Best Booth Award

Each year the MATE strives to award exhibitors that demonstrate outstanding displays and service. Exhibitors are divided into three categories: Large Ag Booth, Small Ag Booth, and Home & Health Booth. The awards will be given at the exhibitor social hour on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m.

Unidentified judges will grade exhibitors in three categories:

  • Small Ag Booth: includes agriculture exhibitors with 1-8 booth spaces
  • Large Ag Booth: includes agriculture exhibitors with 9+ booth spaces
  • Home & Health: includes exhibitors in the Home & Health section

The criteria used for judging the Best of Show awards will include the following:

  • Clearly show the product and/or service, i.e.; signs, product visuals
    Identifiable exhibitors, i.e.; uniforms, name badges worn on right lapel
  • Presence within the exhibit at all times
  • Attractiveness of the display, i.e.; clean, well-let, ample display
  • Attention-getters, crowd appeal, i.e.; activity, demonstrations, etc.
  • Greets customers enthusiastically, i.e.; smiles, handshakes
  • Professionally made signage
2022 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Montana Weed Control Association
Large Ag Booth Winner: C & B Operations
Home & Health Booth Winner: VitaliTEA
People’s Choice Pen of Bulls: Fischer Red Angus

2020 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: South Central Area – MWCA
Large Ag Booth Winner: Torgerson’s LLC
Home & Health Booth Winner: Stitches & Steel/Cabin Creek
People’s Choice Pen of Bulls: Fischer Red Angus

2019 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: North 40 Ag
Large Ag Booth Winner: John Deere
Home & Health Booth Winner: C’s Exterior Design

2018 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: North 40 Ag
Large Ag Booth Winner: John Deere
Home & Health Booth Winner: Artsy Magnetic Jewelry

2017 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: North 40 Ag
Large Ag Booth Winner: John Deere
Home & Health Booth Winner: Wyoming Blanton

2016 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: North 40 Ag
Large Ag Booth Winner: Montana Ford Stores
Home & Health Booth Winner: Parker’s Hangover Tonic

2015 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Mark’s Lumber
Large Ag Booth Winner: Torgerson’s
Home & Health Booth Winner: Advanced Dental Professionals

2014 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Hotsy
Large Ag Booth Winner: Torgerson’s
Home & Health Booth Winner: Parker’s Hangover Tonic

2013 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: NutraLix
Large Ag Booth Winner: Midland Implement
Home & Health Booth Winner: Juju gear

2012 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Alpacas of Montana
Large Ag Booth Winner: Bobcat of Big Sky
Home & Health Booth Winner: Mattress Land USA

2011 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Montana Seed, Grain & Chemical
Large Ag Booth Winner: Midland Implement
Home & Health Booth Winner: Bernina

2008 Best Booth Winners
Small Ag Booth Winner: Tire-Rama
Large Ag Booth Winner: Billings Kubota