When is the Montana State Fair?

The Montana State Fair runs from July 28th until Aug 5th at the Montana Expo Park in Great Falls.

For some people they look forward to attending the State Fair all year long.

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There are plenty of reasons to visit the Montana State Fair, but we are going to focus on just 10 that we think are the biggest reason to spend time there.

Food

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Go ahead and throw that diet out the window during fair week. Indulge in all the sugar and fried food that you can, because some of these foods are only available during this magical time of year.

Rides

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The Montana State Fair has plenty of big thrills for those that are seeking them, and even some smaller thrills for those that aren't as adventurous.

Animals

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If you have young ones, make sure to take them around to see all the animals. Kids and those young at heart love to see farm animals.

Concerts

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Each yeah the Montana State Fair brings in a mix of country, pop, rock and legacy acts.

Rodeo

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One of the most popular nights at the Montana State Fair are the rodeo nights, which will be taking place Aug 2nd thru the 5th this year.

Lemonade

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Can you say you even went to the Montana State Fair if you didn't have a fresh squeezed lemonade?

Exhibits

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If it gets a bit too hot while walking around, you can pop into numerous buildings and check out the all the great exhibits. Pro tip, the fine arts building has AC. 😉

Games

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All that money in your pocket weighing you down, why not play some carnival games?

People Watching

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Sometimes just stopping for a moment and letting the world and people pass by you is fun and relaxing.

Memories

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Even if you attend the fair for just one or two of the reasons on this list, the memories you'll create by going to the Montana State Fair is the best reason to go this year.

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