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Montana offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.

Montana Events 2013

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June Festivals and Events in Montana

June 1-2, 2013  Whoop-Up Days and Rhubarb Festival – Conrad, Montana

Annual Whoop-Up Trail Days and newly added Rhubarb Festival.

June 8, 2013  Strawberry Festival – Billings, Montana

22nd Annual Strawberry Festival, always the 2nd Saturday in June.

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July Festivals and Events in Montana

July 4, 2013  There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 11, 2013  Taste of Great Falls – Great Falls, Montana

Come sample a variety of food and drink from our local restaurants and enjoy live entertainment.

July 12-13, 2013  Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament

Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Walleye fishing at its best can be found in Fort Peck Lake. Plus Montana Governor’s Cup is now a member of Walleyes Unlimited Circuit. The Montana Governor’s Walleye Tournament brings anglers, from 18 states, Canada and all over Montana, who are willing to pay $400 per team to try for the $15,000 first place prize. Cash and merchandise prizes are given to the top 20% of the 200 two person teams. This is also an event for the entire family with a Gals & Guys Tournament on Thursday morning and a Youth Fishing Festival on Saturday morning. Other events are a barbecue for the fisherman and families and a Fish Fry open to the Public. (also: )

July 19-20, 2013  Dog & Grog – Montana Microbrew Festival – Virginia City, Montana

The Bale of Hay Saloon in Historic Virginia City, Montana hosts this annual Montana Micro-brew festival featuring the best micros made in Montana.

July 20-21, 2013  Flathead Lake Cherry Festival – Polson, Montana

Cherry pit spitting and stem tying contests, recipe contest, pie sale, street dance, magic show and strolling bagpipers. Over 125 vendors will be selling their cherry related items as well as other merchandise.

July 26-Aug 4, 2013  Montana State Fair – Great Falls, Montana

We’ll be “Just Chillin” this year with fabulous concert artists, food and tons of entertainment. The fair is going to be the coolest thing this summer, with fabulous fair food, midway rides, and competitive exhibits in 21 unique departments. Contests include the Montana Wheat & Barley-A-Thon baking competition, Ultimate Chocolate Montana-shaped cake contest, Healthy fruits & nuts fudge contest, Beef in the Kitchen, Great American Spam Championship, and the Veggie 500.

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August Festivals and Events in Montana

August 9-17, 2013  MontanaFair – Billings, Montana

MontanaFair is an agricultural celebration in the historic tradition of fairs. It is the region’s largest event with attendance of nearly a quarter of a million each year. Held at MetraPark in Billings, MontanaFair celebrates for nine days beginning the second weekend in August. Nearly 10,000 people will earn cash and ribbons for their entries which range from beer, wine, bunnies, crocheting, horticulture, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, petit-point, pickles, to hobbies, and arts and crafts. Also Carnival, Entertainment, Kids Activities, etc. Attendance: 250,000.


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September Festivals and Events in Montana

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October Festivals and Events in Montana

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November Festivals and Events in Montana

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide

All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).

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