An exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new talent is planned for fairgoers August 1st through 4th at the Prairie County Fair.
This year’s Fair will kick off with the 4-H and Open Class Horse Show Thursday afternoon, August 1st. The action will continue on Friday morning, August 2nd, 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 “The Treasure of Shiver River” by the always entertaining Parched Prairie Players.
A morning parade downtown in Terry will kick off Saturday’s events with the theme “Country Roots and Cowboy Boots.” 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 the Teka Brock Band. Teka Brock, who grew up in Glendive, considered music a hobby until 2005 when she recorded her first five songs with legendary producer James William Guercio in Nashville, Tennessee. She could only find time to do so in-between breaks from her job at a coal mine in Decker, Montana. Prior to then, Teka had concentrated mainly on competing regionally at rodeos in Montana, Wyoming and the surrounding states. For most of her life, she had opened the rodeos by singing the National Anthem. Since formation of the band in 2008, the Teka Brock Band has opened for such acts as Blake Shelton, Lonestar, the Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Bucky Covington, Chuck Wicks and Jalan Crossland.
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.
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 17, 2013