For over 119 years, the NW Montana Fair and Rodeo has continued to bring one of the best rodeo traditions to Montana. Each year in August, the NW Montana Fair and Rodeo arrives featuring three days of PRCA rodeo action, a huge concert, fun carnival rides, and of course great fair food. The 2021 NW Montana Fair and Rodeo will take place August 18-21, 2021, and features amazing local talents, the Livestock Show and Sale, and shopping from more than 100 commercial exhibitors. The heart of the Fair is over 8,000 hand-crafted exhibits showcasing the interest, talent, and passion of our regional residents. From quilts to mini-horses, flowers to rabbits, you’re sure to experience blue-ribbon displays throughout the fair. Learn more – HERE.
The Northwest Montana Fair has undergone a lot of change over the past 100+ years. The attractions, events, live entertainment and virtually every detail of the fair has changed to appeal to the desires of people in the Flathead. In other words, the fair has adapted and delivers what people want to experience. These photos are a small sampling of people, events and daily scenes from recent years. Enjoy!
2021 NW Montana Fair and Rodeo Details
Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily except Sunday which operates from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The commercial booths in the Grandstand building and outdoor booths open at 11 AM for viewing. Most barns and the exhibit buildings close at 9 pm.
Admission: Party Pit – $55, Reserved – $50, Adult GA – $40, Child (6-12) GA – $22
Tickets printed in advance include your Fair Gate admission on Wednesday.
Special Days and Discounts: Pre-sale admission tickets will be available at all Whitefish Credit Union branches in mid-July. Price is $5 each and good any one day of the Fair. Grandstand Event tickets purchased and printed before arriving at the Fair serve as your entry gate admission! Saves up to $8.00! Simply show the gate attendant your pre-printed grandstand event ticket and you’re ready to enjoy Montana’s Best!
Join us for NBC Montana Family Day, Sunday, 8/22. Special family admission for 2 adults and 2 children of only $10! Brought to you by your friends at NBC Montana Broadcasting.
Advanced Sale Admission Tickets: Admission tickets may be purchased in advance for only $5. They are available at all branches of Whitefish Credit Union through Friday, 8/20 only.
Grandstand Shows: 5 full nights of great entertainment to thrill all interests. Reserved seating and general admission tickets are available online at the Tickets and Grandstand page.
Reserved seating price is the same for all ages. Children 2 years and under, sharing an adult’s seat in reserved sections are free. Children 5 and under in General Admission sections are free. Discounted seats for children 6 to 12 years old are offered only in the General Admission sections.
Print your ticket before coming to the Fair and show it at the Fairgrounds gate to save the $8 admission! We also accept pre-purchased ticket on phone or portable device.
Parking: $5 per vehicle, per entry (no return privileges). Enter Fair Parking from W. Wyoming Street. Accessible parking is available at the front of the lot.
Carnival: NorthStar Amusements is bringing all your favorites. Pay One Price discount tickets to exchange for an all-day wristband will be available for $25 from late July until 5pm Tuesday, August 17th at Whitefish Credit Union locations, the CHS store, and the Fair Office.
The Fairgrounds is also a year-round event center with more than 220 events held each year.