The mission of the Rosebud County Fair Board is to preserve the past, celebrate the present, and prepare for the future by providing quality entertainment, education and social activities for the benefit and enjoyment of our residents, businesses and surrounding communities.

The 2021 fair begins on WEDNESDAY, July 21 with carnival, Free Stage events, and PRCA Rodeo in the evening, and concludes on SATURDAY, July 24.  This page contains general fair information and will be updated as new information is received.

Evening grandstand entertainment!

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY:  Don't miss the thrills and spills of PRCA RODEO!  There will be TWO full nights of great rodeo entertainment, beginning at 8pm both nights, Wednesday and Thursday.  Tickets are available approximately May 1, online and on-site.

FRIDAY:  Get ready to rumble with the ROSEBUD COUNTY SHOWDOWN Demoliton Derby! There will be an $8,400 purse available, with $5,000 going to the first place winner. No entry fee for car/driver; pit passes are $20. There's also a $100 prize for the car/driver traveling the furthest to be here.  Showtime is 7:00 on Friday, July 23. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $8 for kids 6 to 11.  Kids age 5 and under get in free. The rules can be downloaded from the Demolition Derby page. We STRONGLY suggest buying tickets online. 

SATURDAY:  We are proud to present legendary country artist TRACY BYRD for our 2021 nightshow. The opening act will be the up-and-coming country trio, JUNEBUGS. Showtime is 8pm on Saturday, July 24.  Tickets will be available in late spring!

Fun for all!

The FREE STAGE will offer entertainment for all ages, without you having to spend a nickel! The Free Stage will be located on the midway, directly across from the beer garden area. 

Free Stage entertainment will be updated by early Spring 2021

We are bringing back the Inflatable Waterslide and Bounce House, free of charge for kids of all ages, once again.  There will also be at least one "dry" alternative bounce house for those who don't want to get soaked.  The inflatables will be available all four days starting at 11:00am.

The Mighty Thomas Carnival

Enjoy four full evenings of carnival rides, starting Wednesday night!

  • Hours:
    Wed-Thur-Fri  5:00 -10:00 pm
    Saturday  2:00 -11:00 pm

  • Discount advance wristband tickets:
    Available starting in early June at Yellowstone Pharmacy in Forsyth. In Hysham, visit the Hysham School for carnival tickets.  In Colstrip, you can get tickets at Colstrip City Hall. Discount wristband tickets are $18 and can be used for unlimited rides on any single day of the fair.  Wristbands go up to $23 during the fair so pick yours up early and save.

Everything else

Rosebud County Search and Rescue Breakfast is served all morning from 6:30am to 11:00am in the Search and Rescue Canopy next to the Exhibit Hall. 

Exhibit Hall: The Exhibit Hall will be open from 10:00 to 8:00pm daily. Visit the many vendor booths and other exhibits in air conditioned comfort.  The FFA also has a concession booth in the hall.  New restroom facitilies are available as well.

4-H:  Please contact your local 4-H leaders for information and schedules. Updated information will be on the 4-H page of our website as it becomes available.  The Market Stock Sale will be held Saturday afternoon, followed by Take a Buyer to Dinner.

Young Men's Club Beer Booth will be open all four days and evenings.

Knights of Columbus Bingo schedule will be updated when available.

There will be an array of food vendors on the grounds this year, including Thomas Carnival's Midway Grill, featuring burgers, fries, corndogs and funnel cakes.  Many other vendors will be onsite; come and see what will tempt your tastes.

ATM: Located near the concession area.

We are always open to suggestions, questions, comments and ideas from the public on how to make the fair better. Visit our Facebook page or send us an e-mail.  And please note that events and schedules are subject to last minute changes.  Watch our Facebook page for updates during the fair.

We'll see you at the fair!

-- Rosebud County Fair Board