Building Rentals

Facility Use Rules and Requirements

Spacing of Events: It has been determined to be in the best interest of our customers to maintain an “Event Spacing” rule. The Fairgrounds will seek to maintain a minimum scheduling of thirty (30) calendar days prior to and thirty (30) calendar days following between like or similar shows and events being produced for profit. The determination of “like or similar” rests solely with Fairgrounds Management. Preference will be given to the facility contractor who has established dates reserved and has met all contract requirements in previous agreements.

Move-In / Move-Out Days Due to increasing costs of operation and a heavy demand on our calendar, load in and load out days are now stipulated in the rental agreement. These are billed at 25% of the building daily rate. Events paying the full daily rate for two days or longer will be allowed one free day for moving in or out.

  • Event day hours range from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM unless defined in writing otherwise.
  • All buildings and other items contracted for funerals/memorial services will be charged at half the rental price.
  • We do not allow off-site use or rental of Fairgrounds equipment.
  • You must provide a General Liability Insurance Certificate (coverage at $1 million or more) naming Flathead County as additionally insured.
  • Daily rate includes janitorial service during public hours (for events drawing 300+) and a maximum of 16 man-hours of labor. Any requested or required labor beyond the maximum will be charged at $25 per man hour.
BUILDINGS
     
  TRADE CENTER
  45,000 sq. ft; restrooms
(room for 210 - 10 x 8 booths)
$2,050 per day
     
  EXPO BUILDING
  16,800 sq. ft; ,kitchenette, restrooms
seats 1400 theater style or up to 500 for dining (room for 80 - 10 x 8 booths)
$875 per day
   
  COUNTY FAIR KITCHEN
  5,004 sq. ft; kitchenette, restrooms
(room for 18 - 10 x 8 booths)
$425 per day
   
  GRANDSTAND BUILDING (Main Hall)
  11,822 sq. ft; restrooms outside, wood floor
(room for 69 - 10 x 8 booths)
$650 per day
   
  4-H BUILDING: Seats 40
  703 sq. ft; kitchen, restrooms, blackboard
$175 per day
   
ARENA/GRANDSTAND
 
(ARENA SEATING - 6,000 permanent seats)
 
(GRANDSTAND SEATING - 2,700 permanent seats)
   
  CONCERTS, SHOWS
to be negotiated
   
  HORSE SHOWS: includes arena, grandstand, parking, arena worked twice
$600 per day
     
  Additional arena working
$50 per hour
   
BOAT, CAMPER AND R.V. STORAGE (Winter Months)
  Vehicle Storage
$3.00 ft./month
   
MISCELLANEOUS
  Folding tables (discounted to $5 each if you set-up and re-rack)
$9.00 per table
  Metal folding chairs - (no charge for tables or chairs in 4-H Bldg or CFK). (first 50 free with rental of building) Half price if you set up and re-rack
$1.00 per chair
  Basic P/A system (microphone + speaker) $25 per event
  Stage (12' X 24' max) $300 full/$150 half
  Camping (electric included- no water or sewer hook-ups available)
$25 per night
  Horse stalls
$15 per stall per day
  Parking lots
negotiated
  Small bleachers (seats 40-45)
$50 per set per event
  Large bleachers (seats 75-100)- Trade Center only
$100 per set per event
  Tractor work $75 per hour