The Annual Crow Fair Celebration it is one of the largest gatherings of the year for the Apsaalooke Nation and is considered the largest modern day American Indian encampment in the Nation. Deemed the "Teepee Capital of the World" because of the approximately 1,200 to 1,500 teepees in the encampment during the one week of celebration that the Crow Fair is happening. There are many cultural activities that take place throughout the days of this great celebration. * The evening pow-wow grand-entries provides the beauty of all Tribes in attendance, the different dance styles, and the many other cultural activities that happen during a pow-wow. * A daily parade takes place in the morning showing traditional bead work, buckskin and leather work, all made especially for the purpose of showing the best each family has to offer. * This celebration also offers an INFR sanctioned All-Indian rodeo. This shows the best Indian-Cowboys in the western United States and their outstanding abilities. There is Pari-mutuel Horse Racing daily as well as the very popular Indian-Relay horse races. This shows the best in Indian horsemanship from throughout Indian country. * There is Pari-mutuel Horse Racing daily as well as the very popular Indian-Relay horse races. This shows the best in Indian horsemanship from throughout Indian country. * At the close of the celebration is the "Dance-Through-Camp" or more commonly known as the "Parade Dance" takes place. This is based on the spiritual belief-ways of the Apsaalooke people and is meant as a prayer for good things for the people of our Crow Tribe, for our future camps, and for the coming year. As the many visitors come from all over the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world, we the Apsaalooke Nation do cordially invite all of you, as well, to attend our annual celebration and we welcome you to become a part of our large and extended family. The Rodeo and Racing will start at 1:00 PM daily Thursday - Sunday The Parade will start at 10:00 AM daily Friday - Sunday The Pow-wow will start at 6:00 PM daily Thursday - Sunday The Teepee Creepers Run/Walk: Registration at 6:30 AM south end of the dance arbor Race/Walk starts at 7:30 AM
August 21, 2017
Join us for 2 days packed with family fun! Activities to include: SAAA Highland games, Irish and Highland dancing, pipe and drum bands, clan gathering, educational and historic displays, sheep herding and curling demonstrations, all day live music, vendors with celtic wares, traditional food, kid's activities, and free Ceildh on Saturday night starting at 7pm. Hands on activities on Sunday; beards and braids competition, tug o' war, bonnie knees competition, and ladies skillet toss.
August 20, 2017
Dragon Boat racing has come to Montana. The 4th annual Montana Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. The sport of Dragon Boat racing originated more than 2,300 years ago. Today it is found in 64 countries and is the eighth fastest growing sport in the world. Teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steer person compete against each other in colorful and ornate 46-feet-long boats. All ages and skill levels can participate, making the sport a popular team-building experience for businesses and organizations. This year's festival is expected to attract 2,000 paddlers and several thousand spectators from all over North America. The festival includes a Made-in-Montana Art Fair, music, kids' activities and food vendors, all in one of the world's most beautiful settings. Team registration is open for the 2015 Montana Dragon Boat Festival! Get the ride of your Life on spectacular Flathead Lake.
September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017
The Reed Point Community Club's annual 'Great Montana Sheep Drive' features hundreds of sturdy Montana bred woolies charging down the six blocks of the main street in an event some say is matched only by the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The event also has a parade including the Shriner's Band, floats, antique cars, covered wagons, horse groups and more. First, Second and Third place prizes are always awarded to parade entrants. Our parade has been written up as 'The World's Largest Small Town Parade'. Let us not forget, during the day there are over 70 vendors lining the main street and a special area of Children's Rides and Petting Zoo. To end the fun filled day, don't miss the evening 'Street Dance' with live music.
September 3, 2017
The Montana Bale Trail, formerly called "What the Hay." Started as a good-natured "spoof" between two neighboring ranchers, this event has now become a nationally recognized celebration. This event sponsored by The Friends of the Hobson Library/Museum is held annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day, the featured attraction of the Event is an eye-catching and "am-hayzing" display of more than 50 incredible hay bale sculptures lining the Montana Bale Trail. The Bale Trail is a 21 mile long loop of state highways 239 and 541 just south of U.S. Highway 87. The eastern entrance to the loop begins at Hobson, the western end is at Windham, with Utica (home of the famous Oxen Yoke Inn) located directly in the middle. The hay bale sculptures are displayed in fields between Hobson and Windham (Highways 239 and 541), with Utica being the halfway point. Titles of the bales are mounted next to each entry. There are two categories: adults and children aged 12 and under. The only rules are it must be made out of hay or straw. Any one from anywhere is welcome to enter the contest; hay and a location can be provided. Entrees are free. Montana Bale Trail is a fun community event the whole family will enjoy. You will spend the day viewing creative hay bale sculptures and touring the small towns of Hobson, Utica, and Windham. The three communities combined boast a wide array of dining and social opportunities.
September 10, 2017