HELENA — The 21st annual “Made in Montana” Trade Show returns to Helena this weekend.
This year’s trade show highlights Montana-made products and services by connecting producers with buyers and features 40 new vendors, bringing together a total of 117 artists, entrepreneurs and food-makers.
The show will feature a pavilion showcasing Native American businesses.
Organizers tell MTN before the show opened that more than 500 wholesale buyers had registered to meet these Montana small business owners.
Katie Siberell, Made in Montana marketing and communications coordinator said, “This is really about helping them grow their business and reach that wholesale level, so this is a super important show; there’s really nothing else like it in Montana, it’s really special.”
Last year, over 6,000 people visited the trade show.
Friday is reserved for businesses and wholesales as the Public Showcase Day is on Saturday, Mar. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark County Fair Grounds, with free admission.
-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News