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Last Chance Stampede & Fair

July 28,, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds - Helena, MT

The 62nd Annual Last Chance Stampede and Fair is July 26 – July 29, 2023 at Helena’s Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. Our four days of fun, food and festivities are a Montana tradition for the entire family.


DIAMOND SELLING, MULTI-PLATINUM, GRAMMY AWARD WINNING RAP SUPERSTAR NELLY opens the Fair on Wednesday night, July 26, in our Cool Alley Arena.  GRAMMY, ACM, CMA AND DOVE AWARD WINNING COUNTRY GROUP DIAMOND RIO performs Saturday night, July 29, in the Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall.


Our three nights of PRCA rodeo performances draw contestants from across the nation. C5 Rodeo will again bring their world class bucking stock and award winning sound production team to our Cool Alley Arena. Acclaimed rodeo announcer Wayne Brooks will return and Madison MacDonald-Thomas, World Class Equestrian Athlete will entertain the crowd with her trick riding.


Food – we’ve got it! The Fair hosts over 21 food and beverage concessionaires. From ice cream to steak sandwiches, there’s something for everyone.


Visit commercial booths and displays featuring everything from face painting and artisan wares to farm equipment and RVs. The annual 4-H Fair is also a popular attraction.


We’re looking forward to North Star Amusements’ Carnival, exciting new Fair entertainers and the Open Class Indoor Fair. Saturday’s Last Chance Stampede parade through downtown Helena is a family favorite.


Free Fairgrounds gate admission. Nelly and Diamond Rio concert tickets on sale now at Rodeo tickets on sale June 1st,


July 26 – Fair opens 5:00pm

Nelly concert gates open 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm (Cool Alley Arena)

July 27 – Fair opens 11:00am, rodeo starts 7:00pm

July 28 – Fair opens 11:00am, rodeo starts 7:00pm

July 29 – Fair opens 11:00am, rodeo starts 7:00pm

Last Chance Stampede Parade, High Noon, Downtown Helena

Diamond Rio concert doors open 8:30p, show starts 9:30p (Exhibition Hall)


Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds
98 W. Custer Ave.
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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