Ribbon Worthy Radishes?

Entry Deadline for NWMT Fair Divisions Due Wednesday, August 1st

Are your tomatoes the talk of the town? Would your needlework make Jane Austen proud? Then
plan on entering this year’s NWMT Fair and see how you stack up. With so many departments,
divisions and classes to choose from, there is something for every age and inclination.

Fair Entries

Entering is free is most categories, but all entries must be complete before the deadline. There
are different divisions for Open Competition and 4H and FFA Clubs, but they all share the same
deadline: Wednesday, August 1 st at 4:30 p.m.

Open competition departments are: Crafts, Dahlias & Gladiolus, Eggs/Dairy & Honey,
Fine Arts, Floriculture, Home Culinary, Needlework, and Photography, Agriculture/Horticulture, Beef Cattle,
Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Llamas/Alpacas, Miniature Horses, Poultry, Rabbits & Pocket Pals, and
Sheep.

So check online to make sure your class, division and department align with the item you want to
enter. Please refer to individual department information for the dates and times when
exhibitors/competitors should bring their items for display.

Check out all of the departments online at www.nwmtfair.com or pick up a Fair
Book at ImagineIF Libraries, the Whitefish Community Library, your local Chamber
of Commerce or at the NWMT Fair Office.

You can only participate through online entries, but if you lack internet access or need registration
assistance, please call or visit the fairgrounds office well before the deadline. The fairgrounds office entrance is
on the south end of the Grandstand Building located at 265 North Meridian Road in Kalispell.

Fans & Excitement Drive Early Concert Ticket Sales

Josh Turner Concert is HOT!

Debbie purchased 11 tickets for friends and families. Cora’s mom surprised her with tickets for some girl time for the two of them. And Amanda Hovila and her father, Mike, are going to the Josh Turner concert as part of a daddy-daughter tradition of summer country music concerts.

Early ticket sales are heating up. And fans are happy to share what they love about this year’s main event, Josh Turner.

“There’s not one of his songs that I don’t like,” Amanda Hovila said.

After growing up as an 80s-music baby, Amanda fell in love with country in her teens. And one of Josh Turner’s song “I Wouldn’t Be A Man” is embedded in her childhood memories and part of the reason she’s such a country music fan today. “Your Man” is another favorite of hers.

Hovila will attend the concert with her father, Mike Hovila. It is a tradition of that dates back years—the two have been attending the NWMT Fair concerts together since 2003.

The pair is looking forward to hearing Turner sing, because nothing compares to Turner’s voice. Hosila remembers being obsessed with his low, low vocal range. Mike Hovila remembers his surprise the first time he heard Turner sing.

“You don’t expect that kind of sound to come out of his mouth,” Mike explained.

For Mike, last year’s Dustin Lynch was one of the best shows he’s attended anywhere. Considering that Hovila has attended over a hundred country music concerts—from the likes of Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks and other top names. Both Hovila’s agree that the elbow room at the venue means space to dance, not all venues have a spot to dance.

It’s a compliment that underlines the awesomeness of the NWMT concert venue.

As a music lover, he appreciates that at the NWMT Fair acts perform a longer roster of their songs, versus the shorter song sets that some concerts offer.

“As headliners here, it’s their show. They can do 20 or more songs here.” Hovila noted.

That this top level of quality entertainment is right here in their home town makes it all the better.

“We love it! You wouldn’t think big name people would be here, in this small town,” Hovila said.

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2017 Fair Entry deadline

To enter item(s) into the competitions of the 2017 Fair, we must have your registration submitted by 4:30 pm on August 1st.  This registration allows us to prepare the department for your entries.  Only a few exceptions are available, dahalias

It’s Fair Time!

The NW Montana Fair & Rodeo is here!  Experience Montana’s Best with your friends and family at the largest event in Flathead Valley.  Exciting new feature exhibits, thrilling carnival rides, and barns full of exhibits at every turn.  You don’t want to miss a moment of it.

For full schedule details, new additions to the Fair, and the best way to save money during your visit, see the Flathead Beacon and Daily Interlake Special sections arriving at newsstands now.    If you need some help or friendly advice, let us know and we’d be happy to help you make the most of your experience.

A picture is worth 1,000 words.  Here’s one of our favorites from a few years past.

boy and sheep