It's the 75th Anniversary of the Marias Fair!
In honor of this milestone, this year's Fair Theme is: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future!
There are many exciting events lined up, so mark your calendars. See you at the Marias Fair!
NEW to the Marias Fair: Elite Bull Riding
Thursday, July 21 @ 7:00 pm
Cowboys from all over Montana, Idaho and Alberta Canada will be here competing for their chance to win.
Each rider competes in two rounds, then the best of the best are selected to ride in the final short-go round.
There will be a calcutta for each rider in the final round. Place your bets on a bull rider OR..... on the BULLS!! It's sure to be a buckin' wild time!
Antique Tractor Show
Any tractor or implement made before 1980 is welcome.
Pre-register to ensure you reserve a spot. (You may still register upon arrival.)
Show starts at Noon on Wednesday, July 20th, goes through Sunday, July 24th.
REGISTRATION FORM [PDF]
Judging will be held on Friday. Prizes are TBA. Divisions are:
- Best of Show
- Most Improvable
All tractors will be on display throughout the fair. You are welcome to take your tractor home anytime on Sunday.
Remember – The Marias Fair Parade will be held on Saturday and the Tractor Entries are more than welcome to attend!
Carnival POP (Pay-One-Price) Tickets
Carnival POP (Pay One Price) Tickets are now on Sale!
Buy one POP Ticket and exchange it at the carnival ticket booth for an unlimited ride wristband.
Tickets are $18 each and good for one whole day.
POP Tickets will not be sold after July 20th.
Tickets are available for purchase in many locations around our 4 counties. We have even added a couple Sunburst locations this year!
Special Guest at the Marias River Stampede: Miss Rodeo Montana
Miss Rodeo Montana, Lindsay Garpestad, will be in attendance and start the opening ceremonies at the rodeo.
Calling Simms home, Lindsay is the 22 year old daughter of Vonda Harrison and the late Lonny Garpestad. Lindsay is a Cum Laude and Sigma Beta Delta graduate of Carroll College in Helena, with two bachelor degrees in Political Science and Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing.
Lindsay is honored to have the opportunity to give back to the agricultural programs and organizations that have served generations of her family. As the sixth-generation raised on a Montana ranch, she has been blessed with the opportunity to live the western lifestyle. She is grateful and eager to promote the western lifestyle, rodeo, and the state of Montana, through positive, educational, and professional interactions with everyone she meets.
Growing up personally knowing numerous former Miss Rodeo Montana's, she seeks to honor a long line of hard working, dedicated, and successful Montana women, who have held the title of Miss Rodeo Montana and hopes of Miss Rodeo America. Finally, Lindsay wants to encourage and inspire the next generation of Montana cowgirls and cowboys by promoting the fundamental purposes, practices, and principles that are essential to representing Montana and the "greatest sport on dirt," rodeo.
Mutton Busting Returns!
All the young cowboys & cowgirls will have a chance to ride professional bucking sheep again this year, courtesy of our local Zane–the-Z-Man–Drishinski. (Who, by the way, is our clown at the Rodeo both nights!)
Magic In Motion to Perform
Rae-Lynn Armstrong and Madison MacDonald of Magic in Motion will be performing both nights of the Marias River Stampede PRCA rodeo, July 22 & 23. The trick-riding duo has performed across Canada and the United States at world renowned events and rodeos, including performances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo for several consecutive years. What a treat to have them here for our hometown PRCA rodeo!
Local Talent, The Crawford Bros. Band to Perform at the Marias Fair
We are excited to announce that The Crawford Bros. Band will be performing for TWO nights during the Marias Fair. This local band is sure to entertain and play us some great tunes. Make plans to be there on Thursday and Friday nights!
From the Crawfords: "We are country western band featuring a screaming fiddle. We play music from all the recent greats like George Strait, Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash."