The Expo is part of the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series. Each year Six Horse Hitches across the United States and Canada compete at shows such as ours to accumulate points for the Classic Series. Close to two hundred hitches travel within their region, competing at sixty qualifying shows throughout North America. The competition builds to a climax at the end of the series when the four highest point hitches in each of the three breed classifications are invited to compete for $80,000.00 in premiums at the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Final Championship. We are excited to have ten (10) of these Six- Horse Hitches in our region, join our show each year.

Expo is located in historic Deer Lodge, MT., one of the earliest communities in Montana. There are many events and learning opportunities for those interested in the draft horse era.


  • Bluegrass Festival 
  • TRADE SHOW providing an opportunity to view and purchase items ranging from draft horse harnesses to art and books. It is always a mix of interesting items.

Purchase Tickets and Camping

Big Sky Draft Horse Expo Tickets

One day fees:
Friday Performance: Adult $10.00, Youth ages 11 to 17 $5.00, children 10 and under Free
Saturday Performance: Adult $15.00, Youth ages 11 to 17 $5.00, children 10 and under Free
Sunday Performance: Adult $10.00, youth ages 11 to 17 $5.00, children 10 and under Free

3-Day Adult Pass: one adult - all the performances $30.00.
3-Day Family Pass: two adults plus children under 17 all the performances $75.00.


Dry (no electric hookup): $15 per day
Electric (limited number): $20 per day 


Purchase vending space at the expo.

Inside: $45.00
Outside Non-food: $50.00
Outside Food: $150.00