Gettysburg, SD

Potter County Fair starts Saturday

The 90th annual Potter County Fair will run Saturday through Tuesday, Aug. 3-6 at the fairgrounds located on the east side of Gettysburg.
The event kicks off with exhibit entries and judging. A highlight of the day is the old time tractor pull at 1 p.m.  Also from 1 to 4 p.m. a Fireman’s Smokehouse Simulator will be at the fair, and carnival games with prizes for kids will be held during the afternoon.
On Saturday night the crowning of the 4-H royalty takes place at the fairgrounds starting at 8 p.m. A dance will follow at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday starts off with the community church service conducted by the Black Hills Gospel Quartet, followed by a BBQ. A demolition derby and bull ride will provide some big action on Sunday, too. Both the Avera Skin Cancer Awareness and First Aid Station and the Sanford Mobile Heart and Lung Screening van will be at the fair on Sunday and Monday. A watermelon feed will be hosted 1-4 on Sunday.
Inflatables for the kids will be at the fair on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. A brat feed will top off the Monday night events at 5:30.
Livestock shows and sales are the main event on Tuesday, with a BBQ dinner that evening at 6 p.m.
A fundraiser for the Gettysburg Medical Center Foundation is back this year. Folks can buy a chance to play Cow Pattie Bingo to get a spot on the board. The board is made up of 2×2 foot square pieces of land. At noon on Tuesday a “Bingo Bessie/Bobbie” will be chosen from the cattle barn to be released onto the marked field. The “owner” of the square where the “cow pattie” lands wins a cash prize. The winner will be announced at the Tuesday night BBQ. Proceeds go to the local medical center.
–Molly McRoberts

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