Schedule of Events

The Josh Turner Concert is proudly sponsored by

Toyota

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

FAIR OFFICIALLY OPENS

8:00 a.m.     SWINE Showmanship & Market Swine judging, Trade Center

9:00 a.m.     Display Buildings Open

OPEN & 4H/FFA AG/HORT & FLORICULTURE judging

9:00 a.m.— 11 a.m.     DRAFT HORSES CHECK-IN

9:00 a.m.     4H RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP & Breed Judging

10:00 a.m.     Whitefish Credit Union 3D Art project begins – Trade Center

11:00 a.m.     Commercial Exhibits Open – Grandstand Building

Noon     4H/FFA & OPEN DAIRY CATTLE judging

Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

Watch out – Buck Trout is roaming the streets with his stories and tales

2:00 p.m.     4H/FFA Rabbit Showmanship

Cooks Pig Racing – who will win this race? Northern Stars Arena

3:00—10 p.m.      CARNIVAL OPENS

4:00 p.m.     Best Food of the Fair awards – Huckleberry Stage

Cooks Pig Racing – don’t miss this fan favorite, Northern Stars Arena

5:00 p.m      John Dunnigan and his IPad band plays your favorites, Huckleberry Stage

Jules Ross the Mime is loose – is he behind you?

6:00 p.m.     Gates open for the Josh Turner Concert, Grandstands

                        Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

7:30 p.m.     Josh Turner in Concert featuring Andrew Sweeney and special guests the Flying W Wranglers
                         Sponsored by Toyota and our friends at Kalispell Toyota. Hosted by BEE Broadcasting – Grandstands

8:00 p.m.      Cooks Pig Racing – ready, set, go!  Northern Stars Arena

9:00 p.m.      Commercial Exhibits Close – Grandstands Building

9:30 p.m.      John Dunnigan – world renowned singer, songwriter, and banjo picker, Huckleberry Stage

 THURSDAY, AUGUST, 16

KAJ TV, MCDONALDS’ KIDS/SENIOR CITIZENS DAY 12 & under and 65 & over FREE Fair admission!

$10.00 discount General Admission Rodeo tickets for seniors.   Get your ticket today at the Senior Rest Area

8:00 a.m.     4H/OPEN MINIATURE HORSE Show, Northernn Stars Arena

8:30 a.m.     4-H/FFA GOAT judging followed by Open Goat judging. Trade Center

9:00 a.m.     Display Buildings open

10:00 a.m.    4H/FFA BEEF FITTING CONTEST, Trade Center

11:00 a.m.     Crafty Cookie Contest, Expo, 6-9 yr. olds

Commercial Exhibits Open – Grandstand Building

Flathead New Horizons Band, Senior Rest Area

Noon      Crafty Cookie Contest Expo, 10-13 yr. olds

A-Minute-To-Win-It Coloring Contest, all in the Expo Bldg.

Dream Dancers – Huckleberry Stage

Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

Noon – 10:00 p.m.    Carnival OPENS

Noon – 5:00 p.m.     Alpine Weavers and Spinners Guild Demonstrations in the Expo Bldg.

1:00 p.m.     Flying W Wranglers, Huckleberry Stage

1:00-3:00 p.m.     DRAFT HORSE SHOW, Grandstand Arena

2:00 p.m.      Big Sky Fiddlers jamming on the Huckleberry Stage

Cooks Pig Racing – the favorite Oreo cookie is at stake, Northern Stars Arena

2:30 p.m.     Flathead New Horizon Band, Senior Rest Area

3:00 p.m.     Young Life Band, Huckleberry Stage

4:00 p.m.     Cooks Pig Racing – bringing their A game for you, Northern Stars Arena

4:30 p.m.      Flying W Wranglers, Huckleberry Stage

5:00—6:00 p.m.   FLORICULTURE exhibits released – catch these beautiful displays before they’re gone

6:00 p.m.     John Dunnigan – everybody’s favorite harmonica player, Huckleberry Stage

6:00 p.m.     Gates open for the RAM PRCA Rodeo – grab your tickets, dinner, and get ready for the show!

Cooks Pig Racing – Free and tons of fun, Northern Stars Arena

7:00 p.m.     JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand

7:30 p.m.    RAM PRCA RODEO featuring the toughest stock and best cowboys/cowgirls, Grandstand

Relay Racing Heat #1 & #2 at half-time

7:30 p.m.     Dan Dubuque and his amazing music, Huckleberry Stage

8:00 p.m.     Cooks Pig Racing – Family fun and blue ribbons, Northern Stars Arena

9:00 p.m.     Exhibit buildings close

9:30 p.m.     John Dunnigan – Kick your boots up a bit longer, Huckleberry Stage

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

6:00 —9:45 a.m.  DAHLIA & GLADIOLUS exhibits accepted, Floriculture

9:00 a.m.     Open Class Poultry Showmanship followed by poultry breed judging, Poultry/Rabbit Barn

10:00 a.m.-Noon  Entries due for KING ARTHUR BAKING CONTEST at Home Culinary Dept., Expo Building

10:00 a.m.    DAHLIA SHOW judging; followed by GLADIOLUS flower judging

10:00 a.m.    FAIR PARADE BEGINS – Downtown Kalispell, special thanks to Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Ambassadors

11:00 a.m.     Commercial Exhibits Open – Grandstand Building

11:30 a.m.     ROUND ROBIN, Pre-Training, Trade Center

Noon      KING ARTHUR BAKING CONTEST Judging, Expo Building

Cooks Pig Racing – racing because they love to, Northern Stars Arena

Noon – 5:00 p.m. Alpine Weavers and Spinners Guild Demonstrations in the Expo Bldg.

1:00-3:00 p.m.    DRAFT HORSE SHOW, Grandstand Arena

1:00 —10:00 p.m.  Carnival Open

1:30 p.m.     ROUND ROBIN COMPETITION, Trade Center

2:00 p.m.    Rooster Crowing contest, Poultry/Rabbit Barn

Cooks Pig Racing – receive a blue ribbon if you pick the winner, Northern Stars Arena

2:00—6:00 p.m.   OPEN/4-H LLAMA CHECK-IN

2:30 p.m.     2018/2019 NW Montana Pro Rodeo Queen Crowning & Coronation – share in their dreams, Huckleberry Stage

4:00 p.m.     Kalispell Country Cloggers, Huckleberry Stage

Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

5:00 p.m.     Western Line Dancers, Huckleberry Stage

6:00 p.m.     John Dunnigan – playing what he wants (and you ask for), Huckleberry Stage

Gates open for the RAM PRCA Rodeo – get your tickets, dinner, and find your seat! Grandstands

Cooks Pig Racing – great family fun, Northern Stars Arena

7:00 p.m.      JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand

7:30 p.m.    RAM PRCA RODEO – THE OLD WEST IS WILD! Grandstands

Heat #3 Relay Racing at half-time of the Rodeo

8:00 p.m.     Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

9:00 p.m.     Exhibit Buildings close

9:30 p.m.     John Dunnigan, Flathead’s Favorite, performs his unique brand of music, Huckleberry Stage

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

7:30 a.m.     MARKET SALE BUYERS BREAKFAST please check in at the Sale Office, Trade Center

8:00 a.m.    MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE, Trade Center

9:00 a.m.    Exhibit Buildings open

10:00 a.m.   4-H/FFA LLAMA & ALPACA Judging, Mild Fence Arena

10:00 a.m.–10:45 Story Time with the Rabbits & Poultry – Hosted by Imagine If Libraries, Rabbit Barn

10 a.m.-Noon.    GREAT AMERICAN PIE contest entries accepted, Expo Building

11:00 a.m.     Commercial Exhibits Open – Grandstand Building

Noon      8th Annual GREAT AMERICAN PIE CONTEST – judging in the Expo Building

Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

Noon—10:00 p.m. CARNIVAL OPEN

Noon – 5:00 p.m. Alpine Weavers and Spinners Guild Demonstrations in the Expo Bldg.

Creature Feature Contest begins in the Trade Center Lobby – all kids welcome!

1 p.m.—3 p.m.     DRAFT HORSE SHOW, Grandstand Arena

2:00 p.m.     2018 Fair PHOTO CONTEST Judging, Expo Building

Poultry/Rabbit/Pocket Pals Costumer Contest – Discover the Fun, Rabbit/Poultry Barn

Cooks Pig Racing – who will win today? Northern Stars Arena

3:00 p.m.     Chicks N Chaps benefit program – Grandstand Arena

4:00 p.m.     Kalispell Country Cloggers, Huckleberry Stage

Cooks Pig Racing – fast pigs and fun for all, Northernn Stars Arena

5:00 p.m.     Western Line Dancers, Huckleberry Stage

6:00 p.m.     John Dunnigan – Flathead’s very own godfather of covers, Huckleberry Stage

Gates open for the RAM PRCA Rodeo – Grandstand Arena

Cooks Pig Racing – going to be a few surprises today, Northern Stars Arena

7:00 p.m.     Kenny James Miller Band – rocking the house, Huckleberry Stage

JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN’, Grandstand Arena

7:30 p.m.               RAM PRCA RODEO – THE LAST NIGHT TO CATCH THE EXCITEMENT! Grandstands Arena.  Championships of Relay Racing at half-time

8:00 p.m.     Cooks Pig Racing – receive a blue ribbon if your pig wins! Northern Stars Arena

9:00 a.m.      Commercial Exhibits Close – Grandstand Building

9:30 p.m.     John Dunnigan – helps to make a great Fair day better, Huckleberry Stage

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

NBC Montana Day—Enjoy Family admission of 4 people For only $11

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9:00 a.m.     Exhibit buildings open

10:00 a.m.    Walking Fiber LLAMA/ALPACA Judging

11:00 a.m.    Commercial Exhibits Open – Grandstand Building

Noon—8:00 p.m. Carnival OPEN

Noon     Llama/Alpaca Costume Contest Judging, Mild Fence Arena

Cooks Pig Racing – pick your favorite and cheer them on, Northern Stars Arena

Buck Trout is telling stories and wandering the streets. Say hello to him.

1:00 p.m.     Llama/Alpaca Obstacle & Pack judging

2:00 p.m.     Cooks Pig Racing – magic, dogs, and pigs – a good day, Northern Stars Arena

3:00 p.m.      John Dunnigan – our favorite picker in the Flathead, Huckleberry Stage

4-H/Open Camelid Club Awards, Mild Fence Arena

Jules Ross will make you smile – watch for him throughout the grounds

4:00 p.m.     Last chance to have your photo taken at the Whitefish Credit Union 3D Art, Trade Center

Cooks Pig Racing – cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

5:00 p.m.     Gates Open for Demo Derby – Grandstands general admission seating

6:00 p.m.    29th ANNUAL FAIR DEMOLITION DERBY – special features Compact Cars, and Power Wheel Derby, Grandstands

Cooks Pig Racing – last race of the Fair, cheer on your favorite, Northern Stars Arena

6:00–8:00 p.m.     ALL EXHIBITS RELEASED

8:00 p.m.     Exhibit buildings close

 

What’s happening at the Fairgrounds the rest of the year?

The Calendar of Fairground Events is available here  2018 Flathead County Fairgrounds Event Schedule.  Events are subject to change – check back often.

 

Mutton bustin action

THANK YOU for taking part in the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo – A 116 year tradition.

Discover Montana’s Best – August 15-19, 2018