Vini Di Sicilia

"Vini de Sicilia" at Montana Bonfire Details

It’s time to eat, drink and gather for a great time at the Vini Di Sicilia at the Montana Bonfire. Guests will get the opportunity to explore the incredible flavors of Sicily… without leaving Woods Bay! There will be a three course meal, wine pairings and even a dessert cocktail.

"Vini de Sicilia" at Montana Bonfire Details

“Vini de Sicilia” at Montana Bonfire Details

Mare your calendars and get your tickets because it takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2002 from 6 until 9pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first course will be served promptly at 6:30pm. The wine or dessert cocktail can be substituted for another beverage of choice. We will be seating the dining room communal style, doors will open early, and we will continue to cocktail after serving our third course.
We strongly encourage our guests to socialize with each other and enjoy this incredible experience!

Tickets are $75 per guest and include Three Course meal, Wine Pairings, and a Dessert Cocktail. Contact us for tickets at 406.692.6026.

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Whitefish Wine Auction

Whitefish Wine Auction

Are you a wine enthusiast? If your answer is yes, then mark your calendar for the Whitefish Wine Auction. The Whitefish Wine Auction is three days of Wine, Food and Song and will take place August 10 through August 12, 2022. From casual wine tastings to food and wine pairings at private residences and even a gala and wine auction, the Whitefish Wine Auction has something for every palette. All proceeds benefit ATP’s professional and educational arts programs.

Whitefish Wine Auction with ATP logo

 

Whitefish Wine Auction Details

UnWINEd – Wine Tasting – Wednesday, August 10 At 5:30pm – Grouse Mountain Lodge – $60.00

A single ticket to our casual after-work wine tasting featuring the exquisite wines of our featured wineries. You’ll learn more about each wine, enjoy tastings, and have an opportunity to order them!

Private Vintner Dinners – Thursday, August 11 At 6pm – The Home Of Carl Straub & Brenda Bernheim – $150.00

A ticket to the private vintner dinner at the Straub Residence in Kalispell. Featuring Chef Andy Blanton, Battuello Vineyards, Blue Samurai, & Lede Family Wines. 

Thursday, August 11 At 6pm
The Home Of Dr. Reed & Cooke Thompson – SOLD OUT
Featuring Chef Earl James Reynolds & Melville Winery

Thursday, August 11 At 6:30pm
The Home Of Margo Jacbos – SOLD OUT
Featuring Chef Christian Moreno & Chalk Hill Winery
A series of exclusive wine-pairing dinners at private residences across the Flathead Valley. Each home-hosted dinner will feature an exclusive pairing of an acclaimed chef with a featured winery.

The Gala Auction & Dinner – Friday, August 12 At 6pm – The Lodge At Whitefish Lake

The main event! Enjoy food, wine, and world-class ATP entertainment as the sun sets on beautiful Whitefish Lake. Featuring a fantastic auction featuring rare wine and wine-themed excursions – including an elegant Mediterranean cruise on the world’s most luxurious cruiseline, Silversea!

Click HERE for Ticket Information. 

2022 Featured Wineries

Foley Food & Wine Society

The Foley family & Foley Family Wines has had a strong Whitefish connection for years, including controlling ownership in Whitefish Mountain Resort and Glacier Restaurant Group, which includes MacKenzie River Pizza, Craggy Range Bar & Grill, Ciao Mambo, and Latitude 48, as well as the Vegas Golden Knights NHL hockey team. William Foley’s love of good wine led him to the wine industry. There he started Foley Food & Wine Society to celebrate three of life’s greatest passions – world-class wines, exquisite cuisine, and amazing experiences. Foley Food and Wine has a unique and diverse portfolio of wineries in California, the Pacific Northwest, New Zealand, France and Argentina. Each has its own individual identity, style and distinctive personality.

More at foleyfoodandwinesociety.com

Melville Winery

Founded in 1989, Melville is a family-owned and operated estate winery with its roots in Sonoma County’s Knights Valley, where Ron Melville grew high-quality and greatly sought-after grapes. In 1996, Ron’s desire to grow cold-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah brought Melville Vineyards to the Sta. Rita Hills, located in the Western Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. Today, Ron and his son, Chad Melville, uphold Melville’s tradition as one of the most highly-regarded estates in California.

More at melvillewinery.com

Battuello Vineyards

Since 1909 the Battuellos have believed that great wines are grown by careful hands and an intimate knowledge of the land fostered by working the soil vintage after vintage. To that end, the Battuello family has cultivated the same rocky soil in St. Helena for over 100 years, producing excellent grapes for award-winning wines in the region. For five generations the Battuello Family has been growing vines in the renowned Napa Valley. Battuello Vineyards, in St. Helena, was founded in 1909 by Matteo Battuello and his wife Serafina, who immigrated to California from Northern Italy. Four generations later, the vineyard is operated and managed by Craig and his son, Dave. They believe still that great wines are grown by careful hands and an intimate knowledge of the land fostered by working the soil vintage after vintage. That is how the family has been able to cultivate the same rocky soil in St. Helena for over 100 years and continue to produce excellent grapes for award-winning wines in this region.

More at: battuellovineyards.com

2022 Featured Chefs

Chef Andy Blanton
Andy Blanton is one of the most acclaimed chefs in Montana and the Pacific Northwest for that matter. Blanton, the executive chef and owner of Café Kandahar, is a four-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s best chef in the Northwest region, and his Big Mountain restaurant has carved out a widely praised culinary reputation for excellence. Blanton moved to Whitefish in the fall of 1999 from New Orleans, where he worked at two prestigious institutions: Commanders Palace and Brigtsen’s. But like many in the industry, he worked his way up from the bottom, starting as a dishwasher in Virginia Beach during high school before moving up to prep cook, cook and culinary school. He describes Café Kandahar fare as thoughtfully constructed cuisine that essentially incorporates a variety of styles and techniques, both classic and modern. It doesn’t really categorize menu options or the restaurant into a specific cuisine. Chef Andy adheres to the farm-to-table approach and cooking with local ingredients as much as possible and without a lot of similarities on the menu, meaning each dish has its own composed features.

Chef Earl James Reynolds
Chef Earl is a Whitefish native. Originally planning to be a painter, he switched his canvas to the plate and attended Seattle Central Culinary academy. He previously worked at Canlis in Seattle, and Restaurant Trokay in Truckee, California. Upon moving back to Montana, Chef Earl became the Sous Chef at Tupelo Grille in Whitefish, and was the Executive Chef at the Belton Chalet in Glacier National Park. Chef Earl was recently named the Executive Chef at Stone Hill Kitchen+Bar in Bigfork.

Chef Christian Moreno
The Moreno Halphen family has been in the food and coffee industry for over 80 years, and their love and dedication to the craft is always evident, from the flavors in the menu to the décor of the Café itself. Their story began with their maternal grandmother, who founded Finca Don Bosco, a coffee estate on the Talamanca Range between Panama and Costa Rica. Sonny and Choly Moreno inherited this family business, and they, along with their four sons, elevated the estate’s coffee production both domestically and internationally. They created an outstanding product while always staying focused on their values: tradition, conservation, sustainability and respect for the land. Today, the family tradition is being carried forward by award-winning Executive Chef, Christian Moreno, from Swift Creek Cafe, who earned his degree from the top French pastry program, “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Påtisserie” in Yssingeaux, France. He brings to Whitefish the extensive culinary experience he gained while working for and training under world-class chefs across the United States.

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Hillside Hutterites Farm to Table Shopping

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It is that time of year when the Hillside Colony Hutterites from Sweet Grass, Montana,  come to the Flathead Valley area with a wonderful selection of delicious foods. On Tuesdays from 8:30am until 6pm, head on over to the Army Navy Parking Lot in Evergreen and get ready to be wowed with their wonderful selection that include onions, cucumbers, salsa, banana bread, lettuce, cookies, pies, cinnamon rolls ,and even chicken.

Hillside Hutterites Farm to Table Shopping Items

There are so many great items to get for lunch, dinner and maybe even a little sweet dessert. Some of the shopping list items include Apple, Cherry and Rhubarb Pie ($8 Each), Peas, Carrots, Broccoli, and Cauliflower ($3 Each), Pickled Snap Beas, Cucumbers, Carrots ($8 Each), Head of Lettuce ($2 Each), Banana Bread ($4 Each), and even White/Rye Bread or Buns ($5 Each). This is just a small sample of the items that the Hillside Hutterites Farm to Table Shopping has to offer….and yes, EVERYTHING is grown and produced by the group. Each week, they also bring something special from beet muffins to garlic just pulled over the weekend. The Hillside Hutterite Colony really have shared a wonderful treat with the Flathead Valley Community.

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The Market Beautiful: Montana Summer

The Market Beautiful

Get ready for one of the best vintage markets in Montana! On July 29 and 30, 2022, The Market Beautiful: Montana Summer is coming to Big Mountain Ranch in Whitefish, Montana. For two full days, three barns will be filled with amazing vintage, antique and handmade items, plus additional vendors on the lawn. Food will be available at the venue as well as kids activities at The Market Beautiful. 

The Barns at Big Mountain Ranch is a beautiful event venue located just 2 miles outside of downtown Whitefish, MT. The venue contains 4 renovated barns, a farmhouse, a creek, green pastures and an incredible view of Big Mountain! ~ Website

The Market Beautiful Details

On Friday, July 30, 2021, from 5-8pm, early shopping will be available. What makes this night special is that you can check everything out before the crowds arrive on Saturday. Admission on Friday is $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. On Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 10am until 4pm, admission is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. 

There will be over 150 great vendors to purchase food from including Forage Catering, Sweet Peaks Ice Cream, Mountain Berry Bowls, Maven Coffee Works, ButterKrem  Luxurious Desserts, The lemon Press, and the Spot Donuts. 

Spend the weekend with your family, friends, and fellow shoppers. Visit the horses, get your face painted, and wade in the stream. There will also be live music by Archer Town Music, Photo Trailer, Flower Bundles and even Barre Class….all under the big sky.  You simply will not get a more peaceful backdrop for great shopping and fun. 

Get your tickets to The Market Beautiful now – HERE – or purchase them at the door. 

The Market Beautiful - Montana Summer 2021

About The Market Beautiful

We started our markets in Somers, MT in 2010. We have always and will always be a vintage market, but we also bring in trendy handmade items as well as boutique clothing that you cannot find at a box store! Our priority is taking care of our vendors as best we can, making sure they succeed, while giving our shoppers the best shopping experience ever! We choose vendors that we are confident will do well with our demographic. We would hate for anyone to waste their time, money, and hard work by not succeeding at our event, so we do not accept vendors with merchandise that we feel would not be a big hit with our specific shoppers. Being a vendor at other vintage markets is a good thing to mention, however it does not always mean that you make a good fit for our market. We strive to be different from other vintage markets which sometimes means bringing in different vendors.

Market Beautiful Vendor Information

Are you interested in being a vendor at Market Beautiful? Vendors will set up Thursday the 28th and Friday, the 29th; take down- Saturday, July 30th. Categories are limited so that the event is not oversaturated with one type of merchandise, except for vintage. Market Beautiful is looking for unique items not those that can be found at box stores. Learn more and apply to be a vendor – HERE

“We can never have enough VINTAGE! Primitives, antiques, architectural salvage, mid-century, and retro décor is what we love! However not just ANYTHING vintage sells at our event. We are looking for the vintage that our shoppers buy, but also a good display is KEY! Trendy handmade merchandise is also a big hit at our shows and adds a variety! Boutique clothing is something that our shoppers also love! We like to add UNIQUE vendors that we know our demographic would buy from!”

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The Big Mountain Run

Join friends and family for the 40th Annual Big Mountain Run – Danny On Hill Climb – on Saturday, July 23, 2022, starting at 10am at the base of Big Mountain at the Whitefish Mountain Resort. The race starts at the Danny On Trailhead in the Upper Village near Hellroaring Saloon and finishes where the Danny On Trailhead reaches the cat track to the Summit House getting down the mountain. Participants will get the opportunity to have a lot of fun along with some great exercise.

The Big Mountain Run and Glacier Nordic Run Club

The Big Mountain Run Details

Registration is going on now and ends on July 22, 2022. The price is $30.00 + $3.24 sign up fee for adults and $15.00 + $2.37 Sign up fee for kids 16 years old and below. Entry includes a lift ticket down, race swag, great prizes, and snacks at the top!

Compete for, Fastest Adults (King and Queen), Fastest Juniors, 16 and under, (Prince and Princess), Oldest and Youngest Runner Prize, and Top Dog Award – Fastest Dog (on a leash) up the mountain.

The Birthday Club! – All runners finishing the course in a time less than their age (women – age plus 10 minutes) qualify for the Birthday Club and receive a cupcake and the coveted asterisk by your name.

If you have any questions about this race, click HERE.

Big Mountain Run

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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Mosquitoes Bites

Rain, Rain Go Away….those mosquitoes are swarming everyday. The rain has definitely been falling in the Flathead Valley area lately and it has brought lots and lots of mosquitoes. These aggressive vampires are swarming the streets looking for their next victims especially during the dawn and dusk hours. This year has been worse than other years because the snowpack increased from March through May combined with a hot June and lots of rain resulted in an increase in mosquito egg hatching. Check out these tips to find out why mosquitoes bite some people more than others and the best ways to avoid getting bitten by them.

Why do mosquitoes seem to bite some people more than others?

When it comes to mosquito bites, it seems that there are two kinds of people: Those who get bites all the time and those who rarely get bitten. There are scientific reason why some people seem to be luckier than others. About 20 percent of people are especially delicious for mosquitoes, according to scientists. Below find a few factors that could explain why you might get bitten much more than the person sitting next to you.

Blood Type
Your blood type may have an impact on how often you get bitten by mosquitoes. One study found that people with the blood O got bitten more often than any other blood type. The study said that people with the blood type O got bitten almost twice as much as those with blood type A.

Carbon Dioxide & Exercise
Mosquitoes use carbon dioxide as an indicator that a host is nearby. This means your metabolism, or the amount of CO2 your body releases as it burns energy, is a big factor when it comes to attracting mosquitoes. In addition to carbon dioxide, mosquitoes find victims by smelling the lactic acid, uric acid, ammonia and other substances you sweat out. They also like people with higher body temperatures. Since exercise increases the buildup of lactic acid and heat in your body, it likely makes you stand out to the insects. So you may think twice about going for a run during mosquito season.

Pregnancy
If you are pregnant you could attract roughly twice as many mosquito bites as others, according another study. Pregnant woman exhale about 21 percent more carbon dioxide and are on average about 1.26 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than others.

Clothing Color
Believe it or not, but some experts suggest the color of clothing may also attract mosquitoes. They say mosquitoes use vision (along with scent) to find people. This means wearing colors that stand out such as black, dark blue or red may make you easier to find.

Mosquitoes Bites - Mosquito Image Biting Arm

Best Ways To Avoid Mosquito Bites

There are several steps you can take to avoid mosquito bites and to keep them away from your home and family.

  1. Remove All Standing Water – Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos. Mosquitos will breed in trash cans, plant pots, and even old tires that have water in them. If you eliminate the breeding ground around your home, you will reduce the chance of getting bitten.
  2. Insect Repellent – There are lots of different types of insect repellent available. The EPA recommends using repellents that contain 15-30% DEET or 15% picaridin. Check the label for the product’s EPA approval.
  3. Clothing – Avoid mosquito bites with the right clothing. Wear clothing that has long sleeves and pants if you are gardening or hiking in mosquito-prone areas. There are also clothing lines that are bug-resistant that you may want consider as well. Wear tightly woven clothing that is tough for mosquitos to bite through.
  4. Timing – It is important to stay indoors at dusk and dawn. Mosquitos are a lot more active during these times, so it is best to avoid them.
  5. Fans – If you are hosting a summer barbecue, consider using fans. Not only will the fans help with keeping away mosquitos, they will also keep all of the guests cooler.
  6. Repellents – Consider using Tiki Torches with Citronella or even setting up mosquito electronic insect killers to minimize the mosquitos.

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Independence Day Festivities

Indendence Day Festivities

The fourth of July has been a federal United States of America holiday since 1941 that celebrate American independence. We celebrate with our families and friends with BBQ and Fireworks, and we remember all of the heroes that have made our freedoms possible. So, whether you are at home or heading out to join others, take a moment to remember those heroes.

If you are interested in heading out to see parades and fireworks, there are a lot of wonderful events all over the Flathead Valley Area. The 406.Buzz team has created a great list of Independence Day Festivities for everyone to enjoy.

Independence Day Festivities

Bigfork Fourth of July

Bigfork Fourth of July

This year’s 4th of July Parade theme is Community First. Bigfork knows how to throw a party. And when it is our country’s birthday, Bigfork really knows how to celebrate. Centerpiece of the celebration is the annual parade through Bigfork which begins at noon. Bring your whole family to view our great parade to celebrate the birth of our country. The 4th of July Parade in Bigfork is a Flathead Valley favorite. Learn more – HERE.

Fourth of July in Kalispell

Kalispell Fourth of July Parade

The 4th of July Parade in Kalispell is a wonderful experience for everyone in the community to enjoy and this year it is organized by the Flathead Marines. It is the perfect way to celebrate America’s Independence Day with family, friends and lots of fun. The theme of the parade will always be patriotic proudly promoting and supporting America’s Red, White and Blue. The parade features horse clubs, beautiful floats, color guards, antique vehicles, stilt walkers, fire trucks, veteran groups, youth groups and bands….all dressed in the colors of the day. One of the most exciting elements, especially for the kids, is that many of the float riders and participants will hand out candy and other treats. The parade starts at 10am and head down Main Street.

The Conrad Mansion Logo

The Conrad Mansion Museum – Annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Every year, the Conrad Mansion hosts a wonderful 4th of July Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social after the Kalispell Parade from 11am until 2pm. The ice cream is donated by the Kalispell Kreamery and is sure to be a big hit with both kids and adults. There are also several food trucks and even self-guided tours for $5 per person of the Conrad Mansion Museum. Guests will also enjoy live music performed by Artist Robinson from 12-1pm. Learn more – HERE.

4th of July celebration at Whitefish City Beach

Whitefish Beach 4th of July Celebration

The City of Whitefish Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for another fun-filled 4th of July celebration at Whitefish City Beach with fireworks and food vendors to celebrate the occasion. There will be numerous vendors at Whitefish City Beach on July 4th including shaved ice, mini-doughnuts, kettle corn, ice cream, corndogs, and barbecue. Vendors will open in the early evening and stay open until the fireworks start. Learn more – HERE.

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park 2022

Get your blanket and maybe some lawn chairs and head on over to the Depot Park for free outdoor concerts. This summer, the Kalispell Parks & Recreation Concert Series is hosting Picnic in the Park on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons. The free concerts take place in Kalispell’s downtown Depot Park. There will also be lots of great food vendors to complement the great live musical lineup.

Picnic in the Park 2022

Picnic in the Park Music Lineup

The Picnic in the Park has a great musical lineup.

On Tuesdays from 6-8pm, the following bands and musicians will play:

June 28 – The Olson Bro

July 5 – Dan Harmon and Cascade Country

July 12 – Archertown

July 19 – The Groove Riders

July 26 – Miller Campbell

August 2 – Tommy Edwards Band

August 9 – Winnie Brave

August 16 – Hannah King & Friends

August 23 – Kenny James Miller Band

On Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 until 1:30pm, the following musicians will play:

July 13 – New Relm

July 20 – John Dunnigan

July 27 – Larry Myer

August 3 – Eric Alan

Kalispell Parks and Recreation maintain over 445 acres of parkland and natural open space that range from large urban and community parks to mini parks.  Whether your recreation tastes trend towards a park with playgrounds and sports amenities, flower gardens, a free concert, walking trails or a quiet undeveloped place to enjoy trees and birds, Kalispell has something to offer everyone. Parks are opened from 6am until 11pm. Learn more about the parks – HERE

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The Results Are In – The Big Shindig 2022

From Hot Rods to Pin Up Ladies… The Big Shindig 2022 at the Desoto Grill in Kalispell, Montana, was absolutely amazing. The best part about the hundreds of family, friends, and car enthusiasts coming out to the event was that they were all there to support a wonderful cause – Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation! Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation helps children and adults with disabilities, caregivers, veterans and seniors be at their best as they live, learn, work and play. Learn more about Mikayla’s Miracles & Blessings Foundation – HERE.

The Results Are In - The Big Shindig 2022

The Results Are In – The Big Shindig 2022

There were so many trophies handed out, but the competitions were very steep. From Best Engine to Best Pin-Up Plunge to Scooter Race Competitions and Frozen T-Shirt Wars, there was something for everybody to win. If that was not enough, there was a live auction, silent auction, and even opportunities to receive a professional shave and haircut…all for Mikayla’s Foundation. The Foundation raised thousands of dollars and the good news is that all of it stays in the Flathead Valley. 

The Big Shindig 2022 Pin Up Winner

“All the money that is raised STAYS here in the Flathead Valley. Last year alone we were able to help over 3000 kids! We are helping families with special needs kids to get the equipment to help make it a little easier every day. We are also helping families in our Flathead Valley who are less fortunate. Providing needs for the homeless high school kids!”

 

But, that was not all, if you were in the least bit hungry, the Desoto Grill took care of you with sliders, drinks, beers on tap and so much more. Plus, there were all sorts of vendors selling great locally made items from T-shirts, soaps and jewelry, and there were also two great bands that played all day long. This year maybe over, but we can all start preparing and looking forward to next year. Great Job!

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