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Labor Day Rundown

It's the end of summer and that means it's time for Montana's Biggest Weekend. We have everything that is happening in and around Southwestern Montana in one convenient place. We will start with Wednesday as most of the festivities begin a little early this week.



Wednesday, August 30

Beaverhead County Fair Book

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 (Buildings will be open after judging until 8 p.m.)

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Commercial and Food Booth Set-up, Fairgrounds

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Judging of Open Class Entries, All Non-Animal Departments Noon - 8:00 p.m. *4-H Building Open for entries

  • 3:00 p.m. *4-H Cat Show and Judging, 4-H Building

  • 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m * Check in of all 4-H, FFA, and Open Class Livestock (not including Poultry & Rabbits) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m Music on the Midway: Lindzy Neilson

  • 6:30 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Open 4D Barrel Race




Pop-up Art Show Pop-Up Art Show featuring art by Cory Birkenbuel and Jeremy Church. Please join us at Rocky Mountain Framing & Memorabilia from 12PM NOON to 8PM on August 30, 2023. We are kicking off Labor Day Weekend in style. Come support local artists and business in Downtown Dillon.


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TRIVIA NIGHT! Needing a mid-week pick me up? Come on down to RVB for a fun game of trivia. Every Wednesday night from 6-8 pm! You won't be disappointed!



Thursday, August 31

Strong People exercise class Mondays and Thursdays - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (nominal fee)

Low impact core strengthening workout for young and old.

Come in and change your life!


The community is invited to attend an Open House event on Thursday, August 31, 2023, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Learning and Career Center at the University of Montana Western, located in the basement of the Lucy Carson Library.

Please join us to learn about the tutoring services provided to students at Montana Western, meet our staff, and enjoy refreshments.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 (Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

  • 8:00 a.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Swine Judging followed by Swine Showmanship Class

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. *4-H Building Exhibits Entry (NO entries accepted after 8:00 p.m. or on Friday morning)

  • 1:00 p.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Beef Judging followed by Beef Showmanship Class

  • 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *4-H & Open Poultry & Rabbits Entry (NO entries accepted after 8:00 p.m. or on Friday morning)

  • 2:00 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Team Break-Away Roping

  • 5:00 p.m. *4-H, FFA & Open Market Sheep Judging followed by Sheep Showmanship Class

  • 5:00 p.m. Entries close for Saturday Arena Events

  • 6:00 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Team Roping Classic, Harry Andrus Arena 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Music on the Midway: Steve Rose

Complimentary Rides

Throughout the Labor Day Weekend from Thursday, August 31 - Sunday, September 3rd, from 4pm-2am, residents and visitors can avail themselves of free rides. This service is made possible through the generous support of our local sponsors: Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan, The Dillon Jaycees, Vigilante Electric Co-Op, the Beaverhead County DUI Prevention Task Force who are committed to the safety of the community.

For more information about the program, please visit our website at, or contact:

Maria Emmer-Aanes

Free Sober Rides

Campaign Manager

Beaverhead County DUI Prevention Task Force

360.255.3801


Classic Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In The Sheridan Cruise-In is back!

CLASSIC CARS AND MOTORCYCLE - MUSIC - FOOD - FARMERS MARKET AND LOTS OF FAMILY FUN! Come show off your classic cars or motorcycles every Thursday and enjoy an evening in our beautiful town of Sheridan, MT. Whether you are interested in cars or just a passer-by, come hang with us! This is a free event to all. Please pass on the good word and we look forward to lining Main Street with some old time classics!

In case of inclement weather, we will post any changes on FaceBook. Or you can call in at the brewery for update...(406)842-5977.



Friday, September 1

Breakfast at the Dillon Elks Lodge Join us for breakfast at the Dillon Elks Lodge. This is a favorite event over Labor Day and we look forward to serving you!



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

  • 7:00 a.m.*4-H Breeding Sheep, Breeding Beef, and Breeding Hog Interviews

  • 9:00 a.m.*Judging of 4-H & Open Poultry & 4-H Poultry Showmanship

  • *Interview Judging of all 4-H Building Exhibits - Building closed during interview judging.

  • 9:30 a.m. *4-H and Open Breeding Beef, Sheep, Swine, and Dairy Judging. Show schedule determined by Superintendents.

  • 10:00 a.m.*Judging of 4-H Rabbits & 4-H Rabbit Showmanship

  • 10:00 a.m Beaverhead County Fair Team Branding, Harry Andrus Arena

  • 11:00 a.m. Judging of Open Class Rabbits

  • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Music on the Midway: Steve Rose

  • 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rangeland Plants Exhibit & Identification Contest, Sponsored by Beaverhead Conservation District

  • 2:00 p.m.*4-H Round Robin Showmanship Contest, Lundberg Show Ring

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Music on the Midway: Lindzy Neilson

  • 4:00 p.m.*FFA Livestock Judging Clinic

  • 5:00 p.m. Beaverhead County Fair Ranch Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena

  • 7:00 p.m. *Silent Auction Bids start, 4-H Building (bidding continues to 7 p.m. Saturday)



Labor Day Events at the Dillon Elks Lodge Join us at the Dillon Elks Lodge for several Labor Day events!

- Bar & Lounge open

- Breakfast Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 3am

- Live Music by Wayne Brothers Band plus a street dance Friday & Saturday 7pm to 11pm

- Jaycee Calcutta 11pm Saturday night

- Bloody Marys and Mimosas served from 8am to close on Monday before the parade


Street Dance & Live music by the Wayne Brothers Band Street dance and live music by the Wayne Brothers Band.

Co-sponsored by the Dillon Elks Lodge and the Dillon Tap House



Saturday, September 2

Dillon Farmers Market Join us every Saturday from June 24 through September 16 on Washington Street by Jaycee Park!


Labor Day Events at the Dillon Elks Lodge Join us at the Dillon Elks Lodge for several Labor Day events!

- Bar & Lounge open

- Breakfast Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 3am

- Live Music by Wayne Brothers Band plus a street dance Friday & Saturday 7pm to 11pm

- Jaycee Calcutta 11pm Saturday night

- Bloody Marys and Mimosas served from 8am to close on Monday before the parade



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (Buildings Open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

  • 8:00 a.m. Saturday Arena Events, Harry Andrus Arena (Entries close at 5 p.m. Thursday) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Music on the Midway: Morgan Seymour

  • 12:00 p.m.*4-H & FFA Livestock Sale Buyer’s Barbeque, Lundberg Show Ring

  • 2:30 p.m. *4-H & FFA Market Livestock Sale

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Music on the Midway: Katie Hall

  • 7:00 p.m. *Silent Auction Bids End, 4-H Building

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *4-H Silent Auction - pick up articles in 4-H Building

  • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Rabbit Check Out

  • 7:30 p.m. Dillon Jaycees PRCA Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena

  • (Tickets available online at www.dillonjaycees.com) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. *Check-out of all Companion Animals

Sunday, September 3

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (Buildings Open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for entry pick-up/check-out)

  • 7:30 a.m. PRCA Slack

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4-H Building Check-out

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Open Exhibits Check-out. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR EXHIBITS. ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE PICKED UP. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

  • 9:00 a.m. *All 4-H, FFA & Open Livestock pens (hogs, sheep, beef, goats, etc.) need to be cleaned by 9:00 a.m. No Exceptions.

  • 2:00 p.m. Dillon Jaycees PRCA Rodeo, Harry Andrus Arena

  • (Tickets available online at www.dillonjaycees.com)

  • 8:30 p.m. Dillon Jaycees Concert, Harry Andrus Arena


Labor Day Events at the Dillon Elks Lodge Join us at the Dillon Elks Lodge for several Labor Day events!

- Bar & Lounge open

- Breakfast Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 3am

- Live Music by Wayne Brothers Band plus a street dance Friday & Saturday 7pm to 11pm

- Jaycee Calcutta 11pm Saturday night

- Bloody Marys and Mimosas served from 8am to close on Monday before the parade



Monday, September 4


Dillon Jaycees Labor Day Parade this years theme is Cartoon Crazy Begins at 10 am















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