New feature provides interactive education area

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Full Throttle Robotics will be among the interactive educational presentations at the new Discovery Stage in the Expo Building during the Northwest Montana Fair. (Courtesy photo)

New this year to the Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo, the Discovery Stage is located in the Expo Building and features an interactive educational area designed to teach and showcase the many talents, hobbies and learning opportunities available to everyone in the community.

Regardless of age or ability, participants are certain to learn something new that may just become a new passion. Featured in short 20- to 30-minute segments, Discovery Stage presentations allow fair visitors to interact with experts on a wide variety of subjects. The 2019 Northwest Montana Fair & Rodeo runs Wednesday through Sunday at the Flathead County Fairgrounds in Kalispell. For more information, visit

Discovery Stage presenters include:

Wednesday, Aug. 14

1 and 3 p.m. — Jim Roets, Lightning And Thunder

3:30 p.m. — Dee Fleming, Intermediate Guitar

4:30 p.m. — Dee Fleming, Piano

6 p.m.— Victor Brozovich, Wildlife Photography (ACF)

Thursday, Aug. 15

1 p.m. — Full Throttle Robotics

1:30 p.m. — Amy Quinn, Make Sun Catcher Wind Chimes

2 p.m. — Full Throttle Robotics

4 p.m. — Rocky Mountain Talent, Impromptu Theater

Friday, Aug. 16

12 p.m. — King Arthur Baking Contest Judging and Awards

1-3 p.m. — ImagineIF Libraries, Keva Planks Competitions

3:30 p.m. — George Cowan, Making Musical Instruments from Anything

4 p.m. — Birds Eye of Big Sky, Drone Instruction and Safety

Saturday, Aug. 17

12 p.m. — Great American Pie Contest, Finalist Judging and Awards

12:15 p.m. — Dee Fleming, Song Writing

12:30 p.m. — Dee Fleming – Beginning Guitar

1 p.m. — Cliff Thoreson, Vertical Caving Exploration

2 p.m. — Birds Eye of Big Sky, Drone Introduction and Flying Skills

4 p.m. — Rosanna Brafford, Make and Take Earrings

Sunday, Aug. 18

12 p.m. — Alyssa Martin, Make and Take Flower Hair Clips

1 p.m. — Dan Jimmerson, Magic for All Ages

3:30 p.m. — Full Throttle Robotics

4:30 p.m. ­— Full Throttle Robotics

6 p.m. — Full Throttle Robotics

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