Montana Autumn Festivals 2010

MaryAnneSimpson By MaryAnneSimpson, 27th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article points out the wonderful events and festivals visitors can expect in Montana's Autumn 2010.


Montana has been blessed in 2010 with Goldilocks weather, not too hot and not too cold--just right. Spring and summer brought gentle rains with just enough sun to keep everyone happy and the hills green. Fall is the time of year when Montana shows her stuff with abundant natural colors, crisp air and harvest festivals throughout the state. So, grab a comfortable pair of shoes, leave your troubles at home and enjoy good weather, good food and good people.


Missoula is located in the western part of Montana and hosts the Germanfest on September 12th in the downtown area. The festival celebrates Montana's German heritage and its appreciation for sister city, Neckargemund, Germany. The event includes German folk dances, music, food, educational booths and games for the kids. Missoula's Bayern Brewing will be on hand to serve you an authentic German micro-brew.

What the Hay Event

The What the Hay contest began as a joke between two ranchers 21-years ago and has grown over the years as a fabulous tourist event. The artistic ingenuity of what Montanans can do with a bale of hay stretches a 21-mile loop on state highway 239 and 541 south of highway 87. It is in the Great Falls and Lewistown area of the state. On September 12, stop in for a barbecue, craft fair and refreshments.

Scarecrow Festival--Stevensville

The annual Scarecrow Festival in Stevensville take place on October 1 to October 3. Stevensville is located in the Bitterroot Valley with views of the Sapphire and Bitterroot mountains. Everyone is welcome to participate in pumpkin carving contests, good food, crafts and games.

Tizer Gardens--Jefferson City

A visit to Montana would not be complete without a visit to Tizer Gardens in Jefferson City,south of Helena. The garden areas will astound you and the annual Scarecrow Festival is the ultimate harvest festival. This year the event takes place on September 26 and features a scarecrow making contest, bonfire and wiener roast, pumpkin carving contest and fun family events.


Montana comes alive in the Fall. The State of Montana website provides a drop-down menu for selection by month for you to select the festival and events you would like to visit. So, start packing relief is just a few miles down the road.


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author avatar Denise O
27th Aug 2010 (#)

Sounds wonderful, I have always wanted to go.
Well put together article.

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author avatar Patrice Campbell
1st Sep 2010 (#)

That makes me want to jump in my car and drive north. Great article

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
4th Sep 2010 (#)

unfortunately my work doesnt allow long enough holidays to visit, it sounds great.

Please also read the moderator notes I left on your other page when I moderated it. I try to always leave tips for people on how they can improve their links, sadly I dont think many people bother to read them!

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