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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!  Click on any underlined link on this page for more information on that item.

The fair begins on WEDNESDAY, July 17 with carnival, Free Stage events, and Team Roping in the evening, and concludes on SATURDAY, July 20.  (No major fair events except the Gospel Show are scheduled for Sunday.)  This gives 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. 

Grandstand entertainment!

WEDNESDAY:  The  Rosebud Team Ropers will have a roping on Wednesday night starting at 7:00 which is free for all to attend and watch. Entries begin at 5:00.

THURSDAY: The latest edition of the Forsyth Ranch Rodeo starts at 7:00 pm. Calcutta begins at 6:30. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, or $5 for kids age 6 to 11.  Click HERE to buy tickets online after May 7.

FRIDAY:  Get ready to rumble with the ROSEBUD COUNTY SHOWDOWN Demoliton Derby, which has moved back to its popular evening time slot. 

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. 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.  Click HERE to buy tickets online after May 7.

SATURDAY:  Renowned country singer CLAY WALKER, with special guest James Carothers, hits the fair stage!  
Ticket prices are: $40 for the center grandstand sections, $50 for the Party Pit (standing area) directly in front of the stage, and $35 for the side grandstand sections. General admission bleacher seats are $35.  Click HERE to buy tickets online. Tickets will be available at the gate but take note, the price rises by $5 on show day, so save money by getting your tickets early. 
Showtime is 8:00 pm.

Fun for all!

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

Montana's own Dakota Country will be performing all four days, including late evening shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Singer James Carothers will also be on the Free Stage and opens the Clay Walker show on Saturday.

"Sleightly amazing" magician and hypnotist Jeff Martin will headline the free stage with magic shows, closeup strolling magic, and hypnosis shows all four days.

New to the fair this year will be an Inflatable Waterslide, free of charge for kids of all ages.  There will also be a "dry" alternative bounce house for those who don't want to get soaked.  The inflatables will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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 Taylor's Ace Hardware. 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: View 4-H and open class entries and commercial exhibits, and relax in the air conditioning. The Exhibit Hall is open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM starting Thursday.  (Entries can be picked up starting at 8:00 on Sunday.) 

You can find a complete schedule of all the 4-H events in the 4-H Premium Book. The 4-H schedule is also on the Fair Schedule page of this site.  On Saturday at 3:00, be sure to take in the 4-H Market Stock Sale, 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: Next to the 4-H concession stand on Friday and Saturday.

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 a variety of other food vendors on the grounds too, so come and see what you find. 

ATM: Located near the concession area.

Sunday morning after the fair is over, Gospel music will close out the weekend in a free performance courtesy of the Johnson Brothers band. Relax under the pavilion and be inspired.  Music begins at 9:00 AM on Sunday.  Search and Rescue Breakfast will also be available Sunday morning.

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