The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Frontier Days packs busy schedule


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The parade is always a hit at Frontier Days. This years parade is scheduled for July 28 at 11 a.m.

It's once again time for Frontier Days in Whitehall.

The popular annual event is scheduled for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 in downtown Whitehall.

One of the many organizers, Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Jill Dove said Frontier Days is one of the biggest events in Whitehall and provides, fun, food and entertainment for anyone and everyone.

"It also brings in a lot of business. If it were not for Frontier Days we would not have a town celebration with a parade, kids activities and even more," she said.

Frontier Days will officially kickoff July 27 with vendors able to open for business at 8 a.m. The Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Borden's Conference Room. The Rocky Mountain Bank BBQ will draw a big crowd and is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic tours will be available at the Jefferson Valley Museum on July 27 at 3 and 5 p.m. The Liberty Place BBQ is slated for 4 to 6 pm. and a beer garden is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pavilion.

New to Frontier Days in 2018, Shakespeare in the Park "Love's Labour's Lost" is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Legion Park.

A busy Saturday, July 28 will kickoff with Whitehall Fireman's Breakfast scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the fire hall. Vendors on Legion are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Mark Jordan Annual Horseshoe Tournament in the Park is set for 9 a.m.

Runnin' In the Sun barrel racing is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Bill Baycroft Memorial Rod Run will take place in Legion Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafts will take place at the library from 10 a.m. to noon and they will also have a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fine arts show is scheduled on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The "Homegrown 406" parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Legion Avenue.

The Chamber BBQ will take place at Noon at the Pavilion, the Amazing Race is set for 12:30 p.m. at Division and Legion, and the Jefferson Valley Museum Gab Fest is slated for Noon to 4 p.m.

Bounce houses and garnet panning will take place in the park from noon to 4 p.m., and the kids tractor pull is set for 1 p.m.

The beer garden is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., and there will be live music in the park from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Historic tours are scheduled for 1, 3, and 5 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $5 at the Liberty Place Corporate Office at 313 W. Legion.

The Ranchers Roundup and Calcutta is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.

The annual street dance is set for 9 p.m. to midnight.


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