The Fair

The Fair is scheduled each year in August. The 2016 Fair will be August 9-14, 2016. We hope to see you there!  Please check out the highlights of the Fair by visiting our Photo Gallery.


The Fair is a grand tradition offering the best of an eleven county region in agriculture, education, history, and family entertainment while showcasing new technology and science.  This six day event features 4-H Exhibits and livestock, carnival rides, night shows, free daily entertainment, commercial displays, great food vendors, a Demolition Derby, Ranch Rodeo, Professional Bull Riding and the Missoula Stampede PRCA Rodeo.  Come and see Western Montana’s best floriculture event consisting of five distinctly different shows.  Fine Arts, Photography, Home Arts and Culinary displays can be found throughout the fairgrounds.

The Fair is a very important part of the Missoula City and County economic structure bringing over 60,000 participants into mid-town Missoula.  The food concessionaires contribute their proceeds to 115 non-profits and last year the Fair paid over $16,000 to civic groups including: Kiwanis Clubs, Southside Lions, East Missoula Lions Club, and the Missoula Exchange Club for assisting with services needed to produce the Fair.

The Fair and Missoula Stampede is held at the Missoula Fairgrounds Events Center located on the corner of Russell Street and South Avenue in Missoula during the second week of August every year.


The Fair on White Vector