Dillon Montana Community Foundations 4th Annual Dillon History Days was this weekend. This year was the first year the Dillon Montana Community Foundation got to hold History Days with no setbacks. In the previous years they faced COVID restrictions, and last year they were forced to deal with the water line project delays that took place on Idaho Street.
This year the festivities kicked off on Friday afternoon with the Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the Bookstore along with the ride the rails train display at the Beaverhead County Museum. KDBM/KBEV set up shop on Idaho street and hosted feel-good Friday from a remote location allowing listeners to stop by and make a request.
Later on, in the evening event goers gathered at The Depot Theater to listen to history facts and trivia of the 1970’s and then hear Phillip Page sing old cowboy tunes as well as talk about history of the old west.
On Saturday, July 22 Idaho street was busy with pop up vendors running down the street, and local businesses holding Crazy Day sales as well. DJ Adam spun toons of the 70’s and The Horsepower Roundup lined Center Street.
At the Frontier Event Center locals showcased their many talents as the very first What’s Your Talent, talent show took place. Judges watched more than twenty performances before handing out the top three prizes. First place went to Phillip Page, winner of $100. Second place went to Amanda Burgstrum. Third place went to Grace and Matthew Jones. A huge thank you goes out to Lynn Waggoner-Patton for all the hard work she put into making this show a possibility.
Also happening on Saturday was the cribbage tournament at the Elks lodge, the Carma Tyler Blowing Smoke BBQ Cook Off, Games at the Depot Park, and Drafts in Dillon. Later on, Saturdays festivities were wrapped up at the Frontier Event Center with what’s your talent winner Phillip Page kicking things off followed by Julea Rae, and Joel Longie with Levi Blom finishing out the night.
Sunday’s schedule started off with a Community Worship Service at Jaycee Park. Judging the BBQ cookoff.
The weekend was a great success and gave the community of Dillon along with those visiting our town something fun to go out and experience and take in the summer sun.