Pierce County Fair Returns July 28 – August 1

PIERCE – After concluding their 150th celebration in Pierce earlier this month, the county is ready for their fair offering five days of family fun.

From Wednesday, July 28 – Sunday, August 1, the Pierce County Fair will begin with a Wednesday evening highlighted event of barrel racing at 6 p.m. along with their entry day for open class events.

The Pierce County Fairgrounds can be found on the north side of Pierce. There’ll be signs showing the way to the fairgrounds when traveling by the courthouse north on highway 13.

Kathy Lauer of Pierce is one of the many directors at the Pierce County Fair. She said the fairgrounds are all spruced up.

“The only new thing that people will notice is that the bingo stand that’s been there forever is gone,” said Lauer. “That poor building just needs to have something new done there. There still will be bingo, it’ll be in the air conditioned Pavillion but that bingo stand that stood there for so long is missing. The rest of our buildings are in tip-top shape though.”

This will be Lauer’s 26th fair and she said the group and all the volunteers are excited to host the fair.

Wednesday is the free night for the Pierce County Fair while cost to attend Thursday – Sunday is $20 for the evening events or $60 for a season pass. Kid’s 10 & under are free while the carinal will sell all-day ride passes or individual tickets. Carinal times include at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and noon until midnight on Saturday and Sunday.

“So, we’re a general admission fair,” Lauer added. “So, you don’t pay to get on our grounds, you just pay to get in at the grandstand. We have a nice open area that is kind of revamped everyday for that night’s event.”

The Nebraska Bush Pullers will take over Thursday night at 7 p.m. with seven classes along with a new event being Extreme Bull Fighting at 8 p.m. on Friday with ‘Borderline’ in the beer garden. Saturday main events include ‘Balloon Lady’ with Colors Da Clown and Horn T Zoo throughout the day, a mud volleyball tournament at 9 a.m., kid’s pedal pull at 3 p.m., Double S Extreme Bull Riding at 8 p.m. while Luke Mills & The Highway Drifters will perform in the beer garden after bull riding.

Close out Pierce County Fair on Sunday with the ‘Balloon Lady’ and Horn T Zoo, FFA hog wrestling at 12:30 p.m., ATV rodeo at 2:30 p.m. and demolition derby at 6 p.m. featuring mods, limited weld, 90’s and newer and bonestock.

“Well, we’re excited,” Lauer mentioned. “The weather will be warm the way it sounds but it cools off nice in the evenings. We have a grandstand with a roof over it, we’ve got bleachers, feel free to being lawn chairs for any events and I hope everybody plans to joins us.”

Check out the complete list of events at piercecountyfair.org, call 402-329-4327 or email fairinfo@piercecountyfair.org with any questions.