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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. 

Grandstand entertainment!
Get ready to kick-up-your-heels with the legendary country rock band SAWYER BROWN hits the fair stage for our Saturday night show!  There's not a bad seat in the house! Ticket prices are: $30 for the center grandstand sections, $25 for the side grandstand sections. General admission bleacher seats are $25 as well.  Online ticket sales are available NOW!  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. Watch our website or Facebook page for updates.  Showtime is 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 22.

On Sunday afternoon, get ready to rumble with the ROSEBUD COUNTY SHOWDOWN Demoliton Derby, a long-time feature of the fair coming back for a new generation of thrills.  There will be a $6,400 purse available, with $3,000 going to the first place winner. No entry fee for car/driver; pit passes are $20.  Showtime will be at 1:00, Sunday, July 23. 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.

Grandstand entertainment doesn't stop there... The latest edition of the Forsyth Ranch Rodeo will be happening on Friday night at 7:00 pm.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults, or $5 for kids age 6 to 11.

The Rosebud Team Ropers will have a roping on Thursday 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!  For 2017, Free Stage entertainment will be held in the pavilion area just east of the exhibition hall. 

Montana's own Dakota Country will be performing several shows a day, including late evening shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Singer Brady Goss also joins our lineup for the first time - he'll be working the Free Stage and will also open the show for Sawyer Brown 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. Prepare to have your mind blown! 

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 are on sale now 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! 

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 all days of the fair. Most other food vendors are open until 10:00pm or later on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

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.) 

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 3:30, 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 play Knights of Columbus Bingo next to the concession stand on Friday and Sunday afternoons during the fair. Bingo will be played from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Friday, and 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on Sunday.

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.  After the Gospel show, a full slate of free entertainment and a last session of the carnival will help you wind down the fair in style.

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 one or two ATMs located near the fair office and/or 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