2020 Fair Facts

Dates:            August 19 – 23, 2020  (check schedule for pre-event information and times)

Hours:          10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily except Sunday which operates from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.   The commercial building and outdoor booths open at 11 AM for viewing. Most barns and the exhibit buildings close at 9 pm.

Admission:  $8.00 Adults (13-65), $5.00 Seniors (65+), $5.00 Child (6-12)  Free for children 5 and under. Daily Special: Fair admission 2 for 1 from 10 am to 1 pm

Special Days and Discounts:  Event tickets purchased and printed before arriving at the Fair is your gate admission!  Saves up to $8.00!  Simply show the gate attendant your pre-printed grandstand event ticket and you’re ready to enjoy Montana’s Best!

Thursday, 8/20 is Seniors and Kids Day with free admission for guests 65+ and 12 or under all day!  Anyone 65+ can purchase a $10 general admission rodeo ticket for Thursday night’s rodeo at the gates or Fair Office.

We appreciate and recognize our current military personnel and veterans on Friday, 8/21.  Show current or retired military ID at South, Meridian, or North gates between 2pm and 6pm and receive free admission along with a Friday general admission rodeo ticket and a $5 food voucher. Limited supplies until those tickets are gone.  Thank you for your service.

Join us for NBC Montana Family Day, Sunday, August 23rd.  Special Family admission for 2 adults and 2 children of only $10!  Brought to you by your friends at NBC Montana Broadcasting.

Advanced Sale Admission Tickets:  Admission tickets may be purchased in advance for only $5. They are available at all branches of Whitefish Credit Union through Friday, 8/21 only.

Grandstand Shows:  5 full nights of great entertainment to thrill all interests. Reserved seating and general admission tickets are available online at the Tickets and Grandstand page.

Reserved seating prices are as posted with no Senior or Child pricing available in this section.  2 years and under, sharing an adult’s seat in reserved section are free.  Discounted seats for children 6 to 12 years old are offered only in the General Admission sections.

Print your ticket before coming to the Fair and show it at the Fairgrounds gate to save the $8 admission!

Parking:  $5 per vehicle, per entry (no return privileges). Enter Fair Parking from W. Wyoming Street.  Accessible parking is available at the Meridian Fair entrance and the North Parking lots.

Carnival:  Unable to come this year, but will be back for 2021.

Didn’t answer your questions? Please let us know if we can help further with any of your questions.  Call us at 406-758-5810 or stop by. We want your fair experience to be outstanding!