Be a Fair Champion

Need to Know Before You Go

Frequently asked questions about this year’s 2020 Northwest Montana Fair.

Montana’s Best Homegrown, the 2020 NW Montana Fair & Rodeo, is to take place as scheduled August 19-23rd in Kalispell.  Visitors and participants will notice modifications to protect public health.

The NWMT Fair will look and feel differently than in years past.  The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed 2020 fair planning and execution so that we are as safe as we can be.

Visitors and participants will notice modifications to protect public health.

  • The Governor’s mask directives will be enforced – all attendees will be required to wear a mask or face covering. As Governor Bullock said just yesterday, “No shoes, No Shirt, No Mask, No Service.”
  • Distancing guidelines – you will see line markers, seat spacers, entry and exit directions, flow patterns, and staggered entrance and exiting in the grandstands and events.  We will ask every attendee to follow these indicators for the safety of all fair goers.
  • Wash and sanitize – Wash stations and hand sanitizers are placed throughout the fairgrounds. We ask that everyone use them often.
  • Stay Home – If anyone is feeling sick, have a fever, possible symptoms, or potential recent COVID contact we ask that you please don’t come to the Fair this year.  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, CDC and WHO guidelines. Fair staff and officials will continue to collaborate with these expert partners, watch for any new developments around COVID-19 that would impact the fair operation, and make modifications accordingly.

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

Respect the plan and your neighbors. The only way we can do 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.