Made in Montana Tradeshow returns to Helena

Public Day on Sept. 11 showcases more than 120 vendors of Made in Montana products

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Discover authentic Montana-made products when the Made in Montana Tradeshow for Food and Gifts returns to Helena Sept. 10-11. The show is located at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, 98 West Custer Ave.

Products infused with Montana-grown lavender are among the offerings at his year's Made in Montana show.
Products infused with Montana-grown lavender are among the offerings at his year’s Made in Montana show.

The tradeshow offers a unique selling opportunity for Made in Montana companies, incorporating a “wholesale” day Friday when hundreds of registered buyers from Montana, neighboring states and Canada will shop for authentic Montana products exclusively for resale.

The public is invited to preview new Montana-made products that stores will carry this season on Saturday.

“Made in Montana businesses have shown true resiliency during the pandemic by increasing online sales and adapting to build stronger relationships with customers in their communities,” said Department of Commerce Director Scott Osterman.

“To keep the state’s economic rebound swift and robust, we must continue to support these Made in Montana businesses by spending money on local goods and products that will directly help strengthen our communities across the state.”

Wholesale buyers will connect with Made in Montana businesses from 9 a.m.-5”30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Buyers from across the region attend the tradeshow to stock their store shelves with authentic Montana-made products. Wholesale buyers represent gift shops, lodging properties, restaurants, state parks, museums, bookstores and distributors.

Public Showcase Day is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. Admission is free.

This year’s tradeshow boasts 36 new and 90 returning artists, food producers, craftspeople and other entrepreneurs. The Native American pavilion will feature vendors who offer authentic Native American-made products. In addition, Grown in Montana products will be on display and available for purchase.

Exhibitors hail from 52 different Montana cities and towns, with the largest contingents from Missoula with 19 exhibitors, Bozeman with 14 and Billings with eight.

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