NOTICE: The Creston Fire Fighter’s Association announced the cancellation of 55th Annual Creston Auction scheduled for April 10-11, 2021 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreaks. Out of concern for all participants and for our Creston Fire Fighters, who must continue to provide emergency care to our community, we feel this was the correct decision.

The Creston Fire Department’s largest annual fundraiser is the Creston Auction & Country Fair, held every spring in Creston Montana. This fund-raising benefit for Creston’s all-volunteer Fire Department. It is the largest spring event in Montana, the Northwest and Canada and draws thousands of people from throughout the region annually. The 56th Annual Creston Auction & Country Fair will be held on Saturday, April 2,2022 and the accompanying RV, Marine, Auto, Farm, Construction & Equipment Sale will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2022, in Creston, Montana located 12 miles east of Kalispell on MT Hwy 35.

Friday, April 1, 2022, 7am to 7pm, is Consignment Day. As a consignment-based event, Creston Fire Department only receives a percentage of the amount for which each item is sold. The remaining money goes to the person who brought the item to the auction, unless the consignor decides to donate the item and give the entire sale amount to the fire department. Commission rates are no more than 28%, with lower rates for higher-selling items. All commissions and proceeds go back to the community in the form of training and equipment for the fire department. All donations are tax deductible. Hot food and beverages are available for purchase all day. Saturday and Sunday bid tickets will be sold on Friday beginning at 7am.

Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 9am the Opening Ceremony will be held and is immediately followed by kick off of the general merchandise auction. In addition to the auction, attendees can purchase locally made art and handicrafts, pick up smaller items in the rummage sale. Hot food and beverages are available for purchase all day. Bid tickets go on sale at 7am that morning.

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11 am the Vehicle and Equipment sale begins. Bid tickets go on sale at 9am.

There is no entrance fee for the auction. Bid tickets cost $5 on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. All bid ticket fees go directly toward paying for auction security for the weekend.
Hot and cold food items are available for purchase Friday and at Saturday and Sunday auctions as well as non-alcoholic beverages, including water. There are baked goods available for purchase on Saturday outside on the auction grounds near the bid ticket window.
For more information, call 406-250-7396 beginning in January, email Gloria Graves at crittermom10@hotmail.com, or write to:

Creston Auction, 4498 MT Hwy 35, Kalispell, MT 59901. Information is also available through our Creston Auction page on Facebook. When it’s available, the current Hot Spots Spring newsletter will be posted on Creston Fire Department’s Facebook page.