One of the longer Ravalli County Fair parades had plenty of people in the line-up and even more watching along Hamilton's Main Street August 31, the opening day of the Ravalli County Fair.

Winners this year:

  • Horse-drawn Vehicles - 1st - Pioneer Coach Wagon, 2nd-Ephraim Strain's Stage coach, 3rd - Kathy DeGreve
  • Groups Mounted - 1st - Bitterroot Mountettes (they were also the Color Guard)
  • Individual Mounted - 1st - Desi Squires, 2nd-Brad Squires, 3rd - Tikvah Strain
  • Dogs - 1st - Ravalli County 4H Dog Project, 2nd - Bitterroot Humane Association
  • Adult Novelty - 1st - Main Street Concessions. 2nd - Ray Peterson's Train Engine, car and caboose, 3rd - Billy "The Wizard" Angus
  • Clubs-Organizations - 1st - Hamilton Players "Western Knights", 2nd - Ravalli County Museum, 3rd - Sunshine Generation
  • Churches - Schools - 1st - Canyon View Church, 2nd - Riverstone School, 3rd - Ravalli Head Start
  • Antique Machinery - Darrel Sperry's 1966 John Deere 3020 Tractor, 2nd - Ray Sacks 1956 International SC 160 Farm Truck
  • Antique Machinery (Unrestored) - lst - Joe Vreeland's 1956 Case Tractor, 2nd - Monte Koppes' 1947 Int. Model A, 3rd - Blair Stephens 1950 DC4 Case
  • Vehicles 1050 and older - 1st - Larry Jones 1930 Model A Ford coupe, 2nd - Ernie Palin's 1941 GMC, 3rd - Brian Seetherleno's 1940 Ford
  • Commercial and Industry - 1st - Murdock's, 2nd (tie) Mountain Peak Dental's Tooth and Lakeland Feeds, 3rd - Ravalli County Federal Credit Union
  • BEST OF SHOW - Donaldson Bros Ready Mix CANDY CONVEYOR

    Thanks to the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bitterroot class for organizing the 2016 Ravalli County Fair Parade!