It’s Fair Time!
The 2009 Prairie County Fair has an exciting mixture of favorite traditional events and new attractions for fairgoers August 6th through 9th.
Open class entries will be accepted Thursday, August 6th, from 4:00 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. At 1:00 p.m. there will be Heifer Pen Jackpot Show. This jackpot class will consist of pens of 3 bred yearling heifers. Exhibitors pay a $10 entry fee to the jackpot, with the winner taking home the entire jackpot. In addition, local businessman and the Fair Board will contribute an added purse of $50 to the jackpot if there are at least two pens entered. To enter the Heifer Pen Jackpot, exhibitors should notify the Extension Office prior to the Fair.
The Open Class Horse Show is taking place on Friday of the Fair this year. 4-H horses will be judged, beginning around 12:30 p.m., with open class horse performance classes expected to begin around 2:30 p.m. and continue into the early evening. The public is invited to come and watch these events on Friday, view the open class exhibits, and enjoy the concessions available.
A parade downtown in Terry, featuring the theme "Generations of Fun" 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 will wrap up with the always entertaining performance by the Parched Prairie Players.
Sunday begins with a Community Church Service at 10:00 a.m., followed by the annual Prairie County Homemaker Pie Auction at Noon. Proceeds from this year’s pie auction will go toward a new kiosk at the cemetery. 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.
Fun on the Run Amusements will present Boulder Dash and the Lil’ Pumper Slide on the grounds for the kids Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 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!"
Area Fair Dates:
Richland County Fair in Sidney, August 5-8
Powder River County Fair in Broadus, August 6-8
Prairie County Fair in Terry, August 6-9
Carter County Fair in Ekalaka, August 6-9
Montana Fair in Billings, August 7-15
Garfield County Fair in Jordan, August 13-15
Dawson County Fair in Glendive, August 13-16
Fallon County Fair in Baker, August 13-16
McCone County Fair in Circle, August 20-22
Eastern Montana Fair in Miles City, August 20-23
Wibaux County Fair in Wibaux, August 27-30