2021 Fair Facts

Dates:            August 18 – 22, 2021

Hours:          10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily except Sunday which operates from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.   The commercial booths in the Grandstand 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.

Special Days and Discounts:  Pre-sale admission tickets will be available at all Whitefish Credit Union branches in mid-July.  Price is $5 each and good any one day of the Fair.   Grandstand Event tickets purchased and printed before arriving at the Fair serve as your entry 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, 8/19 is KAJ Seniors and Kids Day with free admission for guests 65+ and 12 or under all day!  Print this coupon and save $5 on the price of a carnival wristband today only from your friends at KAJ! Anyone 65+ can purchase a $10 general admission rodeo ticket for Thursday night’s rodeo at the Grandstand gates or Fair Office.

We appreciate and recognize our current military personnel and veterans on Friday, 8/20.  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 available.  Thank you for your service.

Join us for NBC Montana Family Day, Sunday, 8/22.  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, 8/20 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 price is the same for all ages.  Children 2 years and under, sharing an adult’s seat in reserved sections are free.  Children 5 and under in General Admission sections 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!  We also accept pre-purchased ticket on phone or portable device.

Parking:  $5 per vehicle, per entry (no return privileges). Enter Fair Parking from W. Wyoming Street.  Accessible parking is available at the front of the lot.

Carnival:  NorthStar Amusements is bringing all your favorites. Pay One Price discount tickets to exchange for an all-day wristband will be available for $25 from late July until 5pm Tuesday, August 17th at Whitefish Credit Union locations, the CHS store, and the Fair Office.

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