From Prairie County MSU Extension Office
The 2011 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new attractions for fairgoers August 4th through 7th.
Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 4th, 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 “Here Come the Cows … and Never Say Moo in Mesa”.
A parade downtown in Terry, featuring the theme “Rockin’ 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 concert will welcome back the Liquidators to entertain fairgoers.
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 Grandstand renovation. 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.
Combat Zone/LaserOps will present an action packed life size laser tag game on the grounds for the kids Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 July 27, 2011