Big Sky Country State Fair Invites Community to Participate in Competitive Events

For immediate release: March 14, 2022

Media contact:
Amanda Hartman

The Big Sky Country State Fair is now accepting entries for the various competitive
events taking place in the 2022 Fair. These events range from the much-loved Barnyard Brawl (think Calf
Scramble, Mutton Bustin’, and more!), the hair-raising Bozeman Roundup Ranch Rodeo, and the
traditional competitive exhibits with fun NEW classes!

Open Class Competitions in horticulture, photography, fine arts and quilts – to name a few – are a
mainstay in Fair programming and connect directly to the cultural landscape of the region. The Big Sky
Country State Fair is excited to see these skills passed down through the generations and is proud to be
able to provide a platform where they can be showcased to the public and next generations.

The Big Sky Country State Fair is pleased to offer all new Divisions and Classes this year! Creative Arts
Division has a new High School Related Projects Division and Digital Arts Division for both youth and
adults, new classes include leather and metalwork classes. Culinary Division has a new Healthy Baked
Goods Division, Homemade Beer and Wine Division, with all new themed classes this year! Horticulture
Division added new classes including Kale, Berries, Cilantro, Petunia, Flavored Basil, Themed Classes,
Edible Landscape and Team Container Grown Plants. Photography Division added a NEW Wedding
Photography Division along with a Videography Division! The Big Sky Country State Fair is also taking
Digital Photography entries this year!

Information on all competitions, as well as entry forms, are available at Big Sky
Country State Fair is held Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24 in Bozeman, MT. The Fair opens
to the public Wednesday, July 20. Tickets and admission packages are available starting Friday, May 27,
2022. Check out for continual updated information on entertainment, tickets, and

The Big Sky Country State Fair is managed by the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, under direction of
Gallatin County. The first fair – called Inter-State Fair – was held in 1902 and morphed over the years to
its function today. The Fair serves citizens of the Gallatin Valley and regional visitors from agricultural,
urban, rural and tourist backgrounds.

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