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Western Montana Fair at Missoula County Fairgrounds

Western Montana Fair at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, August 9th thru August 13, 2023
Go to the Western Montana Fair any and every time you like with FREE Admission daily at the Missoula Fairgrounds from Wednesday, August 9 thru Sunday, August 13

August 10 @ 7:30 am 10:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION – All Day, Every Day!

No gate fees! Thanks to the generosity of Western Montana Fair sponsors. Come and go at your leisure several times a day, every day. Click here for tips and guidelines on how to maximize your visits including where to park on the newly renovated Fairgrounds.

CLICK HERE for complete 2023 Western Montana Fair Exhibit & Show Schedule

NEW! Fairway Plaza Activity Zone open 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sneak Peak: Ecology, Butterflies & Conservation

Plein Air Exhibit Competition

Free Seeds provided by 5 Valleys Seed Library (floriculture building)

Magic the Gathering with Muse Comics & Games

Recyling Sorting with Recycling Works

Climate Corner with Families for a Livable Climate

Model Railroad Show with Missoula Model Railroad Club (commercial building)

Thursday’s Shows, Exhibits & Events

Market Show Day, exhibitors compete in the livestock shows while music and dance play out in the Historic Plaza. Wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness to the Rodeo. Stay after for the Free barn dance with live music by Tony Furtado, a national bluegrass banjo champion.

7:30 AM
4-H/FFA Market Hog (Livestock Pavilion)

9:00 AM
Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo – Free Admission Slack – open to the public (Grandstands)

11:00 AM
Carnival & Exhibit Halls open
Fur & Feather Silent Auction opens (Llama Barn)
Gladiolus Show opens (floriculture #15)
Free Activity Zone opens (Fairway Plaza)
Model Railroad Show with Missoula Model Railroad Club opens (Commercial Building)
Wiffle Ball with the Paddleheads (Historic Plaza)
Big Sky Fiber Arts Guild Demo till 2:00 pm (Commercial Building)
Free Seeds provided by 5 Valleys Seed Library- all-day (Floriculture Building)  

12:00 PM
Wiffle Ball with the Paddleheads (Historic Plaza)

1:00 PM
Championship Taekwondo Demo (Historic Plaza)

2:00 PM
4-H/FFA Market Lamb (Livestock Pavilion)
Fermentation Basis with Alex Brown, Community Education Coordinator at Garden City Harvest (Historic Plaza)

3:00 PM
Montana State Woodcarvers Demonstration (Historic Plaza)
Paddleheads vs. Billings Mustangs (Paddleheads Stadium)

4:00 PM
West African Dance Demo (Historic Plaza)

5:00 PM
4-H/FFA Market Beef (Livestock Pavilion)
Free Activity Zone closes (Fairway Plaza)
Live Music by CASH FOR JUNKERS (Fairway Plaza)

6:00 PM
Grandstand seating opens for Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo (Grandstands)

7:00 PM
Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo presented by Ram Rodeo and BMY Construction (Grandstands)

9:00 PM
Hoedown in Midtown featuring live music by TONY FURTADO (Fairway Plaza)
Livestock Pavilion and Poultry & Rabbit Barn close

10:00 PM
Fair closes and reopens 11:00 AM Friday

Free Admission Every Day!


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1101 South Avenue West
Missoula, Montana 59801 United States
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