The Montana State Fair returns in 2020 to celebrate its 89th anniversary. The 10-day, family-friendly event features exhibits that highlight the best in Montana art, horticulture, animals and culinary experiences. Attendees have been taking in fun family experiences such as rides, rodeos, horse racing, comedy performances and live music and so much more, for decades! The Montana ExpoPark has been home to the fair since 1931, and the grounds feature Art deco-era architecture, which is an unexpected and beautiful surprise in Montana. Between the fun at the fair and the beautiful surroundings both inside the fairgrounds and in Great Falls, Montana, it’s worth a trip!
Hours of Operation:
Weekends – Noon – Midnight
Weekdays – Noon – 11 pm
No one will be bored at the Montana State Fair, not even your youngest and hardest to please children! Some of the attractions and lineups include:
Big Sky Pro Rodeo: Taking place on July 24th – August 1st, the Big Sky Pro Rodeo features competitive rodeo and activities, including several themed nights. The Rodeo is sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Carnival: Arguably the favorite part of the Montana State Fair for many, the carnival features rides, games and tasty carnival treats and food. In 2020, the Star Tower, a new ride, will make its debut! This ride is a 90-ft. tall chair swing ride that offers thrills and beautiful views of the fairgrounds.
Competitive Exhibits: With over 22 different featured departments, nearly everyone is able to showcase their talent. For specific details about competitive exhibits at the Montana State Fair, click here.
Grounds Entertainment: Catch a show from an illusionist, live music or comedy game show or enjoy magicians and jugglers strolling through the fairgrounds with grounds entertainment!
Horse Racing: Enjoy horse racing on several fair days. For more information and race times, click here.
There are plenty of amenities available at the State Fair of Montana. They include food and drink concessions, ATMs, wheelchair, stroller and wagon rentals, people movers, police and medical, showers and much more.
The Montana State Fair occurs each year at the Montana ExpoPark, located at:
400 3rd St. NW
Great Falls, MT 59404
The 2020 lineup is still being determined, but in the past, the fair has hosted top performers like Trace Adkins, Collective Soul, The Four Tops, Tracy Byrd, Hairball, Darci Lynne, Larry the Cable Guy, and more. For more information and tickets, click here.
There is camping onsite at the Montana State Fair, however, it is limited. For more information, call or email the State Fair. Contact information can be found here.
No matter where you’re planning on camping, you can still enjoy traveling to the Montana State Fair in the comfort and ease of an RV. Even if you don’t own an RV, it’s still possible by renting an RV from RVshare. The options are endless, too. You are able to rent an RV and pick it in Great Falls, or rent one from your hometown and travel to the fair in the best way possible. Some local Great Falls RV parks to choose from include:
For our full list of the top 10 campgrounds and RV parks in the Great Falls area, click here.
Parking is free via the NorthWest Bypass entrance, however, it is limited.
Tickets to the Montana State Fair cost:
· Adults 18-59: $8
· Seniors (age 60 & over): $5
· Youth (ages 6-17): $5
· Children (age 5 & under): FREE
Discounts for 10-packs of tickets as well as pre-sale carnival wristbands are also available. Tickets can be purchased online here or at the fairgrounds box office.
For more information on ticketing, gate admission specials and coupons, click here.
If you’re planning on experiencing the Montana State Fair this year, RVshare would love to help make the experience more as comfortable and easy as possible! Renting an RV from RVshare allows you to enjoy the fair, stress-free, and enjoy a great camping experience in beautiful Montana. Regardless of whether visit in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media!
Check out @MTStateFair on Facebook for event updates!
Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.