Trick or Treat at The Springs

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Get ready…..Trunk or Treat is coming to The Springs at the Whitefish Parking Lot on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 4pm until 6pm. The vehicles will arrive and set up their trunks for treating. There will be prizes for most creative trunk and best costume. Trunk or Treat Guests will enjoy music, photobook and tons of fun. Bring the kiddos and enjoy good old fashioned Halloween fun!

Trunk or Treat

About The Springs at Whitefish

Imagine your life with more support, more free time, and more energy to pursue the things that bring you joy each day. That is exactly what you will find at The Springs at Whitefish. Our Assisted Living and Memory Care apartment homes in breathtaking Whitefish, Montana, offer a warm, neighborly atmosphere that surrounds you with a sense of familiarity and belonging from the moment you arrive. Our attentive caregivers make it easy to manage the tasks of everyday living, while our on-site amenities and activities keep you busy in the best way. Learn more – HERE.

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Chick-fil-A Kalispell Fall Festival

Chick-fil-A Kalispell Fall Festival

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, starting at 11am until 2pm, the Chick-fil-A Kalispell Fall Festival will take place at Chick-fil-A in Kalispell. The festival will have lots of wonderful activities and treats for kids to enjoy. There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, and even the Chick-fil-A infamous tortilla soup and mouth-watering chocolate fudge brownie samples. There will also be a photobooth for families to capture these magical moments.  Learn more – HERE.

Chick-fil-A Kalispell Fall Festival

Chick-fil-A Kalispell Fall Festival

Date: October 21, 2021

Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: FREE

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4th Annual Harvest Havoc

4th Annual Harvest Havoc

On your marks…Get Set…Come on out to the 4th Annual Harvest Havoc presented by Action Rentals. This event will take place at the Kokomos’ ATV Park -6235 Highway 93 North (Mile Marker 141.5) about 11 miles north of Whitefish, and 7 miles south of Olney. Participants will get to have some fun a MX-style twisty jumpy track. Action Rentals will bring ATV (four-wheelers), UTV, Tough Truck, and Motorcycle bouts for adults. For children 6 to 17 years old, Action Rentals will bring ATV (four-wheeler). New this year is that the group is inviting children’s motorcycle racers too.  Learn more – HERE

“Let’s get spooky with some costume contests and prizes! Remember to dress yourself and your racer for the chance to win Best Of Show!!”

4th Annual Harvest Havoc

4th Annual Harvest Havoc Details

Race Registration
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m and end at 12:00 p.m Sharp! Racing begins at 1:00 pm

Race Registration Fees:

Adults (18+): $50 per driver, per class

Jr’s (13 – 17 yrs): $10

Kids (12 and under) Free

There will be food vendors and a beer garden provided on site. Please refrain from bringing coolers. Please do not bring your fur babies to this event. We would hate to see them harmed or lost in the surrounding woods. Thanks for your understanding.

Pit Passes:

Must be with a driver to obtain. No exceptions. Drivers your Pit Crew may consist of 2 Crew Members. Pit Passes are $15 for each person. MUST BE 18 OR Older to be in pit except and only during the time of youth races, youth will have to clear the pit after each youth race. If you have special considerations or needs, please contact us directly to discuss.

 

There will be 3 ways to review and register:

1) Online Form and payment

2) Email request and return: Send an email to info@actionarentalsmt.com to get the registration information, rules and regs and all updates to the event.

3) In-person on race day.

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32nd Log Jam

32nd Log Jam

Dinner, Raffles, Bingo and auctions….plus lots of entertainment at the 32nd Log Jam. On Saturday, October 2, 2021 starting at 4pm, the Montana 32nd Log Jam will take place at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center located at 265 N. Meridian Road in Kalispell, Montana. Montana Log Jam is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness to assist Montana families of loggers, log truck drivers, and mill workers killed or critically injured in work related accidents.

32nd Log Jam

32nd Log Jam Details

The doors open at 4pm at the Flathead County Fairgrounds Trade Center, Dinner begins at 4:30pm with Bingo and the auction starting at 6pm. The dancing begins at 8:30pm with the Copper Mountain Band. There are several raffles that will also give everyone a chance to win some great prizes including Mountain bikes, 2020 Yamaha Viking VI EPS and $15,000 CASH.  Tickets for the 32nd Log Jam event are $25 for both the dinner and the dance. Kids twelve and under are free. Tickets are available online – HERE. Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations:

EUREKA
Big Sky Tire & Auto
The Ranch HandST. IGNATIUS
Hunts Timbers

WHITEFISH
Whitefish Auto PartsKALISPELL
Western States CAT
Montana Logging Association
RDO Equipment

COLUMBIA FALLS
Northwest Parts and Rigging

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Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest’s back … and we’re ‘goin’ to town!

The Great Northwest Oktoberfest is coming to town this September 23-25, 2021. This year’s fest will take place at three unique Whitefish, Montana, watering holes – the Great Northern Bar & Grill, Casey’s and the Montana Tap House. Each unique venue will host the wonderful Oktoberfest tradition on a specific date. 

“Oktoberfest may look a little bit different this year, but it’s gonna be the real deal … great German food, beer. music and dancing, along with all of the usual Oktoberfest nonsense — stein-holding, log-sawing, chicken-dancing and the coronation of a new Hop.” ~Chamber director Kevin Gartland

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Great Northwest Oktoberfest

Thursday, Sept 23rd is “Locals Night” — Bring an ID that shows you’re a Flathead Valley resident and you ‘ll get your first Hofbrau draft or Bayern brew free! It’s our Opening Night celebration … at The Northern!

Friday, Sept. 24 is the “Hop Queen Qualifier” — This year’s Hop Queen candidates will take to the stage (and dancefloor) at Casey’s to make their case for winning the 2021 crown!

Saturday, Sept. 25 is “Family Day” — Kids 12 and under (with parents) get in free for a full afternoon of festivities outdoors in the Montana Tap House Beer Garden

Music

It isn’t Oktoberfest with out polkas, oom-pahs & chicken dancing! Join us this fall for music by one of America’s most popular Oktoberfest bands … and traditional German schuhplattler dancers as well:

The Europa Band
One of the top Oktoberfest bands in the country — Europa — is back by popular demand for their ninth year, providing authentic Oktoberfest music like no other! John, Milan and Adam travel coast-to-coast each Fall playing at Oktoberfests from Montana to Florida and back again, cranking-out the oom-pah, polka and waltzes … along with a bit of country, gypsy fiddle and Carlos Santana!

Europa takes the stage from 5:30-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights at Oktoberfest, and from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday. Check out the band and their music at: http://www.theeuropaband.com/

Schuhplattler Gruppe Alpenrose
New this year to Whitefish — but not to Oktoberfest — will be performances by Schuhplattler Gruppe Alpenrose, a traditional German folk dance troupe from Casselberry, Florida! Schuhplattler dancing features ornately-dressed performers stomping, clapping and slapping their shoes, thighs and knees in what Wikipedia calls “choreographed horseplay.” Two performances per night, the first weekend of Oktoberfest (Sept. 23-25 only).

MIA … The Western Senators
Much to our dismay, our original Oktoberfest Band — the Western Senators — are still being held hostage by COVID-19, and can’t make their way through the closed Canadian border to get here from Saskatchewan. We’re hoping they’ll be back with us is 2022; for info on the Western Senators go to: http://www.westernsenators.com/.

Food

This year’s Oktoberfest Grille will feature a variety of great German specialties. The menu is still being finalized, but here’s what we served-up in 2019, just to get your mouth watering:

Platters:
Hendle-Chicken
1/2 a savory rubbed rotisserie roasted chicken – a German Oktoberfest tradition!
Wurstplatte
Locally handmade Flathead raised Elk, German & traditional beer style bratwursts platter.
Kassler Rippchen
Authentic German style brined and smoked pork loin platter.

Bratwurst, Sandwiches, Soups & Sides:
Traditional Beer Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Smoked Elk Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade Flathead raised elk and pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Schinken-Sandwich
Black forest ham, Sauerkraut & Munster cheese on a pretzel roll

Soups
Beer Cheese & German Potato Soups

Individual sides
– Sauerkraut or sweet & sour kraut
– German potato salad
– Sweet sauteed apples

Kids Menu
Hot Dog with Mac & Cheese
Two of kid’s favorite on one plate!

Beer

It isn’t Oktoberfest without beer, beer and more beer! This year we’ll be serving-up your favorite flavor’s from Hofbrau — the original Munich Oktoberfest bier — as well as variety of brews by our new Montana craft-brew sponsor, Bayern Brewing of Missoula!

Check back often for details on what’ll be on tap for this year’s fest!

Wine, seltzer, water, & soda will also be available for non-beer drinkers

Contests

There are tons of crazy contests to participate in or to just watch from the sidelines, cheering your favorite contestant on to victory! We’ll have:

Stein holding (Mens’ & Womens’)

Log sawing (Mens’ & Womens’)

Kid’s Chicken Dance Contests [Sat. Sept. 25 at 2:45pm]

There’s no entry fee, and participants can sign up 1/2 hour before each contest at the table to the right of the Oktoberfest stage. (No sign up necessary for the Chicken Dance Contest.)

Special Competitions:

Sept. 24-25 — The 2021 Oktoberfest Hop Queen Pageant
Join us at Casey’s on Friday, Sept. 24 from 6-8 p.m. for the “Hop Queen Qualifier,” to meet the Hop Queen candidates and enjoy music by the Europa Band. Then be in the Beer Garden at the Montana Tap House on the final evening of Oktoberfest to see who gets crowned!

Sept. 25 — Men’s and Ladies Stein-Holding Grand Championships
Be in front of the Main Stage at 7 p.m. sharp, when the top finishers from this year’s stein-holding competitions square-off for the “Grand Championships,” and a shot a winning a spot in next year’s Hofbrau Stein-Holding National Championships in New York City!

Dates/Location

Thursday, September 23 — 5 to 11 pm @ The Great Northern Bar, 27 Central Avenue
Friday, September 24 — 5 to 11 pm @ Casey’s Whitefish, 101 Central Avenue
Saturday, September 25 — 12 noon to 8 pm @ Montana Tap House, 845 Wisconsin Ave.

Tickets

Admission is $10 per day ($8 in advance). Advance sale tickets are available at the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce (505 E. Second Street), and at each of the clubs.

Thursday and Friday nights are 21+ ONLY events; ID will be required. Kids under 12 (accompanied by a parent) are free on Saturday afternoon at the Tap House.

Advance sale tickets are on sale starting September 14, 2021. Stop by the Whitefish Chamber and each of the clubs that are hosting the fest. You can expect for the tickets to sell out, so get them soon. 

Locals Day in Kalispell, Montana

Kalispell Locals Day Cover Image

It has certainly been a long, hot summer in the Kalispell area, and as the school year gets started, you are invited to enjoy Locals Day. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10 am until 6pm, locals will get to enjoy the First Annual Locals Day. This special event offers a special admission pass to three museums: Northwest Montana History Museum, the Hockaday Museum of Art and the Conrad Mansion Museum. The pass is only $10 for all three museums and will allow unlimited admission on September 18, 2021. 

Locals Day Flyer

Locals Day Details

Locals Day will take place on September 18, 2021, from 10am until 6pm at the Northwest Montana History Museum, the Hockaday Museum of Art and the Conrad Mansion Museum. A representative will be at each museum location to stamp the pass cards when you enter each building. Anyone who collects tamps from all three museums will get the chance to when a raffle drawing for a grand prize. There will be multiple chances to win a variety of gits filled with items and gift certificates to local Flathead Valley Businesses. Admission for children under the age of 12 is free and $10 for everyone else. Each child in attendance will receive a scavenger hunt game that if completed and turned it will make them eligible to win a grand prize of their very own. There will be multiple chances to win. All children need to be accompanied by an adult to participate on Local’s Day.

 

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4th Annual Edible Book Contest

This may very well be the yummiest book you could ever sink your teeth into….and, of course, I really mean literally! If you have never heard or never participated in the Edible Book Contest & Feast, this is your opportunity to be part of something very special.  Entries to the 4th Annual Edible Book Content can register from 1:30 to 2pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Whitefish Community Library. There will be be lots of great prizes to be won and of course a great feast, not to mention there will also be a book sale during the event. 

4th annual edible book contest

The Whitefish Community Library has created this perfect mix of education and fun to entice a wide variety of participants. Whether you create  a Frank In Stein or a Lard of the Rings edible arrangement, we invite everyone to put on their thinking caps and participate in this great event. 

4th Annual Edible Book Contest Details

4th Annual Edible Book Contest Steps…
Book: Figure out a title to recreate as something edible

Cook: Plan so your masterpiece is ready to bring to the Library on Friday Aug. 14th by 1:30pm to register your entry. We’ll congregate outdoors under the portico to keep the air flowing. Have your mask handy.

Look: Browse the competition, vote for the People’s Choice Award, and watch as every entry receives an award. Then, it’s time to FEAST! Yes, we will eat your masterpiece… Yum!

The 4th Annual Edible Book Contest is sponsored by Bookworks book shop and the Whitefish Community Library.

1:30-2pm: Register
2-2:30pm: Judging
2:30-3pm: Winners announced & Feast!

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Huckleberry Days 2021

Huckleberry festival 2021

The 32nd Huckleberry Days Arts Festival will take place August 13 through 15, 2021, in the Depot Park (Railway St. & Central Avenue). Whether you are looking for great food and music or unique crafts and fine arts, The Huckleberry  Days 2021 Festival will have everything you are looking for and it’s FREE!  This festival is great for all ages. 

Huckleberry Days 2021 Logo

There will be over 100 different artists of fine arts and crafts. There will be great food and even an aerial dance performance by Levitation Nation on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of The Whitefish Vitality Team. Glacier Bank will be serving up free Huckleberry Ice Cream at their downtown offices on Friday, August 13th beginning at 11am until they run out…so get their early. 

 

Huckleberry Days 2021 Details

Friday, August 13, 2021:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday, August 14, 2021:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, August 15, 2021:
*Arts Festival – Depot Park: 10 am – 4 pm

Huckleberry Days 2021 Vendors

Raette Meredith
Graceful Woodturnings
Authentic Hemp Company
Autumn Teneyl Designs
Blue Snow Custom Furniture
Boise Art Glass
Bombshell Sweets
Cheyenne L Rouse Photography
Eric Reese Fine Art Photography
First Glass Recycled
Glacier Round House Pottery
George Jones Art
Allison Kallaway Jewelry
Hangloose Hammock Company
AJ’s Edible Arts
Big Sky Lavender Farms
Bitterroot Blades
Candicheart
Canna Beez
https://www.adorntorise.com/
Dakota Windsong Flutes
Dancing Bear Designs
Dannique Skin Care
www.debbiegotchart.com
De Los Angeles Weaving
Dobez DesignZ
www.westernmirrors.com
www.eastonjane.com
Ed Maul
Montana Leather Designs
www.sandybridgewater.com
Gen DeLorme Art
Golden Daisy Quilts
www.wooodenhairclaws.com
The Healthy Naturals
Sharpe Photography & Gifts
www.judypettersen.com
Jan Shultz Designs LLC
Jewelry by Janelle

www.fortyandfoundpress.com
Jim Tunnell Photography
www.jimswoodcraftsmontana.com
www.joshmeierphotography.com
Just Your Average Weekend Photography – Adam Birely
www.keytothemountain.com
Kiwi Signs
Kuntzie’s Kimonos, Home of the Original and One Of A Kind Wrap
www.resinvarmints.com
L and S Art Works
Lazy Bear Designs
Maggie May Collection
And many more…. Click HERE

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Cirque Ma’Ceo at the Majestic

Cirque Ma'Ceo

The circus has returned to the Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena August 7 through August 8, 2021. The Cirque Ma’Ceo is a revolutionary theatrical phenomenon unlike anything you have ever seen. 

“Step into our exclusive universe and settle back in time. The world of Ma’Ceo is proud to showcase an almost extinct gem from the ancient times. Only 500 left in the world, is one of the rarest equine breeds…the magnificent “Ben Hur de Bernaville” a Boulonnais Draft Horse Stallion. Mesmerizing acrobatic feats, aerial dancing, and exotic horses, come feast your senses on the beauty and mystery through the adventure of Cirque Ma’Ceo. “

Cirque Ma’Ceo Details

There will be over ten different breeds of horses performing live including the most classic of riding styles from fast-paced Cossack riding, Classical Dressage, to a Ballet dance atop galloping horseback in a high-energy, fully choreographed, original experience for guests to enjoy. In the grand arena, guests will enjoy a spectacular show that includes aerial dancing and heart-pounding acrobatic feats on galloping horseback. The entertainment to be seen is unlike any other traveling show in the world! A completely original experience appealing to all age groups, with exotic breeds of horses and breathtaking images…All shows are approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes long. 

Cirque Ma'Ceo at the Majestic

Cirque Ma’Ceo Tickets

Tickets start at $20 per person and group rates are available. Children 2 years and under are allowed to sit on your lap FREE of ticket charge. Click HERE to learn more about Tickets. 

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Flathead Cherry Festival

The 22nd Annual Flathead Cherry Festival is coming to Polson, Montana, July 31 through August 1, 2021. This festivals is all about cherries and they promise to be at their peak ripeness for this festival. It is the perfect opportunity to shop artists, vendors and freshly backed treats while discovering the history of cherries all down Polson Main Street.

Flathead Cherry Festival

Flathead Cherry Festival Details

SATURDAY, July 31
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest In front of Cove Celi in Cherry Alley
Get ready and be creative on your block of the sidewalk—an all-ages contest with prizes for winners in different categories. Pick up chalk beginning at noon. The contest will be judged at 5 PM.

SATURDAY, July 31 & SUNDAY, August 1
Pancake Breakfast 7 AM-11 am ELKS LODGE
Enjoy a full pancake breakfast for $5 and start your morning right. Organized by the Polson Chamber of Commerce.

Exhibits and Montana Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase, or sell an amazing assortment of everything from art, photos, and crafts to foods and treats. Visit our fine vendors and local businesses Saturday, July 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Flathead Cherry Festival.

The purpose of The Polson Business Community (PBC) is to promote the interests of retail and service businesses in downtown Polson, and to enhance goodwill between our downtown and the residents of our community.

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