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Montana State Fair 2019

Lots of summer-time fun in Central Montana

Montana State Fair takes place every summer at the Montana ExpoPark fairground located in the city of Great Falls, Montana. The nine-day event was launched in 1931 but paused during the Great Depression, as people couldn't afford the admission. Nowadays, Montana ExpoPark boasts the best in Montana art, animals, horticulture, and culinary expertise with amazing art deco-era architecture as a backdrop.

The fair attracts tens of thousands of people every year with exciting carnival rides, educational exhibitions and food vendors. Free entertainment at the Montana State Fair includes horse racing, rodeo, and comedy and live music performances.

Every summer, the Montana State Fair features dozens of exhibits showcasing local horticulture, farming, art, and food. The musical lineup includes country, jazz and rock'n'roll performers. Past lineups have seen big names like Brothers Osborne, Michael Ray, Seether, Kayla Adams, Lee Brice, 3 Days Grace, Jo Dee Messina, Tesla, Summerland Tour, Cheap Trick, Dwight Yoakam, and many others.

Montana State Fair admission varies according to the age groups: adult tickets cost $8.00, seniors pay $5.00, and children 5 and under get in for free. For carnival rides, you'll need to buy a ride wristband. The fair opens its doors roughly from noon till midnight, so make sure to check the official website for exact times.