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Alligator Show Takes Center Stage at MontanaFair [Video]

It turns out that some of the most piercing shrieks at MontanaFair this year might not be coming from the thrill rides on the midway, but an alligator show.

From deep in the swamps of Florida to the midway at MontanaFair comes the "Kachunga and the Alligator" show, according to Ray Massie, sales and marketing director for MontanaFair

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MontanaFair Has a 100th Birthday Surprise in Store for Fairgoers

Some of the best birthdays are filled with surprises, revelry and guests -- and MontanaFair's 100th anniversary celebration will be no exception.

Usually, it's the guest of honor who is surprised

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Some Germs Provide a Vital Purpose

Did you know that you and I are not completely human? That’s right. If you go strictly by cell count, you will find that the human body is 90 percent bacteria. There are an estimated 100 trillion bacteria living on your skin or inside your body, most of them live in your gut

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"Angel Horses of a Different Color"
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‘Angel Horses of a Different Color’ Ride Into Downtown Billings

 

Four horses have taken up residence under Skypoint in downtown Billings and plan to hold court in that location until the end of August.

No one is complaining; in fact, the horses have become a popular attraction in the heart of downtown.

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No Admission Fee on Senior Day at MontanaFair

Some things in life really are free.

We've got the proof.

Monday, Aug. 10, from noon to 5 p.m., has been designated Senior Day at MontanaFair. The set-aside day is chock-full of free goodies, including free admission.

Lunch is free followed by free ice cr

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A Taste Of Agricultural Bounty
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New Ag Barn to be Dedicated on MetraPark Grounds for MontanaFair’s 100th Anniversary

The curtain had barely fallen on MontanaFair last year when the bulldozers moved in, leveling three antiquated, 1930s-era barns and stables.

Bulldozing the outdated and dilapidated structures paved the way for a modern, 25,000-square-foot, $1 million Ag Barn. The facility, which can house up to 100 stables for horses and livestock, is part of a long-term capital improvement project at MetraPark.

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Top Five Strangest Places to Visit in Montana

Until you've visited the strangest places in Montana, you really have not experienced all of its quirks. There are actual physical places and things in Montana that are downright jaw-droppingly odd. 

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Rodney Carrington
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Rodney Carrington to Appear in Billings at Alberta Bair Theater

Rodney Carrington, whose albums have sold millions of copies, will perform at the Alberta Bair Theater at 7 p.m. Aug. 14. His show is intended for mature audiences.

Tickets are on sale now at the Alberta Bair

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New Carnival Rides, Features Infuse MontanaFair with New Energy

If you are a thrill seeker, even a dare-devil, MontanaFair is your must-visit destination of the summer.

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, MontanaFair and The Mighty Thomas Carnival are bringing all-new attractions, including exhilarating thrill rides, games and treats to the midway Aug

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The 20 Best Towns to Live in Montana

Most people tend to think their hometown is better than other parts of the state. Unless, of course, you grew up in Butte, in which case you move away on your 18th birthday and tell people you’re from Helena

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Billings Mayor Thomas Hanel Needs to Get Tasered and Here’s Why [Opinion]

This month, the town of Van Meter, Iowa, came up with a great new idea to raise money for the local police department. Instead of asking the voters to approve a new bond measure, they're raffling off the opportunity for one lucky citizen to taser a city official

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Montana Getting Its First IMAX Theaters

Well it's finally happening, Montana is getting it's first IMAX theaters. 

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