Be a Fair Champion!

Know Before You Go

Montana’s Best Traditions, the 2021 NW Montana Fair & Rodeo, is scheduled to take place August 18-22nd at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell.  Visitors and participants will be asked to respect current modifications and standards to protect public health.

The NWMT Fair will look and feel almost normal again!  However, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how some within our community feel about public gatherings. Fair planning and execution respects this and we continue to strive in making every guest experience as safe as we can.

Visitors and participants will notice modifications to protect public health.

  • It is recommended that a mask or face covering be worn where social distancing isn’t practical, i.e. grandstand seating areas, restrooms, and places where people congregate.
  • Distancing guidelines – you will see line markers, entry and exit directions, flow patterns, and staggered entrance and exiting in typically congested areas of the grounds.  We ask our guests to follow these indicators and any staff directions provided for the safety of all participants.
  • Wash and sanitize – Wash stations and hand sanitizers are placed throughout the fairgrounds. We ask that everyone use them, often.
  • Stay Home – If you are feeling sick, have a fever, possible symptoms, or had a potential recent COVID contact, we ask that you please refrain from coming to the fair.  We will see you next year.

The NW Montana Fair & Rodeo continues to work closely on public health issues with a variety of local and national public health agencies, including Flathead City/County Health, Montana Directives, and the CDC. Fair staff and officials will continue to collaborate with these expert partners, watch for any new developments that would impact the fair operation, and make modifications accordingly.

We ask that all who attend and become a Fair Champion by abiding by these necessary modifications for the enjoyment and protection of all who attend and for the protection of the entire Flathead community.

Respect the plan and your neighbors. The only way we can get through this is with your help and cooperation.  It is important to all of us that the fair is safe, so give some extra space, a smile and wave.

General Safety

We are pleased to have Flathead and North Valley Search and Rescue providing general first aid services through out the fair. If you have a need, bee sting, or just aren’t feeling well, visit the First Aid location across from the Country Kitchen.

Wear comfortable shoes, hat, and clothing appropriate for the weather. Don’t forget to drink lots of water while you enjoy the fair.