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The Labor Day Weekend Rundown (Updated)

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

A list of everything that is and will be happening during Montana's Biggest Weekend.

(Updated with the proper Fair Book)


10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Open Class Entries, All Non-Animal Departments


(Buildings will be open after judging until 8 p.m.) 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Commercial and Food Booth Set-up, Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Judging of Open Class Entries, All Non-Animal Departments Noon - 8:00 p.m.

*4-H Building Open for entries 3:00 p.m.

*4-H Cat Show and Judging, Poultry and Rabbit Building 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm *

Check in of all 4-H, FFA, and Open Class Livestock (not including Poultry & Rabbits) (4-H Market Hog pictures taken upon check-in. Please dress in 4-H attire.) 6:30 p.m.

Beaverhead County Fair Open 4D Barrel Race 7:30 p.m.

Boots Country Karaoke


(Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Swine Judging

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. *4-H Building Exhibits Entry (NO entries accepted after 8:00 p.m. or on Friday morning)

9:30 a.m. Beaverhead County Stock Horse Show, Harry Andrus Arena

1:00 p.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Beef Judging followed by Beef Showmanship Class

1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *4-H & Open Poultry & Rabbits Entry (NO entries accepted after 8:00 p.m. or on Friday morning)

2:00 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Team Roping Classic

5:00 p.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Sheep Judging followed by Sheep Showmanship Class 5:00 p.m. Entries close for Saturday Arena Events

7:30 p.m. Boots Country Karaoke


(Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

7:00 a.m. *4-H Breeding Sheep, Breeding Beef, and Breeding Hog Interviews *Interview Judging of all 4-H Building Exhibits - Building closed during interview judging.

8:00 a.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Swine Showmanship

8:00 a.m. Beaverhead County Fair Breakaway Team Roping, Harry Andrus Arena

9:00 a.m. *Judging of 4-H & Open Poultry & 4-H Poultry Showmanship

9:30 a.m. *4-H and Open Breeding Beef, Breeding Sheep, and Breeding Hog Judging *4-H and Open Dairy Judging

10:00 a.m. *Judging of 4-H Rabbits & 4-H Rabbit Showmanship

11:00 a.m Beaverhead County Fair Team Branding, Harry Andrus Arena

11:00 a.m. Judging of Open Class Rabbits

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rangeland Plants Exhibit & Identification Contest, Sponsored by Beaverhead Conservation District

2:00 p.m. *4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest, Lundberg Show Ring

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Live Music on the Midway--Artist Cole Snider

4:00 p.m. *Jaycee Livestock Judging Clinic

6:00 p.m. *Silent Auction Bids start, 4-H Building (bidding continues to 6 p.m. Saturday)

6:30 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Ranch Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena

7:30 p.m. Boots Country Karaoke


(Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

8:00 a.m. Saturday Arena Events, Harry Andrus Arena (Entries close at 8 p.m. Thursday)

12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Live Music on the Midway--Artist Steve Rose

12:30 p.m. *4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Buyer’s Barbeque, Lundberg Show Ring

2:30 p.m. *4-H & FFA Market Livestock Sale

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Live Music on the Midway--Artist Katie Hall

6:00 p.m. *Silent Auction Bids End, 4-H Building

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *4-H Silent Auction - pick up articles in 4-H Building

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Rabbit Check Out

7:30 p.m. Dillon Jaycees PRCA Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena (Tickets available online at

8:00 p.m. *Check-out of all Companion Animals

9:00 p.m. Boots Country Karaoke, Blacktail Station street front, 26 S. Montana Street


(Buildings Open 9:00 a.m. - Noon for check-out)

7:30 a.m. PRCA Slack

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4-H Building Check-out


9:00 a.m. *All 4-H, FFA & Open Livestock pens (hogs, sheep, beef, goats, etc.) need to be cleaned by 9:00 a.m. No Exceptions.

1:00 p.m. Dillon Jaycees PRCA Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena (Tickets available online at

8:30 p.m. Dillon Jaycees Concert, Harry Andrus Arena Eli Young Band with headliner Jesse Dayne and the Sagebrush Drifters (Tickets available online at


10:00 a.m. Dillon Jaycees Labor Day Parade (Entry forms available at

Tickets on sale now at the 3-D

Beaverhead County Fair Book

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Events Happening Around Dillon

Wednesday, Sept 1

Half-Price Propane Sale at Murdoch's (2021) Have you ever turned on your grill to find you're out of propane? Don't make that mistake again! Stop by Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply for half-price propane on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

All bulk propane refills* are 50% off regular price. Sale applies to bulk propane refills, and is only offered while supplies last.

Bulk propane is not available in Longmont, Parker, Rock Springs, or Westminster.

* Murdoch’s will fill only certified propane tanks. If your tank needs to get recertified, visit to learn how. We can offer a tank exchange for the standard size available at Murdoch’s. *

Masquerade Party at Birkenbuel Brands 2nd Annual Masquerade Party at Birkenbuel Brands.

Back by popular demand! Bring your mask and lets have some fun.

Thursday, Sept 2

Community Dinner & Bingo PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO DINNER & BINGO No membership is required to attend! Community dinner is served from 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you're running late, please call 683-5552 and we'll save it for you. Food is also available for pickup.

$10 adult / $6 children under 10 Veterans pay half price! ~Salad Bar & Rolls~ [photo is a representation] Dinner includes entrée, potato, crisp green salad, fresh roll, coffee or tea, and dessert.

Stay for bingo at 7 p.m. (must be over 18 to play) Lounge is open on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to close!

Friday, Sept 3

Labor Day Weekend Bazaar Vendors, Shopping, Food, Fun! Depot Park, Dillon, MT

Wild Horse Calcutta 9:00pm-12:00am

Come to the Golf Course for live music plus bid and buy the winning team for the Wild Horse Race!

We will have an exciting year with new events: Little Miss Pageant ages 3-6 and an All Year Miss Dillon Jaycee Reunion.

Message Laramie Pursley Smith with any questions! This is an entry level pageant and we encourage all to get involved

Labor Day Music Festival Labor Day Music Festival Friday September 3, 2021

This years event will be in front of Mac's Last Cast. Everyone is welcome!

Brigid & Johnny Reed - 6PM The Road Agents - 7PM Kailey Marie - 8PM Levi Blom - 9PM

The concert will end at midnight!

The Den Live patio music @ 6PM with Sista Otis

Dillon Elks Lodge 7PM to 12 AM Rollin Smoke BBQ

Saturday, Sept 4

The Den Cole Snider on the patio 4:30 PM

Labor Day Weekend Bazaar Vendors, Shopping, Food, Fun! Depot Park, Dillon, MT

Dillon Elks Lodge 10 PM Willy James Live music, 11 PM Jaycee's Calcutta, 11 PM to 3 AM $12 breakfast

Stargazing Event at The Andrus Hotel We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting family-friendly stargazing events in our Donna Jones Rooftop Garden at The Andrus Hotel. These events are hosted by Joe Witherspoon who is a renowned local astronomer and Vice President of the Southwest Montana Astronomical Society.

Our Rooftop Garden allows for unobstructed 360° views of the expansive Southwest Montana night sky. We hope you'll join us as Joe shares details about the constellations and stargazing tips for beginners. These events will be magical!

All dates are *weather permitting*. Please be sure to follow us on Social Media for updates about the events.

A few details: • All events are weather permitting - follow us on Social Media to stay up to date. • Please bring a light jacket or sweater (even in the summer months). • Bring a beverage and snack if you wish. Please bring your questions! Joe loves questions. • 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱. (𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱) • $20 for adults 18+ / $10 for children

Wailing Aaron Jennings in DIllon, MT at The Golden Wailing Aaron Jennings w/ Fiddle and mando/guitar

Labor Day Street Party & Calcutta Willy James live for the Calcutta.

Cowboy Breakfast to follow!

Tails from the Darkside: Macabre Stories from Bannack History 6PM to 7 PM The night will be filled with gruesome stories of death and injury from those who lived in Bannack. The tour will take place in the town and is led by the Park Ranger. Limit 20 people $20 per person. Meet at the east end of town.

Sunday, Sept 5

Labor Day Weekend Bazaar Vendors, Shopping, Food, Fun! Depot Park, Dillon, MT

Eli Young Band at Dillon Jaycee Rodeo Headlining the 34th annual Labor Day Concert will be the one and only Eli Young Band. Opening for the Eli Young Band will be Jesse Dayne & The Sagebrush Drifters.

Tickets on sale online and at Beaverhead Fairgrounds front gate. Buy Tickets online starting Saturday July 31st or buy tickets locally starting August 20th at Womack's Printing & Photo.

​​Tickets $40 prior to concert day

$45 day of concert

The Den Fast Forward on the patio 4:30 PM

Breakfast Event by Elks Lodge 1554 - Dillon MT $12 breakfast

Monday, Sept 6

Dillon Jaycees parade A Salute To The Armed Forces begins at 10 AM we will be having a special Livestream of the parade this year!!!!!

Bacon Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Shirley Temples Come get your beverage before and after the parade!

DVFD PANCAKE BREAKFAST Come have breakfast & visit with your friends. Dillon Volunteer Fire Department 405 N Idaho St, Dillon, MT 59725-2650, United States

Plenty to do this week and weekend as summer comes to an end. The Beaverhead County fair is back, with many events going on throughout the weekend. Please have a safe and responsible Labor Day.

As always if you own a business and you are reading this so are your customers. Ads start at $35/mo. For more information email us

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