Marias 4 County Fair - Toole Pondera Liberty and Glacier Counties

Fair Week Activities 2023



Shelby FFA BBQ Competition


Barbeque Contest

Friday, July 21, 2023, starting at 12:01 am

$50 Entry Fee (Covers one or all classes)

4-H and FFA Member Teams can compete for FREE!!

**Cash prizes!**

Sampling and the People's Choice voting will available to the public for $10.

Celebrity Judging will be held about an hour before the Indian Relay Races begin.

Details for Participants:

Competitors must cook everything on-site and can start anytime they wish after 12:01 am.

We will more than likely have five categories again. (Last year's classes were Baby Back Ribs, Beef Brisket, Whole Chicken, Open Class, and Dessert.)

$50 entry fee (a competitor can do one or all of the categories for $50)

4-H and FFA teams can enter for FREE (must comprise of 4-H or FFA members only; parents may offer guidance, but will not be competing)

The competitors must have enough to give small samples to the public.

The meat and all supplies are the responsibility of the competitors.

$10 wristbands will be sold to the public, giving them access to samples and a chance to vote for the People Choice award.

Paper boats, napkins, and utensils will be provided for public sampling.

Proceeds will go to the Shelby FFA Chapter.

Contact Thad White at 814-931-7758 or to enter. Walk-ups will also be accepted.

Sponsored by the Shelby FFA Chapter and other local donors.





Kids Inflatable Fun Zone

Hours of Operation:

Thursday, July 20 12 pm - 8 pm
Friday, July 21 12 pm - 8 pm
Saturday, July 22 12 pm - 8 pm

Splat Inflatables will be joining us for some bounce house, obstacle course, and water wars action!

There is loads of fun for kids of all ages:

50' Obstacle Course
Two people can race side-by-side through this obstacle course, complete with a slide down the back!

Bungee Run
With one on each side, runners will get harnessed to a bungee cord and given a Velcro patch, then run as far as they can to stick the patch before the bungee pulls them back to the start!

Bounce House
Perfect for younger kids. And with the netting all around you can easily keep an eye on the them.

Dinosaur Slide
Just what it says. Who doesn't love a good slide?!

Water Wars
Kids of all ages will love targeting their friends with slingshots that propel wet sponges in this arena!



Pony Rides at Marias Fair


Pony Rides

Saturday, July 22, Noon - 1 pm @ Horse Arena

The Marias Fair 4-H Horse Committee is planning to offer Pony Rides!

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.

The 4-H Horse Committee has a special event planned once again this year. They will be offering pony rides to any youngster who would like to ride.

Show up to the horse arena at 12:00 noon on Saturday. We encourage kids to wear closed-toe shoes. Other than that, be ready to ride!



Marias Fair Parade


Marias Fair Parades

Pet & Doll Parade (Kids)

Thursday July 20 @ 11:00 am
Mainstreet, Shelby
Ice Cream to follow

Marias Fair Parade

Saturday, July 22 @ 11:00 am
2022 Theme: (TBA)


Shelby Area Chamber of Commerce


Get Involved!


Do you want to host an activity during Fair week? Maybe something fun for the kids to do?? Let's get those imaginations going, and activities planned! Let us know if you have some ideas or plans in the works. We can surely get it added to the lineup of activities and help promote!