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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 13 @ 11:00 am 8:00 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)

Sunday’s Shows, Exhibits & Events

Roses and racing take over the final day of the Fair on Sunday. Missoula Rose Society hosts the Rose Show in the Floriculture Building. Lords of Dirt hosts Flat Track Motorcycle Racing with qualifying heats followed by the final races and a motocross exhibition by Butte’s Keith Sayers at 6:00 pm. The Fair closes at 8:00 pm, but save the date for the 2024 Fair, “Lasso the Moon” to be held August 7-11.

11:00 AM
Carnival & Exhibit Halls open
Rose Show opens (Floriculture #15)
Lords of Dirt free practice runs (Grandstands)
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)  
Flower Arranging Presentation by Farmhand Farm (Historic Plaza)
Home Brewing Demo with Zoo City Zymurgist, all-day (Historic Plaza)
MT Town, Then, Now, and Always Presentation by Hal Stearns, Montana Conversations (Commercial Building)

12:00 PM
Hypsy Conflux Belly Dance Performance (Historic Plaza)

1:00 PM
OCPA Dance Performance (Historic Plaza)
Exhibitor Premium Payout (Fair Office 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
Lords of Dirt free qualifying races (Grandstands)
Finding Montana Presentation by Ednor Therriault, Montana Conversations (Commercial Building)

2:00 PM
4-H/FFA Awards Ceremony (Livestock Pavilion)
European Swordfighting Demo (Historic Plaza)

3:00 PM
Championship Taekwondo Demo (Historic Plaza)

4:00 PM
West African Dance Demo (historic plaza)

5:00 PM
Grandstand seating opens for Lords of Dirt Flat Track Finals & Keith Myers Freestyle MX (Grandstands)
Free Activity Zone closes (Fairway Plaza)

6:00 PM
Lords of Dirt Flat Track Finals & Keith Sayers Freestyle MX presented by Western Montana Motorsports & Montgomery Distillery (Grandstands)

  • Open Amateur Finals
  • Vintage Finals
  • Kids’ Finals
  • Inappropriate Class Finals
  • Hooligan Finals
  • Open Pro Finals
  • Womens Finals

8:00 PM
Livestock Pavilion and Poultry & Rabbit Barn close
2023 Western Montana Fair closes.

Plan ahead for 2024 – “Lasso the Moon” August 7-11!

Free Admission Every Day!


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1101 South Avenue West
Missoula, Montana 59801 United States
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