KALISPELL - The Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo is set to take place from Aug. 17 to Aug. 21 at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell.
The Fair & Rodeo is continuing its 120 years of tradition in Northwest Montana.
Mutton Bustin will be the opening event for all three nights of the RAM PRCA Rodeo which runs from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20.
Mutton Bustin’ features children riding sheep and trying to stay on as long as possible.
The winner of each night’s competition will receive a pair of Justin Junior boots.
For children to be eligible, they must be ages five to seven, weigh under 55 pounds, and submit a parental consent form.
Organizers note only 24 children will be selected and priority will be given to children who have not previously competed.
Registration for the Mutton Bustin’ drawing can be found at CHS, Western Outdoor, Murdoch’s (Kalispell and Columbia Falls locations), and at the fairgrounds office until 4 p.m. on Aug. 5.
The drawing winners will be notified by phone.
People wishing to compete in other events, 4-H/FFA or Open Class competitions can register art http://www.nwmtfair.com/fairbook/ until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 (unless otherwise stated in the fair book).