NILE – Northern International Livestock Exposition – Stock Show and Rodeo takes place October 12th – 19th. This week-long event takes place at MetraPark – Montana’s Entertainment and Trade Center in downtown Billings.
NILE, which began in 1967, continues its goal of preserving the western way of life. Through the promotion of livestock and agriculture education, this event host hundreds of exhibitors from across 38 different states. This annual event is one of the largest agricultural expositions in the Northwest.
In addition to the livestock show and sale, there is also a horse show as well as the NILE Ranch Rodeo Finals. 4-H members, FFA members and individuals bring cattle, lambs, pigs, goats, show horses, rodeo horses and bucking horses to participate, compete and sell at the event. The NILE is host to several national cattle breed shows and sales, as well as the NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales that features a weanling/yearling sale, performance horse sale, as well as six different futurities. In addition, there is the expo center and trading post, educational clinics and exhibits, parties and concerts for a full week of entertainment.