Fair of the Heart kicks off August 21
August 21, 2019
It's once again time for the Jefferson County Fair.
The annual event is scheduled to take place August 21 to 25 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park one-half mile south of Boulder.
Dubbed "A Fair of the Heart", this is the 36th Jefferson County Fair.
There is free admission with a $2 parking fee. The event will include live music, exhibits, an in-county Wrangler Roundup, and kid's activities.
On Thursday, August 22, the weekend kicks off with Fun Pianos, an interactive show featuring two pianos and lots of audience interaction. Tickets are available by calling 459-5951. Proceeds will go the Boulder Carousel to insulate the carousel building.
Rodeos and horse shows lure fans out to enjoy the weekend.
Kids have their own horse show, parade down Boulder's main street, and rodeo on Friday, August 23. Friday evening starting at 4 p.m., local cowboys and cowgirls compete in the Wrangler Roundup at events like team-penning and team-roping. There is no admission fee for Friday events.
On Saturday and Sunday, inflatable slides and other playground equipment and the Boulder River Carousel keep kids entertained. Saturday, August 29, the rodeo parade in Boulder starts at 1. The Jefferson County Rodeo Association is scheduled for 5 p.m.. Admission is just $8 for adults, $5 for kids. At 7:30 p.m., baked goods are auctioned in a lively contest with a real auctioneer that sees pies and cakes going for hundreds of dollars. Starting at 8, the real barn dance with live music by the Insufficient Funds Band is a bargain with a $2 admission fee.
A beef barbecue, sponsored by the Jefferson High School Music Department, is a home-cooked feast served from 3-6 p.m., Saturday, August 24. Food vendors will also be available. The Boulder Carousel sponsors a sausage, gravy and eggs breakfast on Sunday.
Sunday, August 25, a kids' stick horse rodeo and kids' treasure hunt in the straw start the day. Toni Person will present a puppet show Sunday. The second Jefferson County NRA Rodeo kicks off at 2 p.m. on Sunday. More live music, exhibits, and vendors round out fair & rodeo weekend for another year.
For fair & rodeo details, call 406-225-4039 or go to jeffersoncounty-mt.gov.