July 14th-17th, 2022

Mercer County Fair Grounds - Beulah, ND

Mercer County Fair


Mercer County Fair Open Static Exhibits

Overall Superintendent-  Rita Skraba, 880-0356

Rules and Regulations:

All exhibits must be the property and handy work of the person who enters the item(s). Previous exhibits may not be entered again.

Detailed rules are located by each division.

Entries will be accepted on:

Thursday, July 13th from 4-8pm

Friday, July 14th from 8-10 am

Judging of entries will be Friday, July 14th at 12 Noon.

Exhibits must remain until 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 16th or prize money will be withheld.

Ribbons and Premiums

1st place-$5.00

2nd place-$4.00

3rd place-$3.00

Champion- A $25.00 Best of Show will be awarded in each division.



Open and Junior Livestock Shows

Livestock Superintendent:

Jeff Klein 870-2242

Pre-Registration is required for all livestock at:  www.mercercountyfair.com.  Entries will open on July 1st and close July 13.   Entry is $30.00 dollars for beef and $15.00 for hogs, sheep and goats for each show. Dairy cattle is a $10.00 entry and $5.00 for dairy goats.

Payments will be online through the Showman App or by cash or debit card at the time of the show.  NO CHECKS!

Each exhibitor will receive a show t-shirt.

All exhibits must be in place and weighed in by 11:00 on Friday, July 14.

Mercer County is a double point fair for the NDJPSA.

Showmanship will each held once for each species during the weekend.  Each division will be broken into heats to keep class sizes down.

Schedule: Saturday July 15 starting at 8:00-

Dairy cattle, swine, sheep, Boer goats, and beef-

Showmanship for dairy cattle, swine and beef with be held after each species.

Sunday July starting at 8:00-

Dairy goats, swine, sheep, Boer goats and beef 

Showmanship for dairy goats, sheep and goats will be be held after each species.

Open Class Judge Seth Keas:

Seth Keas grew up actively involved in a farm and ranch in Plainville, KS where his family had a commercial cowherd and row crop operation. He was active in 4-H and FFA growing up and showed cattle and swine at the local, state, and national level. Seth was a member of the 2008 National Champion Jr College Livestock Judging Team at Butler Community College under coach Chris Mullinix. Afterwards, Seth attended Kansas State University where he graduated with degrees in Animal Science and Ag Economics. Seth was a member of the of the 2010 Reserve National Champion Sr College team at NAILE under coach Scott Schaake. He was also named the High Individual Overall and the High Individual in Reasons at the 2010 NAILE.
Seth has actively been judging shows across the Midwest and PNW for the past 15 years. He currently works for Pioneer Seed as a Territory Manager, operates his own farming operation, and is involved in the day to day decision making on the family farm. Seth lives in Hays, KS with his wife, Catherine, and 3 kids, Dawson, Audra, and Brenden.

Junior Show Judge Jade Jenkins:

Jade is currently an Agricultural Educator at La Monte High School in La Monte, Missouri. She also co-owns Jenkins Market with her father. Jenkins Market is a market farm-to-fork business that focuses on fresh vegetables, meat, pumpkins & mums.

Jade is a past collegiate livestock judging coach. She enjoys working with youth livestock exhibitors nationwide!   She has judged in 21 different states on the district, state, and national levels.

Recently she had the opportunity to judge the Arizona National Sheep and Goat Showmanship as well as the Colorado, Kansas State Fair Goat Showmanship.

She was a member of the Illinois Central College livestock judging team and Oklahoma State University Livestock Judging Team. She has a Masters in Ag. Leadership and Bachelors in Ag. Education.

She can’t wait until her daughter, Haven who is 3, is old enough to show. For now, the pair enjoys watching shows together.   


Premiums and Champion Payouts:

Open Show: Beef and Dairy Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
$25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00

Open Show: Steer and Heifer Champion Payouts

Champion Reserve 3rd 4th 5th
$750.00 $600.00 $500.00 $400.00 $300.00

Open Show: Swine, Sheep, Boer Goats, & Dairy Goats Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
$20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00

Open Show: Market & Breeding Swine, Sheep and Boer Goat Payouts

Champion Reserve 3rd 4th 5th
$500.00 $400.00 $300.00 $200.00 $100.00

 Open Show: Dairy Cattle Sliding Premium for Junior and Supreme Champion

Junior Champion Grand/Reserve Supreme


Grand/ Reserve
1-5 heifers 100/50 1-5 cows 200/100
Over 6 200/100 Over 6 400/300

 Open Show: Dairy Goats

Champion Reserve
$100.00 $50.00

Open Show: Rabbit and Poultry Class Payouts

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
$10.00 $8.00 $5.00

 Open Show: Rabbit and Poultry Champion Payouts

Grand Reserve
$25.00 $20.00


Open Show Judges- Coming Soon!




Livestock trailers will not be allowed to park on the fairground or the east parking lot. It is suggested to park trailers at the high school.

No trailers shall be parked on 9th Street north of the fair grounds.