Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Montana Festivals

Enjoy the food and fun at one of these fall festivals in Montana.  Don’t underestimate the power of a select number of festivals.  You only need one good party to create a lifetime of memories.  Find weekend things to do in September and October.  And after you have indulged in Oktoberfest in Montana, you’ll be ready for anything!

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2016

Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival - Bigfork, MT - Aug 28 to Sep 4, 2016
Workshops by day and exciting musicians by night.  This years headliners include Jim Messina, Lee Ritenour, Dweezil Zappa and many many more.

Ennis on the Madison Fly Fishing Festival - Ennis, MT - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2016
More than fly fishing with local musicians and great local cuisine.

Badlands Super Con - Glendive, MT - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2016

Germanfest - Missoula, MT - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016
A free German festival in Caras Park. Traditional food, beer, music, folk dancing, chicken dance, keg tapping, commemorative steins and kids activities.

Rumble in the Bay - Bigfork, MT - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016

Labor Day Rodeo - White Sulpher Springs, MT - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2016

Belgrade Fall Festival - Belgrade, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016

Wild Fest - Great Falls, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Another event at Giant Springs State Park for a weekend of live music, hiking, family fun, food, and presentations.

Montana Dragon Boat Festival - Kalispell, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016

Maverick Brewfest - Missoula, MT, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016

Libby Nordicfest - Libby, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016

Original Festival - Butte, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016

Wild and Scenic Film Festival - Billings, MT - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016

Chokecherry Festival - Lewistown, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
26th anniversary event. Held in the Chokecherry Capitol of Montana and attended by more than 4,000. A chokecherry is a small, maroon-colored fruit that grows wild in Montana.

Montana Dragon Boat Festival - Kalispell, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Join a team at Volunteer Park at Flathead County Park.  Lots of vendors, activities, and exciting Dragon Boats.

Chokecherry Festival - Lewistown, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016

Boulder Annual Music and Art Festival - Boulder, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016

Red Lodge Oktoberfest - Red Lodge, MT - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The 19th annual Oktoberfest will take place at the Special Events Center behind Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company from 2 until 9 PM. German beers, German food, live music and Oktoberfest Olympics. Food options include bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudel. Olympics includes keg toss, scavenger hunt and tug-of-war. Family friendly with kids games as well. For children, there is a bounce house, face painting, hair braiding and temporary tattoos. Red Lodge Ales will be selling its signature Oktoberfest lager. Best costume winners receive prizes from local retailers. Admission is free.

Boulder Music & Art Festival - Boulder, MT - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2016
Live local music, artists’ creations. Free admission. Always the first full weekend in September after Labor Day.

Havre Festival Days - Havre, MT - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016

Flathead Celtic Festival - Kalispell, MT - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Lots of music, athletics, wares, food, dancing and Celtic cultural heritage.  Enjoy bagpipes, childrens games, and learn about Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and more.

Montana Book Festival - Missoula, MT - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2016
Activities include readings, author signings, panels, workshops, a youth festival, special events, exhibits, and a book fair.

Montana Fall Brewers Festival - Missoula, MT - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2016
Friday evening from 4 to 9 PM.

Butte toberfest - Butte, MT - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
8th Annual Oktoberfest featuring 15 Montana Breweries, food, stein races, and kids fall festival. This event has been taking place since 2009. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council. Their hope to build a teaching kitchen to help individuals with disabilities pursue health and wellness called the Nutrition Education Station. Location: Park and Dakota, Butte, MT

Great Northwest Oktoberfest - Whitefish, MT - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2016
Two weekends of German fun under the Oktoberfest Bigtop in downtown Whitefish. German beer from Warsteiner and local beer from Great Northern Brewing Co, German food, music and the chicken dance, along with contests for keg throwing, stein holding, brat eating, log sawing and more. Food options include brats, potato salad, sauerkraut, pretzels and sweet & sour red cabbage. They have had German sausage corndogs for kids in the past. Apple strudel and German chocolate cookie available for dessert. Admission is $4 per day. Kids under 12 are free when accompanied by a parent. Location: 510 Railway St Whitefish, Montana 59937

McIntosh Apple Day - Hamilton, MT - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Bake sale, arts & crafts, food and produce from the Hamilton Farmers Market. It is followed by Apple Night, a hard cider fest with local food, cider and music.

Townsend Fall Fest Oktoberfest - Townsend, MT - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
Saturday of the Townsend Fall Fest is Oktoberfest (though they reportedly have beer and brats along with live music on Friday evening as well). Military Parade starts downtown at 11 AM. Art & Craft Fair has approximately 80 craft vendors. Enjoy Rotary’s Famous Brats & Beer as well as live music and kids games. Approximately 15,000 people attended the Fall Fest in 2013. On Sunday as part of the fall fest, there is an antique and classic car show. More than 200 cars were displayed last year. Townsend is located in southwest Montana between Helena and Bozeman. Location: 200 South Pine Street, Townsend, MT 59644

Townsend Fall Fest - Townsend, MT - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2016
Friday evening is music, beer and brats. Oktoberfest, arts & crafts, food vendors. Saturday parade; Sunday car show.

Mondak Heritage Center Oktoberfest - Sidney, MT - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2016

HarvestFest - Billings, MT - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
NILE Lou Taubert Cattle Drive and Parade, pumpkin pie baking contest, Merchant Gift Basket Raffle, live entertainment, vendors and more. Attended by more than 5,000.

Future Events – 2017

If we find the dates for a festival next fall (September or October 2017) which does not have an event in 2016, we will post them here.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

September 2015:

Germanfest – Missoula, MT – September 13, 2015
A free German festival in Caras Park. Traditional food, beer, music, folk dancing, chicken dance, keg tapping, commemorative steins and kids activities.

Haywire Made in Montana Festival – Sept 18-19, 2015

Flamenco Montana Festival – Sept 16-20, 2015

October 2015

McIntosh Apple Day – Hamilton, MT – October 3, 2015
Bake sale, arts & crafts, food and produce from the Hamilton Farmers Market. It is followed by Apple Night, a hard cider fest with local food, cider and music.

Tamarack Festival & Brewfest – Seeley Lake, MT – October 10-11, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Montana in October:

Oktoberfest in Montana
Montana Corn Mazes
Montana Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Montana
Montana Pumpkin Patches

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