Outdoor Recreation

Sporting Opportunities in Central Montana

Central Montana offers a variety of sports to participate in or just to watch. They include the traditional sports like baseball and branch out into motor sports, shooting sports and rodeo. Fergus High in Lewistown offers football, volleyball, golf, cross country, boys’ basket-ball, girls’ basketball, wrestling, track & field, and tennis....

The Holiday Season in Lewistown

The Holiday Season in Lewistown Twinkling Lights and Every thing Bright Beginning with the Country Christmas Craft and Gift Show in November at Fergus County Trade Center, activities and shopping opportunities highlight the holiday sea-son in Central Montana. Lewistown’s downtown specialty shops offer the finest in gift giving from the most luxurious to the absolutely hilarious...

Montana Winter Fair: Breaks the Winter Routine

Montana Winter Fair: Breaks the Winter Routine While 1947 marked the first Montana Winter Fair, a predecessor had existed for some time. Called the Bozeman Livestock Show Association, it had been formed by those interested in agriculture and livestock from the Gallitan Valley Area. In December of 1946 a group from that area formed a non-profit corporation and renamed the Association as the...

Central Montana is a Hunter’s Haven

Central Montana is a Hunter’s Haven Thanks to an impressive variety of game in Central Montana, hunters are drawn to the beauty and adventure found in this area considered by some to be a sportsman’s paradise. The Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge has a number of game birds and animals, including elk, mule and whitetail deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, waterfowl, shartailed and sage...

Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering Keepin’ It cowboy! The Montana Cowboy Poetry Committee is abuzz with preparations for next summer’s Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering. A 4-day celebration of the cowboy way of life on the upper Rocky Mountain front and the best grasslands in the world to the east of it, beginning with the first Texan cattle drives north in 1880 to the present...

Central Montana Horse Show, Fair and Rodeo

Central Montana Horse Show, Fair and Rodeo Sew It! Grow It! Show It! The Central Montana Fair & Rodeo celebrates summer fun and community togetherness in fine fashion during the last week of July at the Fergus County Fairgrounds. The 4-H horse show and small animal judging begins Monday, July 25. Opening day of the fair on Wednesday, July 27 presents an exciting line up of free...

The Younger Generation of Rodeo

The Younger Generation of Rodeo The Montana High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) is one of the 41 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and Australia that is involved in the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). The Central Montana Rodeo Club and the Roy Rodeo Club is proud to host one of the many high school rodeos that are held across the state of Montana. In August, youth...

59 Years of Rodeo Fun in Roy

59 Years of Rodeo Fun in Roy For two days, the population of Roy explodes as contestants and fans gather for the Annual Roy Rodeo. Held each year on Father’s Day week-end, attendees will enjoy the great events of rodeo - Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, Barrel Racing, Kids’ Barrel Racing, Steer Riding, Team Roping, Bareback Broncs and don’t...

ShakeSpeare in the park

ShakeSpeare in the park The grassy lawn speckled with fir trees at the Fergus County Fairgrounds is the perfect stage for experiencing one of Shakespeare’s renowned plays. Montana Shakespeare in the Park performs in the summer breeze, as was traditional in Shakespeare’s time. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been playing summers all over...

Racing in Lewistown

Feel a need for speed? Whether your addiction is car racing, drag racing or the demo derby, Lewistown has what you crave. Check the following: BGM Racing Demolition and Herby Derby Sizzling Racing Action in the Heart of Montana Burnt Timber Cross-Country

Burnt Timber Cross-Country

Burnt Timber Cross-Country Montana’s premier cross-country motor cross race is held right here in central Montana, just north of Lewistown in the rugged Missouri River breaks near Winifred. The Burnt Timber XC voted most FUN by riding enthusiasts from all over the region, is part of a 7 round racing series. The series can be checked our at www.montanaxc.com. BTXC can be...

Sizzling Racing Action in the Heart of Montana

Sizzling Racing Action in the  Heart of Montana The Lewistown Drag Racers Association offers a full sea-son of hot racing action. Originally organized in 1956, the first race held in Lewistown was in 1957 on Memorial Day weekend. A state-wide event, approxiamately 200 cars showed up for the week-end of car shows and of course, drag racing. The track, located three miles...

Demolition and Herby Derby

Demolition and Herby Derby The Central Montana Derby Club would like to invite you to attend the 2011 Demolition Derby, on Saturday, July 30, during the Central Montana Fair. Mutiple classes of cars will be running allowing for an extremely fun filled eveing of “car crashing” fun. For rules, and to see pictures from past derbies, go to lewistowndemoderby....

BGM Racing

BGM Racing People come from all around the country to experience BGM racing, which includes motorcycle for all ages, four-wheelers, mini stock, stock and super stock for ages 16 and up. This fun filled entertainment takes place several times throughout the summer with one race during the Central Montana Fair. Prizes can include $3,000 cash plus trophies.

Charlie Russell Chew-Choo

Charlie Russell Chew-Choo Salt Creek Gang Rides Again On July 3, 1901, near Wagner, Montana, Kid Curry and members of the Wild Bunch hit the Great Northern train in their trademark style. This time, they got $65,000. It was a huge haul, but the last job the Wild Bunch would ever pull together Even though the days of the Wild West are gone, nostalgia for the rough and...

Missouri River Breaks National Monument - A Spectacular Adventure is Waiting

Missouri River Breaks National Monument - A Spectacular Adventure is Waiting The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument is host to a spectacular array of biological, geological and historical enchantment. From Fort Benton downstream into the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, the monument spans 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River, as well as the adjacent Breaks country and parts of Arrow Creek, Antelope...