From Prairie County Fair Board
An exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new talent is planned for fairgoers August 2nd through 5th as the Prairie County Fair celebrates its 75th fair.
This year’s Fair will kick off with the 4-H and Open Class Horse Show Thursday afternoon, August 2nd. The action will continue on Friday morning, August 3rd, with the livestock show where swine, sheep and beef classes will be judged, including a Heifer Pen Jackpot Show. Friday evening’s entertainment will feature a performance of “Long Tall Lester, the Fastest Encyclopedia Salesman in the West” by the always entertaining Parched Prairie Players.
A morning parade downtown in Terry will kick off Saturday’s events with the theme “Past… Present… Possibilities: Celebrating 75 Years of the Prairie County Fair and 100 Years of Montana 4-H.” Fairgoers can head out to the Fairgrounds after the parade to view the Open Class and 4-H exhibits on display. The Prairie Action League will host an action-packed Bump & Run in front of the grandstands in the afternoon. Later, 4-H members will offer their market livestock for sale at the 4-H Livestock Sale.
Saturday evening’s night show will feature fiddling, dancing and singing sensations the Gothard Sisters. Sisters Greta, Willow and Solana entertain audiences with champion Irish step dancing used in a fascinating variety of intricate showpieces, fast fiddling, lively music on the guitar and bodhran, raw energy and beautiful ballads. To learn more about the Gothard Sisters and to see videos of their performances, visit their website at http://gothardsisters.weebly.com
Sunday will begin with a Community Church Service and the Terry Roping Club will host a rodeo queen contest Sunday morning. Later that afternoon, the Roping Club will keep you on the edge of your seats during the Ranch Rodeo.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment will present a Bounce House and a Bungee Run on the grounds for the kids Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The Prairie County Fair boasts some of the best food around, so folks are invited to enjoy the great variety of concessions offered by community groups and individuals. We hope you join us at “the biggest little fair in all of Eastern Montana!”
Published July 11, 2012