Livestock Events

MINOT, N.D. – The 2019 North Dakota State Fair will showcase some of the state’s best livestock with a stacked lineup of events. The fair’s livestock schedule has events starting on July 18 and running through July 27.

Much like years past, the livestock schedule at the North Dakota State Fair will host events that feature everyone’s favorite animals, including cattle and hogs, as well as rabbits, poultry, draft horses, ponies and goats.

Featuring no shortage of shows and exhibits, the livestock portion of the fair includes a large number of events, including the ranch rodeo, barrel racing, a horse pulling event and bull riding.

Following is the 2019 livestock schedule for the N.D. State Fair:

Thursday, July 18

Livestock events at the fair get started with a Pre-Quarter Horse Show in the All Seasons Arena (ASA) at 8 a.m. This will be the only livestock show of the day.

Friday, July 19

Following a Quarter Horse Show at 8 a.m., there will be Open Class Sheep and Beef, along with Team Roping at noon.

Saturday, July 20

A Quarter Horse Show once again kicks off the day of events, followed by an ARBA Rabbit Show in the morning and a Pony Pull in the afternoon starting at 3 p.m. in the ASA.

Sunday, July 21

The livestock schedule kicks into high gear on Sunday. Sheep (Corriedale, Columbia and Southdown), Gelbvieh cattle and an FFA Poultry Show will get things started in the morning. Entry/stalling of 4-H Horses is from noon to 6 p.m., and a Horse Pull will conclude the day at 5 p.m. in the ASA.

Monday, July 22

Monday features an impressive lineup of livestock events, bookended with a Sim Influence Show at 9 a.m., and a Market Steer Show 2 p.m. Bull riding will take place in the ASA at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23

Tuesday morning will showcase Junior Limousin, Angus and Red Angus Shows. The afternoon livestock events include a Junior Simmental Show at 1 p.m., and the North Dakota Junior Hereford Field Day at 4 p.m. The second consecutive night of bull riding will get started at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24

4-H and FFA Horse, Swine and Rabbit Shows get the day started in the morning, and the FFA Sheep Show will kick off at 2 p.m. in the Expo Barn. Ranch Rodeo will occupy the ASA starting at 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

Thursday will once again feature a number of 4-H and FFA events. Ranch Rodeo will take place for the second night, also at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 26

4-H and FFA Dairy, Goat and Beef Shows occupy the day’s events on Friday. The North Dakota Junior Sheep Show will get started at 4 p.m., in the Expo Barn, and the Barrel Bash will start at 6 p.m., in the ASA.

Saturday, July 27

An FFA Round Robin gets the final day started at 8 a.m., in the Expo Barn, followed by FFA Awards at 8:30 a.m. Other morning activities include the North Dakota State Dairy Cattle Show, North Dakota Junior Market Hog Show and a Barrel Bash. There will be an Open Class Boer/Market Goat Show in the afternoon, as well as the Top of Dakota Lamb and Pig Show.

For a look at the entire Livestock schedule for the 2018 North Dakota State Fair, please visit​