Pillager Fair, Husky Days, July 11-14

Mud Run, music, fireworks, contests and more

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.


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