FAQs

Show Admission

Is the MATE Show and Home & Health Expo free to attend?

Yes, admission is free!

Where can I get a free grand prize entry ticket?
Free grand prize entry tickets are available by stopping at any participating MATE vendor or any of the Stockman Bank locations in and around Billings. Participants must be 18 or older to participate in the grand prize drawings.

 

Show Basics

What are the hours?
Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When is the MATE Show and Home & Health Expo?
February 16-18, 2023. Traditionally it takes place the third week of February.
What is the MATE Grand Prize?

This year’s MATE Grand Prize is a John Deere Z545R Zero Turn Mower, sponsored by C & B Operations — Billings! Be sure to grab a grand prize entry ticket at any Stockman Bank location or during the show.

What is the Home & Health Expo Grand Prize?

The 2023 Home & Health Expo Grand Prize is a Brookstone Massage Chair sponsored by Slumberland Furniture. Be sure to grab a grand prize entry ticket at any Stockman Bank location or during the show.

Vendors at the Show

How can I find out if a company will be at the show?
A list of vendors can be found on our website, by clicking “Vendors” under the “Visitor Information” tab. You can also email the show manager at traci@themateshow.com for specific information.
How do I become a vendor?
Contact MATE Show Manager, Traci Marchwinski at traci@themateshow.com. Existing vendors get first chance at returning, they must fill out a contract and pay to be guaranteed into the show. If there is still room available it is on a first-come, first-serve basis for contracts completed, turned in, and paid.

The MATE and Home & Health Shows

What is there to do at the MATE Show?
There is something new to see each year! With over 500 indoor booths on display and the MATE Bull Pen Preview, there’s something for everyone to see. When you need to take a break, come and enjoy a bite to eat in the food court. Earn pesticide applicator credits in The MATE Theater and learn about current issues affecting the ag industry in this region.
What is there to do at the Home & Health Expo?

Hosting over 100 booths, the Home & Health Expo is focused on health screenings, home improvement & décor, home health equipment, and a host of other health-related activities. Live cooking demonstrations occur throughout the show, and don’t forget to drop your ticket into the drawing drum for your chance to win the grand prize!