The Rock Gods are a Tribute to Rock and Roll's Most Iconic Stars! With a one of a kind show, the Rock Gods provide an authentic salute to Rock and Roll. More about the show

Due to the global pandemic and the health concerns with large crowds the 2020 Pennington County Fair is cancelled. With safety being the primary requirement to operate a successful fair, social distancing requirements, sterilization, and other safety precautions being recommended and/or enforced by the federal and state governments to combat COVID-19 it is not possible to successfully operate a county fair in this environment.

The cancellation of the 2020 Pennington County Fair (all fair related events) will also result in all activities being cancelled on the Pennington County Fairgrounds through 2020 or until further notice as the grounds will remain closed to the public.

The Pennington County Fair Association would like to thank our community and all our fairgoers for your continued support and growing success at our fair. We would also like to thank our board members, volunteers, vendors, 4-H, Todd Armstrong Shows, sponsors and fellow local county fairs for the hard work, guidance, and partnerships.

Please stay safe and healthy! We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Pennington County Fair!

Kindest regards,
Pennington County Fair Association

Ride Ticket & Event Prices

Mega Ride Passes

Unlimited - $50  | Daily - $20​
On sale at local stores Starting July 1st, 2020.

​Available to purchase in advance until Thursday, July 16th at noon. ​Available at Cenex Travel Plaza, Cenex (Goodridge), Pennington Square, Pennington Main, Kruse-In (St. Hilaire), East Side Tesoro, Hugo's, Erl's Market, Petro Pumper, Eagle Square (Red Lake Falls).

Grandstand Passes(All Grandstand Events - $85 Value)

$60 - Adults  |  $25 - 12 and under
On sale at local stores Starting July 1st, 2020. ​

Available to purchase in advance until Thursday, July 16th at noon. Available at Cenex (Goodridge), Pennington Square, Pennington Main, Kruse-In (St. Hilaire), Erl's Market, Petro Pumper, Eagle Square (Red Lake Falls).

Single Event Passes
Available on sale at the Grandstand ticket booth on the day of the event only. 

EventAdults12 and under
Rock Gods
Demo Derby

Fairgrounds Parking Passes
Weekly - $6  |  Daily - $3

Tri-Valley Bus FREE Bus Route To The Fair
Bus stops include: Floyd B. Olson Park, The Heritage Center, Wal-Mart, Tractor Supply, Hugo's and the front door of the Huck Olson Arena

Wednesday and Thursday:

4 pm - 11 pm
Friday and Saturday: 

1 pm - 12 Midnight

1 pm - 11 pm

The buses will run every hour


Pennington County Fairgrounds
524 Barzen Avenue
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

2020 Pennington County Fair Parade starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15th. Register to be in the parade

Bigger and better than ever and 119 years old, the fair takes place July 15-19, 2020. Todd Armstrong shows on the midway, outdoor rock concert, P.B.R. Bull Ride, demo derby, bingo, raffle and free bandshell entertainment. All events subject to change.

25th Annual Thunder on Hooves at the Pennington County Fair featuring the top bull riders in the world sanctioned by the P.B.R. More about the bull ride

2020 Pennington County Fair




Thunder on Hooves

Featured Events

Nominations are being accepted for Pennington county senior citizens 70 years and older who volunteer in our community.

Please contact any of the following for a nomination form:

  • Anita at (701) 261-1811 or
  • Georgette at or (218) 416-2405
  • Sally Erickson at (218) 689-1069 or

For EACH NOMINATION, you will be entered in a drawing for a set of grandstand event passes. Senior of the Year will appear in the Pennington County Fair parade, be recognized at Senior Day at the fair and have a chance to go to the MN State Fair Senior of the Year Event.

Nominations are due by May 31, 2020