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MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.

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Broken pipe fixed at MetraPark arena after downpour during fair

Broken pipe fixed at MetraPark arena after downpour during fair

A downpour toward the end of MontanaFair last month sent water into an area of MetraPark’s Rimrock Auto Arena, but the problem was a broken pi…

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MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

MontanaFair sets revenue and carnival records

Great weather and strong night show entertainment led MontanaFair to record-breaking total revenue and carnival income, MetraPark officials sa…

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MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

MontanaFair rodeo sets record attendance, payouts

Rodeo at the recently ended MontanaFair set attendance and payout records, MetraPark officials said.

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Gazette opinion: The ghosts of Billings' future

Gazette opinion: The ghosts of Billings' future

They built it. And they came.

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MontanaFair carnival brings in new record high of $991,000

MontanaFair carnival brings in new record high of $991,000

The MontanaFair officially closed Saturday night and Jerry Johnson spent Sunday working in the midway hauling thick extension cords around a m…

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Fair numbers looking good

MetraPark Manager Bill Dutcher was optimistic Saturday about the way things have gone at this year’s MontanaFair.

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Junior Livestock Sale draws a crowd to last day at MontanaFair

Junior Livestock Sale draws a crowd to last day at MontanaFair

Ten-year-old Preston Openshaw knelt down and brushed sawdust off the hide of Cookie, his 286-pound black Hampshire-cross hog, Saturday at the …

August 16, 2014 4:22 pm Photos

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Behind the scenes at MontanaFair: 'Nick always gets it done'

Behind the scenes at MontanaFair: 'Nick always gets it done'

He’s kind of the guy behind the guy, the one who makes things run smoothly for the people tasked with making sure MontanaFair runs smoothly.

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MontanaFair slightly off record pace

Heading into rodeo on the last days of MontanaFair, total revenue so far for the nine-day event at MetraPark is only slightly off from a recor…

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Clay Tryan returns 'home'

Clay Tryan returns 'home'

When Clay Tryan and his horse backed into the box back in 2000, he was a young man just starting his professional rodeo career.

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Carnivore arts: Barbecue competetion red hot at MetraPark

Carnivore arts: Barbecue competetion red hot at MetraPark

The sweet smell of mesquite hung heavy over Chiesa Plaza at MetraPark on Wednesday morning as smokers puffed away cooking beef, pork and chick…

August 13, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Pint-size primates: Racing lemurs causing a stir at MontanaFair

Pint-size primates: Racing lemurs causing a stir at MontanaFair

As soon as the gates opened Tuesday at MontanaFair, many attendees who heard the same rumor as Carol Heck rushed to see if it was true.

August 12, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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MontanaFair numbers dip a little

MontanaFair numbers dip a little

MontanaFair revenue through Monday fell a bit off pace from last year’s figures, but officials continue to be pleased with the event and are e…

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Veterans get free fair admission on Friday

Veterans  will receive free entrance to MontanaFair on Friday thanks to an annual effort by the Billings Breakfast Exchange Club.

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Grammy winners Train headline MontanaFair Saturday night

Grammy winners Train headline MontanaFair Saturday night

Train’s lead singer Pat Monahan said the new LP, “Bulletproof Picasso,” is a celebration of the band dodging bullets since 1994.

August 08, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Aiming high: MontanaFair begins Friday, crowds anticipated at 250,000 over week

Aiming high: MontanaFair begins Friday, crowds anticipated at 250,000 over week

Concerts, carnival rides, cotton candy and corn dogs — all the things that go into a fair — plus rodeo, barbecue, beer and more can be found a…

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Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Gazette opinion: MontanaFair offers 9 days of fun on a budget

Carnival, music, comedians, super cross, rodeo, a Habitat for Humanity house under construction and lemur races under the trees. There’s nothi…

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MontanaFair entertainment includes Train, Danielle Bradbery

MontanaFair entertainment includes Train, Danielle Bradbery

Country artists Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery will open the 2014 MontanaFair on Aug. 8.

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