Many festivals in Montana have gained national attention. Two of the most popular Montana events include the Montana Fair and the Whitefish Winter Carnival. About a quarter of a million people visit the Montana Fair every year. At this huge historic fair, guests can enjoy food, art, entertainment, and, of course, a carnival. The Whitefish Winter Carnival offers guests a taste of winter magic, with stunning fireworks, parades, and even Vikings.
A few Montana music festivals include the Montana Folk Festival and the Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous. The Montana Folk Festival provides guests with the best music and cuisine inspired by the American West. For anyone interested in the history of the American cowboy, the poetry gathering is a wonderful event to see. Guests are entertained each year at this rendezvous with art, music, and poetry from people committed to preserving the spirit of the cowboy.