Kalispell Farmers Market
The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley as well as an array of locally made goods. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Flathead Community College campus, you’ll find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Also shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.
Montana Pond Hockey Classic
This second annual Montana Pond Hockey Classic brings three days of competition spread across multiple rinks under the big Montana sky. Dedicated to bringing a premiere pond hockey tournament to the region, the Pond Hockey Classic has partnered with the Kalispell Convention and Visitor Bureau to host this weekend festival of all things hockey. The puck will drop February 20th, so grab your buddies, register a team and join us in “Bringing Hockey Back to the Basics!”
Foys Lake, Kalispell
Montana Spartan Sprint
Try obstacle racing at it’s toughest at the Montana Spartan Sprint. From beginner trail racers and mud run participants to hardcore warriors, tough guys and marathon runners, they all come out to test themselves on the insane obstacle races! Ninety-nine percent of all people who try this event will finish, and 100 percent will have their thirst for mud & trail racing fully satisfied!
Register today, early registration discounts available. www.spartanrace.com
Huckleberry 100 Bike Race
If scenery plays into your love for riding, the annual Huckleberry 100 offers the perfect mix of gritty challenge and breath-taking beauty, promising to be one of the most scenic cycling courses of 2014. Located in the backyard of Glacier Park, the Huckleberry 100 will take riders over a 100-mile course that winds through the most prominent towns and scenic byways of the Flathead Valley.
The Huckleberry 100 launches from downtown Kalispell, Montana. For riders who want to hit the road for a shorter stretch, this event will also feature a 50-mile ride, a 25-mile ride and a family ride. The Huckleberry 100 will undoubtedly be one of the premier summer events for cyclists in the Northwest.
In addition to the bike ride(s) itself:
Pancake breakfast (think Huckleberry)
Live music and more!
7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014
120 First Avenue East, downtown Kalispell
Ghost Tours at the Conrad Mansion
Discover for yourself whether spirits exist in the Conrad Mansion. Tour rooms of the darkened Mansion while hearing stories from staff and community members about their encounters with Conrad family spirits. Tours begin at 7:00 pm and run every 15 minutes with the last tour starting at 9:00 pm. Reservations required.
As a special bonus, Karen Stevens, author of three books, Haunted Montana, More Haunted Montana and Glacier Ghosts, Legends and Mysteries, will be in the Mansion’s Gift Shop after the ghost tours to sign copies of her books. Stevens grew up in a haunted house and has been fascinated by ghosts ever since. In Haunted Montana, Karen tells of her visit to the Mansion several years ago. What ghostly activity did she experience?
Tickets are $15 per person, $13 for members. Not recommended for children. www.conradmansion.com
Cinch Bucking Horse Championships
If you like bull riding, you’ll enjoy the World Class Bucking Horse Association Battle of the Broncs Finals! The best 4- and 5-year-old saddle broncs in North America. Come see future world champion bucking horses and the best of the best world class cowboys. There will also be barrel racing featuring our local talent, celebrity team roping, wife carrying contest sponsored by Coors, and a silent auction. Following the event will be an awards ceremony.
The Cinch Bucking Horse Championships take place at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell (3630 Hwy. 93 North).
7 – 9 p.m., October 4, 2014 1 – 3 p.m., October 5, 2014
There are a limited number of VIP tickets available for $40, which includes food, beer and an opportunity to sit on the floor up close and personal with these amazing bucking horses. Other tickets are $15 / Adult and $8 / kids (6-12).
Christmas Tours at the Conrad Mansion
Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at the Conrad Mansion. A brilliant two-story Christmas tree presides in the Great Hall and the house sparkles in holiday finery just as it did when the Conrad Family lived there. Mrs. Conrad loved the holiday season and the mansion staff happily continues her tradition by sharing the spirit of Christmas with visitors.
Tours run Fridays and Saturdays, November 28 through December 27, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Sunday Tours available for groups by special arrangement.
Tickets $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, $4 children. Reservations required.
Call 406-755-2166. http://www.conradmansion.com