Montana Winter Fair: Breaks the Winter Routine

Montana Winter Fair: Breaks the Winter Routine

While 1947 marked the first Montana Winter Fair, a predecessor had existed for some time. Called the Bozeman Livestock Show Association, it had been formed by those interested in agriculture and livestock from the Gallitan Valley Area. In December of 1946 a group from that area formed a non-profit corporation and renamed the Association as the Montana Winter Fair. From 1947 until 2002 annual events were held each January with participants from Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota participating.

After its last event in Bozeman, the Central Montana Fair Board agreed to sponsor the event, moving it to the Central Montana Fair Grounds. The Montana Winter Fair is held annually in late January in various locations throughout Lewistown. Drawing people in from across the state, Montana Winter Fair has a little some-thing for everyone to break up the long Montana winters.

For those involved in agriculture there is a youth livestock show, farm forum, farm equipment displays, and horse events. Cooks will enjoy entering the chili and cinnamon roll cook-off, the Death By Chocolate competition, the Dutch oven competition, or even the Home Brew competition.

Look forward to a fantastic three days of Trade Show, Stop and Shop, entertainment, exhibitions, and as always, offerings by the areas best cooks. There is also a fiddler’s contest, the Art Swap and Shop, a book sale, commercial exhibits, photography and quilting competitions, and cowboy church.


Montana Winter Fair
P.O. Box 3507
Lewistown, MT 59457
United States
406-535-4520 or 406-366-2607