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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 11 @ 7:30 pm 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.

Ride to the Fair DAY

Ride to the Fair Day is Friday, August 11 presented by Missoula in Motion and Free Cycles. Bike or bus to the Fair on August 11 and be entered to win Rodeo Tickets, Carnival Passes, and more!

Missoula in Motion will be offering free bike valet from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Free Cycles will be teaching ways to tune up your bike from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please bike through the South Avenue entrance, and receive all these perks on Ride to the Fair Day.

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)

Friday’s Shows, Exhibits & Events

Ride to the Fair Friday to win Rodeo Tickets, Carnival Passes, and more. Showmanship takes center stage in the livestock barn as the day of competition closes with the Parade of Champions at the Missoula Stampede Rodeo. Taylor & the Train Robbers performs at the Free Barn Dance in Fairway Plaza.

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

11:00 AM
Carnival & Exhibit Halls open
Fur & Feather Silent Auction opens (Llama Barn)
Gladiolus Show continues (Floriculture #15)
Free Activity Zone opens (Fairway Plaza)
Model Railroad Show with Missoula Model Railroad Club opens (Commercial Building)
Free Seeds provided by 5 Valleys Seed Library- all-day (Floriculture Building)  
Kiddie Rodeo with Missoula Stampede Queens (Historic Plaza)
Montana’s Historic Sites Presentation by Michael Obe, Montana Conversations (Commercial Building)

12:00 PM
Championship Taekwondo Demo (Historic Plaza)

1:00 PM
4-H/FFA Sheep Showmanship (Livestock Pavilion)
Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater Performance (Historic Plaza)

2:00 PM
Fruit Preservation with Kelly Moore MSU Extension, FCS (Historic Plaza)

3:00 PM
Missoula Robotics Team 3216 Demo (Historic Plaza)

4:00 PM
4-H/FFA Market Goat Showmanship (Livestock Pavilion)
West African Dance Demo (Historic Plaza)

5:00 PM
Free Activity Zone closes (Fairway Plaza)
Live Music by THE TIMBER RATTLERS (Fairway Plaza)

6:00 PM
4-H/FFA Beef Showmanship (Livestock Pavilion)
Grandstand seating opens for Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo (Grandstands)

6:45 PM 4-H/FFA Parade of Champions (Grandstands)

7:00 PM
Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo presented by Ram Rodeo and Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply (Grandstands)

9:00 PM
Hoedown in Midtown featuring live music by TYLOR & THE TRAIN ROBBERS (Fairway Plaza)
Livestock Pavilion and Poultry & Rabbit Barn close

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

Free Admission Every Day!


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1101 South Avenue West
Missoula, Montana 59801 United States
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