Parade starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 12th. Followed by Fireworks at dusk over the fairgrounds.

Ride Ticket & Event Prices 

2023 Carnival Ride Passes

Mega Ride Pass (Presale Only) – $76
Day Ride Pass (Presale Only) – $26

​Available to purchase in advance through Amusement Attractions.

Carnival Hours – Subject to change
Wednesday, July 12th: 5 pm – 11pm
Thursday, July 13th and Friday, July 14th: 3pm – 11pm
Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th: 1pm – 11pm

2023 Grandstand Event Passes

EventAdults12 and Under
Thunder on Hooves$25$10
Demo Derby$20$10
Grandstand Pass
(All Events)

Grandstand Events sponsored by TR Glass. Concert sponsored by ACTC, Thygesons, Old Bostwicks, Mostrom Farms and Ericco MFG.

2023 Fairgrounds Parking Passes
Season – $8  |  Daily – $4

Tri-Valley Bus FREE Bus Route To The Fair
Bus stops include: Floyd B. Olson Park, The Heritage Center, Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply, Hugo’s and the front door of the Huck Olson Arena

Wednesday and Thursday: 4 pm – 11 pm

Friday and Saturday: 1 pm – 12 Midnight

Sunday: 1 pm – 11 pm

The buses will run every hour