The Yellowstone Art Museum hosts its 44th annual Summerfair at the MSU Billings campus from June 24 to 26. Over 80 vendors showcase their quality, homemade products that visitors can purchase. The art booths at the event include pottery, painting, woodwork, glasswork, photography, and more!
Local community groups and food vendors will also be at the event. The Summerfair is a great way to support local businesses in Billings and Montana. On top of Montana vendors, some vendors travel across the country from places like Pennsylvania, Idaho, and Colorado. The products in the Summerfair must be homemade, and reselling of other products is not allowed.
The Summerfair is a fundraiser for the Yellowstone Art Museum. They make money from admissions as well as booths less from vendors. Nonprofit vendors are charged a lower rate. The money vendors make from the event is all theirs.
The Special Events Coordinator for the Yellowstone Art Museum, Molly Schiltz, says they expect anywhere from 7 to 10,000 visitors over the three-day event. The Summerfar supports local artisans and helps to enrich the community through meaningful interactions with vendors. The complete entertainment lineup for the event will be put together soon. Applications for food trucks to be a part of the Summerfair are still available.
The event is free for kids ages six and under and Yellowstone Art Museum members. All they need to do is bring their membership card. The cost for the event is five dollars, and there are also weekend passes available for groups of four at twenty-five dollars.
Celebrate 44 years of community fun at this year’s Summerfair! Stop by and find something for you or someone you care about.