Fair time is here, Aug. 1-3

 The 2014 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of entertaining events and attractions for fairgoers August 1st through 3rd. 

     Open class entries will be accepted beginning Thursday, July 31st, 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.

     Friday opens with the 4-H and Open Class livestock show at 8:00 a.m. where swine, sheep, and beef classes will be judged.  The 4-H and Open Class Horse Show will take also take place on Friday, beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The Round Robin Showmanship contest and a 4-H Small Animal Project Exhibition will take place later that evening at 6:00 p.m.

    Friday evening will wrap up with the always entertaining performance by the Parched Prairie Players of the play “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch”.  A youth theatrical performance is also planned.

   A parade downtown in Terry, featuring the theme “Gems of the Prairie” 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 a talent contest “Talent Tonight.”  Featured entertainment prior to the talent contest will be 4-H Sewing Revue.   

    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 continuing Grandstand improvement for the Fairgrounds.  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. 

   A variety of attractions will be 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 30, 2014

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