Annual Event to Feature 40 New Vendors, Native American Made in Montana Pavilion

HELENA, Mont. – The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena this weekend, and the public is invited to preview some of the new, locally made products stores will be carrying this season while supporting Montana small businesses.

Public Showcase Day is this Saturday, March 16, at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. The show floor will be open to shoppers from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The annual Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena this weekend (Photo: MT Dept of Commerce)

“Made in Montana is all about helping Montana small businesses get their products into the hands of consumers,” said Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice. “Public Showcase Day is a great opportunity to connect producers with consumers. Shoppers get to see the latest and greatest from Montana, and the businesses get to interact directly with their customers.”

Forty new vendors and 117 returning artists, food producers, craftspeople and other entrepreneurs will sell their Montana-made products to the public. The event also features the returning Native American Made in Montana Pavilion, where shoppers can purchase authentic Native American products from five vendors.

Last year, more than 6,000 people attended the tradeshow on Public Showcase Day to shop for locally made art, jewelry, housewares, apparel, food, beverages, and more.