The Douglas County Fair wraps ups its four-day run tonight, Saturday, Aug. 17.

There is still plenty of time to get in on the food, fun, rides, games and entertainment. Here's a look at what is will take place for Saturday afternoon and evening:

  • 3 p.m. Yard Games
  • 5 p.m. Kid’s Bike Giveaway
  • 7 p.m. Tripwire, a Fargo cover band, returns with its trampolines, choreographed moves and more than 10 instruments. Their playlist veers wildly across genres, and includes the Rolling Stones and Bob Marley as well as Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift. The group formed in 2004 and picked up two consecutive awards during the short-lived North Dakota Music Awards, “Best Rock Cover Band” in 2015 and “Favorite Rock Band” in 2016. Members Mark Arneson, Tim Melin, Lars Hegland, and Brandon Cummings all grew up in Minnesota, with Arneson the nearest, hailing from Fergus Falls.
  • 9 p.m. $250/Daily Progressive Cash Giveaway
  • 9 p.m. Flag Retirement

Admission Prices

Adults: $7

Children (0-10): FREE

Season pass: $21

Golden pass: $40 (Admission and premium parking)

Carnival Rides

Single session unlimited ride wristband in advance: $25, or a $5 savings over fair prices.

Wristbands are one-time use and can be used during the wristband session of your choice.

Wristband Sessions Times:

Saturday, Aug. 17, from 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.


Parking is free in the Integrity Title west parking lot. Premium, paid parking spots are available on the east side of the fairgrounds.


The following are available for fairgoers:

Wheelchairs in the fair office.

Free handicapped parking just inside the east gate.

Shuttles from the Integrity Title west parking lot leave every 15 minutes during regular fair hours. Courtesy shuttles from the other lots are available by asking at the gate.

See more highlights from the Douglas County Fair in the souvenir publication in the Friday, Aug. 23 Echo Press.