Wednesday, July 21
Dinner on tap at fair
RONAN — Enjoy a family style dinner at the fairgrounds at 5 p.m. Market livestock weigh-in happens between 6-8 p.m. Open class judging from 7-9 p.m.
Thursday, July 22
Listen to Flathead Biological Station presentation
POLSON — The Summer Reading Program at North Lake County Public Library is for everyone and all ages. You can still register. Special programs will be held on Thursday mornings starting at 10 a.m. We plan to meet in Sacajawea Park across the street from the library. If there is bad weather, the program will be held in the library. Please come wearing a mask. If attendance allows for social distancing, masks can be removed.
On July 22 Stephanie Hummel from Flathead Lake Biological Station will give a presentation.
Watch livestock shows, more at fair
RONAN — Market swine and showmanship takes place from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Lake County Fair.
The Kid Zone’s games and activities continue from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sheep Judging happens at noon. Sheep showmanship and breeding is from 2-3 p.m. Market beef judging takes place from noon to 2 p.m. The cat show follows sheep breeding and showmanship at approximately 3 p.m.
The fashion show is at 4:30 p.m. Small fry stock show takes place at 5 p.m. The market livestock sale begins at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 23
Boys & Girls Club members perform ‘Johnny Appleseed
RONAN — Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of Johnny Appleseed will take place on Friday, July 23, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Ronan Performing Arts Center. This is open to the public and free but donations are accepted.
Mini horses start Fair day
RONAN — The Lake County Fair begins with the horse show (mini horses first) at 10 a.m.
At 3 p.m. poultry judging and showmanship will begin. Kid Zone games and activities take place all day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Ronan Chamber of Commerce’s Crab Fest begins at 5 p.m. (Tickets must be pre-purchased from the Ronan Chamber of Commerce. Call 406-676-8300 for more info.)
Rabbit judging and showmanship takes place at 6 p.m.
The Ambassador Dance takes place from 9-11 p.m.
Saturday, July 24
Art festival draws fine artists and artisans
POLSON — Flathead Lake Festival of Art 2021 takes place on the edge of the bay at Sacajawea Park, three blocks from downtown Polson. Sacajawea Park is a scenic location, highly visible from U.S. Highway 93, with direct views of the Mission Mountains across the bay. This festival emphasizes quality fine art and fine craft from Montana and the northwest.
Categories include painting, drawing, jewelry, clay, glass, sculpture, photography, wood, leather, fiber, basketry, and mixed media.
Beef, dairy, goats on stage at fair
RONAN — The Kid Zone at the Lake County Fair is open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Beef and dairy showmanship will also begin at 9 a.m. Goat judging and showmanship takes place at noon. Large animal round robin starts at 3 p.m. and the small animal round robin begins at 5 p.m. The Ranch Rodeo begins at 5 p.m.
Watch the car races
POLSON — Enjoy the national qualifier, “INEX Legends Madness,” at the Mission Valley Speedway Superoval. Located at 1113 N. Reservoir Road, there will be Mod 4s, Hornets, late Models, INEX Legends (double points). Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children 8-14 with children 7 and under free. Seniors 55 and older pay an $8 admission fee. Time trials begin at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m. Call 406-212-8159 for more information.
Sunday, July 25
Barrel races take place on final fair day
RONAN — The NBHA Barrel Race will be the final fair activity at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The event begins at 9 a.m.
Sign up for the Bobcat Scramble
POLSON — Polson Bay Golf Course will host the annual Bobcat Scramble to raise funds for scholarships. Everyone is invited to participate. Call 406-883-8230 for more information.
Monday, July 26
Mother Goose entertains babies, toddlers
TheNorth Lake County Public Library offers the Mother Goose program on Mondays at 9:15 a.m. The doors open at 9 a.m. Mother Goose is an interactive program for babies, toddlers and their caregivers that will include nursery rhymes and stories. Come in to play with your child and learn new action rhymes to do at home.
Wednesday, July 28
Flathead Irrigation District to meet
RONAN — The Flathead Irrigation District will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 28, at 1 p.m. at Lake County Extension Office/Community Center, 303 Third Ave. NW. Please enter through the back door by the kitchen.
Local Kiwanis Club holds event at KOA
POLSON — Kiwanis Club of Polson is hosting an “Ode to Summer: Wine, Beer and Tasty Morsels” event on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Polson KOA. Tickets are $20 per person and are available from Polson Kiwanis members or the KOA office.