Annual Rodeo

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The 2024 Three Forks Rodeo is July 19th & 20th!

We want to thank our sponsors and vendors for participating this year.

Kick off the weekend at the Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market and Kids Stick Horse Derby. (For information to sponsor stick horses for the kids in 2024 please contact the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce at 406-285-4753.)

TICKETS can be purchased above or CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES through our official ticketing platform. Please be sure to only purchase e-tickets from that site; all other “resell websites” inflate prices and may charge additional fees.

Rodeo action starts with a family friendly Friday night with the cowboys and cowgirls of the Northern Rodeo Association. Kids get in free on family night with a donation to the Headwaters Area Food Bank. Last year, we collected over 800 pounds of food donations! Featured events in this year’s rodeo are: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing, Ladies Breakaway Roping, Junior Barrel Racing and Junior Breakaway Roping. We are excited to welcome back specialty trick riding act performers Audrey Snellman and Oli Leininger! Check out their video here from last year’s performance.

After our rodeo event, the party continues down on Main Street with a street dance and live music at both the Sacajawea and Plaza/Frontier ends.

Saturday morning the Three Forks Volunteer Fire Department hosts breakfast for anyone willing to get up early. Between 6AM-10AM the department serves up pancakes, scrambled eggs, and typically ham. After filling up for breakfast, head on down to Main Street where the Three Forks Chamber of Commerce closes Main Street told hold “Rodeo Dayz” which begins with the a parade at 11AM, followed by vendor specials and sales all day downtown.

Saturday night we will hold another rodeo event, followed by the street dance down Main Street.

17 comments to Annual Rodeo

  • joshua pozmantir  says:

    good morning, i am trying to purchase tickets to the July 19 2024 rodeo, are these available now? Also wondering how tickets will work for kids this year?

    • admin  says:

      They are not available yet, but should be by mid- or late-June. The link will be available on our website.

    • admin  says:

      Sorry – I forgot to reply about kids. Age 6 and under are free, all kids are free on Friday night with a non-perishable food donation to the Headwaters Food Bank provided/dropped off at the gate upon entry, otherwise kids’ tickets are $10 for ages 7-12.

  • Fairhope Roughstock Company  says:

    Loving the rodeo action!

  • Eryn Peralta  says:

    How does one enter the barrel racing or is it too late?

    • admin  says:

      I know this reply is WAY late, but participants register through the Northern Rodeo Association for our July event annually. Please reach out to them for 2024.

  • Rosemarie  says:

    Hello,

    Do we need to buy entrance tickets? At what time does the evening start at the 14th of July 2023? (Schedule?)
    We are traveling with a camper from Yellowstone to Glacier NP and planning an overnight at Three Forks. We would love to come to the Rodeo (with our kids of 19 and 17 years old)

    • admin  says:

      Hello,

      Yes, tickets are needed to get into the rodeo. We will have online tickets available starting in May. The gates open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm.

    • admin  says:

      Yes, tickets must be purchased prior to entry. You can purchase them at the gate starting at 6PM or online now at http://www.threeforksrodeo.com/annual-nra-rodeo/ Gates open at 6PM, event begins at 7PM both Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Dusty Heist-Levine  says:

    Hi – for the Thursday kids stick horse derby – do the kids just need to show up with a stick horse or is there somewhere i need to register them? thx!

    • admin  says:

      This event is put on by the Three Forks Chamber. Please contact them at 406-285-4753. I think you can just show up and participate and the stickhorses are donated by businesses.

  • Kristi Wilson  says:

    Is your Rodeo always the 3rd weekend in July?

    Thank you!

    • admin  says:

      Yes. It gets a bit tricky when the 1st of July falls on a Sunday. In that case, it would be considered the first weekend. The dates for the 2014 rodeo will be July 18th & 19th.

  • steve Corsetti  says:

    We are RV travelers from St Petersburg Florida, now at West Yellowstone MT. We would love to attend a rodeo. We plan on leaving West Yellowstone on the 17 th. We have a forty four foot motor home and need to find an RV park in your area first before we order tickets. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    • admin  says:

      We have a very nice campground located just outside of Three Forks. A former KOA, Camp Three Forks is independently owned and operated. You can call for reservations at 406-285-3611 or look them up online at campthreeforks.com. Hope this helps!

    • Barbara  says:

      There is also Lewis and Clark State Park about a 20 minute drive from Three Forks. It would be wise to look online for a reservation for a rig of your size. stateparks.mt.gov

    • Ashley Cota  says:

      Welcome! I’m originally from Tampa, Florida. Check out the Livingston Montana Rodeo too!!!

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