Free gate admission for Veterans and First Responders and one guest plus a pair of Rodeo Tickets on Friday, August 17, 2018.
There are a number of special activities planned through the day. It all starts with American flags being distributed by Breakfast Exchange Club members as guests come through the main gate of MontanaFair. The bigger portion of the day’s salute happens in the Northern Hotel Grandstands before the Lithia Ram Trucks presents the Yellowstone River Roundup sponsored by Shipton’s Big R.
The special pre-rodeo program begins at 6:45. Highlights include a special commemorative MontanaFair Challenge Coin given to any veteran or first responder upon their entry to the rodeo, the ROTC program from MSUB presenting colors, and a spectacular skydive into the MontanaFair grounds by former member of the Army’s Golden Knights elite parachute jumping team, retired Army Sergeant Dana Bowman.
Bowman’s jump and appearance is sponsored by Harvey Singh of Singh Contracting.