The MATE is open to the public, free admission. To enter for the GRAND PRIZE drawings, tickets can be found from any of the vendors, or at the NILE office. Show hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Farm, ranch and other agriculture vendors are located in the Expo Center & Small Bay of Montana Pavilion. Home and Health vendors are located in the Large Bay of the Montana Pavilion. Dependent on weather some vendors are located in the courtyard.