The fair returns with new offerings

Thursday, July 15, 2021
The fair returns with new offerings
Photo by Luella N. Brien
Last year, Sebastian Kruger earned a profitable first sale of his market hog. Participants showed their hogs on posters last year to speed up the project animal sale due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are no restrictions.

Big Horn County Youth Fair is gearing up to finish the month with a boatload of activities for the entire community.

The “Pirates of the Fairibbean” is sponsored by 4-H, Future Farmer’s of America, and the Big Horn County Youth Development Association. The schedule is packed with events ranging from archery and firearms, to dog training and painting classes. One of this year’s big events that will require community support is open class judging. The Open Class Judging will be open to the public; anyone can submit an exhibit. Exhibits will include crops, fruit and vegetables, flower arrangements, various hand crafted goods, food, arts and crafts for all ages, photography, and for children 8 and younger, a “Kid’s Korner” where they can participate by showing off something they’ve made.

Other categories include Native American cultural items, woodworking for different skill levels, toys and dolls, and recycled art. Everyone in the community is encouraged to bring something to show. More information about the Open Class can be found by contacting the Indoor Superintendent Nadine at, calling the Big Horn County Extension Office at (406) 665- 9770, or by coming in person to the extension office. There is no fee to enter, and you can enter as many lots as you like.

The rest of the week will have animal shows, goats, sheep, beef and dairy cows and more. Wednesday night will include a scavenger hunt. Thursday there will be a pallet painting class, Ag Olympics and a horseshoe tournament. On Friday everyone’s favorite PeeWee Pet Parade will take place in the evening, as well as the Rough Stock Rodeo. Late in the evening there’ll be room for everyone to participate in the two-step with live music from Exit 53.

On the last day there’ll be the ranch rodeo, buyer’s lunch, and the project animal sale. Be sure to check the Big Horn County Youth and Open Fair-Hardin, MT Facebook page for any updates.

For the complete fair schedule click here.