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Proposed changes at Montana ExpoPark: Community Preview Night

Posted: 11:52 AM, Feb 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-18 15:00:40-05
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GREAT FALLS — The public is invited to a meeting Thursday night that focuses on improvements at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls.

They'll see concept designs for proposed facility updates and can get a tour before the presentation to see areas in need of repairs.

Organizers include the Board of Cascade County Commissioners, Great Falls Montana Tourism, Montana ExpoPark Advisory Board, and the Great Falls Area Lodging Association

County Commissioners said improvements are key to the future of the Montana state fair in Great Falls and the vitality of surrounding communities.

“Montana ExpoPark, the home of Montana State Fair for nearly ninety years, is a vital part of Great Falls and the surrounding communities, Cascade County, and the state of Montana,” County Commission Chairman Jim Larson said in a release. “The facilities are in need of renovations and updates to keep pace with the diverse event requests for facility use throughout the year, and to keep Montana ExpoPark an important part of our community for the next 90 years.”

Changes include upgrades to livestock areas, relocating the currently livestock building along with a new multi-use arena that can seat up to 10,000 people.

Ninety-minute tours will begin at Exhibition Hall at 5:30 p.m.; the public meeting begins at 7:00.

People planning on taking the pre-meeting tour are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, dress for the weather, and arrive on time.

More information can be found by calling the Cascade County Commission office at 454-6810.

Click here to view the 2018 study and draft proposal on improvements to the Montana ExpoPark.