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NW Montana Fair and Rodeo
August 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
One event on August 18, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on August 19, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on August 21, 2022 at 10:00 am
Celebrate Montana’s Best Traditions, Discover the excitement, heritage, and culture of NW Montana.
With 119 years of tradition, the NW Montana Fair & Rodeo comes alive each year in August featuring three nights of PRCA Rodeo action, a huge concert, exciting carnival rides, and fabulous fair food.
Fair highlights include 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.
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!
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.