Wright County Fair

At the Wright County Fair, kids from the stands raced to grab tape off sheep’s backs during the MT Bucking Bulls Show.

Wright County Fair

Information updated October 2018

Located at the fairgrounds on Wright County Road 6 (north of Highway 12) in Howard Lake, the Wright County Fair is a summer tradition that draws a big crowd.

In 2016, the fair was reported to have set a record, with about 68,500 in attendance. The overall attendance for 2017 was also high, at 67,392.

Each year, there’s an abundance of things to see and do all five days – lumberjack competitions, bull riding, mud-truck runs, BMX bicycle shows, sheep riding, ukulele performances, pie-eating contests, and more.

The petting zoo houses animals of all kinds, from bunnies and deer to kangaroos and ponies. 4-H barns showcase swine, poultry, cows, goats, and many other animals. Horse competitions take place daily.

In the grandstand, attendees can find tractor pulls and demolition derbies.

Free entertainment is available at the fair, including live music, blacksmith demonstrations, and a talent show.

The midway, which has rides, paintball, and games, offers deals with an armband purchase multiple days of the fair. There is also a child’s bicycle drawing each of the four days.

The Wright County Fair will return July 24- 28, 2019. A full schedule of events and additional information is available at www.wrightcountyfair.org.