Prairie County Fair events begin Thursday

  The 2010 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new attractions for fairgoers August 5th through 8th.  

Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 5, 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 p.m.   Friday opens with the 4-H and Open Class livestock show at 8  a.m. where swine, sheep and beef classes will be judged.  Friday evening will wrap up with the always entertaining performance by the Parched Prairie Players of the play “Medium Rare”.  
A parade in downtown Terry, featuring the theme “Entering Construction Zone … Caution:  Fun Ahead” will kick off Saturday’s events at 10 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 showcase will be a “Got Talent?” talent contest featuring 19 acts in three age divisions.  Vocal, instrumental, poetry, and dance acts performed by local talent from Terry, Glendive, Miles City, Circle and Lindsay will entertain fairgoers. Contestants will be competing for $1,500 in prizes sponsored by the Fair Board.  
Sunday begins with a Community Church Service at 10 a.m. followed by the annual Prairie County Homemaker Pie Auction at noon.  Proceeds from this year’s pie auction will go toward the Terry Pool Bathhouse.  
The Terry Roping Club will be hosting a rodeo queen contest at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. 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 Bouncy Boxing, Robo-Surfer, and a Bungee Run on the grounds for the kids Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.  
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.  We hope you join us at “the biggest little fair in all of Eastern Montana!”  

Published Aug. 4, 2010

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