Explore Montana During Labor Day Weekend!

September 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Destinations

Have you ever experienced big sky country? If not, September might be just the time to visit. There are a ton of activities that take place all over Montana on Labor Day weekend. Many fairs and festivals are held as well as rodeos and car shows. Depending upon the area you are located in, the events will vary, but you can be sure that you will find something to your liking.
PRCA Rodeo is held in White Sulphur Springs. The activity is sponsored by Meagher County and offers two days of rodeo activities as well as a parade. There is also a street dance on Sunday night that is open to everyone in the area. Another big rodeo production offered in Montana is located in Dillon City. The event is named Dillon Jaycee Labor Day Weekend. The weekend offers activities such as two days of rodeo, 4-H shows, carnival rides and plenty of music and food.

In Bigfork, Montana there is an annual Rumble in the Bay Car Show that takes place the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Fun activities include a costume contest, raffles, music and a revving of the car show engines every hour on the hour. There is also plenty of shopping offered by local area merchants who will have their wares on display throughout the show.

Taking place this year in Culbertson, Montana is the 44th Annual Labor Day Wagon Train/Trail Ride sponsored by the Culbertson Saddle Club. The trail ride gives riders the experience of traveling “old west” style in wagons led by horses. The cost of the activity covers food, entertainment and hay for the horses. As many as 30 wagons and 400 people have participated in the annual event which takes riders from Montana, North and South Dakota, and many other states as well as Alberta, Canada. Visit http://www.culbertsonmt.com/annualevents.html for more information on the event.

There is a Labor Day Powwow taking place in Ashland on Labor Day weekend. Powwows consist of tribes convening from many different areas and holding a celebration. The Powwow includes food, celebrations and artwork such as beadwork sold throughout the festival. Many giveaways and hand dancing activities are included too.

For those of you who are polka lovers, the Big Sky Polka Festival commences on September 3, 2010 and ends on September 5, 2010. The attraction draws attendees from thirty states and Canada. This is considered the Rocky Mountains’ largest dance festival. The event takes place in a decorated ballroom.

There are many events that take place throughout Montana during Labor Day weekend. Rodeo is a favorite pastime among the cowboys and wagon trail rides and polka festivals are also big events. If you like car shows, the annual Rumble in the Bay Car Show in Bigfork promises tons of fun. Look up an activity in your area and plan for a great holiday weekend. No matter what you decide to do, don’t forget to take a moment and enjoy those big sky views that Montana has to offer!

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Sima Kimble

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