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Blaine County Fair events start Sunday with 4-H activities


Last updated 8/7/2020 at 12:21pm

Blaine County Fair is still set for next week, but with a few cancellations and changes from its normal operations.

“Our fair will look different this year,” Montana State University Blaine County  Extension Agent Juli Snedigar said. “We have been working with 4-H members, leaders, parents, the Blaine County Health Department, Blaine County Fair Board and several others to come up with a plan to make the most of our 2020 Blaine County Fair.”

Fair Manager Debbie Ramberg said all the food booths, carnival and petting zoo have been canceled.

She said they have also canceled the demolition derby, pig wrestling, venders and all open class entries. 

4-H is still having a 4-H fair and the Bear Paw Roundup community is still putting on the rodeo with the Doo Wha Riders for entertainment, she said.

Snedigar said people who would like to attend the 4-H fair that the spectators be limited to family of participants.

All the shows will be streamed on Facebook, she said.

People can watch all shows at https://www.facebook.com/blainecountymontana4h/ .

The 2020 Blaine County Fair Youth Livestock Sale will be online, she said, and live in-person.

The sale is Saturday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. at the outdoor show arena.

“All supporters are invited to attend in person,” Snedigar said. “Signs will be posted reminding everyone of social distancing.”

People planning to purchase a market animal need to make arrangements with their local meat processor, she said. 

She added that they will be delivering animals to Bear Paw Meats and Hi-Line Packing. 

People who would like them delivered elsewhere, she said, make arrangements and let the Extension Office know as soon as possible.

Anyone with questions can contact Snedigar at the Blaine County Extension Office at 406-357-3200 or [email protected] 

The 2020 Blaine County Fair 4-H , FFA, rodeo and concert schedule will be as follows:

Sunday, Aug. 9 - 4-H Indoor Exhibit Interviews, 5 p.m. rabbit show, 6 p.m. cat show, 7 p.m. poultry show, 8 p.m. rabbit show 

Tuesday, Aug. 11 - 8 a.m. horse Show

Wednesday, Aug. 12 - 5 to 7 p.m. weigh in of market beef and market lamb

Thursday, Aug. 13 - 8 a.m. market beef show, beef showmanship and beef breeding show; at 1 p.m. is the market lamb show, sheep showmanship and the sheep breeding show; at 4 p.m. market swine with weigh in to follow; 7 p.m. is the PRCA Rodeo and The Doo Wha Riders performance will take place.

Friday, Aug. 14 - 7 a.m. is the market swine show and swine showmanship; 9 a.m. youth livestock sale; 1 p.m. Round Robin showmanship contest; 7 p.m. the PRCA Rodeo and the The Doo Wha Riders 

Saturday, Aug. 15- 9 a.m. youth livestock sale; at 7 p.m. The Doo Wha Riders Concert.


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