Bull Ride July 14th-15th, 2023 *Purchase Tickets at Gate*

As the top bull riders in the world prepare for the 2023 summer run of events across the country, the infamous King of the North Showdown series is back and boasting 12 events spanning fan-favorite venues and cities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.

Bull riding fans will be on the edge of their seats as top competitors in the sport put it all on the line to gain crucial points available at the events toward the coveted “King of the North” title and $100,000 bonus paycheck which goes to the rider with the top aggregate score throughout the 12 events. The rider finishing in second place as the series rolls to a close will win a brand-new Capri Camper.

Running June 3 through late September, the King of the North Showdown series will conclude in Minot, North Dakota at the Minot Y's Men PBR at the Minot Municipal Auditorium Sept. 22-23.

PBR Challenger Series

The PBR Challenger Series is a new competition series launched in May 2022, consisting of more than 60 events traveling to 27 states across the United States, running in conjunction with the PBR Team Series – an eight-team league competing in five-on-five bull riding games from July to November 2022.

The PBR Challenger Series, the sport’s only standalone series from June to November, serves as a proving ground giving additional competitive opportunities to bull riders who are both affiliated and unaffiliated with a PBR Team Series Team. Select Challenger Series events will be carried on RIDEPASS on Pluto TV (Channel 720).

At the conclusion of the PBR Challenger Series regular season, the Top 40 riders in the Series standings will qualify for the Challenger Championship, which will be held on November 3, 2022, in Las Vegas at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa in conjunction with the PBR Team Finals (November 4-6).

A select number of top-finishing riders in the final Challenger Series stand- ings will earn spots in 2023 Unleash The Beast season events.

For more information, visit PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

Special Guest:

Clint Adkins
Wayne Ratley
Ely Sharkey
Reese Mitchell
Danger Dave Whitmoyer
Stock Contractor:
Chad Berger Berger Bucking Bulls
12X PBR Stock Contractor of the Year
Jacob Narducci
Kelly Hawkinson
Royd Doyal
Lee Goosby


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Fair Information

Pennington County Fair

July 12th - 16th, 2023

Thief River Falls, MN

Pennington County Fair

For more information please contact:
General Information: Floyd Erickson
Outdoor Booth Information: Tom Koppenhaver
Indoor Booth Information: Deb Howe



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