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

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Whitehall's Fall Festival next week


October 2, 2019

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The fall festival was a hit last year in Whitehall.

For the second straight year there will be a fall festival in Whitehall.

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and Whitehall Garden Club are sponsoring the 2019 event scheduled for Saturday, October 12. The festival will include a flea market, chili and cornbread cookoff, bingo, pumpkin carving contest, and farmer's open-air street market that will host demonstrations and a scarecrow contest.

Whitehall Chamber President Melissa Jenkins is enthusiastic about the upcoming event and hopes to see a big turnout next Saturday.

"Whitehall's Fall Festival is a wonderful way to bring the community together. There are a variety of things going on throughout the day and it should be a lot of fun," she said.

Chamber Board member Jill Dove added the festival could turn into a great "something to do in the fall" for Whitehall.

The festival will begin with the Famer's Market starting at 9 a.m. in Legion Park and the Flea Market on Division Street is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pumpkin carving contest will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with winners announced at 3 p.m. Those wanting to compete are asked to check in at the info booth in front of the Whitehall Community Center. Pumpkins and carving utensils will be available. The drop off for the scarecrow contest is between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Legion Park and judging will take place at Noon.

Bingo is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center and the cost is $10 for $12 games or a $1 each game.

The Chili and Cornbread Cookoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Center.

Dove encouraged local residents to enter the competition that has a $20 entry fee for chili and $10 for cornbread.

First place in the chili division will win $150 in Chamber Bucks and the People's Choice award will win $50 in Chamber Bucks. The cornbread prizes are $75 and $25 in Chamber Bucks.

The eating fee for adults is $4 (judging), $8 (all you can eat), or $10 (both and one bingo card). The eating fee for kids 10 and under is $4 (judging), $5 (all you can eat), or $7 (both and one bingo card). The fee for a family of four is $15, $25, and $30 (four bingo cards). Contestant check in is at 1 p.m.

"We are hopeful for a great crowd for all of the events," Jenkins said.

For more information visit the chamber Facebook page, the chamber website at, email or call 406-287-2260.


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