2021 Committee Officers
Sara Boadle Kulbeck – Chairperson
Jody Rempel– Vice-Chairperson
2021 will mark the 88th year of the PRCA Big Sky Pro Rodeo. The first rodeo was in 1931 with the first North Montana Fair, later named the Montana State Fair. The rodeo has only been cancelled once in all its years during the First World War.
The Big Sky Pro Rodeo Committee strives to provide our fans and Pro Rodeo Contestants with an unsurpassed quality of Pro Rodeo entertainment within the state of Montana. We accomplish this by infiltrating a theme and activities to go along with each night to get the audience and contestants involved in the rodeo. In addition, we do your best to listen to our fans and contestant and try to improve the grounds and setup to accommodate requests.
Our 2018 Committee received the Montana Circuit Award for Large Committee of the Year! We are honored to receive this award!
We are proud to offer special events to enhance the fan experience and to share the western way of life and rodeo traditions. On Wednesday we provide 800 rodeo tickets and meal vouchers for military members – active, retired, and veterans and their families. Thursday and Friday mornings we serve breakfast during the rodeo “slack” performance from 8-10am for contestants, their families and the public. Thursday evening we honor a ranching/rodeo family from our area that has contributed to our western heritage. Each night of rodeo we have mutton busting, where area kids have the opportunity to ride a sheep and compete for a championship buckle.
We’d like to bestow a special thanks to all of the remarkable volunteers and generous community sponsors that help put on this excellent rodeo and supplementary events! This rodeo wouldn’t be what it is without this incredible group of people who work hard for their community and for the love of the sport.
The committee works alongside the staff at Montana ExpoPark, and Wrangler National Finals stock contractor Sankey, of Sankey Pro Rodeo. The contributions from these three groups form a great working relationship, which continually produces one of the best rodeos in Montana.
Thank you to all of our great sponsors who have recognized this award winning combination to make this rodeo possible.