The 2019 NRA Rodeo is July 19th & 20th!

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The premier event of the weekend is the Annual Three Forks NRA Rodeo. Gates open each night at 5:30 with the performance beginning at 7 pm. Mini bull riders will start pre-rodeo with another section during the perf.

Back by popular demand, Friday is Family Night. Any youngster under 17 gets in free with adult admission and a donation to the Headwaters Food Bank. Cash donations are greatly needed at this time as the organization is attempting to complete a new food bank building that will better serve the needs in our community.

In conjunction, The Three Forks Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Street Fair, Parade and Street Dance. Festivities kicked off with the annual Stick Horse Derby on Thursday in Milwaukee Park. Saturday, start the morning off right with a fireman’s breakfast before heading downtown for the Street Fair. Beginning at 10:00 am, vendors setup down Main Street. The parade theme this year is “Western Celebration of our Community Volunteers” and starts at 11:00 a.m. Parade entries register that morning with lineup starting in front of the school at 9:30 am. Downtown street dances will be held each night. Please note that Main Street will be closed from Neal to Date Street on Friday from 8:00 pm – 1:00 am and Saturday from 8:00am – 1:00am. NO PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED ON MAIN STREET. A Free Shuttle will be provided by Gallavan and will run between the rodeo grounds and through the streets of Three Forks from 5 pm until 9 pm. Those wishing to ride can hop on at any point or call 600-5036 to make arrangements.

Get your TICKETS IN ADVANCE starting July 1st and save over buying at the gate. Plus, you’ll skip the line at the ticket counter! You can get them at Murdoch’s in Bozeman and Four Corners, Rocky Mountain Supply in Belgrade, Main Street Office in Three Forks and Three Forks Saddlery or here.

To view this year’s OFFICIAL RODEO PROGRAM online, click here.

Schedule of Events:

Stick Horse Derby: 5pm @ Milwaukee Park (Farmer’s Market 4-7pm)

Slack: 8 am @ Three Forks Rodeo Grounds
Pre-rodeo Mini Bull Riding @ Three Forks Rodeo Grounds – Gates open at 5:30
Annual NRA Rodeo Three Forks Rodeo Grounds, 7pm
Street Dance – Downtown After the Rodeo

Fireman’s Breakfast @ Three Forks Fire Hall, 6:30 – 10:30 am
Street Fair Downtown Three Forks all day
Rodeo Parade “Western Celebration of our Community Volunteers” @ 11 am
Free BBQ Lunch by Three Forks Ambulance at Ambulance Station after the parade
Pre-rodeo Mini Bull Riding @ Three Forks Rodeo Grounds – Gates open at 5:30
Annual NRA Rodeo Three Forks Rodeo Grounds, 7pm
Street Dance – Downtown After the Rodeo

20 comments to The 2019 NRA Rodeo is July 19th & 20th!

  • Cord Thurston  says: Do you have a parade – If so may you enter into the parade -?- If so what are your categories -?- Is there a parade on your Main Street
    -?-If so what classes -?- Such as automobile -?- Can a person enter a car -?- Can you put a car into your parade -?- What time is your parade -?- Does a person need to get an entry form -?- From whom do you write or contact -?- For prior registration-?- does it cost to purchase a entry form -?- Thank you for your reply -, I’m not a resident of your county or town -,I’m seeking this possible information. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • admin  says:

      Thank you for your inquiry. The parade is coordinated by the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce. Please contact them at 406-285-4753 or

  • Tara Hodgskiss  says:

    Are you doing Mutton Busting?

    • admin  says:

      Sorry, we do not have mutton busting this year.

  • Joe  says:

    Is there dancing afterward? If so, is it both days?

    • admin  says:

      There is a street dance downtown both nights after the rodeo.

  • karin  says:

    is there a jackpot open to the public anytime before the rodeo starts?

    • admin  says:

      Not sure if you mean a roping or barrel race. There will be slack run on Friday starting at 8. No events are planned for Saturday prior to the mini-bull riding.

  • aimee  says:

    How much are the rodeo tickets for spectators?

    • admin  says:

      They’re $15 at the gate or $12 in advance online or at specified ticket outlets starting the end of June.

  • Mary Lou Pickering  says:

    Is there a charge for a table on Main St. during the street fair?

    • admin  says:

      Hi Mary Lou –

      For anything related to the Rodeo Parade or Rodeo Dayz Street Fair, please contact the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce at 285-4753 or


  • Ryan Strand  says:

    Are both nights the same as far as events? Or what is the better night to go?

    • admin  says:

      The same events are held each night. Typically the crowd is smaller on Friday night and that night is also Family night, where kids (anyone 17 and under) get in free with an adult and a donation to our local food bank.

  • Britteny Root  says:

    Hi, will you guys be doing mutton bustin for the kids?

    • admin  says:

      We don’t have mutton bustin’ scheduled for this year, although we are still working on a kids intermission event.

  • Charlie  says:

    Can i sign up for the rodeo or no?

    • admin  says:

      Local entries are accepted. Call the NRA Central Entry at (406)256-6488.

  • Karen Pieretti-Wooley  says:

    stick horse derby… for that? We have a 4 year old grandchild……what is involved and how do we enter?? Thanks!!!

    • admin  says:

      That is put on by the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce. You can call 406-285-4753 for details.

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