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
  • 1:30—4:30 p.m. Open Dog Show, Trade Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH

  • 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA HORSE Show, Main Arena
  • 4:00-6:00 p.m. OPEN HORSE SHOW exhibits accepted

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16TH

  • 8:00 a.m. OPEN HORSE show, Main Arena
  • 8:00 a.m.—Noon 4H/FFA SWINE CHECK-IN
  • Noon—3:00 p.m. SHEEP CHECK-IN
  • 3:00—6:00 p.m. BEEF CHECK-IN
  • 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. SUNDAY ONLY— FINE ARTS/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibits accepted

MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH

  • 8:00 a.m. Mandatory Swine Exhibitor Meeting, Trade Center
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.4H/FFA MARKET SWINE WEIGH-IN
  • 9:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m. CRAFTS, HOME ARTS & NEEDLEWORK, OPEN & 4H/FFA/OPEN AG/HORT, HOME CULINARY, DAIRY, 4-H/FFA GENERAL PROJECTS, 4-H/FFA HOME EC exhibits accepted
  • 9:30 a.m. PHOTOGRAPHY/FINE ARTS judging

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18TH

  • 8:00 a.m. MARKET SHEEP judging, Trade Center Show Ring; Children’s classes to follow
  • 8:30 a.m.—Noon OPEN/4H/FFA DAIRY CATTLE CHECK IN
  • 8:30 a.m. 4H/FFA GENERAL PROJECTS & HOME EC judging
  • 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. FLORICULTURE exhibits accepted.
  • 9:00 a.m.—8 p.m. OPEN & 4H/FFA AG/HORT exhibits accepted.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY department closed for preparation
  • 9:30 a.m. CRAFTS, HOME CULINARY, DAIRY, HOME ARTS & NEEDLEWORK, Judging
  • 3:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA/OPEN BEEF CATTLE judging
  • 3:00—8:00 p.m. 4H/OPEN POULTRY & RABBIT CHECK
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m. 4H/FFA & Open GOAT CHECK-IN

Sam Riddle7:00 p.m. SAM RIDDLE CONCERT with Stoll Vaughn & Luke Dowler, Grandstand Presented by Kalispell Toyota. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

  • 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
  • FINE ARTS/PHOTOGRAPHY exhibits open
  • OPEN & 4H/FFA AF/HORT & FLORICULTURE judging
  • 9:00 a.m.—Noon DRAFT HORSE CHECK-IN
  • 9:00 a.m. 4H RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP & Breed Judging
  • Noon 4H/FFA & OPEN DAIRY CATTLE judging
  • 3:00 p.m. CARNIVAL OPENS
  • 5:00—8:00 p.m. MINIATURE HORSE CHECK-IN

KRISTIAN BUSH and Kelsea Ballerini7:30 p.m. KRISTIAN BUSH With Special Guest, Kelsea Ballerini

THURSDAY, AUGUST, 20TH

ALL DAY MCDONALDS’ DAY /SENIOR CITIZENS DAY $10.00 discount Rodeo tickets for seniors. Pick up your ticket at the Senior Rest Area located on south end of grounds just west of the Grandstand building).

  • 8:00 a.m. 4H/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 GOATS judging followed by Open Goat Judging
  • 11:00 a.m. Crafty Cookie Contest, Expo, 6-9 yr. olds

Noon a.m. CARNIVAL OPENS

  • Noon Crafty Cookie Contest Expo, 10-13 yr. olds
    A-Minute-To-Win-It Coloring Contest, Expo Bldg.
    Noon POCKET PAL Judging
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. DRAFT HORSE DEMONSTRATION, Grandstand Arena
  • 2:00 p.m. ROOSTER CROWING CONTEST, Poultry Barn
  • 5:00 p.m. DAIRY CATTLE released
  • 5:00—6:00 p.m. FLORICULTURE exhibits released
  • 7:00 p.m. JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand
  • 9:00 p.m. Exhibit buildings close

RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m. RAM PRCA RODEO, Grandstand RELAY RACES, Rodeo Half-time

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21ST

  • 6:00 —9:45 a.m. DAHLIA & GLADIOLUS exhibits accepted
  • 9:00 a.m. 4H/FFA Poultry Showmanship followed by poultry Breed judging
  • 10:00 a.m.-Noon BRING ENTRIES FOR KING ARTHUR BAKING CONTEST TO HOME CULINARY DEPT., EXPO BUILDING
  • 10:00 a.m. DAHLIA SHOW judging; followed by GLADIOLUS flower judging
  • 10:00 a.m. FAIR PARADE line up on Main Street
  • 11:30 a.m. ROUND ROBIN, Pre-Training, Trade Center

Noon CARNIVAL OPENS

  • Noon KING ARTHUR BAKING CONTEST JUDGING
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. DRAFT HORSE DEMONSTRATION, Grandstand Arena
  • 1:30 p.m. ROUND ROBIN COMPETITION, Trade Center
  • 2:00 p.m. Open Poultry Showmanship followed by breed Judging
  • 3:00 p.m. PIG WRESTLING, Northern Stars Arena
  • 2:00—6:00 p.m. OPEN/4-H LLAMA CHECK-IN
  • 7:00 p.m. JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand
  • 9:00 p.m. Exhibit Buildings close

RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m. RAM PRCA RODEO, Grandstand RELAY RACES, Rodeo Half-time

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

  • 7:30 a.m. BUYERS BREAKFAST Buyers must sign in at Ticket Booth
  • 8:30 a.m. MARKET LIVESTOCK SALE, Trade Center Show Arena
  • 9:00 a.m. Open Rabbit judging followed by open rabbit Showmanship judging.
  • 9:00 a.m. Exhibit Buildings open
  • 10:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA LLAMA & ALPACA Judging
  • 10 a.m.-Noon. THE 6th Annual GREAT AMERICAN PIE CONTEST, entries accepted, EXPO Building
  • Noon 6th Annual GREAT AMERICAN PIE CONTEST judging.

Noon CARNIVAL OPENS

  • 1:00 p.m. PHOTO CONTEST Judging, Expo Bldg.
  • 1 p.m.—3 p.m. Draft Horse Demonstrations, Grandstand Arena
  • 3:00 p.m. PIG WRESTLING, Northern Stars Arena
  • 7:00 p.m. JUSTIN MUTTON BUSTIN, Grandstand
  • 9:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA DANCE, Trade Center, after Rodeo

RAM PRCA RODEO7:30 p.m. RAM PRCA RODEO, Grandstand RELAY RACES, Rodeo Half-time

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

  • 9:00 a.m. Exhibit buildings open
  • 4H/Youth LLAMA/ALPACA obstacle/Costume judging
  • 10:00 a.m. COWBOY CHURCH
  • 10:00 a.m. LLAMA/ALPACA Judging

Noon CARNIVAL OPENS

  • 4:00 p.m. 4-H/Open Camelid Club Awards
  • 6:00 p.m. LLAMA/ALPACA released
  • 6:00 p.m. DEMOLITION DERBY, Grandstand

 PARADE

DATE:  Friday, August 21, 2015
LINE-UP:  7:30 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
JUDGING:  8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
LOCATION:  8th St. W. from 1st Ave. W., Kalispell
PARADE BEGINS:  10:00 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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