Special Awards/Miscellaneous

BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CONTEST ***Special Contest for 2023***

HERDSMAN award for Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, and Horses (see the section regarding Herdsman Awards) presented by Becker County Fair Association.

CHAMPION SHOWMANSHIP AWARD for each of the following areas: Beef, Sheep, Swine & Dairy presented by the Becker County Fair Association to the top FFA Showman.  SPECIAL NOTE: All entries for FFA Livestock to be exhibited at the State Fair must have been in by July 1 to the Agricultural Education Instructor (FFAers do not have to win at the county fair to be eligible for State Fair).

GRAND CHAMPION LIVESTOCK SHOWMANSHIP AWARD is open to all 4-H & FFA Livestock exhibitors. Rules: Award open to 4-H & FFA Livestock Exhibitors.  To enter the Grand Championship Showmanship Contest, you must place first in showmanship in either beef, dairy, swine, or sheep in either 4-H or FFA.  The judge will then select the top FFA & 4-H showman in each division, and then select the top showman in each livestock class. The four finalists will compete by showing all four classes of livestock in a rotation fashion.  The judges will then select the Grand Champion. A traveling trophy with plaque is presented the next year over a ten-year period.

Emerging Leadership Program: The Emerging Leadership Program exists to sustain and create a network of community leaders in northwest and west-central Minnesota focusing on agriculture and natural resource issues.  The goal of the Emerging Leadership Program is to provide opportunities for individuals to develop their leadership potential and a structure to bring together leaders of the region to address rural issues.  The target audience for the Emerging Leadership Program is couples (although individuals are sometimes selected) who show leadership potential in their communities.  Participants are identified by the program alumni and program sponsors in each county and invited by them to take part. The current program brochure will provide you with a few more details about the program, including the current training schedule and contact information.


Qualifications for Becker County Century Farm Award:

  1. The farm must be at least 100 years old according to the abstract of title, land patent, original deed, county land records; court file registration proceedings or other authentic land records.
  2. Your family must have owned the farm for 100 years. Family is defined as father, mother, aunt, uncle, brother, sister, son, daughter, first cousin and direct in-laws (father, mother, brother, sister, daughter, son-in-law).
  3. Continuous residence on the farm is not required, but ownership must be continuous.
  4. The farm must consist of 50 or more acres.

If you have any questions, call Brant Bigger at 218-234-6906 or the Becker County Extension Office. Entry forms are available at the Becker County Extension Office. The deadline for entries is one week prior to the fair.


Recognition of the Outstanding Senior Citizens will be held Thursday, under the Big Tent. Please come and help us recognize these outstanding members of our community.


Awards for Fair Builder of the Past & Present will be presented Saturday evening under the tent.  Each year the Becker County Fair recognizes a business, family, or individual who has made a significant contribution to the Becker County Fair.  Current board members are not eligible for this award.  You can nominate a business, family, or individual for this award by contacting a fair board member or the fair office.


Highlighting the unique diversity of Becker County’s resources.  Free wildlife posters for the kids.  Live animals-mink, fox, fish, beaver, porcupine, raccoon, fawn deer, and turtles.  Live Fish: walleye, northern pike, bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish, bullhead, and carp.  Many mounted animals and fish will be on display.

Building hours: Wednesday 3 PM-11 PM; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-11 PM.