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35th Annual Bitter Root Day

2015 Date to be Announced

Bitter Root Day

Bitter Root Day was started by Henry Grant ( below, left) in 1980 to help raise awareness and help preserve our beautiful state flower.

Before the Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition, before homesteaders came to Montana, and long before we lived here in the Valley, the Salish People lived here. The Salish have a rich history, with close ties to the land and respect for all living creatures. The Bitter Root is both a practical and sacred plant to the Salish. During Bitter Root Day, the Museum grounds are the setting for a beautifully crafted, large, outdoor walking exhibit centered on the history and culture of the Salish Tribe.

This festival includes two competitions (see below), arts, crafts, food & produce from local and out of area vendors, potted Bitter Root plants and seeds for sale, plus live music. Interested in becoming a vendor? Vendor forms will be available in Spring, 2015.

Henry Grant

Bitter Root Flower Bitter Root Day Vendors

Compete in our 3rd Annual Jerky contest and show off your Jerky making abilities. Join us for our 2nd Annual "Create a Difference" Recycled Craft Competition & Exhibit! Show off your ability to create something new and beautiful out of something that might normally end up in the land fill! Back to Events page

Vendor and contest information will be available in Spring, 2015

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