Montana Fair in Billings - Aug 12-20, 2022

Montana Fair in Billings - Aug 12-20, 2022 - Ferris Wheel
Matt Claiborne
Matt Claiborne
August 5, 2022

The Montana Fair is billed as 'The Last Best Place of Summer' and will delight visitors. Montana Fair is one of Big Sky State's most anticipated annual events. It is the area's biggest event and draws nearly a quarter of a million people.

Experience The Montana Fair 2022 in Billings

The fair runs from August 12th through August 20th, 2022, and is hosted by MetraPark in Billings.

Visitors can enjoy endless entertainment at the fair. There are hundreds of competitions, including livestock and crafts. Families will love the old-fashioned carnival rides and fair food. In addition, the fair hosts internationally acclaimed music artists such as Nelly for live spectacular live concerts.

Montana Fair Competitions


Residents around the state enter their prized animals into contests, and close to 10,000 people win cash and ribbons for their efforts.

Residents will show entries such as pigs, sheep, horses, cattle, goats, and bunnies. In addition to animal shows, there are arts, crafts, food, and wine competitions. Residents will show off their crochet skills, pickles, wine, beer, and more.

Old-Fashioned Fun at the Carnival

Thomas Carnival runs a variety of rides and games. Visitors can enjoy their favorite carnival rides and attractions like a Ferris Wheel and ring toss. The carnival has a shady area for kid's rides, and the Kid's World exhibit has free activities and games.

Feast on Fair Food

One of the best things about the fair is the food! Check out traditional favorites such as BBQ, corn on the cob, corn dogs, beer gardens, and fresh lemonade.

Enjoy Fair Entertainment

Montana Fair has many stages with non-stop entertainment options. Visitors can see Montana's best music acts, watch comedy shows, or watch a draft horse presentation.

Fair Concerts

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The Montana Fair features three nights of exceptional concerts from award-winning musicians and bands. Whether you love classic country music, want to rock out, or can't get enough Grammy-Award-winning rap, you will love Montana Fair's 2022 concert line-up.

Elle King

On Friday, August 12th, at 7:00 P.M., guests can attend a special concert with Elle King. Elle King is a talented country, blues, and soul singer and songwriter. She has been nominated for dozens of awards and won several Country Music Association Awards.

Collective Soul & Switchfoot

Collective Soul & Switchfoot will perform live on Saturday, August 13th, at 7:00 P.M. Switchfoot is a contemporary band whose music was featured in the film A Walk to Remember. They have been performing live for over two decades. Switchfoot won a Grammy Award for their Hellow Hurricane album. In addition, they've won 12 San Diego Music Awards and 11 GMA Dove Awards.

Collective Soul has been playing music together for thirty years. Their distinctive rock sound delights fans, and Collective Soul has won many music awards.


Rapper Nelly will be entertaining fans on Sunday, August 14th at 7:00 P.M. Nelly has won three Grammy Awards and nine Billboard Music Awards. He is the fourth best-selling American rap artist in music history and has sold 21 million albums. He is also a talented actor and appeared in the 2005 film The Longest Yard.

Experience Montana’s Culture and Cuisine

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The Montana Fair 2022 in Billings will surely be a memorable event and live up to its 'The Last Best Place of Summer' moniker. Billings is known for its hospitality, culture, and cuisine. If you love a great burger, and who doesn’t, check out our list of the best burgers in Billings, MT, and experience big flavors in Big Sky country.

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