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MontanaFair is doubling your opportunity to have a great time this summer with 17 days of operation. Hours for the 2020 MontanaFair were announced today.

“17 Big Days of fun this year,” said MontanaFair General Manager Bill Dutcher.  “Our goal is to flatten the curve by giving people more opportunities to come to the fair with smaller groups.”

MontanaFair will be strictly limiting the number of guests on the fairgrounds to a maximum of 3000 to enable physical distancing as per the governor’s orders. Guests are encouraged to purchase admission and carnival tickets in advance at

The run of this year’s fair begins with two Sneak-A-Peek weekends with the Mighty Thomas Carnival providing entertainment for all. Complete listing of the hours for this year’s expanded MontanaFair are:

July 24-26 - Sneak A Peek weekend, open Friday 4-11 p.m. Saturday 2-11 p.m. Sunday 2-10 p.m.

July 30-August 2 - Sneak A Peek weekend, open Thursday 4-11 p.m. All other days 2-11 p.m.

August 6-15 - MontanaFair, open August 6 & 7 4-11 p.m. All other days 2-11 p.m.

The limited capacity of guests on grounds for all fair days will assist in physical distancing and help to maintain a safe, clean environment. Sneak-A-Peek weekends will include great fair food, rides with the Mighty Thomas Carnival and local entertainment. The Sneak-A-Peek weekends give fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy the fair in a very controlled, safe environment.

Online advance admission and carnival ride tickets are available for sale at Guests are strongly urged to get their tickets online to reduce lines.

MontanaFair opens all portions of the fair for business August 7.

New lower admission price

There’s a new price for admission to MontanaFair for 2020. Full price admission for this year’s fair has been cut 44% from previous years to $5 per person. The new price was announced by MontanaFair General Manager Bill Dutcher.

“With job losses, negative news, and event cancellation headlines in and around Montana, we want to lend a hand to those who might be hurting with this price adjustment,” said Dutcher. “Buying tickets in advance online is strongly encouraged and backed by a full money-back guarantee in case of an unforeseen cancellation.”

Online fees for purchasing tickets for MontanaFair have also been eliminated. Tickets and money saving ticket and carnival sales packages go on sale July 6.

“Buying online in advance helps MontanaFair provide a safe, controlled environment for this year’s fair,” said Dutcher. “It will reduce or eliminate Box Office lines allowing us to provide a safer experience for fair guests.”

Guests will be able to buy more than just admissions to MontanaFair online.

MontanaFair General Manager Bill Dutcher, “We worked with the Mighty Thomas Carnival to be able to sell wristbands in advance online as well as admission tickets. And we’ll be selling them with discounts of 30% or more from regular price with no additional fees.”

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