Important Announcement

After much consideration, we regret to announce that there will not be a fair for 2020.

This decision was not taken lightly, but the health and safety of our attendees, participants and volunteers are of the utmost importance.

See you all next year!!!


A once a year extravaganza!

Join us for our 109th Fair from July 28th to August 1st, 2021


What to do

There is something for everyone!

From 4-H Achievement Days, Demolition Derby, Ranch Rodeo, Mud Hog Wrestling,  Dances and more!!

Playday Changes

I, Megan Harkless, coordinator for the Fall River Playday, am making a few changes:

 Peewees: No changes 

JR. Boys: Barrels replaced w/ flag race 

JR. Girls: No changes 

SR. Girls: No keyhole  

SR. Boys: No steer undecorating & ribbon roping replaced w/ flag race 

 I apologize to the ones upset with these changes, but the seniors had 5 events when all other divisions had 4 & as big as the playday has gotten, for the sake of time the seniors will now also have 4 events vs 5. The ribbon roping was replaced with flags in the Sr. boys division as we already have calf roping, and for the kids who only get to participate in this rodeo that don't rope I tried to keep it fair for all, therefore resulting in 2 roping events and 2 non roping events.   I look forward to seeing you all July 29th for the 2020 Fall River Co. Fair Playday ♡♡ 


More fun than should be allowed!!

Contact Us

For campground reservations, please call:

Carl Shaw -  (605) 890-3037

Fall River County Fair

Edgemont, South Dakota, United States


Drop us a line!


About Us

In 1911, our forefathers had an idea to gather people of the county together for a good time, the Fall River County Fair was born. 

The Fall River County Fair Board is made up entirely of volunteers and works independently from any governmental agency and receives no public funding of any kind. All revenues generated from ticket sales, sponsorships and donations, go directly back into the fair itself. 

Your support of the fair ensures the sustainable future of the event.




Pre-sale event passes  

Each pass will get you into the Demo Derby, Mud Hog Wrestling

and Ranch Rodeo

$20 Adults - $10 Kids

Individual event wristbands also available

Passes available at the Chuckwagon Feed on Thursday evening,

also at Fall River County Herald office, Hot Springs

First Interstate Bank (Hot Springs & Edgemont)

Hi-D-Way (Hot Springs & Edgemont).


For entry forms, please click 'Event Forms' at top of page.

Wednesday, July 29th:

                    Quilt Class entries 9:00 pm - 12 noon.

                     Early Open Class Entries 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

                                    Contact Teena Lynn : 605-390-4895 or 605-662-7350

                      Playday 5:30 pm at the arena. 

                          Contact: Megan Harkless  605-890-0959   

Thursday,July 30th:

                      Exhibit building open 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

                      Ag Olympics at grandstands, 3:00 pm

                     Free chuckwagon feed, 5:00 pm, east end of grandstands.

                     Rubber Check Race,  in the arena. $500 added money!

        8 team limit, 4-person team. $100 per team entry fee. No horse/rider.

                                                                        Contact: Steve Neugebauer 605-890-0436

                          Chicken Roping,  following Rubber Check Race.                                                                                  

                     Teen dance with DJ in back room of exhibit hall  8:00 - 11:00 pm

Friday, July 31st:

                      Exhibit building open 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

                      4-H livestock shows


                     Demolition Derby 7:30 pm. $3500 purse!!      Deadline: July 26th.

                                                 Contact: Mark Wynia 605-890-3478

                      Dance to Midnight Sun in the Beer Garden at 9:00 pm.  

Saturday, Aug. 1st:

                        Exhibit building open 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

                        Parade on Main Street  at 10:30.  

                                                             Line-up at 10:00, south end of Main Street

                        Mug Hog Wrestling, 1:00 pm  near Beer Garden.

                                               Contact   Josh Barker  605-890-1027

                       Ranch Rodeo Calcutta at 3:30 in the Beer Garden

                        Ranch Rodeo - 6:00 pm in the arena. $3500 added money!! 12 team limit, 4-person team. $125 entry fee per person. Top 3 payout. Deadline: July 26th.

Kids Calf Scramble: 12 team limit, 3-kid team. $25 entry fee per team. Buckle for top team. Deadline: July 26th.  Mutton Busting - free entry, waivers will be at the event.

    Contact: Megan Harkless  605-890-0959 

                        Open Class and 4-H exhibits released after 6:00 pm

                        Dance in the Beer Garden at 9:00, Midnight Sun

Sunday, Aug. 2nd:

                         Open Class and 4-H exhibits released at 9:00 am

                        4-H Pancake Feed   8:00 - 10:00 at Cook Shack at the Beer Garden,  

  free will donation

                         Cowboy Church  10:00 - 11:00 in the Grandstands

                         Jackpot Barrel Racing, contact Megan Harkless  605-890-0959 


Fairboard Members & Committees

2020 Fair River County Fair Board
Brad Grill - President

Steve Neugebauer - Vice President
Genie Neugebauer - Secretary

Barb Rosane - Treasurer

Doug Rosane,  Brad Grill, Judy Schumacher, Steve Neugebauer, Genie Neugebauer, 

Carl Shaw, Steve McDaniel, Teena Lynn

General Membership:
Barb Rosane, Jerusha Jones, Brett Nachtigall, Tracy Petersen, Megan Harkless, Katie Brunson, Rex Ann Miller, Teena Lynn, Mark Wynia   

2019 Fair Committees:

Chuckwagon Feed: Judy Schumacher , Brett Nachtigall
Rubber Check Race: Steve Neugebauer, Steve McDaniel
Commercial Booths: Steve McDaniel
Beer Garden: Steve & Genie Neugebauer, Tracy Petersen   

 Food Booth/Concession Stand: Doug & Barb Rosane
Tickets: Jerusha Jones
Demo Derby: Mark Wynia  
4-H Livestock Sale: Brad Grill, Steve Neugebauer
Mud Hod Wrestling: Steve McDaniel
Open Class Exhibits: Teena Lynn 

 Teen Dance: Katie Brunson
Parade: Jim & Barb Miller
Playday: Megan Harkless
Ranch Rodeo & Youth Events: Megan Harkless    

 Chicken Roping: Katie Brunson, Barb Rosane

 Cowboy Church: Brad Grill
Grounds: Doug Rosane, Carl Shaw,  
Fair Book/Advertising: Brett Nachtigall (Fall River County Herald)
 4-H: Erin McGlumphy,   Alternet: Trixie Grill, 4-H Parent/Leader Assoc. 

  Exhibit Hall/Grounds Scheduling: Carl Shaw   

 Sponsor Coordinator: Rex Ann Miller
Web page & Facebook: Barb Rosane 


For camping, exhibit hall, back room or 

beer garden reservations, 

call: Carl Shaw   605-890-3037

                   Full Hook-ups: 

                  Nightly              $30

                  Weekly              $125 

                  Monthly                $425

Tents: $10 per night (bathrooms available) 


Dry Camp: Nightly $10  additional $10 per night for horse(s)

     (You are responsible for watering and feeding your livestock)