Dickinson's Roughrider Fair gives children the opportunity to showcase their animals.
The sounds of sheep, cattle and pigs echoed around Dickinson State University's indoor arena Thursday morning. It was the 4-H Youth Livestock Exhibit.
James Breum, a volunteer at the day's event, has been involved with the showcase for over 60 years. He was once a participant.
"From the time I was about 9 years old, until up till now," Breum said.
The event has become a tradition for families in Stark and Billings Counties. It has also taught children about friendly competition.
"We're all a group and there's other people always helping out like, 'Hey, here's a tip,' you know?," said Shyann Simons, a show participant.
And the day is long. Contestants need to make sure their animals look presentable well before the competition begins.
All contestants walk away with a ribbon. But for Stetson Urlacher, the reward is not what brings him back each year.
"Get together with other 4-Hers, and you know, get acquainted and share tips and tricks," said Urlacher.
Later in the day participants had the choice to take part in a premium sale.
Roughrider Days runs through Sunday.