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Western Heritage Days – June 22-23

Celebrate Western heritage with a weekend of festivities in our charming downtown! Enjoy authentic chuck wagons and an 1800s-style chuck wagon dinner; free horse-drawn wagon rides; live music; street dances; beer garden; food court; arts and crafts fair; re-enactors; Salish Indian music, dancing and Native kids’ games; a Western Heritage parade; free children’s activities like rope-making, leather-stamping, wash tub scrub, rock mining treasure hunt, pony rides, and bouncy houses; free horse-drawn tours of Fort Owen State Park; sidewalk shopping; dining, and more!

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Schedule of Events:

Friday, June 22
8 am – 5 pm Stevensville Museum Tours (517 Main Street)
All Day Specials at Local Businesses
4 – 8 pm Arts & Crafts Fair, 3rd & Main
Bouncy House, 3rd & Church St.
4 – 10 pm Food Court is open, 3rd & Main
Beer Garden is open, 3rd & Main
5 – 8 pm Model Railroad is running, Valley Drug basement, 3rd & Main
6 – 10 pm Street Dance with live music by Pinegrass
6:30-8:30 pm Kids’ Pizza & Movie (“Storks”), $6 incl. beverages & popcorn buffet, Groovz Dance Studio, 217 Main

Chuck Wagon Camp and Historic St. Mary’s Mission
(315 Charlos Street)
8 am – 2 pm Chuck Wagon setup
10 am – 4 pm Guided Tours of Historic St. Mary’s Mission
10 am – 8 pm St. Mary’s Gift Shop open
2 – 4 pm Chuck Wagon Judging
4 – 5:30 pm Youth Cook-Off (8-15 years), Chuck Wagon Kids’ Activities
4 – 6 pm Top Cook Challenge
6:30 – 8 pm Chuck Wagon Campfire Social Music, tall tales, cowboy poetry

Saturday, June 23
Downtown Parade
9 – 10:30 am Parade registration and line-up (Main & Barbara, at Burnt Fork Market parking lot)
10:30 – 11 am Parade judging (South Street)
11 am – Noon Parade (on Main Street from South Avenue to 2nd Street)

Chuck Wagon Camp and Historic St. Mary’s Mission
(315 Charlos Street)
Ned Larson Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
6 am – 12 pm Cooking of Chuck Wagon Dinner using 1800s methods on open fire
11 am – 4 pm St. Mary’s Mission Tours, Gift Shop open
12 – 12:30pm Chuck Wagon Food Judging
12:30 – 1:30 pm Chuck Wagon Dinner Served (until food runs out—advance purchase recommended, $12 ea)
12:30 – 3 pm Kids’ Games & Activities, “Jail & Bail” 1800s Jail Game
1 pm – 3:30 pm Salish Music, Dancing, with Explanation and Optional Audience Participation, Salish Kids’ Games & Activities
1 -2 pm Raffle Drawings
3 – 3:30 pm Announcement of Chuck Wagon Award Winners

Downtown Festivities
8 am – 4 pm Stevi Museum Tours (517 Main Street)
10 am – 4 pm Arts & Crafts Fair (3rd & Main)
10 am – 5 pm Specials at Local Businesses
11 am – 10 pm Food Court is open
12 – 4 pm Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides to Chuck Wagon Camp and St. Mary’s Mission, leaving from Cenex (2nd & Main), Montana

Bob’s Mercantile (4th/Ravalli & Main)
FREE Bouncies, Pony Rides, and Kids Rock! Treasure Hunt 3rd & Main
Kids’ Activity, River’s Mist Gallery (317 Main)
Model Railroad is running, Valley Drug basement, 3rd & Main
2 – 10 pm Beer Garden is open, 3rd & Main
3 – 5 pm Live Music with Bill La Croix & the Good Dogs (3rd & Main)
4 – 8 pm Bouncy House, 3rd & Church
6 – 10 pm Street Dance with live music by JD and the Western Front

Fort Owen State Park

10 am – 6 pm Fort Owen Tours Information Booth open (Main & 1st Street)
12:30 – 4 pm Wagon Tours depart Stevensville Ranger District parking lot, Main & 1st (Eastside Highway)

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Major Sponsors:  A2Z Personnel, Stevensville Main Street Association

Ned Larson Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Sponsor:  A2Z Personnel

Kids’ Cook-Off:  Creekhouse Wagon Crew

Downtown Friday Night and Downtown Saturday Night Live Music and Street Dance

Advanced Imaging, Schrock Construction, Missoula Federal Credit Union

Salish Cultural Event Sponsor

Historic St. Mary’s Mission

Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride Sponsors

ACI, Inc., Advanced Imaging, EXIT Realty Bitterroot Valley, Whitesitt Funeral Home

Fort Owen Tour Sponsors

Friends of Fort Owen, Fort Owen Ranch, Montana State Parks, Bill & Jan Perrin, Stevensville Ranger District (USFS)

Chuck Wagon Sponsors

NorthWestern Energy, TrailWest Bank, Valley Physical Therapy, Bob Cumming

Bouncy House Sponsors

Harper’s Bitterroot Valley Tire-Les Schwab, Valley Drug & Variety

General Event Sponsors

Bitterroot Bouncers, Bitterroot Disposal, Bitterroot Star, Burnt Fork Veterinary Clinic, Cash & Go Cars, CENEX|Mountain West Co-op, Farmers State Bank, Lakeland Feed & Supply, Rocky Mountain Bank, Weber & Vanorio, Whitetail Golf Course

Special Thanks to:  Stevensville Hotel, Town of Stevensville, Mayor Brandon Dewey, Police Dept, Fire Dept, Public Works Dept, St. Mary’s Parish, Stevensville FFA Chapter, LDS Youth, Montana Dept. of Transportation, American Legion Post 94, Burnt Fork Market



Click Below to download forms.

2018-WHD FOOD Vender Registration_5-10-18

2018 WHD ARTS-CRAFTS Vendor Registration_5-10-18

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