A $2.5million investment was made by Missoula County to ensure the 1915 Commercial Building will continue to serve Missoula and the Western Montana Fair for another 100 years. The ribbon-cutting, held at the opening moment of the Western Montana Fair, will throw open the doors to reveal a building overflowing with beautiful handmade local crafts. Thanks to the MADE Fair Marketplace, hundreds of local artisans will display and sell their fine products at the Western Montana Fair once again. Speakers will include: Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney; Missoula County Commissioner Dave Strohmaier; Jim Harmon, Harmon’s Histories; and Paul Filicetti, A&E Architecture.
Historically, red is the color associated with Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) awareness. August 10th is the “Rock Your Rodeo Red” MMIWG event at the PRCA Rodeo at the Western Montana Fair Grounds. Show your support for MMIWG families and survivors by purchasing an Indian Taco at the MUIHC booth and a Rock Your Rodeo Red t-shirt at the MUIHC informational booth. The support of the Western Montana Fair will enable MUIHC and the Missoula Human Trafficking Task Force to reach a broad audience of all Montanans who may be unaware of the severity of the MMIWG reality.
The Western Montana Fair Stampede Music Stage showcases aspiring and legendary artists, both local and national. It is the platform that appeals to all walks of life, from Country to Rock and Roll and everything in-between, embodying the inclusive spirit of the Fair. The best part? It’s absolutely Free to attend thanks to our Free Admission sponsors.
Sponsoring the Fair means supporting your whole community through new Sustainability Initiatives, Free Admission for All, Historic Building Preservation, and Handmade goods from over 100 local artisans!