Grizzlies, Good Food and Much More in Dupuyer

Dupuyer, MT, located north of Choteau on US Hwy 89, hosts their annual Grizzly Day Saturday, August 2nd. You probably won’t see any grizzlies but Dupuyer is near prime habitat for these huge top-of-the-food-chain critters. Activities throughout Grizzly Day include Hands of Harvest artisans displaying their work, horse drawn wagon rides, a great variety of food, children’s games, Dutch oven cooking demos, a horse handling clinic, greased pig calcutta and the always popular Great Dupuyer … Read more

Annual Lewis & Clark Festival Held in Great Falls, Montana

For the past 19 years, Great Falls, MT has been the site of an annual Lewis & Clark Festival. This year the festival included a living history encampment at Giant Springs Heritage State Park, two outdoor concerts at the amphitheater near the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, and ongoing Native American tribal traditions being demonstrated. After a quick tour of the Center, we took some photos, both inside and outside. The diorama portraying the Lewis … Read more

Rodeos and Rhubarb

Conrad, MT offers two days of afternoon rodeos and a variety of community events during their 68th Annual Whoop Up Trail Days June 7 & 8, 2008. The ever-popular Rhubarb Festival will be featured also. The rodeo grounds are about 3 miles northeast of Conrad and easy to find…just follow the pickup trucks! Rodeos start at 2pm Saturday and Sunday. For those who crave a piece of rhubarb pie, roll out of bed when the sun rises and … Read more

Montana Festival of the Wind

The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind. The answer regarding what to do on the weekend of June 20 – 22, 2008 is to experience Harlowton’s Festival of the Wind 2008! A sampling of events includes a motorcycle rally, rodeo and road tour, alternative energy conference, tours of the nearby wind farm, golf scramble, 20 mile bicycle ride, fun run, arts & craft sale, chili contest, kite building, windbag contest, dance and musical entertainment. What … Read more

Boots, Brews & BBQ

The 2nd Annual Boots, Brews & BBQ will be held Saturday, July 5, 2008 on the Library and Museum grounds in Hobson, MT. The event features beer and wine tasting, gourmet food and unique events. To commemorate the Women’s Nail Driving contest from Hobson’s 5th Anniversary celebration in 1913, a "Nailcutta" will feature five teams of women nail pounders. An auction and music will round out this fun-filled evening in rural Montana. For more information about … Read more

Mothering Up Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Mothering Up, a gathering of cowboy poets and pickers, will take place in White Sulphur Springs, MT over Mother’s Day weekend May 9 – 11, 2008. Well known cowboy poets will entertain in two separate venues. Daytime poetry and music events are free and there is a small charge to attend evening concerts. For more details visit http://www.russell.visitmt.com/listings/15976.htm    

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

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

40th Annual C. M. Russell Art Auction

The C.M. Russell Auction will be held March 12-15, 2008 at the Best Western Heritage Inn in Great Falls, Montana. Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, the Auction is named for famed cowboy artist Charles Marion Russell, a man whose passion for life, fun-loving nature, and sincere interest in the world around him are evident in the nearly 4,000 works of art he completed in his lifetime.  Meet C.M. Russell Charlie Russell (1864-1926) was many … Read more