The MATE is open to the public, free entrance with ticket, or $7 without ticket. 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.