MontanaFair is an agricultural celebration in the historic tradition of fairs. It is the region’s largest event with an attendance of nearly a quarter of a million each year.

Held at MetraPark in Billings, MontanaFair celebrates for nine days beginning the second weekend in August. Nearly 10,000 people will earn cash and ribbons for their entries which range from beer, wine, bunnies, crocheting, horticulture, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, petit-point, pickles, to hobbies, and arts and crafts.

  • Posted on: April 3, 2024

Yellowstone Art Museum’s SummerFair 2021

Exciting news! Yellowstone Art Museum will hold SummerFair 2021, their annual arts and crafts festival, outdoors on MSU-B’s beautiful campus! Billings. SummerFair 2021 is scheduled to take place Friday, June 25, 4 – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday June 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Yellowstone Art Museum’s Executive Director, Bryan W. Knicely states, “Due to some extraordinary circumstances, we had to move locations to provide better access to our vendors and patrons. We know this venue change will only expand the collaborations with SummerFair and other Billings Cultural Partnership member organizations into a much larger cultural weekend.”

SummerFair, now in its 43rd year, is one of the most anticipated arts and crafts festivals in the region, featuring artisans from across the country. Visitors will enjoy ample parking, accessibility to vendor’s booths and food trucks, kids’ activities, art demonstrations, and much more! Following SummerFair on Sunday, Symphony in the Park is just a short walk or drive down the street in Pioneer Park! Artist booths at SummerFair include painting, pottery, art from nature, glass, wood, metal, fiber art, photography, body products, locally make products, and artisan foods. SummerFair is a great place to find that unique gift for yourself or someone special while supporting artists and the Billings Community.

The YAM is currently accepting applications for vendors. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 30, 2021. The application for vendors can be found here.

The YAM is also accepting applications for food trucks. The food truck contract and more information can be found here.

SummerFair is a fundraiser for the Museum while embodying the YAM’s mission of enriching the community through interactive experiences and creative exchange while collaborating with our community partners. The YAM is looking forward to partnering with MSU-B, their expansive art department and to hosting SummerFair on their lush campus.

Molly Schiltz, the Yellowstone Art Museum’s Events Coordinator, writes, “After a challenging year for all, the YAM is looking forward to bringing this popular event back to the community in 2021. However, please be assured that we will be hosting SummerFair 2021 in compliance with recommended CDC safety guidelines as they develop. We can’t predict the future, but we plan to stay agile and adhere to outdoor gathering regulations that keep our staff, vendors, and community safe.” More information on MSU-B’s campus and event COVID-19 policies can be found here.