Just like other states and countries, Montana also has some interesting festivals and events that you must see. Montana festivals and events range from theatrical plays and college football games to historical re-enactments and food festivals. The Custer’s Last Stand Re-enactment is one of the most remarkable re-enactments that occurs annually in Montana. Attending a Montana local festival can be a memorable way of learning about a particular town or city, and also its people. If you’re looking for a unique and memorable experience, here are some must-see festivals in Montana.
1. Montana State Fair
This is one of the biggest events held annually in Montana. A 10-day, family-friendly event, the Montana State Fair features rides, rodeos, horse racing, live music, and other attractions for the whole family. Exhibitors from around the world feature their unique talents to give visitors the best in Montana art, horticulture, culinary experiences, Made in Montana gifts, and more. The Montana State Fair is held in late July or early August in Great Falls, MT.
2. Billings Wine and Food Festival
The Billings Wine and Food Festival takes place every year it is a perfect place to taste some genuine Montana food and drink. At this delicious festival, you’ll sample gourmet dishes from Billing’s finest chefs paired with a selection of wines from around the world. Both Montana chefs and visiting chef offer their gourmet cuisine at the annual event which includes guest chef dinners, wine-tasting parties, and a wine & food event.
3. Montana Folk Festival
Music lovers visiting Montana should definitely check out the Montana Folk Festival. Free for all visitors, the Montana Folk Festival is a 3-day, annual event occurring in Butte, MT. It features live performances from some of the best traditional performers from Montana and across the nation. You’ll experience some of the regions best traditional artists, ethnic and festival foods, art markets, and Folklife demonstrations and workshops.
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Featured Image Photo Credit: Montana Folk Festival 2017, Dark Sevier