Montana Food Festivals & Shows
JANUARY to APRIL - May to August - September to December
2018 MONTANA: January through April
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2014)
January 18-20, 2018 Magie MT Agricultural & Industrial Expo
Great Falls, Montana
A regional farm and ranch trade show featuring over 200 exhibitors from all over the Pacific Northwest.
January 19-20, 2018
Annual Antique Tractors & Toy Show
Great Falls, Montana
The annual Antique Tractors and Toy Show features commercial cars and trucks, construction equipment, toys, pedal toys and art. Admission is $3 or $8 per family.
January 25-28, 2018 Montana Winter Fair - Lewistown, Montana
Montana Winter Fair is a state winter fair consisting of a livestock show, youth livestock events, fiddlers contest, youth educational events, commercial exhibits, farm forum, death by chocolate competition, photography, quilts, farm equipment displays, stock dog trials and clinic, cowboy church, and lots of great Central Montana scenery.
February 10, 2018 Feb Fest Chocolate and Valentine Fair
FEB FEST is our annual chocolate, Valentine’s Day gifts, arts and crafts fair at the Helena Civic Center. With about 70 vendors, it is a fun place to get those special Valentine gifts for all the “sweeties” in your life. There will be chocolate, treats and Valentine gifts including a host of Montana made arts, crafts and jewelry. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day including door prizes and Artwear Fashion Shows. The Artwear Fashion Shows will be at 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. A snack bar with food and refreshments will also be open during the fair. Please join us for one of Helena’s most popular events, which is a fundraiser sponsored by the Helena Civic Center Board for Civic Center improvements.
February 10, 2018
Ice Fishing Derby
Winter is the longest part of the year in Northeastern Montana, what else would you want to do in the middle of winter but to grab your jiggin pole and go to the frozen lake? This event will be held at the Dredge Cuts Trout Pond on Ft Peck Hwy 117. The Fee is $50 for each hole or $100 for 3 Holes. Awards ceremony will be at the Fort Peck Marina. 1st place is guaranteed $2,000!
February 11, 2018 - Chocolate, Wine & Cheese - Anaconda, Montana
Friends of the Hearst Free Library annual Fundraiser. Join us for hand made chocolate delicacies, a variety of wines to try, and cheeses from around the world. 50/50, raffle and door prizes. Ticket prices: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
February 14, 2018 VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 17-24, 2018 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
March 5-9, 2018 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'
March 16-17, 2018 Northeast Montana Farm Expo
Each year KATQ Radio sponsors its annual Farm Expo, bringing in agricultural exhibits from Montana, various other northern states and Canada. Educational seminars daily. Friday morning join us for the Farm and Ranch Appreciation Breakfast. The Friday night's banquet includes a featured guest speaker. Kids Bread Fair is open to the area 4th graders.
March 20, 2018 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
April 22, 2018 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
April 29, 2018 Taste of Big Fork - Big Fork, Montana
Wine, music and wonderful food from fabulous dining and specialties places in and around Bigfork.