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Western Heritage Days in Stevensville
Held in June
Plan to 'Saddle Up' for the Western Heritage Parade that will be to kick off the Western Heritage Days. There will be demonstrations, excitement and sidewalk attractions from our stores, many activities at the Mission including tours, Dutch oven desserts, a wonderful BBQ and historic home tours via team and wagon rides, games, parade, crafts, art show, music and lots of food. Mark your calendars for Western Heritage Days. Check Calendar of Events for current date.
Darby Logger Days in Darby — 3rd Weekend in July
The Bitterroot comes alive with a timber sport event you will not want to miss! Seventeen traditional logging competitions which include axe throwing, pole climbing, log roll and cross-cut sawing. This is a family affair so make sure to attend Darby Logger Days in July. www.Darbyloggerdays.com. Check Calendar of Events for current date.
Bitterroot Valley MicroBrew Festival
4th (full weekend) Saturday in July
Voted the 'Best Event of the Year' our Annual MicroBrew Festival held the 4th weeked of July is an event for the whole family. Lots of micro brews to choose from as well as music, food and fun. The event is from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and is one you will not want to miss! This event continues to grow every year and is a place to relax, have a chance to taste a great variety of micro-brews and visit with your friends. Make sure you mark this weekend in July for there is a lot going on both Friday and Saturday for everyone’s enjoyment. Check Calendar of Events for current dates.
Annual Hardtimes Bluegrass Festival
4th Weekend in July
This is a brand new festival with an "old-timey mountain" feel that features traditional bluegrass music. Our festival is an affordable family friendly gathering geared towards having good clean fun while celebrating the joys and sounds of traditional bluegrass music. An event you do not want to miss!
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Daly Days Festival
4th (full weekend) Weekend in July
Daly Days offers music, food, fun, crafts and even Marcus Daly himself attends this event. It is a celebration of the town founder. Come and enjoy sidewalk sales, games for the children, walking tour of historical Downtown Hamilton, vendors from around Montana and stage entertainment. Not to mention the ever popular Wiener Dog Races! Top off the weekend with our Friday Night Street Dance, free admission! The Jerry Wessel’s Car Show features cars from past decades and lines both sides of the street. New event for young and old alike is our Power Wheels Drag Race, which will be held on Saturday. A family event and fun for ALL, don’t miss Daly Days! Check Calendar of Events for current date. www.hamiltondowntownassociation.org
Annual McIntosh Apple Day
Hailed as the Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky, the Ravalli County Museum, 205 Bedford, is putting on their 35th Annual McIntosh Apple Day Festival on the first Saturday in October from 9am-3pm, and you will not want to miss it! Enjoy arts, crafts, food & produce from our local Hamilton Farmers Market as well as new vendors from outside the area. The highlight of the day is our signature Bake Sale, with locally-grown, hand-picked apples lovingly crafted into made-from-scratch Apple Pies, Caramel Apples, our famous Apple Butter and BBQ Pork with Apple Chutney. Purchase raffle tickets to get the chance to win from over 100 raffle items, donated by vendors and other local businesses. Sign up for the silent auction and enjoy live entertainment. Become a vendor! Forms are available for download at www.ravallimuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
Annual Bitter Root Day
The Ravalli County Museum grounds is the setting for a beautifully crafted, large, outdoor walking exhibit centered on the history and culture of the Salish Tribe, the first inhabitants of the Bitter Root Valley. As well as an extended Farmer’s Market, there will be a Jerky Contest and a “Create a Difference Recycle Craft Competition”, children’s educational activities and live music. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
An Afternoon of Cowboy Music & Poetry
Sit under the maple trees and listen to a few yarns and tales gracefully told by talented cowboy poets. The art of yodeling and some good cowboy pickin’ will also be heard. Refreshments will be available. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
Annual Veterans Day Observance November
Always held on Veterans Day, we begin our program at the Doughboy with the laying of the wreaths by Veterans Organizations and Auxiliaries. Refreshments will be served. Please come and join us in this annual program honoring our service men and women. www.brvhsmuseum.org. Check calendar of events for current date.
are held throughout the valley from May thru October. Meet your friends and purchase delicious home grown produce.