Helena, Montana's Annual "Last Chance Stampede and Fair" will be held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairground's new facility. You are invited to check out the exhibits, ride the Northstar Amusement Carnival Rides and enjoy this annual summertime extravaganza! With great entertainment throughout the day, a night show, three exciting nights of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) action that you won't want to miss.
The week's festivities will kick off on Wednesday with an outdoor night show in the evening at the Fairgrounds. Thursday features the Kiddie Parade downtown at 11 am with "Military Appreciation Night" PRCA Rodeo in the evening. Friday features "Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night" at the rodeo plus the popular "Chicks N Chaps" women's rodeo clinic with all of the fundraising efforts supporting local breast cancer patients. Saturday starts with the "Gold Buckle Dreamin Youth Rodeo", the Stampede Parade downtown at noon, the 4-H livestock sale begins at 11 am and the final performance of the PRCA Rodeo in the evening. PRCA Rodeos start at 7:30 each night, and will feature the ever popular "Mutton Bustin" and "Steer Riding" for youth ages 3-12 and the exciting "Wild Cow Milking".
The "Last Chance Stampede Rodeo" has been voted the most improved rodeo in the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit the last two years. Two-time PRCA Rodeo Announcer of the Year, Wayne Brooks will again call the action horseback in the arena. Award winning stock contractor Kelser Championship Rodeo, from right here in Helena, features many award winning broncs and bulls that will perform over the three nights. Montana Circuit Cowboys and Cowgirls and top PRCA contestants from all over the United States will compete in seven PRCA sanctioned events.
The new grandstand has seating for 4,600 and has twice as many women's restroom facilities as in the past. It also has an elevator to the top of the grandstands for access to ADA approved seating. This is the premiere outdoor venue in the State of Montana. The 36,000 square foot, air conditioned Exhibit Hall hosts 4-H and open competitive exhibits where you can view all the winning entries from photography to quilts, 50 commercial vendors and an entertainment stage. Northstar Amusements sets up over 20 rides with a separate area for younger children in our popular "Kiddie Carnival". There are over 20 food vendors on site with additional commercial vendors and displays outside, an outdoor entertainment tent and petting zoo. The "Last Chance Stampede and Fair" offers something fun for everyone! For more information call (406) 457-8516 or go to www.lastchancestampede.com.