Frontier Days kicks off Friday
It’s once again time for Frontier Days in Whitehall.
The popular annual event will take place Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30.
The event will kick off Friday at 11 a.m. with the annual Rocky Mountain Bank customer appreciation barbecue, and will conclude with the Street Dance Saturday at 9 p.m.
Whitehall Chamber Executive Coordinator Casey Chase said people look forward to the event all summer and it’s a historic way for people to get together, visit, and have a great time.
Chase said the Chamber puts in a lot of work for the event and it is great for local businesses, with some of them having their busiest weekends of the year.
The two days will be packed full of action with popular events like the World Class Bucking Horse Association Futurity, Stick Horse Horse Rodeo, Parade, Bill Baycroft Memorial Rod Run and Museum Gab Fest.
This year will also include two new events with a baseball camp and dodgeball tournament set for Saturday.
A schedule of events follows:
Friday, July 29
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Rocky Mountain Bank’s customer appreciation barbecue on the bank’s lawn.
12 to 6 p.m. - Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Show
2 p.m. & 3 p.m. – Historic Tours. (Starts at Museum)
4 p.m. - Stick Horse Rodeo
5:30 to 7 p.m. - Karaoke Show @ Legion Park
5:30 to 9 p.m. - Beer Garden @ GSM Pavilion
6 p.m. – Class of 1956 Dinner @ Senior Center
7-9 p.m. — Live Music on Legion
Saturday, July 30
6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Craft vendors in Legion Park.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - 2016 Bill Baycroft Memorial Rod Run (Registration at 9 a.m.)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Barrel Races @ Rodeo Grounds
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Show
11 a.m. “Spirit of Montana” Parade
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Live Music on Legion
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Beer Garden @ GSM Pavilion
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Bar Crawl
12 p.m. - Chamber BBQ
12 to 3 p.m. - Baseball Day Camp
12 to 4 p.m. - Kid’s Activities @ Legion Park
12 to 4 p.m. - Museum “Gab Fest”
1 p.m. - Kid’s Tractor Pull
2 to 4 p.m. - Touch a Truck
2 to 4 p.m. - Historic Tours
3 to 5 p.m. - Dodge Ball Tournament
5 p.m. - Class of 1966 Dinner @ Community Center
7 p.m. - World Class Bucking Horse Association Futurity
9 p.m. - Street Dance sponsored by Whitehall KFC/A&W and Generations Salon. The band at the 2016 event is King Friday.