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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 9 @ 8:00 am 11:00 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)

Wednesday’s Shows, Exhibits & Events

Opening day of the Western Montana Fair! Cows, sheep, and goats in the Livestock Barn. Free activities, performances, and demonstrations all day in the Historic Plaza. Watch the toughest cowboys battle it out at this evening’s Xtreme Bulls performance, before enjoying free live music by Black Joe Lewis.

8:00 AM
4-H/FFA Breeding Sheep (livestock pavilion)

10:00 AM
4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle (livestock pavilion)
Plein Air Exhibit Competiton, all-day (entire grounds)

11:00 AM
Carnival & Exhibit Halls open
Fur & Feather Silent Auction opens (llama barn)
Open Class Sheep (livestock pavilion)
Country Fair Show opens (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)  
Irish Dance Performance (historic plaza)

12:00 PM
Championship Taekwondo Demo (historic plaza)

1:00 PM
4-H/FFA Breeding Meat Goat (livestock pavilion)
4-H/FFA Market Goat (livestock pavilion)
The Basics of Canning with Kelly Moore MSU Extension, FCS (historic plaza)

2:00 PM
Indigenous Dance Presentation (historic plaza)

3:00 PM
4-H/FFA Breeding Beef (livestock pavilion)
Open Class Beef (livestock pavilion)

4:00 PM
Indigenous Dance Presentation (historic plaza)

5:00 PM
Free Activity Zone closes (fairway plaza)
Live Music by SHADOW DEVEREAUX (fairway plaza)

6:00 PM
Grandstand seating opens for Xtreme Bulls (grandstands)

7:00 PM
PRCA Xtreme Bulls presented by Ram Rodeo and Stockman Bank (grandstands) 20% of Xtreme Bulls’ ticket proceeds benefit JRPC Indigenous Art Committee

9:00 PM
Hoedown in Midtown featuring live music by BLACK JOE LEWIS (fairway plaza)
Livestock Pavilion and Poultry & Rabbit Barn Close

10:00 PM
Fair closes and reopens 11:00 AM Thursday.

Free Admission Every Day!


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1101 South Avenue West
Missoula, Montana 59801 United States
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