Weekend Rundown

The last weekend of August is upon us, and summer is coming to an end. Kids are getting ready to go back to school. But that doesn't mean the fun on the weekends has stopped. Lucky for you we have all the happenings in one convenient place.



Thursday, 08/26/2021


Community Dinner & Bingo No membership is required to attend! Community dinner is served from 5:30-7:00 p.m. If you're running late, please call 683-5552 and we'll save it for you. Food is also available for pickup.

$10 adult / $6 children under 10 Veterans pay half price! ~Chicken Fried Steak~ [photo is a representation] Dinner includes entree, potato, crisp green salad, fresh roll, coffee or tea, and dessert.

Stay for bingo at 7 p.m. (must be over 18 to play) Lounge is open on Thursday night from 5 p.m. to close!



Beaverhead Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation Committee Meeting Starts at 6 PM Monthly meeting to discuss projects, banquets, and hunting stories.


Music on Main in Butte, MT Don’t miss the final Music on Main of the season! Come and help us set the night on fire!


Friday, 08/27/2021


Chandler Huntley Live at the Pioneer Bar Patio 1 PM to 3 PM Come out to see Chandler Huntley pick some country tunes!


Montana State Old-Time Fiddle Contest Montana State Fiddle contest at the Frontier Events Center. Contest will include multiple age divisions in addition to junior and adult picking divisions. Starts Friday at 7 PM and Saturday at 9 Am.


Live Music Chandler Huntley Music starts at 5 PM at the Star Restaurant.


Dan Henry at The Bale of Hay Dan Henry returns to The Bale of Hay In Virginia City, Montana for an evening of music from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m..


Comedy Show, Parade, Classic Vehicle "Show & Shine" / Veteran/Military Ceremony & Drag Show n the spirit of moving forward from the moment “the world stood still - forever changing each of our lives”, all of us from All Veterans Count LLC (non-profit), Ingraham Environmental Inc., T&A Creative Properties LLC, Kevin Shannon Productions & Drunk'n Miner Saloon - Copper Spirits Casino of Butte - endorsed by KBOW - 550 AM & 101.5 FM / KOPR & MAGIC are extremely excited to host a Two (2) Day Program/Schedule of “BUTTE DAYS” Festival & Charity to be held in Butte, Montana on August 27th & 28th 2021. Follow link for full listing of events.



Spirit Tailings This talk will weave a ghostly web in a thought-provoking journey to Montana’s most spirited places. Like the tailings left by Montana's early placer miners, Ellen Baumler's "tailings" explore the leftover traces of Montana's haunted heritage. A herd of ghost horses, a restless artist, spirits of Virginia City's vigilante past, a ghostly legacy of Lewis and Clark, and other true tales will leave you looking over your shoulder all the way home.


This is the final presentation in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s annual Friday Summer Speakers Series, which has introduced a new speaker each Friday throughout the summer.


About the speaker: Ellen Baumler received her PhD from the University of Kansas in history, classics, and english. From 1992 until her retirement in 2018, she was the Montana Historical Society's interpretive historian in Helena. The author of 13 books and dozens of articles on various Montana topics, Ellen is best known for her well researched stories about Montana's special haunted places. Her passion for the true supernatural began in her own historic home where she learned firsthand about the eerie intertwining of the past and the present.


BCHS Football vs Whitefish Game starts at 6 Pm Vigilante Field



Saturday, 08/28/2021


MT National Guard Paintball Tournament Come out and play a day full of paintball!!

Tournament will be played as a single elimination capture the Flag style competition!

You will need 5 players per team (all need to be from the same school - you don't have to be currently enrolled in that school though)

Each team will also be randomly given a Team Captain. (One of our esteemed National Guard soldiers)

Ages 16- 39 Welcome to Play (we need liability waivers signed)

Butte Central will be offering concessions for lunch and snacks.

Registration opens on June 15th and closes on August 2nd. We only have room for 20 teams to play so make sure to text in and secure your spot ASAP.

Spectators are welcome to come and watch as well. We will have a couple of video game stations set up for those not in-play during the paintball games.

Awards will be given out for: - 1st place - Best Team Theme - Gulag Champions (details coming) - Highest Mario Level reached on 1 life. (Original Super Mario Bros.)

Keep on the lookout for updates and announcements via our social media pages on IG and FB. Text team name and full rosters to: 406-871-6319 SSG Jim Juntunen - or - 406-366-6036 SFC Kim Moderie Secure your spot!



Twin Bridges Gun Show 9:00am-3:00pm admission is $3. Benefits the 4H Shooting Program.


Ranch Horse Competition Ranch Horse Competition. Classes for all ages & skills of horse & rider; Youth; Prime Time Rider; Advanced Horse; Ranch Riding; Stallion Stakes and more!

Full slate of classes offered each day!

Last Ranch Horse Competition of the circuit in 2021!

Entry blank, Rule Book, Patterns on website under "Events" "Ranch Horse Competitions" tab.


Montana Western Alumni and Friends Tailgating at Vigilante Stadium Join us for the first football game of the season. Tailgate area opens at 10 a.m. and your can reserve your tailgate by contacting Mike Piazzola at 406-683-7664 or Roxanne Engellant at 406-683-7305. We look forward to seeing you at the Bulldog football games! Go DAWGS!!


Laid-Back Swap Meet & Car Show, 5th Annual For more info go to https://laidbackusa.com/pages/events ... The Laid-Back crew along with L&L Salvage are bringing chill people, cool cars, and interesting vendors together for another day full of automotive shenanigans. We hope you can join us for this family friendly event!



Gold, Vigilantes and the Creation of the Montana Territory Join our Park Ranger to learn about the creation of the Montana Territory and Bannacks’ role. Will be held inside of the Old Church.


Road Agents. Slainte. Justin Ringsak is back home for one night only. He's gonna play the mandolin and tell you what's up. The Road Agents. Original acoustic rock and roll and outlaw country from the wilds of Montana Territory. They will not play Wagon Wheel I'm sorry.


Willy James @ The Peat Come down to the Peat. LIVE MUSIC Starts at 6 PM.




Sunday, 08/29/2021


LIVE W/Tanner Laws The Star Restaurant music starts at 12 PM


As always if you have an event you would like on our Weekend Rundown feel free to email us @ southwesternmtnews@gmail.com. Don't forget next weekend is Montana's Biggest Weekend in Dillon we will be covering the events and happenings going on. As well as a special livestream of the Labor Day Parade.







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