Pillager Fair, Husky Days, July 11-14
The 121st Annual Cass County Fair in Pillager, in conjunction with the 4th Annual Husky Days celebration in Pillager, will be held Thursday, July 11 - Sunday, July 14.
On the agenda are contests, square dancing, fireworks, animal judging, a Miss Pillager Pageant and a host of other activities for people of all ages, including a medallion hunt with a $500 prize. Events will take place at both the fairgrounds and at the Pillager School. Some of the events are listed below:
Entry day. Commercial vendors and competition exhibitors will be setting up. Clues for the medallion hunt will be posted each morning at 9 a.m. at the Community Center.
Food booths open at 10 a.m. Stop by the Community Center (at the fairgrounds) for Cash Bingo, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
It’s ‘Judging Day’ on Friday.
Stop by at 8 a.m. for breakfast (food booths will be open) and at 9 a.m., visit the horse judging arena and exhibit booths as well.
The Pillager History Display will run from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Young people will enjoy a variety of free bouncy games from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The beer garden opens at 3 p.m., Ray’s Promenaters Square Dance demo takes place at 4 p.m.; and a Pillager School History discussion starts at 6 p.m.
Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy music by Troy Spooner in the beer garden.
Saturday is ‘Family Fun Day’ at the fair. A pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Pillager Boy Scouts, begins at 7 a.m. and horse judging starts at 8 a.m..
At 10 a.m., set up a lawn chair downtown and watch the annual Pillager Parade, featuring music, antique cars and tractors; and a variety of other floats.
The Kiddie Tractor Pull begins at noon (registration opens at 11 a.m.), as does the judging of rabbits and chickens. From 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., enjoy the free bouncy games. An ice cream social for Pillager School alumni takes place in the Community Center at 3 p.m.
A variety of contests will take place at the Community Center throughout the day on Saturday. These include baby contests, ‘Mom & Me Look Alike Contest’, husband calling contest, best ‘moo-er’ contest, rubber chicken throw, hula hoop competition, pickle eating contest, Jell-O eating contest and more.
Other events on the day’s roster include Texas Hold’em and a Cornhole Tourney.
At 7 p.m., back by popular demand, is the Mud Run. Stick around for fireworks at 10 p.m.
The celebration continues on Sunday with a community church service at 11 a.m.
Stay for a broasted chicken dinner at noon, provided by Kim Gibbs of KC’s Saloon. Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. The fair closes at 3 p.m.
For a more detailed list of events, pick up a Pillager Fair Premium Book at area businesses and at the fairgrounds.