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FRIDAY, JULY 25, FOX Rock N Ride Day
5:00pm Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Purple Gate
5pm - 11pm All Commercial Vendors Open
5pm - 11pm All Gates and Concessions Open
5pm-11pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
5pm Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
5:15 PM Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
8pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
8:45pm The Cold Hard Cash Show 3 Rivers Stage
SATURDAY, JULY 26, Budweiser Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
Noon Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
Noon-1pm Montana Cattlewomen Cooking Demonstration Family Living Center
Noon-3pm Spinning: Great Pyrenees Dog Hair Harvest Building
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon- 11pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-11pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1pm Live Horse Racing Grandstands
1pm Pony Trail Classes Pony Barn
1-3pm “Beef in the Kitchen” Youth Contest Family Living Center
1-3pm Cascade County Homemakers serving cookies & lemonade Family Living Center
1 -5pm MSU Extension Day at the Fair Family Living Center
1-5pm Meet the MSU Agents & Specialists Family Living Center
1-6pm 4-H Public Speaking Contest Exhibition Hall
1:45pm The Cold Hard Cash Show 3 Rivers Stage
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
2-6pm Susan Kinney Digital Art Work  Fine Arts Building
3-7pm Painting Leslie Fontana Fine Arts Building
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
3-5pm “Beef in the Kitchen” Adult Contest Family Living Center
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5pm Pony Show, performance South Park
5:15pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition  Harvest Building
6-9pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Fine Arts Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Hand Spinning Demonstration  Harvest Building
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
8pm Tesla Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
8:45 The Cold Hard Cash Show 3 Rivers Stage
SUNDAY, JULY 27, Great Falls Tribune Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
Noon  Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
Noon Open Sheep Show Livestock Pavilion
Noon-1pm Great American SPAM Championship Contest Entries for Kid Chefs – ages 7-17 Family Living Center
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon - 10pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon - 11pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-11pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1pm Live Horse Racing Grandstands
1pm Pony Hunter/Jumper Classes Pony Barn
1pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
1-4pm  Home Arts YeeHaw Ride Em' Cowboy Contest  Family Living Center
1-5pm Painting, Leslie Fontana Fine Arts Building
1-6pm 4-H Edible Art Contest Exhibition Hall
1:30-3pm Great American SPAM Championship Contest Judging for Kid Chefs Family Living Center
1:45pm The Cold Hard Cash Show 3 Rivers Stage
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
3-4pm Great American SPAM Championship Contest Entries for Adults and Elites – ages 18 + Family Living Center
3-9pm Floriculture Division 2 entries accepted Fine Arts/Atrium
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
4:30-6pm Great American SPAM Championship Contest Judging for Adults and Elites Family Living Center
5pm Sheep Supreme Ram & Ewe Livestock Pavilion
5pm Pony Show, performance South Park
5pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
5:15pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
5:30pm Animal Alley Display Across From Kids Carnival
6pm Sheep Supreme Flock Competition Livestock Pavilion
6pm  Spinning Wheel Demonstration Harvest Building
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6-9pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Fine Arts Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
8pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
8pm Summerland Tour with Everclear, Soul Asylum, and Eve 6 Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
8:45pm The Cold Hard Cash Show 3 Rivers Stage
MONDAY, JULY 28, 3 Rivers Communications Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
Noon  Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Sparkettes of Montana 3 Rivers Stage
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon - 10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Finarts Building 
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon - 10pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon- 10pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-10pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
12:30-4:30 pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
1:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
2-4pm Wheat and Barley-a-Thon entries accepted Family Living Center
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
4pm Pony Show, performance South Park
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5pm “Veggie 500” Races Harvest Building
5:15pm Sound of the Falls Women's Harmony Chorus 3 Rivers Stage
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6pm Wheat and Barley-a-Thon Judging Family Living Center
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
7pm Antique Sock Knitting Machine Demonstration Harvest Building
8pm David Nail with special guest Maggie Rose Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
8:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
TUESDAY, JULY 29, Central Montana Radio Carload Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
10am Junior Livestock Swine check-in and weigh-in Livestock Pavilion
11am Junior Livestock Lamb check-in and weigh-in Livestock Pavilion
Noon  Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Sparkettes of Montana 3 Rivers Stage
Noon Junior Livestock Heifer check-in Livestock Pavilion
Noon Pony Costume Class, Parade of Champions to follow South Park
Noon Mr. Potato Head Contest Harvest Building
Noon-1pm FFA Soils Judging Registration FFA Building
Noon-3pm FFA Livestock Judging Registration FFA Building
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon - 10pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon - 10pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-10pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
12:30-4:30 pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1-4pm FFA Soils Judging FFA Building
1-6pm 4-H Cat Show Exhibition Hall
1:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
2pm Junior Livestock Steer check-in and weigh-in Livestock Pavilion
2pm Mr. Potato Head Judging Harvest Building
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
3:30-6:30pm Best Pie Contest Family Living Center
4pm Rug Twining Demonstration Harvest Building
4-6pm 4-H & FFA Livestock Judging Livestock Pavilion
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5pm Junior Livestock Exhibitor Meeting Livestock Pavilion
5:15pm Sparkettes of Montana 3 Rivers Stage
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup presented by 3 Rivers Communications - Patriot Night Grandstands
7pm Spinning Wheel Demonstration Harvest Building
7pm Home Arts Fastest Hook in MT - Crochet Contest begins Family Living Center
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
8pm 80's Rock Night presented by Black Diamond Entertainment Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
8:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
8am Market Swine Show Livestock Pavilion
10am Market Lamb Show Livestock Pavilion
Noon  Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
Noon Junior Bred Heifer Show Livestock Pavilion
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon - 10pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon - 10pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon-10pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
12:30-4:30pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1-2:30pm Cupcake Decorating Contest registration Family Living Center
1:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
2pm Market Steer Show Livestock Pavilion
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:35-3pm Cupcake Decorating Demonstration Family Living Center
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3pm Wet Felting Demonstration Harvest Building
3:05 - 3:30pm Cupcake Decorating Contest  Family Living Center
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5:15pm Miss Linda's School of Dance 3 Rivers Stage
6pm Cascade County Homemakers Awards Program Quilting Exhibition Hall
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
6:30pm Cascade County Homemakers Awards Program Culinary Family Living Center
7pm Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup presented by 3 Rivers Communications - Family Night sponsored by Stockman Bank Grandstands
7pm Cascade County Homemakers Awards Program Home Arts Family Living Center
7pm Antique Sock Knitting Machine Demonstration Harvest Building
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
8:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
9pm Jake Owen with special guest Old Dominion Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
THURSDAY, JULY 31, Benefis Health System Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
8am Swine Showmanship (Jr. & Sr.) Livestock Pavilion
10am Lamb Showmanship (Jr. & Sr.) Livestock Pavilion
Noon  Animal Alley Display Across from Kids Carnival
Noon Sparkettes of Montana 3 Rivers Stage
Noon Beef Showmanship (Jr. & Sr.) Livestock Pavilion
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon - 10pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon - 10pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-10pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
12:30-4:30 pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1-3pm Home Arts Adult & Youth Doll/ Teddy Bear Contest  Family Living Center
1-6pm 4-H Foods educational exhibits Exhibition Hall
1:45pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
2pm Shorthorn Show Livestock Pavilion
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3pm Open Class Simmental Show Livestock Pavilion
3:30pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
4pm Antique Sock Knitting Machine Demonstration  Harvest Building
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5pm Commercial Heifer Show Livestock Pavilion
5-6:15pm C & H Sugar Fudge Contest Entries accepted  Family Living Center
5:15pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
6pm Great Falls Weavers & Spinners Spin-In Public Welcome Harvest Building
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
6:30-8:00pm C & H Sugar Fudge Contest Judging  Family Living Center
7pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
7pm Critter 'n' Costume Contest Livestock Pavilion
7pm Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup presented by 3 Rivers Communications - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night sponsored by Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute Grandstands
8:45pm Charley Jenkins 3 Rivers Stage
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, Pepsi Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
9am Poultry - show 1 followed by show 2 Poultry/Rabbit Barn
9am Junior Exhibitor Angus Show Livestock Pavilion
10-5pm Club Calf Display Livestock Pavilion
11am Open Angus Show Livestock Pavilion
Noon  Animal Alley  Across From Kids Carnival
Noon Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
Noon-7pm Cydni Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon - 11pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon - 11pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-11pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
Noon-11pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
12:30-4:30pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Open Beef Supreme Champion Challenge Livestock Pavilion
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1-6pm 4-H Pocket Pets Exhibition Hall
1:45pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3pm Needle Felting Demonstration Harvest Building
3pm Poultry Youth Showmanship - sponsored by RMPA Poultry/Rabbit Barn
3:30pm  Country Showdown 3 Rivers Stage
4pm Hobby Competitor’s Choice Awards Harvest Building
4pm Junior Livestock Sale Buyer Social Livestock Pavilion
4-8pm Fine Arts Mixed Media Card Making, Patsy Sowers Fine Arts
4-8pm Book Making, Beth Solbik Fine Arts
4:30-5:30pm Pork Producers Contest BBQ Pork Ribs  Family Living Center
5pm Junior Livestock Sale Livestock Pavilion
5pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5:45pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6-9pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Fine Arts Building
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:30-8pm Pork Producers Contest BBQ Judging Family Living Center
7pm Weaving & Spinning Demonstration Harvest Building
7pm Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup presented by 3 Rivers Communications - Pepsi Night sponsored by Pepsi Grandstands
7:30pm Charley Jenkins 3 Rivers Stage
9pm
9pm
Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline
Restless Heart 
3 Rivers Stage
MaxCountry/KMON Rodeo Stage
9pm ICF 14 - Live cage fights presented by 221 Industries Pacific Steel & Recycling Four Seasons Arena
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, Paradise Fencing Day
All day School Hide ‘n’ Seek Activities Exhibition Hall
11am 4-H Horse Show  Livestock Pavilion
11am – 2pm Antique Sock Knitting Machines Harvest Building
Noon Animal Alley Display Funsville
Noon Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
Noon-7pm Cyndi Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) Fine Arts Building
Noon-10pm Photography Daily Digital Shows Fine Arts Building
Noon- 11pm All Commercial Vendors Open
Noon- 11pm All Gates and Concessions Open
Noon-11pm Walk on Water & Zoom South Park
Noon-11pm Grizz Biz-selling fair t-shirts & pins Harvest Building
12:30-4:30pm Hobby Model Make N Take Harvest Building
1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
1pm Garden & Farm Crop Special Awards Ceremony Harvest Building
1-5pm Fine Arts Painting, Leslie Fontana Fine Arts
1:30pm  Fastest Needle in Mt. Contest Family Living Center
1:45pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
2pm 4-H Fashion Revue Exhibition Hall
2pm 4-H Quilt Show Exhibition Hall
2-6pm Digital Artwork, Susan Kinney Fine Arts Building
2:45pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
3:30pm Jeanne Coady - Tribute to Patsy Cline 3 Rivers Stage
4pm Cherry Seed Spitting Signup & Contest Harvest Building
4-5pm E. Guittard Rich Chocolate Cake Contest entries accepted Family Living Center
4:30pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
5pm Cherry Seed Spitting Contest Finals Harvest Building
5:15pm Michael Swenson - Comedy Hypnotist 3 Rivers Stage
5:30pm E. Guittard Rich Chocolate Cake Contest judging Family Living Center
6pm LEGO Daily Mystery competition Harvest Building
6pm Quilt Raffle Drawing (need not be present to win) Exhibition Hall
6-9pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Fine Arts Building
6:15pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Central Park
7pm Big Sky Pro Rodeo Roundup presented by 3 Rivers Communications - Spirit Night sponsored by Little Athens Grandstands
7pm Country Showdown 3 Rivers Stage
9pm Restless Heart  MaxCountry/KMON Rodeo Stage
 

 

 

 

 

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