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Rocky Mountain Association  of Fairs

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.

There's something for everyone at the Rosebud-Treasure County Fair!  Here's a rundown of what you will find at the fair. Click on any underlined link on this page for more information on that item. Please note: This page will be updated throughout the spring and summer as new information becomes available. Please check back often and also look at our Fair Schedule page to help plan your fair days. 

The first thing you will notice about this year's fair is the change in the day schedule. This year the fair begins on WEDNESDAY, July 18 with carnival and Free Stage events followed by Team Roping in the evening, and concludes on SATURDAY, July 21.  (No major fair events except the Gospel show are scheduled for Sunday.)  This change will allow us to move the Demolition Derby back to an evening time slot, and will give you four great evenings to enjoy at the fair.  Entry Day will still be on Thursday as always, and you can still pick up your exhibits from the exhibit hall on Sunday as always. 

Grandstand entertainment!
Get ready to kick-up-your-heels with country singer RODNEY ATKINS hits the fair stage for our Saturday night show!  Rodney's hit songs include "Take a Back Road," "It's America," "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" and his latest, "Caught Up In the Country," which was released March 23. Ticket prices are: $35 for the center reserved grandstand sections, $40 for the Party Pit (standing area) directly in front of the stage, and $30 for the side grandstand sections. General admission bleacher seats are $30 as well.  Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 7. Tickets will also be available at the gate (unless the show is sold-out) but take note, the price rises by $5 on show day, so save money by getting your tickets early. Watch our website or Facebook page for updates.  Showtime is 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 21.

On Friday evening, get ready to rumble as the ROSEBUD COUNTY SHOWDOWN Demoliton Derby, a long-time feature of the fair, is moving back to an evening time slot. There will be a $6,400 purse available, with $3,000 going to the first place winner. If you drive the most miles to bring a car to the derby, you can claim a $100 prize!  Showtime will be at 7:00, Friday, July 20. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 11.  Kids age 5 and under get in free. The rules can be downloaded from the Demolition Derby page and you'll find other information on that page as well.  Online and in-person ticket sales will be available on May 7.

Grandstand entertainment doesn't stop there... The latest edition of the Forsyth Ranch Rodeo will be happening on Thursday night, July 19, at 7:00 pm.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults, or $5 for kids age 6 to 11. Tickets for the Ranch Rodeo and all other fair events go on sale Monday, May 7 at the fair office or on our website.

The Rosebud Team Ropers will have a roping on Wednesday night starting at 6:00 which is free for all to attend and watch.

Fun for all!
The FREE STAGE will offer entertainment for all ages, without you having to spend a nickel!  Free Stage entertainment will be held in the pavilion area just east of the Exhibit Hall. 

Montana's own Dakota Country will be performing several shows a day, including late evening shows on Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Singer Brady Goss also returns to our lineup this year - he'll be working the Free Stage and will also open the show for Rodney Atkins on Saturday.

For magic fans, Jeff Martin, "Sleightly Amazing," is back by popular demand!  Jeff's stage show is definitely amazing, but you can also catch one of his "close-up" performances which will be happening around the grounds all weekend. You never know what time Jeff will show up, and he's one of the best close-up magicians in the business. Jeff will also debut his well-known hypnosis show at the fair this year too, so be ready to volunteer to be in the show!

The Mighty Thomas Carnival makes another return to the Fair midway with classic and modern rides to keep the thrill-seekers busy all weekend, and games galore too. Rides featured this year may include the Zipper, Gravitron, SuperShot, Bumper Cars, Tornado, Century Wheel and of course an array of kiddie rides too. Don't forget to pick up your discounted advance wristband tickets which will be on sale soon at the Fair office, Yellowstone Pharmacy in Forsyth, Family Services in Colstrip, and Hysham School in Hysham. Discount wristbands will allow you unlimited rides on any day of the fair.  The discount ends on Tuesday of fair week, so get yours early!  The carnival will be open at 4:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon on Saturday. (Times subject to slight changes.)

Everything else
Start all your fair days with a delicious breakfast served by 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 Exhibition Hall.  During the rest of the day, take advantage of several other food vendors along the midway. 4-H Concessions are open starting at noon until about 10:30pm all days of the fair. Most other food vendors are open until late in the evening each day of the fair. Some vendors may not arrive until Thursday. 

Visit the air conditioned Exhibit Hall to view 4-H and open class entries and plenty of commercial exhibits. The Exhibit Hall is open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM each day of the fair.  (Entries can be picked up starting at 2:00 on Sunday.) 

The 4-H schedule will be on the Fair Schedule page of this site by early summer.  On Saturday at 3:30, be sure to take in the 4-H Market Stock Sale, followed by "Take a Buyer to Dinner." 

The Young Men's Club Beer Booth will be open all four days. You can also play Knights of Columbus Bingo next to the concession stand during the fair (schedule information coming soon).

Sunday morning, Gospel music will return to the fair in a free performance courtesy of the Johnson Brothers band. Relax under the pavilion and be inspired.  Music begins at 9:00 AM. 

Of course the best part of the fair is socializing and meeting old and new friends. To make the good times roll, all you need is "fair food." It's not fairtime without 4-H concessions featuring those famous fair-burgers, and there will be an array of other food vendors including Thomas Carnival's Midway Grill, featuring burgers, fries, corndogs and funnel cakes, and the Cola Corner in the Exhibition Hall sponsored by Forsyth FFA, featuring homemade goodies. There will be other food vendors on the grounds too, so come and see what you can find. 

For those needing ready cash, there will be an ATM located near the 4-H concession area.

It all adds up to one of the best county fairs around, and it all comes with free gate admission and no parking fees! 

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.

See you at the fair this July!

-- Rosebud County Fair Board