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Roosevelt County Fair Comes To Culbertson

The annual Roosevelt County Fair will be taking over Culbertson this week, Aug. 9-12. The fair is an annual livestock showcase and auction which brings together farmers and 4-H youth alike from across the county. However, Roosevelt County Fair strives to have something for everyone with its plethora of events over the four days.


The fair began Wednesday, Aug. 9, with a flag ceremony by Centennial Clovers 4-H Club and Culbertson Saddle Club at 3:45 p.m. The youth horse show was scheduled for 4 p.m. at the saddle club grounds. At 5:30 p.m., the open class indoor exhibit judging took place. Directly after, at 6 p.m., O-Mok-See children’s horse events started. The fair closed at 9 p.m. Wednesday, ending its shortest day.
Youth entertainment will open at about 10 a.m. each day of the fair. The Prairie Pals Petting Zoo is open from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and there will also be a kids zone, featuring bounce houses for children to play in.
On Thursday, Aug. 10, Tumbleweed 4-H Club, Froid Future Farmers of America and Up-N-Atom 4-H Club will start the day off with the flag salute at 8 a.m. Starting at 8:30 a.m., conference judging will occur for 4-H, Future Farmers of America and scouts. Beef, sheep/ goat and swine weigh-ins will take place at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. respectively.
The free corn feed will take place at 5 p.m. as well as the FFA alumni scholarship barbecue. Entertainment will be provided by Pretty Iron Feather Dancers and Midway Band. Fair buildings and youth entertainment close at 1 p.m. and the teen dance will begin at 8 p.m.
The flag salute by Culbertson FFA and Missouri River Rats 4-H Club will begin at 7:55 a.m. Friday. Livestock judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. Small animal judging and showmanship is scheduled for 1 p.m.
A free meal sponsored by Cul-
bertson Chamber of Commerce and the ice cream social will be be served around 5 p.m.. Adult showmanship for Bainville Community Association scholarships will run concurrent to this at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The 4-H and FFA livestock auction is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Just prior to the livestock auction will be the 4-H Wall of Fame induction ceremony in which First Community Bank and Richland Federal Credit Union will be honored for their contributions to the Roosevelt County Fair.
Country musician Lexi Wyman will provide an evening performance as the big entertainment event for the fair Friday at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, the final day of the fair, the flag salute by Bainville FFA and Frontier 4-H Club will begin at 8 a.m. Livestock showmanship will begin at 8:30 a.m.
A paid barbecue meal is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the “money in the straw” event, sponsored by First Community Bank, will begin at 1:30 p.m.
All commercial and educational booths will be dismantled around 3 p.m., so don’t miss the great displays.
The ranch rodeo calcutta auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 6 p.m. at the Culbertson
Saddle Club.
Admission to the fair is free of charge, although there is a charge for some events. There are tons of things to see and do at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair. Fair organizers hope that people from all across northeastern Montana will come spend some time taking in some of the events.