MontanaFair is an agricultural celebration in the historic tradition of fairs. It is the region’s largest event with attendance of nearly a quarter of a million each year. Held at MetraPark in Billings, MontanaFair celebrates for nine days beginning the second weekend in August. Nearly 10,000 people will earn cash and ribbons for their entries which range from beer, wine, bunnies, crocheting, horticulture, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, petit-point, pickles, to hobbies, and arts and crafts.
The Thomas Carnival operates the midway featuring rides and games. A shady park for kid’s rides accommodates families and the free Kid’s World exhibit nearby offers free games, activities, and a petting zoo for small children. Food choices are abundant at the fair featuring the traditional corn dog, BBQ, corn on the cob, ‘Vikings On a Stick’, fresh lemonade, and beer gardens.
Stages around the grounds provide free entertainment that can include music, comedy, hypnosis, kid’s entertainment, variety acts, draft horses, and more. Visit our Free Acts page to see this year’s free entertainment lineup. You can catch them all with your gate admission to MontanaFair. And make sure you catch the incredible local talent on the Community Stage.
Night Shows include concerts in the Rimrock Auto Arena and supercross and PRCA Pro Rodeo in the Grandstands.