​​​​​Fair Location

Missoula Fairgrounds, Commercial Building

Interested in a Booth?

None available this year.

COMING - AN INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO ON TAGGING YOUR ITEMS

Check In PROCEDURES


 There will be

NO 

tagging Saturday at the fair​. All items must come pre-registered and tagged due to space constraints.

  

 Acceptable 

PRE-tagged items.​​

  • Due to limited space, we may discontinue accepting items prior to our 2pm closing.


  • Only clean winter specific  recreational clothing, in good condition will be accepted. 

    

  • All clothing will be on hangers prior to check-in. There will be hangers in the entry for your convenience.


  • Equipment should be current and usable. Damaged, cracked, broken non appropriate or out of date equipment won't be accepted.
  • This is a winter sporting goods sale not a rummage sale. Please be respectful.


HOW TO TAG YOUR ITEMS

  • 1. Every item must have a tag. (each boot, pole, outfit in case one gets separated from the item)(That means print two labels for skits, boots, poles, two piece outfits, etc.)
  • 2. Print your tags on sturdy material, not printer paper unless backed by duct or packing tape.
  • 3. Securely attach the tags using safety pins, zip ties, wire, etc.
  • 4. Think about the tag location. Might some use it as a zipper pull and tear it off, is it in a location that is hard to find? Suggestions:
    • ​​a. pocket zippers.​
      b. brand or size label

  • 5. Attach the tag to the item itself, not to wrappers or boxes. New items like skis that are wrapped will be opened up by buyers to have a look and your tag will be lost.
  • ​6. Small items should be placed in a heavy duty zip lock so the items are visible but not a temptation to be opened. Tape the bag shut, put one tag inside and attach one to the outside.

 Fair History


SnowBowl and Marshall ski patrols realized that young-sters would be learning to ski each year with ill-fitting, hand-me-down equipment. 

They held the first ski swap in 1968 in the basement of a bank. The swap grew and moved to the fairgrounds, moved to Adams Center and now is held at Big Sky High School and due to Covid-19 is back at the fairgrounds.

2018 marked the 50th annniversary sale. Our mission is promoting family outside recreation of skiing, boarding and other outdoor winter sports.

Read the new procedures for 2021

Brought to you by:

The SOS Fair Board 

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 50th + 3    SOS FAIR - WINTER GEAR SWAP

October 30-31, 2021

Gear Check-in SATURDAY 10 - 2

No tagging at the fair this year. Not enough room.


Sale SUNDAY 10 - 2


Unsold equipment return SUNDAY 4-5

no exceptions assign pickup to another person