Community Events

PEO Winter Bazaar • Absarokee
The Winter Bazaar is Chapter CC’s one big fund-raising event. We have between 25 and 30 vendors who come to us from Billings, Big Timber, Red Lodge and as far away as Great Falls. Weather, good or bad, contact 328-4014 for further information or to rent a space.

Wild West Snowflake Fest • Absarokee
Bundle up the family and join the community as they come out in force to bring on the holiday spirit. Starting around 2pm, businesses along the main street hold open houses, have contests, and there are sales galore! You’ll find treats, warm drinks, and even hay rides. A lighted parade starts at 5:30 and is followed by a spectacular fireworks show!

Fishtail Family Fun Day • Fishtail
To kick off the day there will be a pancake breakfast at 7:00. Other activities planned for the day include a parade, vendor booths, park activities, lunch, duck race, and early day exhibits. Proceeds from the day will go to the Fishtail Community Center and Fishtail Park. Anyone wanting to set up a vendor booth can call Debbie at 406-328-4272. Fishtail Family Fun Day is a great venue to share your art, crafts and public information! The committee is also looking for horseback riders and float entrants. You don’t want to miss being part of the famous 2 mile long parade in a one block town. Call Earl at 406-328-4091 to get your parade entrance form. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook at:

Montana BBQ Cook-Off • Absarokee
This free, family fun event is growing every year with an amazing BBQ competition, microbrew tasting, and a day of free musical entertainment. It is held the last Sunday in June. This is a KCBS sponsored event so we get competitors from all over North America looking to gain points to compete in the big cook-off in Kansas City! Check out

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks • Fishtail
The 2014 program hadn’t been announced at press time but for current information you can visit

Nye Goes Nuts • Nye
Nye Goes Nuts is fun for the whole family. Kids events begin at 4:00pm along with the Wild West BBQ at the Nye Fire Hall. Raffle drawing for a brand new ATV at 7:00pm. Raffle tickets available at area businesses before the event and on the day of the event. Proceeds go to support schools, college scholarships for local students, fire and rescue groups, community organizations and youth/sports organizations.

Absarokee Days • Absarokee
This event is put on by the Absarokee PTA. The event kicks off at 7am with a pancake breakfast at the fire hall. From 9am-3pm there will be vendor booths. The annual parade along main street starts at 11am. At noon there is a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, and Fun ‘n Games for all throughout the day. Check them out on Facebook.

Absarokee Farmers Market & Quilt Show • Absarokee
The Cobblestone Preservation Committee sponsors the Farmers Market, which has been held at the Absarokee Elementary school grounds, for over ten years. The vendors, who come from all over Montana, start gathering around 7am and start selling by 9am. Both breakfast and lunch are available. The Farmers Market is held in conjunction with the annual Quilt Show sponsored by the Stillwater Quilters of Absarokee. There you can see over 100 quilts and other quilted items. This event is a great place to find unique gifts and get an early start on your holiday shopping.

Stillwater River Run & Fun Walk • Absarokee
Sponsored by the Absarokee Civic Club for the benefit of many community projects. All ages are encouraged to participate. Runners are divided into age groups and each category receives recognition. Race participants can compete in 5K or 10K run/fun walks. This race is ALWAYS the 1st Saturday in October!