Cowboy Poets, Western Musicians and Artists

Plans are underway for the 23rd Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Western Music Rendezvous and Art & Gear Show to be held in Lewistown, Montana at the Yogo Inn August 15, 16 & 17, 2008. The Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the second oldest cowboy poetry gathering in the United States and is listed in the travel book “1,000 Places to See in the US and Canada Before You Die”. This year’s gathering will feature a … Read more

Birding in North Central Montana

Russell Country recently published a comprehensive birding trail brochure titled Wings Across the Big Sky. There are 12 specific routes described in the brochure noting highlighted species, habitats, driving directions, facilities available and contact information for each route. Diversity of bird species is most notable in this region of Montana. On some birding trails there are fewer than 30 miles between the prairies and the continental divide. Others have lakes, prairie marshes, fens and rivers … Read more

Winter in Northcentral Montana

Great snow, mild temperatures and unique events – it doesn’t get much better. There’s still time to head out and enjoy winter in northcentral Montana.     Showdown Ski Area, located about 65 miles southeast of Great Falls, has 62 inches of the white stuff at the mountain summit. Saturday, April 5 will find some creative skiers, hand crafted mannequins, launched into the air for Showdown’s annual Mannequin Jump http://www.russell.visitmt.com/listings/12425.htm  You still have time to build … Read more

29th Annual Ice Breaker Road Race

The annual Ice Breaker Road Race is Sunday, April 27, 2008 in downtown Great Falls, MT. This event, named by Runners World magazine in their Top 100 Road Races in the US, attracts a variety of participants ranging from elite runners to families out for a walk under Montana’s beautiful big sky.   All racers will be chip timed. Long sleeved tee shirts are available for those registered and fee discounts are given for family … Read more

Great Falls Becomes Western Art Capital

  The month of March turns Great Falls, Montana into an art mecca. The C. M. Russell Art Auction is the oldest show in town but others have created their own niche.  The Great Falls Native American Art Show March 13 – 16, 2008 will feature over 35 Native American artists. The show is held downtown at the Great Falls Civic Center. http://www.russell.visitmt.com/listings/12428.htm   Local sculptor Jay Contway’s show, held at Montana Expo Park March … Read more