Montana State Fair is here!!!!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Paris Gibson Realty


Well it is that time of year again.  The Montana State Fair is back in full swing here in Great Falls, Montana.  The funny thing is that for the first time in forever it has rained almost every night.  I can't hardly believe it either.  It hasn't rained this much in July in decades. 

On the bright side Cascade County took over the fair operations from the city and they have reduced the prices of the concerts and show packages.  This is a good thing with everyone watching their budgets. 

My 5 year old daughter was given a show mini-horse this year and we entered Kate and TJ is the pony and mini horse show.  What a great time and great fun.  TJ hadn't been shown at the fair for about 8 years and so everyone was excited to see him again.  Kate was over the top excited too. 

Of course that did not stop us from riding the camel and from rescuing another fair ride pony (yes a real live one) that needed a good retirement home.  So now Betsy is at our horse farm too.  She is about 20, tiny and sweet. 

There are lots of fun rides for kids of all ages.  My daughter loves the bungee jumping, slides and cotton candy.  We saw the show sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows and ducks.  There are lots of super entries for baked and canned goods too. 

I encourage everyone to take a break and have some fun at our State Fair again this year. 


Comments (4)

Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Kelly,

Thanks for posting the information on the Montana State Fair in Great Falls!  Sounds like a lot of fun for all ages!  That's great that Kate and TJ entered the mini horse show!  My goodness and she is only 5 years old! How exciting for her!  To top it all off your rescued Betsy!  How nice to offer her a retirement home at your horse farm.  Thank you for sharing and rescueing Betsy.  You'll have to post some photos of Kate. TJ and Betsy!  I'd love to see them.  Have a great weekend!




Jul 31, 2009 11:57 AM
Kelly Parks, M.S.
Paris Gibson Realty - Great Falls, MT

Hi Rita,

It really is fun.  I tried to post photos this morning and it wouldn't up load.  I will keep trying.  Thanks for the encouragement.


Jul 31, 2009 01:11 PM
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,


Hi Kelly:

Sounds like a lot of fun!

I love state fairs.

It's been raining here in NJ a lot also.

Aug 01, 2009 03:49 PM
Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

I drove through Great Falls on that Friday right after a big rain.  Heard the high line had a day of 4 inch rain!  Holy Cow!

Aug 11, 2009 03:05 PM