Marias Fair


Pig Wrestling - Thursday, July 16 at 7:00pm

Admission: Adult $20, Students and Seniors $10. Over 80 and under 8 are free.

Register Your Pig Wrestling Team!

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Info on Participation

Divisions (4 People per Team)

  • Pee Wee (Ages 5 - 8 years)
  • Intermediate (Ages 9 - 15 years) **UPDATE 7-11-15: THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. Any teams in this age group that still want to sign up may enter in the Men/Women groups if they so choose.
  • Men (Ages 16 and up)
  • Women (Ages 16 and up)

To Register for the Event:

  • Complete the Registration & Liability Form.
  • Until Tuesday, July 14: Deliver forms and entry fees ($40 per team) to Jordan Stoltz at PO Box 475, Valier MT 59486. You may also drop off at Pony Expressions in Valier or at the Marias Fair Office in Shelby.
  • From Wednesday, July 15 until NOON on Thursday, July 16: Registration forms can be turned in to Julie Arnold at the Open Class Exhibit Building.
  • Registration will close at NOON on Thursday.
  • Each Division has a limit of 10 teams each, so get signed up early!

Call Jordan at 472-3386, 279-3362 or 229-0279

Pig Wrestling Rules

  1. Teams must to be checked in by no later than 6:30 pm the day of the event. (no others allowed in arena)
  2. Each team has 1 minute to put their pig in the barrel.
  3. Begin with 2 players on either side of the gate with one hand on the fence.
  4. No player may use gloves, spikes, hooks or any other object to help catch pig.
  5. No hitting pig to stun or otherwise harm animal.
  6. Pig must be taken to the barrel in the center of the ring. Barrel may not be taken to the pig.
  7. Barrel must be upright and pig must be put in barrel butt first.
  8. Players must stay and help unload pig out of the barrel.
  9. The judge’s ruling is final.

Winning Team Prizes
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
$100 prize for top costume.
Calcutta for the adult contestants.