Schedule of Events

NW MT Fair & Rodeo Schedule

Fair Events By Date & Time

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

  • 8:30—9:30 a.m  4H/FFA DOG SHOW check-in
  • 9:30 – 12 Noon  4H/FFA Dog show – Showmanship, Rally, Obedience – Trade Center
  • 1:30—4:30 p.m Open Dog Show, Trade Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH

  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. OPEN HORSE SHOW exhibits accepted

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH

  • 8:00 a.m.   OPEN HORSE show, Main Arena
  • 8:30 – 12 Noon  4H/FFA Swine check-in – Trade Center
  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.   Fine Arts & Photography exhibits check-in – Expo Building
  • 12 Noon – 3 p.m.  Sheep check-in – Trade Center
  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Beef Check-in – Trade Center

MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH

  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Crafts, Home Arts & Needlework, Ag Horticulture, Home Culinary, Dairy products, 4H/FFA General Projects, 4H/FFA Home Economics – Exhibits Accepted – Expo Building
  • 9:30 a.m.  Photography & Fine Arts Judging begins
  • 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  4H/FFA Market Sheep, Swine, and Beef weigh-in – Trade Center

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18TH

  • 8:00 a.m.  Market Sheep judging, Trade Center Show Ring; (children’s classes to follow)
  • 8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon   Open Beef and Dairy Cattle check-in – Trade Center
  • 8:30 a.m.  4H/FFA General Projects Judging – Expo Building
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Floriculture exhibits accepted – Floriculture Building
  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Open and 4H/FFA Ag Horticulture exhibits accepted – Expo Building
  • 9:30 a.m.  Crafts, Home Culinary, Dairy, Home Arts & Needlework judging
  • 3:00 p.m.  4-H/FFA/Open Beef Cattle judging, Trade Center
  • 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.  4H/FFA and Open Poultry & Rabbits check –in – Poultry Rabbit Building
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  4H/FFA and Open Goat check-in – Trade Center
  • 5:30 p.m.  Gates open for Concert seating
  • Sam Riddle7:00 p.m.   Kalispell Toyota Concert Series presents SAM RIDDLE CONCERT, featuring Stoll Vaughn and Luke Dowler Grandstand
  • 9:00 p.m. Exhibit Buildings close

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH

FAIR OFFICIALLY OPENS

  • 8:00 a.m.  Swine Showmanship & Market Swine judging, Trade Center
  • 9:00 a.m.  Exhibit Buildings Open
    4H/FFA Rabbit Showmanship & Breed Judging, Rabbit Barn
    Ag Horticulture & Floriculture judging – Expo Building
    4H/FFA & Open Dairy Cattle judging – Trade Center
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon   Draft Horses check-in, Draft Horse Barn
  • 11:00 a.m.  Commercial Exhibits opens, Grandstand Building
  • 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Free Kids Zone Fun – Montana Clown Works
  • 11:30 a.m.  Crazy contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 12:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds
  • 1:30 p.m.   Play contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 2:00 p.m.  Kick It Up! fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
  • 2:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 3:00 p.m.  CARNIVAL OPENS
  • 3:30 p.m.  Play contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 4:00 p.m.  Kick It Up! Fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
  • 4:30 p.m.   Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Miniature Horse check-in
  • 5:30 p.m.  Play contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 6:00 p.m.  Kick It Up! Fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
  • 6:00 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, at the Huckleberry Stage
  • 6:00 p.m.  Gates open for Concert seating
  • 6:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • KRISTIAN BUSH and Kelsea Ballerini7:30 p.m.  Kristian Bush and Kelsea Ballerini Concert Sponsored by Kalispell Toyota, Grandstand
  • 7:30 p.m.  Play contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 8:00 p.m.  Kick It Up! Fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
  • 9:00 p.m.  Exhibit buildings close
  • 9:30 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, at the Huckleberry Stage

THURSDAY, AUGUST, 20TH

MCDONALD’S SENIORS and KIDS DAY
Free admission for all guests 65+ years young and 12 or under
$10.00 discount Rodeo tickets for Seniors. Tickets available at the RSVP Seniors Rest Area
located next to the Grandstand building.

  • 8:00 a.m.  4H/FFA & Open Miniature Horse show, Northern Stars Arena
  • 9:00 a.m.  Exhibit Buildings open
  • 10:00 a.m.  4H/FFA Beef Fitting contest, Trade Center
  • 10:30 a.m.  4-H/FFA Goat judging followed by Open Goat judging, Trade Center
  • 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Free Kids Zone Fun – Montana Clown Works
  • 11:00 a.m.  Commercial Exhibit Building opens, Grandstand Bldg
  • 11:00 a.m.  Crafty Cookie Contest, Expo Building for our guests 6-9 yr. olds
  • 11:30 p.m.   Fun, crazy, contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez. Win prizes – all free!
  • Noon   Carnival opens
    Crafty Cookie Contest Expo Building for our guests 10-13 yr. olds
    A-Minute-To-Win-It Coloring Contest, Expo Building for 6-13 yr. olds
    Pocket Pal Judging, Rabbit Poultry Barn
    – New Horizon Community  Band, RSVP Senior Rest Area
    Dream Dancers on the Huckleberry Stage
  • 12:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 1:00-3 p.m.  Old-Time Draft Horse Demonstrations, Grandstand – Free for the Family
  • 1:00 p.m.  Cowboy Poetry by Kirk Gentry, Huckleberry Stage
  • 1:30 p.m.  Play fun games at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 2:00 p.m.  ROOSTER CROWING CONTEST, Poultry Barn
    Enjoy the Big Sky Fiddlers at the Huckleberry Stage
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 2:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 3:30 p.m.  Play zany games at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 4:00 p.m.  Great music by Rudy Mendez at the Huckleberry Stage
    Kick It Up! Fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
  • 4:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 5:00 p.m.  Great traditional music with New Horizon Community Band, Senior Rest Area
  • 5:30 p.m.  Play zany contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 6:00 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician John Dunnigan on the Huckleberry Stage
    Kick It Up! Fun throughout the grounds with Bill Robison.
    Grandstands Open for Rodeo seating.
  • 6:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
    NW Montana Rodeo Pageant Coronation of Rodeo Queen, Princess, and Little Miss – Grandstands
  • 7:00 p.m.  JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand
  • RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m.   RAM PRCA RODEO, Grandstands with RELAY RACES during Rodeo halftime
  • 8:00 p.m.  Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!                                   
  • 8:30 p.m.  My True Freedom at the Huckleberry Stage
  • 9:00 p.m.  Exhibit buildings close
  • 9:30 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician John Dunnigan on the Huckleberry Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST

Veterans Honored with free gate and rodeo admission with valid current or retired ID while supplies last

  • 6 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Dahlia & Gladiolus entries accepted – Floriculture Building
  • 9:00 a.m.   Exhibit buildings open
    –  4H/FFA Poultry Showmanship followed by poultry breed judging, Poultry Barn
  • 10:00 a.m.  FAIR PARADE begins on Main Street – Kick it Up!
  • 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon  King Arthur Baking Contest entries accepted at Expo Building
  • 10:00 a.m.  Dahlia Show judging followed by Gladiolus flowers, Floriculture Building
  • 11:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Free Kids Zone Fun – Montana Clown Works
  • 11:00 a.m.  Commercial Exhibit Building opens, Grandstand Building
  • 11:30 p.m.  Play zany contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 12 noon      King Arthur Baking Contest judging, Expo Building
  • 12:30 p.m. Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 1:00 p.m.   Carnival Opens
  • 1:00 p.m. -3 p.m.  Draft Horse Demonstrations. Great free family entertainment in the Grandstands
  • 1:30 p.m.   Round Robin Showmanship Competition at the Trade Center
    Play crazy contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 2:00 p.m.   Micah Meadors & Parker Basham will entertain you at the Huckleberry Stage
    Open Poultry Showmanship followed by breed judging, Poultry Barn
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.  Llama & Alpaca check in at the Llama Barn
  • 2:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.  World Famous Pig Wrestling, Northern Stars Arena
  • 3:00 p.m.  The Young Life Band performs at the Huckleberry Stage
  • 3:30 p.m.  Play fun contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 4:00 p.m.  Kalispell Country Cloggers, Huckleberry Stage
    Where’s Bill Robison? You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 4:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 5:00 p.m.  Western Line Dancers and Columbia Falls High Steppers, Huckleberry Stage
  • 5:30 p.m.  Play silly contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 6:00 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, rocks the Huckleberry Stage
    Grandstand Gates open for Rodeo seating
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 6:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 7:00 p.m.  JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand
  • RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m. RAM PRCA RODEO, Grandstand RELAY RACES, Rodeo Half-time
  • 9:00 p.m. Exhibit Buildings close
  • 9:30 p.m.  A valley favorite and good looking musician, John Dunnigan, at the Huckleberry Stage

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

  • 7:30 a.m.  Market Buyers Breakfast, Trade Center buyers must sign in at the Ticket Booth
  • 8:30 a.m.  JR MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE, Trade Center Show Arena
  • 9:00 a.m.  Open Rabbit judging followed by Rabbit Showmanship, Rabbit Poultry Barn
  • 9:00 a.m.  Exhibit Buildings open
  • 10:00 a.m.  4-H/FFA Llama & Alpaca Judging, Mild Fence Arena
  • 10:00 a.m.-12 noon  THE GREAT AMERICAN PIE CONTEST, exhibits accepted, Expo Building
  • 11:00 a.m.  Commercial Exhibit Building opens, Grandstand Building
  • 11:00 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free Kids Zone Fun – Montana Clown Works
  • 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.  K-9 Working Dog Demonstration. Police work, control, handling, and search exhibits – free in the Grandstands
  • 11:30 a.m.  Fun contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 12 noon   Enjoy the Young Life Band at the Huckleberry Stage
    6th Annual GREAT AMERICAN PIE CONTEST judging in the Expo Building
  • 12 noon       CARNIVAL OPENS
  • 12:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 1:00 p.m.    Capture the Fair – Photo Contest Judging, Expo Bldg.
  • 1:00-3 p.m.  Gentle Giants Draft Horse Demonstrations, Grandstand
  • 1:30 p.m.    Zany contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 2:00 p.m.   Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 2:30 p.m.   Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 3:00 p.m.   You’ll enjoy Michael Ferrari at the Huckleberry Stage
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Final Day of Pig Wrestling, Northern Stars Arena
  • 4:00 p.m.   Kalispell Country Cloggers, Huckleberry Stage
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 4:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 5:00 p.m.  Western Line Dancers and Columbia Falls High Steppers Kick it Up! at the Huckleberry Stage
  • 5:30 p.m.  Play fun games at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 6:00 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, Huckleberry Stage
    Flatheaders Square Dancing, by the Expo Building
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
    Gates Open for Rodeo Seating
  • 6:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m.  RAM PRCA RODEO Action, Grandstands
                         CHAMPIONSHIP RELAY RACES, Rodeo Halftime
  • 7:30 p.m.  Crazy contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 8:00 p.m.  Watch out for Bill Robison! You never know what he’ll do next.
  • 9:00 p.m.  Exhibit Buildings close
  • 9:30 p.m.  The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, Huckleberry Stage
    4-H/FFA Barn Dance is open to all, Trade Center (following the Rodeo)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

NBC MontanaNBC MONTANA FAMILY DAY – $11 Gate Admission for Family of 4

  • 9:00 a.m.   Exhibit buildings open
  • 9:00 a.m.   4H/Youth Llama & Alpaca obstacle/costume judging, Mild Fence Arena
  • 10:00 a.m.  COWBOY CHURCH, Huckleberry Stage
    Llama & Alpaca Judging, Mild Fence Arena
  • 11:00 a.m.  Commercial Exhibit Building opens, Grandstand Building
  • 11:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.  Join in fun kids games at the Kids Zone with Montana Clown Works
  • 11:30 a.m.  Play silly contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 12 noon      Carnival OPENS
  • 12 noon – 2 p.m.  Dan Dubuque will amaze you on his slide guitar. Great listening at the Huckleberry Stage           
  • 12:30 p.m.  Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 1:30 p.m.    Play zany contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 2:00 p.m.   Michael Ferrari & Deidre Corson
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 2:30 p.m.   Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 3:30 p.m.   Play fun contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 4:00 p.m.   Best Blues in the Valley, Kenny James Miller Band at the Huckleberry Stage
      – 4-H/Open Camelid Club Awards
      – Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 4:30 p.m.   Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 5:00 p.m.   Gates open for Demo Derby seating
  • 5:30 p.m.   The Flathead’s most popular musician, John Dunnigan, Huckleberry Stage
    Play zany contests at The Kids Carnival Area with Freddie Prez and win prizes – all free!
  • 6:00 p.m.  NAPA DEMOLITION DERBY, Grandstand
  • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Livestock Buildings begin release of animals
    Watch out for Bill Robison. You never know what he’ll do next!
  • 6:30 p.m.  The Flathead’s most infamous musician, John Dunnigan, Huckleberry Stage
    Theater 16 Traveling Game Show – Strolling the Grounds.
  • 8:00 p.m.  Exhibit buildings close

 PARADE

DATE:  Friday, August 21, 2015
LINE-UP7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
JUDGING8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
LOCATION:  8th St. W. from 1st Ave. W., Kalispell
PARADE BEGINS10:00 a.m., marching north on Main Street, Kalispell
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Noon, Thursday, August 20th,  2015
Entry forms and Fair Parade Guidelines are available at the Flathead County Fairgrounds or
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
15 Depot Loop
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 758-2800 Fax :758-2805
You can register online at www.kalispellchamber.com

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Thank you for joining us at the 2015 NW Montana Fair & Rodeo. 2016 Fair will be held August 17-21st.

To see what’s happening at the Fairground throughout the year, 2015 Flathead County Fairgrounds Event Schedule. Event information is subject to change.