Saturday, April 29, 2006

More Missoula Events

Holy smokes! In the past 2 days I've heard about 3 other great Missoula events going on during conference.

1. The first Missoula Farmer's Market of the year is on Saturday, May 6th! This is a weekly tradition for many Missoulians. The market is at the north end of Higgins (less than 5 blocks from the hotel) and runs 8:30-noon. The real abundance of produce becomes available in late June/July, but you can expect to find plenty of starter plants, lettuces, radishes, and other spring plants. Local bakers also show up, so you can get some tasty pastries for breakfast. The Saturday Arts & Crafts Market will also be going on 2 blocks south of the Farmer's Market.

2. The Garden City Brewfest will be going on in Caras Park (2 blocks from the hotel) noon-8:00 PM on Saturday, May 6th. "Admission to BrewFest is free, but those interested in tasting the beverages on tap will pay $5 for a 7-ounce commemorative glass, a wristband and two tokens, good for beer or wine. Additional tokens are $1 each. Soda, water and a variety of food choices are also available for purchase, including brats and pizza by the Sentinel Kiwanis Club and Mexican faire from El Cazador. Designated drivers who identify themselves will be provided with free soda throughout the day." It's a fun way to try some local microbrews and wines.

3. The 2006 Spring College Rodeos and Bull'o'Rama is happening at the Western Montana Fairgrounds May 4-7. The UM student newspaper, the Kaimin, has the story.

1 comment:

Sebastian Derry said...

Also worth checking out is the "8 Days a Week" Missoula Events Calendar, courtesy of the Missoula Independent:

http://www.missoulanews.com/calendar/index.asp