STONEERS BAR HUNT FOR BIG FOOT – ELLISTAIN, MONTANA
This is the best! Basically what happens is you go to this bar in the middle of nowhere, pay a $10.00 registration fee, get hammered, follow the sheriff up into the woods where there is a “bon fire” its huge about 30 feet long, than you run around in the dark in two to three feet of snow with flashlights and whistles. The first person to find the guy dressed up in the big foot costume wins $150.00. Its wild.
MAGGET FEST – MISSOULA, MONTANA
This is an annual Rugby tournament. But it really turns into a huge beer drinking fest, where there are no rules or limits. After getting you get your keg cup that entitles you to all you can drink beer, and the point is to throw as much beer on as many different people as possible. Im not kidding. If you decide to attend this please do not wear super nice clothes. T-shirt and shorts are just fine.
TESTICAL FESTIVAL – ROCK CREEK, MONTANA
Again I don’t think you are going to believe me on this one. The Testicular Festival is an annual event on the banks of the Clark Fork River, where people come together to eat Rocky Mountain Oysters AKA cow balls. But the fun does not stop there, it’s a mix of college kids and hardcore whitetrash bikers that attend this one. Huge drinking crowd, wet t-shirt contests and public fornication. I could not make this up if I tried. I have never attended this one but it has been on my list for a long time. I don’t really think that I will enjoy it, but one of those things that you have to see for yourself, at least that’s what I have been told.
INDIAN TRAILS RESTRAUNT – UPPER HOLTER LAKE
This is one of those little treasures that even a lot of Montanans don’t know about. It’s a great out of the way restaurant that is only accessible by boat. Its about 20 miles up from the nearest marina, beautiful boat ride thru a canyon that Lewis and Clark traveled. The menu is mostly steaks. If you ever visit Montana this is a must do.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
I believe that this one speaks for its self. Weather you are hardcore and go backpacking for days on end, or just do the token drive thru on Going to the Sun Highway its worth it. Makes sure to bring your Camera.
There is a ton of mining that happens in this state, lots of gold, copper, and coal. But my favorite is the huge amount of sapphires that we have. Yogos being the best, they are world famous. You know that huge sapphire Princess Di would always wear on a choker of pearls, it’s a Montana Yogo.
SNOW KITE RODEO – GEORGETOWN LAKE, MONTANA
Again an annual festival held in the winter where Kite sport enthusiasts from around the world come to take advantage of the wind on Gerogetown Lake. It turns into a big party in the evenings, and always a ton of hot boys.
MARYSVILLE HOUSE – MARYSVILLE, MONTANA
Again one of my favorite restaurants. This one is not on a lake but high in the Mountains next to the local ski hill. This is where you can get a wonderful steak dinner or crab legs and have it served on a paper plate. Feel free to carve your name anywhere you want, on the table on the wall ANYWHERE! When waiting for your dinner there is a fire pit out back, get your gal pal friends to donate their bras to the collection above the bar, pratice your moves on the stripper pole in the corner, or just do some shot-skis.
NO SALES TAX
I don’t think that I need to elaborate on this one much more, other than the fact that when I travel people always think I am an idiot, because I will try to pay with exact change than argue with the casher that I only owe $20.00 until they remind me of sales tax.
EVEL KNIEVEL DAYS – BUTTE, MONTANA
An annual festival in the home town of Knievel, where they pay homage to the daredevil. World class stunts are going on than they party it up to typical Butte fashion. This town is wild. They have more bars than another town I have been to. Seriously these mother fuckers know how to drink going down the street its: house, house, bar, church, house, house, bar, church. If you ever decide to attend this (or any other function in Butte St. Patrick’s days is a pretty big deal there too) please be very respectful of the locals they are some scrappy people. There is an old saying “no matter how big and tuff you are, there is someone bigger and tuffer than you are, and chances are they live in Butte.
Well I hope that I opened your eyes to some of the fun that you can have in Montana, that is not even close to everything but those are for sure the best. Stay cool guys.