Bannack Days

Held each year on the third weekend of July.


Bannack Days

Or, for information call (406) 834-3413

This is great small ghost-town celebration.

Each day begins with a substantial breakfast at the Meade Hotel hosted by the Masonic Lodge No. 3-7-77 (Dillon Lodge No. 16). Ice cream is very popular, and may gallons are dispensed from Skinner’s Saloon each day.

Great food is available from many vendors and are very reasonably priced. Quite a few offer meals prepared in Dutch ovens, just like the chuck wagon cooks did back in the 1860s. They are all delicious!

The Bannack Association does a great job securing musical entertainment as well as actors sure to entertain everyone. Even the highly accomplished Little Fiddlers play to a packed house at Brother Van’s Methodist Church. You’ll be amazed by their performance! Other groups and solo musicians around town perform everything from bluegrass to gospel.

Sheriff Plummer has reformed since being hanged and now does a great job protecting everyone from hold-ups. I’ve seen him have to draw down on bushwhackers and “Innocents” right on Main Street. He never misses, either.

Many vendors supply a wide array of goods as well. For instance, you can even enhance your wardrobe with a fine custom-made western hat.

Demonstrations of pioneer skills abound from quilting, spinning, basket weaving to blacksmithing and more. You can even dip your own souvenir candle. It is quite a busy place!

Take a ride on a real stagecoach, or shoot a black powder rifle. Maybe try your hand at gold panning. There is plenty to do for every age.

Most of the buildings are open to the public, and tours are also available.

Hope to see you there! The Bannack Association can use the money, I hear.

© Bill Carroll 2017