Check out the Schedule page and mark your calendars. It's going to be a good one!
Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Marias River Stampede Rodeo will include two nights of Pro-Rodeo rodeo action. Mark your calendars!
Highlights include PRCA Clown, Trick Riders, Youth Presentations & More!
Concerts follow the rodeo each night.
Saturday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm
BREAKING NEWS: We're BREAKING the CHAINS!!
This years' Demo Derby is kicking it old school. We've burned up the "Chain & Bang" Rules and it's back to the OLD RULES. It's going to be an old fashioned give-it-all-you-got, crash-em-up DERBY!! Spread the word!!
The Derby will remain on SATURDAY NIGHT!! Fireworks and Boone Country Band to Follow!!
Friday, July 19 @ 9:00 pm, following the PRCA Rodeo
The Plowed Under Band is a high energy, black dirt country band from Havre Montana that mixes traditional and new country with blues, rock and original songs to bring you a sound as big as the big sky they live under.
Formed in 2009 Plowed Under is a mixture of musicians from diverse backgrounds in country, rock, and jazz. They draw the inspiration for the songs they write from these styles and the black dirt of northcentral Montana where they were raised.
Thursday after the PRCA Rodeo & Saturday after the Demo Derby!
They've been a hit the past couple years and we're bringing them back again!
Boone Country Band has a wide range set list, playing nothing but good foot stompin' music.
This is no ordinary band - This is a Family Band. You can bet they've played together a time or two. While our local talent from Sunburst MT, Dan Gliko Jr., is on drums, his dad Dan is on lead guitar, cousin Jerry on bass, cousin Matt on rhythm, uncle Tom on steel guitar, and this year they are even bringing along Aunt Mary Lu!
They'll be set up and ready to play at the grandstands both Thursday and Saturday nights. It’s sure to be a good time with some good music!
Miss Teen Rodeo Montana, Rebecca Stroh
Rebecca was born and raised on the Hi-Line in the Harlem/Chinook area of Northcentral Montana. She is the sixteen-year-old daughter of Robin and Lisa Stroh and the younger sister of Robert and Benjamin Stroh. She is currently a sophomore at Chinook High School where she is on the honor roll, Student Council, FFA secretary, 4-H president, and FCCLA Vice-President of Membership. In athletics, she plays volleyball, runs track, and wrestles where she was the first girl to place at the state tournament from a B/C school.
While participating in 4-H, Rebecca has shown swine, beef, and goats, as well as won numerous grand championships for dog obedience, agility, and showmanship. Her horse projects are her favorites - competing in western classes, working ranch horse, and colt to maturity. Rebecca loves to rodeo and participates in many events, with roping being at the top of her list.
As Miss Teen Rodeo Montana, Rebecca loves sharing her western lifestyle and serves as a role model for younger children. Her spunky personality challenges and energizes children to Rope Their Dreams by thinking big, setting goals, and working hard every day to accomplish the things that are important to them – even if it means being different than their friends. Rebecca believes that in a world where you can be anything, just be yourself!
Rae-Lynn Armstrong and Piper Yule to Perform
The best of the best are coming to Shelby to perform both nights of our PRCA Marias River Stampede Rodeo!
Rae-Lynn Armstrong along with 9 year old Piper Yule is sure to be one of the highlights of the Marias Fair.
Rae-Lynn Armstrong is a 20 year Professional Trick & Fancy Rider and NFR Contract Act.
9 year old Piper Yule is a Roman Rider & Trick & Fancy Rider, Youngest fully carded PRCA & CPRA Act, 3X Canadian Pee Wee Champion, 2016 North American Pee Wee Champion, CFR Rising Stars Contract Act, and The AMERICAN Junior Contract Act.
You won't want to miss this!
Entertainment during PRCA Rodeo: Clown & Barrelman, Scot Allerdings.
Scot provides several means of high quality family entertainment during his performances. From his family friendly comedy to new high-energy exciting acts, Scot keeps you entertained throughout the event. Scot loves to work with the youth and will do whatever he can to help promote the sport of rodeo in a positive fashion.
He is truly a “Class Clown”!!
Wednesday 4-8 pm & Thursday-Saturday 12-8 pm
Check this out! We're bringing an Inflatable Fun Zone to the Fair this year!
The Kids Inflatable Fun Zone will include water walkers, hippo chow down game, bouncy house, sports games, and even a ZIP LINE!
And here's the kicker - The Marias Fair Board will be providing this as free act entertainment, there will be no tickets or wristbands needed!
There will also be a “Build a Buddy” booth where kids can buy a customized stuffed animal. (These will be be somewhere around $10-20)
During the week of the fair, the Fun Zone will be open from 4-8 pm on Wednesday and 12-8 pm Thursday through Saturday!
Theme: “American Legion – 100 Years of Service”
Mainstreet in Shelby, 11:00 am
The 2019 Marias Fair Parade Theme is “American Legion – 100 Years of Service”
The American Legion is a national organization, founded in 1919. Our local post in Shelby, Montana is The American Legion Post #43, with Commander Tim Duve. Members consist of veterans who have all served our country - And are still serving. The American Legion performs military funerals and also installs the white cross fatality markers on our state highways and roads. The American Legion is completely non-profit, and does so many things that are of benefit to our nation's veterans and our country as a whole.
Anything that our local Shelby post takes in for donations – stays in the state of Montana. A good portion of it goes back to students for grants and scholarships.
The Marias Fair Parade will be held Saturday at 11:00 am, Mainstreet in Shelby. You won't want to miss it. The United States Air Force is coming up to march with our American Legion Post #43. They will be leading the parade, presenting our national colors. The Army National Guard has been invited. The Royal Canadian Legion Pipe Band will be here to dazzle us with bagpipes. There will be floats, and of course- candy!
And, a fun announcement from the Marias Fair: Everyone is welcome to make their way out to the fairgrounds and park their floats to display for the day. Come one, come all!
More About the American Legion and the wonderful things this organization is does: American Legion Website
Saturday, July 20, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Do you have a little one who, while at the fair, walks by the horse barn in hopes he/she can pet one of the horses?
Well, if this just described you and your littles, there's a few people that have noticed you in years past. They want to do something special at the fair this year, and offer pony rides to any youngster who would like to ride.
Spirit, this fine pony you see here, along with a couple other horses, will be in the horse arena at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 20, and ready to ride!
Magic, Ballons & Face Painting - Saturday July 20 from 2 to 6 pm!
Pippi appears brightly dressed in her clown best, complete with her cart full of magical surprises, for either around the stage or around a table.
Brightly colored flags, parachutes, and balls provide non-competitive games for kids age six to sixty.
She is an accomplished balloon artist with her beautiful balloon hats and wild animal creations.
Pippi also carries an incredible face painting kit with which she creates exquisite jeweled designs for the girls and ladies alike. There are exotic animals and pirates for the wild at heart.
"Pippi is eager to please and loves to give everyone a big hug and a squeeze!
Come on out and join the fun. Pippi has something for everyone!"