MAGIE gets underway in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS – The MAGIE expo opened its doors on Thursday for a three-day showcase of Montana ag-related businesses.

MAGIE stands for Montana Agricultural & Industrial Exhibit. The focus of the the expo is to bring in visitors from around the state, and features various 4-H and FFA competitions.

According to the Montana ExpoPark website, MAGIE will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, and from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

There will be an antique tractor and toy show from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday and again on Saturday, and will close at 5:00 PM.

Cody Joyce, a vendor at the expo, said his family’s business has set up in the same spot for over 20 years, and they expect to see familiar and new faces.

“We see old customers that know we’re here that swing by to talk – or talk business – and then there’s always new people to introduce so making new customers or just contacts is always great,” Joyce said.