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This website is brand new for the 2018 Sanders County Fair. RiffTechPC has worked tirelessy to ensure all information is correct and up to date. If you find an error, please forgive us and let us know at rifftechpc@gmail.com.

About the Fair

The Sanders County Fair began in 1911 with a community horse race. Participants included ladies and gentlemen from the town of Plains, as well as ladies and gentlemen from the reservation. In that day, settler ladies rode side saddle while their Native American counterparts rode astride! For a number of years horse racing and horsemanship were a major part of the fair.

As the years passed, rodeos, carnivals and dances were added to the options provided to visitors. The parade organized during fair weekend became a favorite, especially as participants included such things as new-fangled automobiles and old, reliable steer-driven wagons.

Currently, the fair is one of the seven largest fairs in the state of Montana and attracts visitors from throughout western Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington. Many of our part-time residents make sure they are present during fair time. In recent years attendance has been between 30,000 and 50,000 people (which doubles and triples the population of the whole county!). It is the only fair in western Montana that does not charge a gate fee.

Daily and weekly parking passes are available. Parking for camping and RVs is also available along the river front.

How to Participate in the 2018 Sanders County Fair

PRCA Rodeo is being produced by:
Powder River Rodeo Productions, L.L.C.
Hank or Lori Franzen
225 North Muddy Road
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
Phone (307) 856-1465
Fax (307) 856-1464
NO LOCAL ENTRIES ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE PRCA RODEO.

Bull Riding Event is being produced by:
Powder River Rodeo Productions, L.L.C.
Hank or Lori Franzen
225 North Muddy Road
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
Phone (307) 856-1465

Exhibits for judging:
All Open Class Exhibit entries, including livestock and poultry & rabbits, must be pre-registered in order to enter the 2018 Sanders County Fair. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you fail to pre-register your entry, you will not be allowed to exhibit the entry. Open Class entries will be accepted starting July 2nd, 2018.

Arts, Crafts & Photography,
Home Sewing & Needlecraft

All exhibits are to be taken to each Division between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27th, 2018.

Culinary Arts, Floriculture, and Horticulture
All exhibits are to be taken to each Division between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018.

Livestock, Poultry & Rabbits
All exhibits are to be entered between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018.

Exhibits may not be removed until after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018. Early removal of exhibits shall cause the forfeiture of any awards and/or premiums, and the entrant shall be barred from entering exhibits the following year.

Where applicable, enter exhibits in the correct category that applies to you. In the case of any complaint against an exhibitor, Fair Management reserves the right to call for affidavits to satisfy a challenge.

Each exhibitor can register only one entry per lot.

Entries are accepted for published lots only.

Open Class Horse Show:
For more information contact Michelle McGuigan (406) 531-8121.

Demolition Derby: Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 at 7:00pm in the main arena.
This event is sponsored and produced by the Plains Lions Club.

Owners of cars to be driven in the demolition derby may call the fair office at (406) 826-3202 to have an entry form mailed or faxed to them. Or, download the entry form and then call the fair office to have a car number assigned.

ENTRY FORM  DEMOLITION DERBY RULES

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Contacts

Sanders County Fair
30 River Road West
Plains, MT 59859
Fair Office: (406) 826-3202
Fax: (406) 826-3674

Chris McGuigan, Fair Manager
Lynn Felstet, Administrative Assistant