Prairie County Fair begins Thursday with open class entries

From Prairie County Fair Board 

        The 2012 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of entertaining events and new attractions for fairgoers August 2 through 5. 

Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 2, from Noon to 8:30 p.m. and again on Friday morning from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. judging will take place on Friday morning, and exhibits can be viewed following the judging later that afternoon. Prairie and surrounding county residents are invited to bring Open Class exhibits.
The 4-H and Open Class Horse Show will take place on Thursday, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friday opens with the 4-H and Open Class livestock show at 8:00 a.m. where swine, sheep, goat, and beef classes will be judged. 
Friday evening will wrap up with the always entertaining performance by the Parched Prairie Players of the play “Long Tall Lester…The Fastest Encyclopedia Salesman in the West”. Featured entertainment prior to the play will be youth skits performed by junior Parched Prairie Players, affectionately referred to as the “Parchments.” 
A parade downtown in Terry, featuring the theme “Past…Present…Possibilities:  Celebrating 75 Years of the Prairie County Fair and 100 Years of  Montana 4-H” will kick off Saturday’s events at 10:00 a.m. 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 beginning at 12:30 p.m. 4-H members will offer their market livestock for sale at the 4-H Livestock Sale at 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening’s night show will feature singing and dancing sensations The Gothard Sisters. 
Sunday begins with a Community Church Service at the grandstands at 10:00 a.m. The Terry Roping Club Rodeo Queen Contest will also take place at 10:00 a.m. in the show arena next to the Livestock Barn. These events will be followed by the annual Prairie County Homemaker Pie Auction at noon.  Proceeds from this year’s pie auction will go toward Fairgrounds Improvement. Later that afternoon, the Roping Club will keep you on the edge of your seats during the Ranch Rodeo which begins at 1:30 p.m. 
Kaleidoscope Entertainment will present a Bungee Run, Bouncy Boxing, and RoboSurfer games on the grounds for the kids Saturday and Sunday. 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!”  
4-H Memorabilia Sought for Fair Display
As we celebrate “Past, Present and Possibilities: 75 Years of the Prairie County Fair and 100 Years of Montana 4-H,” the Prairie County 4-H Council is planning a special Montana 4-H Centennial Display in the 4-H Building at the Fairgrounds during the Fair this year. 4-H alumni are invited to bring their 4-H memorabilia to the Fair to have on display. 4-H exhibits such as examples of project work, record books, and scrapbooks are especially encouraged. If you do bring items to have on display at the fair, please secure a label with your name on your items so they can be returned to you at the close of the Fair.

Published August 1, 2012

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