As you travel throughout Central Montana there is ample opportunity to make some of the well-known rural activities, agricultural producers and agritourism highlights of the region your reason to stop and explore the friendly communities. Agritourism has become more popular than ever as people want to be educated about what they are eating and where it comes from.

According to the USDA, Montana ranks second in the nation for acres of land in farms and ranches with 58.1 million acres. Learn about several producers of Central Montana, some you may have heard of but some you may not have.

Agritourism Products

Fun Facts

Central Montana Barley

Montana’s ‘Golden Triangle’

This area consistently yields some of the best wheat and barley in Montana, if not the nation. The triangle roughly includes the points at Havre, Conrad and Great Falls.

Grain Elevators in Central Montana

Grain Elevators

These steel or concrete buildings dot the landscape in the rich farmlands of Central Montana. Used to store large quantities of grains for future use or transporting at a later time.

Central Montana Big Bud 747

Big Bud 747

World’s Largest Tractor, built in 1977 in Shelby, Montana. Unprecedented power to work large amounts of land.

Activities and Events

Agriculture in Action

Ranchers and farmers, day in and day out, work the land and tend to the livestock in ways most people don’t think about. As you travel through the region, take time to slow down and note the farmer out in the field plowing as you drive by. When the herds of cattle, sheep, or goats cause pause on your route as they’re moved to another pasture, enjoy the sounds and frolicking animals.

Drink It In Montana Beer & Spirits Tour

There’s no better place to learn about a community than chatting it up with the locals at a watering hole. But to go one step further, there’s no better way to experience the agriculture in an area than to visit one of the craft beverage makers that are using local crops and community members to produce the fine libations they serve.

Beer and Spirits Tour Logo

Central Montana Fairs

Rural agricultural communities love to gather at the local fairs. As the kids learn responsibility with caring for and showing animals, families congregate to show their support of 4-H and FFA members. You can browse local crops and products on display as well as take in some great entertainment. It’s often the biggest event of the year for some communities so you won’t want to miss these fairs.

Great Northern State Fair Logo

Havre, MT
July 19-23, 2023


Marias Fair Logo

Shelby, MT
July 19-23, 2023


Central Montana Fair Logo

Lewistown, MT
July 26-29, 2023


Montana State Fair Logo

Great Falls, MT
July 28-August 5, 2023


Blaine County Fair Logo

Chinook, MT
August 10-13, 2023


Chouteau County Fair Logo

Fort Benton, MT
August 17-20, 2023