Christmas at the Fairgrounds

Christmas Fairgrounds

Do you know what is so difficult about the holidays? ….SHOPPING!  The mad rush to the stores, fighting to find the good deals and then only to come home with a bags full of generic stuff that every body else can purchase year round. Have you ever heard of the Christmas at the Fairgrounds?

The Christmas at the Fairgrounds will take place on November 25-27, 2022, at the Trade Center Building at Flathead County Fair Grounds in Kalispell. The Christmas at the Fairgrounds is a dream come true for those holiday shoppers who are looking for unique items that are hand-made. The gifts you choose can actually be the perfect gift. Plus, all of the vendors are local small businesses. There will be over 100 vendors to shop through and admission is free. And, don’t worry, there will also be lots of food trucks to keep you nourished and fueled while you shop. So, whether you want an Black Bear Double Exposure Metal Print or a Hand Sewn Cooking Apron with Adjustable Matching Hand Towels or maybe your are looking for jewelry, you will find it at the The Christmas at the Fairgrounds.

Christmas Fairgrounds

Christmas at the Fairgrounds Details

Visit the Flathead County Fairgrounds on November 25-27, 2022 to shop over 100 handmade vendors. Avoid those big box stores on Black Friday and SHOP LOCAL! Admission is free. Doors will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Hope to see you there! Learn more – HERE.

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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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Whitefish Downtown Farmers’ Market

Whitefish Downtown Farmers' Market

Enjoy the bounty of summer every Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m., from May 31 through September 27, at the Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market where local farmers and craftsmen showcase their products at the North end of Central Avenue. Live music, prepared food, and the season’s freshest products are featured. Learn more about the Whitefish Downtown Farmers’ Market – HERE.

Whitefish Downtown Farmers' Market

Whitefish Downtown Farmers’ Market Music Schedule

May 31
Stafford String Band

American traditional fiddle music

June 7
Alex Hogle
Old-timey, bluegrass, and eclectic originals

June 14
Dee Fleming
Blues, pop/rock, folk

June 21
Second Wind
Traditional and not-so-traditional Celtic music with a few surprises

June 28
Todd Cowart
One man bandaganza

July 5
The Stringlers
Swing, folk, bluegrass, old-time, ragtime, and the kitchen sink

July 12
Kelly’s 88 Keys to Happiness
Solo piano vocal magic

July 19
Way Down North
Bluegrass, Americana, and some mean string slinging

July 26
Deidra Heaton Corson
Americana folk singer-songwriter

August 2
Rocky Mountain Time
Old-time Blue Ridge fiddle music, Americana, and folk

August 9
Eric Allen
Soul pop on the piano and vocals

August 16
Nick Spear
Transcendental folk punk / singer-songwriter

August 23
Vague Recollections
Deadheads delight – classic rock, jam band, and a little accordion-grass

August 30
Lee Zimmerman
Solo cello and vocals

September 6
Tin Finley
Original female indie pop

September 13
Silvie and Nina
Bluegrass, old-timey, and anything that can be played on twin fiddles

September 20
Stick and String
Americana with a Scottish/Irish influence

September 27
Ross Bridgeman
Piano man of rock, pop, and American songbook

NOTICE for Market Goers: The City of Whitefish has notified the market of the following ordinance prohibiting dogs (and other animals) from attending special events such as the market:

City of Whitefish Ordinance 117, 5-1-1916, of City Code Section 7-3-3-B.4: “No owner, keeper, attendant or harborer of any dog, cattle, horses, mules, swine, sheep, goats, fowl or like animal shall allow or permit any such animal in or upon any public park within the City during any organized athletic event, or special event authorized or permitted by the City (excepting here from service animals), with the exception of dogs at public dog parks.”

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Columbia Falls Community Market

The Columbia Falls Community Market will begin the 2022 Season on May 19 and will last until September 29, 2022. The market takes place weekly on Thursday from 5pm until Twilight at 830 1st Avenue West in Columbia Falls. The locals’ market offers friends, families, neighbors and visitors the chance to more conveniently live a farm-to-table lifestyle while enjoying each other’s company, live music, fresh food, desserts, artisan gifts and locally-brewed beer. Learn more about the Columbia Falls Community Market – HERE.

Columbia Falls Community Market

Columbia Falls Community Market Live Music Schedule

May

19th John Dunnigan
26th Pink Cadillac

June

2nd Hardwood Heart
9th Stanton Creek
16th The Stafford Family Band
23rd Pink Cadillac
30th Kenny James Miller Band

July

7th Badger Hound
14th Stanton Creek
21st Kenny James Miller Band
28th Pink Cadillac

August

4th Stanton Creek
11th Winnie Brave
18th Pink Cadillac
25th Kenny James Miller Band

September

1st Way Down North
8th Michelle Rivers & Hannah King
15th Flat Black Duo
22nd Kenny James Miller Band
29th Pink Cadillac

Are you a Farmer, artist or food vendor?

Are you a farmer, artist or food vendor? Then you may want to consider becoming a vendor at the Columbia Falls Community Market. “We have limited spaces available, and are looking for local farmers handmade arts/crafts AND food vendors. Market season begins in May and goes until the last Thursday in September. Market time is from 5pm until twilight.” Learn more – HERE.

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Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

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Are you ready to hunt for a unique vintage piece? The Prairie Sisters Vintage Market is the perfect opportunity to find that perfect something. On April 2, 2022, head on over tot he Flathead County Fairgrounds from 10am until 4pm. The market has over 80 vendors to keep you entertained and shopping for hours. 

If you are looking for amazing antiques, you just may find the perfect one. Spend the day being wowed by vintage goods, amazing antiques, farmhouse finds, rustic treasures, and so much more! STOP AND SHOP with Montana Tees, The Black Antler Boutique, Alley Bees Vintage and Maddie’s Mommy’s Boutique, LARIET LANE, Lazy Daisy Soap Co, MARANNA DEAN and Katy the Hat Lady, Mama and May, Furst Stitches, Hope for Harlee, and Joanne’s Vintage Closet…just to name a few. 

“We have the best vendors in the state and they are ready to share their amazing creations with you! Grab a friend, your truck and some cash and we promise you will have a fun filled day!” ~ Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

Prairie Sisters Vintage Market Details

Date: April 2, 2022

Location: Flathead County Fairgrounds

Cost: $5 General Admission, $20 Early Bird Ticket

Time: 9-10am (Early Bird) & 10am -4pm General Admission

Learn more – HERE

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Kalispell Farmers’ Market

Kalispell farmers market

What are you doing on Saturday mornings? Are you looking for one of the best Farmers’ Markets in the area? The Kalispell Farmers’ Market is absolutely wonderful and takes place May 7 through October 15, 2022 in the Flathead Community College South Parking Lot from 9am until 12:30pm. If you are looking for fresh vegetables and fruits or maybe local meats, don’t worry, the Kalispell Farmers’ Market has a wonderful selection. But wait, that is not all, they also have local crafts, jewelry, quilts, handbags, clothing, baked goods, jams, Blacksmith items, homemade candles and soaps, red squirrel almonds, local honey, and plants. There are so many great local vendors to choose from at the Kalispell Farmer’s Market. We definitely recommend shopping local!

Kalispell Market Red Squirrel Almonds
Red Squirrel Almonds at the Kalispell Farmers’ Market

Kalispell Farmers Market Details

In May of 1974, the Kalispell Farmers’ Market was established, providing the perfect location for locals to support other locals. The vendors have increased over the years and so have all of the people in the community coming to shop and support the market.

As the number of vendors has grown, the variety of goods for sale has expanded as well. Today a wide selection of vegetables, baked goods, garden plants, cut and dried flowers, fresh frozen meat and fish can usually be found as well as many unique arts and crafts. Best of all is the camaraderie among the vendors and the community. The market is a great place to visit your neighbors on a Saturday morning while enjoying getting FRESH produce, plants, unique gifts, furniture, coffee, sweet treats, and delicious hot and cold food.

Kalispell Market Pastries

Are you interested in vending at the Kalispell market?

The market takes place on Saturday mornings from 9:00am – 12:30pm outside at the Flathead Valley Community College for 24 consecutive weeks, always beginning on the first Saturday of May and running through mid October. The market is broken down into 2 seasons, Spring and Fall with a final market indoors usually on the 3rd Saturday in October which is the Holiday and Harvest Market. Learn more about the market – HERE.

Kalispell Market Wood Carvings

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Bigfork Farmer’s Market Cooperative

Bigfork Farmer's Market Cooperative

The Bigfork Farmer’s Market Cooperative takes place on Wednesdays from Mid-May through Mid-October in Bigfork, Montana. This year the market will open on May 18 through October 12, 2022, from 3 until 6pm. The Bigfork Farmer’s Market Cooperative is located at 22 Swan Way Bigfork next to the Liquor Barn at the intersection of Hwy 35 and Hwy 83. Local vendors and food trucks are all welcome at the market which means guests can find handcrafted items like woodworking, fresh flowers, produce, jewelry, hand crafted quilts, candy, and so much more.

“We are a Not-for-Profit Organization​​ owned by vendors dedicated to providing a low cost venue for Local Artists & Craftsmen, and Local Farmers. We work with other Non-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations throughout Flathead, Lake, and Sanders Counties. We were incorporated in 2007, serving these counties for 13 years.” 

Bigfork Farmer's Market Cooperative

About Bigfork Farmer’s Market Cooperative

The Bigfork Farmers’ Market Cooperative is an association of local small businessmen and women, organized to provide an economical alternative venue for vendors to sell their products and for consumers to purchase locally grown manufactured, baked and processed produce, foods, arts, and crafts.

The Bigfork Farmer’s Market welcomes local vendors to join the market including flood trucks. If you would like more information please check out the website. Learn more – HERE.

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Whitefish Arts Festival

43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festvial 2022

Are you ready for the 43rd Annual Whitefish Arts Festival? If you are tired of shopping on Amazon and other big box stores, mark your calendar for the best Whitefish Arts Festival during the 4th of July weekend.

“An annual favorite throughout the Northwest, the Whitefish Arts Festival maintains a long tradition of high quality arts and fine crafts. Whitefish is a picturesque village nestled in the Flathead Valley of Montana featuring beautiful lakes, majestic mountains, and friendly folks strolling the

streets during the 4th of July weekend.”

Whitefish Arts Festival Details

The Whitefish Arts Festival has a long history of drawing top artists and craftspeople from all over the country who work across the mediums from stellar canvas art pieces to top quality jewelry to unique sculpture and metal arts and everything in between. Want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping? This is the perfect opportunity to find those perfect gifts while supporting local businesses. Guests can expect over 100 different vendors that range from painters and jewelers to food vendors and services. The festival is located at Whitefish’s Depot Park on the corner of Central Avenue and Railway Street in the heart of scenic downtown Whitefish. Learn more – HERE.

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Hockaday ARTS IN THE PARK

Arts in the Park

There is nothing like a weekend filled with arts, crafts, music, food and fun. The Hockaday Arts in the Park festival is certainly a local favorite. This festival is one of the longest running arts festivals in Montana. The festival is held in the Kalispell Depot Park in the center of Downtown Kalispell Friday through Saturday, July 15 to 17, 2022. Guests will expect to enjoy juried art and craft booths, food and specialty booths, live music and entertainment, premium wine and beer garden and lots of fun children’s activities.

Hockaday Museum of Art Logo & ARTS IN THE PARK

Hockaday ARTS IN THE PARK Details

Arts in the Park is a benefit event for the Hockaday Museum of Art. All admission proceeds support the Museum in its mission and programs.
For your safety, Arts in the Park will be following all CDC and health department requirements regarding COVID-19 health requirements including masking, social distancing and increased sanitization measures.

Admission is $5 for a 3-day unlimited pass (which also grants you admission to the Museum during or after the festival), and children under 12 are free. Buy your pass button in advance at the museum! Learn more about the Hockaday Arts in the Park – HERE.

Hours:
Fri July 15: 10-6
Sat July 16: 10-6
Sun July 17: 10-4
Fun volunteer opportunities for this summer event! Email: communications@hockadaymuseum.org

Hockaday Museum of Art

The cultural history of the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park
The Hockaday Museum of Art itself is housed in a stunning classical-revival-style building, originally erected as the town library in 1901. In addition to rotating exhibits, it has a permanent “Crown of the Continent” exhibition that features 15 historic Glacier National Park murals, as well as work from some of the best-known Western artists, including Charles M. Russell and O.C. Seltzer. Learn more – HERE

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Whether you are a local or a visitor, we have all the insider information on the best places to check out every day of the week. Check out our  Events Calendar – HERE –  and get in the buzz!