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PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2022 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo

by CASEY KREIDER, Daily Inter Lake
| August 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Scenes from the 2022 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell.

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Colton Oedekoven holds a ribbon for Reserve Grand Champion with his dog Meadow, a border collie cross, during the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. At right is judge Penny Zorn. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kathryn Fleury shows her dog Axl, a miniature dachshund at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colton Oedekoven shows his dog Meadow, a border collie cross, during the costume contest at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kathryn Fleury and her Shar-Pei/pit bull mix named Lylith wait for the start of the costume contest at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. Lylith is wearing a "Demodog" costume, a play on the Demogorgon character from the Netflix show "Stranger Things." Fleury created and sewed the costume herself, which resulted in a trip to the emergency room after she accidentally stitched her fingers in a sewing machine. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kylee Oedekoven shows her dog Echo, a Jack Russell/rat terrier mix, to judge Penny Zorn at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kathryn Fleury holds a treat for her mini dachshund named Axl at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Lily Hornbrook's Weimaraner named Daphne peeks into the camera during the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Rachel Brannan shows her lab/pointer mix named Teal in the obedience competition at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colton Oedekoven shows his dog Meadow, a border collie cross, during the costume contest at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Colton Oedekoven shows his dog Meadow, a border collie cross, during the costume contest at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. At right is judge Penny Zorn. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Judge Penny Zorn, left, and ring steward Vicki Olson watch the handlers with their dogs at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tanner Strey handles his border collie/Australian shepherd named Lily at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Aeris Morris holds a treat for her cocker spaniel named Windago at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Rachel Brannan scratches her lab/pointer mix named Teal at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kylee Oedekoven shows her dog Echo, a Jack Russell/rat terrier mix, at the 4-H Dog Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Friday, Aug. 12. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The Birdman Joe Krathwohl handles a Bateleur eagle during his show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A 27-year-old Andean condor named Queen Victoria spreads its nearly 10-foot wingspan during The Birdman show with Joe Krathwohl at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A 27-year-old Andean condor named Queen Victoria spreads its nearly 10-foot wingspan during The Birdman show with Joe Krathwohl at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A military macaw returns to the hand of The Birdman Joe Krathwohl during his show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The Birdman Joe Krathwohl handles a Bateleur eagle during his show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A 27-year-old Andean condor named Queen Victoria spreads its nearly 10-foot wingspan during The Birdman show with Joe Krathwohl at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. Born

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Kalispell's Brody Fairchild exhibits his goat at the Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell Aug. 18. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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Gwyndolyn Russell exits the show ring with her five-week old goat at the Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell Aug. 18. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kalispell's Brynn Mason keeps eye contact with the judge during goat judging at the Northwest Montana Fair Aug. 18. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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A competitor waits to take his goat into the show ring at the Northwest Montana Fair in Kalispell Aug. 18. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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A Nigerian Dwarf goat takes a nap after being shown at the Northwest Montana Fair Aug. 18. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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Halsey Middlemist practices positioning her sheep before junior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kadence Corrigan tends to her horse Chewy inside one of the horse barns at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Rylee Glimm gives her steer named Ice a few final touchups with a clippers before steer showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Billi Young reads a book during some down time before steer showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Two piglets owned by Teagan Flint of Wapiti Show Pigs play around in their pen at the Trade Center at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jessa Morris leads her horse through the pattern during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. At right is judge Tyrell Burklund. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Rachel Brannan leads her horse through the pattern during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kylie Boucher poses for a photo after winning grand champion in novice level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Caroline Owens leads her horse through the pattern during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Abby Visnovske stands by her horse for judge Tyrell Burklund during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Quindy Gronley leads her horse through the pattern during senior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Anna Tretter leads her horse through the pattern during senior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. Tretter won grand champion in her division. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Claire St. Jean lopes her horse around the arena during junior level bareback equitation at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Sidni Sorenson stands by her horse during pre-junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Emily Stolfus stands with her horse during novice level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Raya Gronley stands by her horse during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. Gronley won grand champion in her division. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kiley Ohs leads her horse during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kylie Boucher leads her horse through the pattern during novice level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. Boucher won grand champion in her division. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ava Rohletter stands by her horse during pre-junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Reagan Roberts stands with her horse during novice level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jessa Morris leads her horse through the pattern during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. At right is judge Tyrell Burklund. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Zoe Guffin stands with her horse during senior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kylie Boucher stands with her horse during novice level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. Boucher won grand champion in her division. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Anna Tretter lopes her horse around the arena during senior level bareback equitation at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Raya Gronley leads her horse through the pattern during junior level showmanship at the 4-H Horse Show at the Northwest Montana Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13. Gronley won grand champion in her division. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants lead their sheep around the arena during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Rayna Mercer positions her sheep during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Mary Owens positions her sheep for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants lead their sheep around the arena during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants position their sheep during junior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Paige Morrison positions her sheep during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Laila Sargent leads her sheep around the arena for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Laila Sargent leads her sheep around the arena for judge Mari Morris during sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Laila Sargent, right, and Mary Owens position their sheep for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Judge Mari Morris looks over Rayna Mercer's sheep during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Judge Mari Morris looks over contestants' sheep during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants position their sheep during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ariah Thomas positions her sheep for judge Mari Morris during sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Mary Owens, left, and Laila Sargent position their sheep for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Hollie Estey holds her sheep for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Laila Sargent positions her sheep for judge Mari Morris during senior sheep showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 16. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Dylann Billington and Abigail Sliter guide their pigs around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A pig belonging to Ethan Bay stands inside one of the cages after receiving a callback during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants guide their pigs around the arena during junior swine showmanship inside the Trade Center at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tracen McIntyre and Ethan Bay guide their pigs around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Contestants guide their pigs around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Daisy Becker guides her pig around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Judge Mari Morris watches contestants guide their pigs around the arena during senior swine showmanship callbacks at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Judge Mari Morris watches contestants guide their pigs around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ethan Bay and his pig stand inside one of the cages after receiving a callback during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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A pig is guided around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jaden Schreckengust guides his pig around the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tracen McIntyre shakes hands with judge Mari Morris as he receives a callback in senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. McIntyre went on to win grand champion. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Tracen McIntyre guides his pig as they enter the arena during senior swine showmanship at the Northwest Montana Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17. McIntyre won grand champion. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Jake Nelson, from Bozeman, competes in steer wrestling at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Bubba Holcomb, from New Harmony, Utah, rides Vitalix Wrecking Ball during bareback riding at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Clayton Hass, from Weatherford, Texas, competes in steer wrestling at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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The crowd stands for the national anthem before the start of the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Riders compete in the men's Indian Relay Races at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Josh Davison, from Miles City, competes in saddle bronc riding at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kade Berry, from Weatherford, Texas, rides Good Times during bareback riding at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Riders compete in the women's Indian Relay Races at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Kade Berry, from Weatherford, Texas, rides Good Times during bareback riding at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Riders compete in the women's Indian Relay Races at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Clayton Hass, from Weatherford, Texas, competes in steer wrestling at the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo on Thursday, Aug. 18. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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