Harney County Fair & Rodeo

Harney County Fair & Rodeo

99th  Harney County Fair & Rodeo
September 5th – 9th, 2023

“Boots, Jeans, & Harney County Dreams”

Harney County Fair Board

Chance Peila
Lisa Grant
Pat Horlacher
Craig Neher
Kellie Frank
LeAnn Hancock

FAIR MANAGER:  Lindsey Robertson

69660 S. Egan Street
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6447
Email: harneycountyfair@harneycountyor.gov


Parking and Rodeo Tickets

2023 Schedule of Events

Parade Entry Form

Talent Show Entry Form

HCFR Playday Entry Form

Open Class Exhibit Guide

Livestock Exhibitor’s Guide

2023 FAIR RV Space Reservation Form

Vendor Application


Harney County Fair Court 2024 – HCF Royalty Application


Queen Kayli Dunten

Hello Harney County!! My name is Kayli Dunten. I am your 2023 Harney County Fair and Rodeo Queen. I am the 16 year old daughter of William and Cory Dunten. I am a sophomore at Crane Union High School and I am also serving as the Greenhand Secretary for the Crane FFA chapter.

For 15 years I have been living on a ranch in Drewsey. I couldn’t imagine a better place to live. When I am home, I spend my time helping my family with cattle. In the summer when I am not horseback, you can find me in the hayfields. I also enjoy working with colts. I have shown beef and swine through 4-H at our local fair. I also like to participate in the Team Branding. My plan after high school is to study to become a veterinarian. I have always wanted to be one since I was a little.

While out representing Harney County, along with Grace Johnson, I intend to promote agriculture. I am so excited to represent our Fair and Rodeo as well as our County as a whole!!

Princess Grace Johnson

Hey Harney County! My name is Grace Johnson and I am your 2023 Harney County Fair and Rodeo Princess! I am 16 years old and my parents are Dustin and Gabi Johnson. I was born and raised here in Harney County and I am a junior at Burns High School. I am very focused on school, especially as my senior year approaches. I’m a 4.0 student and a member of the Burns Chapter National Honor Society. After graduating I would like to attend OSU to study general ag.

I am also a member of the Burns FFA Chapter and I have received my Greenhand, Chapter, and State degrees. I play for the Burns softball team, and we recently took Burns Softball’s first ever state title. I have been a part of horse 4-H for four years and I have shown quite a few lambs, through both 4H and FFA. During the summers, I work at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, where I get to be a part of research projects that are providing important information, critical for maintaining and improving our local rangeland.

I plan on using my Princess title to represent Harney County, our agriculture, and our rural way of life. I am so excited to serve alongside Kayli as we represent our beautiful county throughout this year, and thank you to our generous community for your support!

GRAND MARSHAL 2023: Betty Morgan

Betty Morgan was a true Harney County Pioneer. She always put her county and community first. As a youngster, she participated in the youth livestock steer show, winning a few championships. She and her sister, Doris, were the first faircourt for Harney County following the war. She was the behind the scenes trooper for her husband, Mike, who was always trying to improve the fair in some way. When Mike returned from a fair in northern California, he wanted to start a stock horse futurity. Betty did what she could to help him make it happen – even participated with her prize horses in her younger years. Mike hauled the youth livestock animals from fair to their final destination for 25 and Betty always handled the bookwork and kept it running smoothly.

Betty was addicted to quality cattle and over the years, sent 4-H show steers all over the country. She helped kids achieve their dreams of a purple banner.

In 2014, the Morgans made a sizable contribution to the Fair and Senior Center. Thus, the “Morgan Arena” was born and some needed improvements were made to the Senior Center. Their final wishes outlined more contributions of sizable sums to the Fair, Senior Center, and Morgan Scholarship (for young people interested in some form of agriculture).

We will never know how she would have reacted to being asked to accept the honor of “Grand Marshal” because she didn’t help people for the “atta boy”. It is thought by her family that she would have accepted it with grace and a proud heart.

Betty Morgan never missed the fair. For years, she and her sister Doris could be seen trotting from the grandstands, watching the stock horse futurity, to the livestock show arena. They didn’t want to miss any of the kids’ events. She endured the last 10 years by herself, but Betty was always there, cheering for her people.


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