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Wolf Point's Stampede And Centennisal Celebration July 8th Through 11th


A small town and a few surrounding ranches getting together to celebrate the Fourth of July took a turn for the memorable one year when the circus came to town; the small celebration became a very big deal and over time it became a tradition that is still kept during the Wild horse stampede which will be July 9th, 10th, and 11th in Wolf Point. To add to the festivities, Wolf Point’s Centennial celebration will be in conjunction with the stampede July 8th through the 11th. In 1915 the small community became officially incorporated as a town in Montana.

Wednesday evening there will be a meal served at the Marvin Brookman Stadium; the cost is $20 for adults and $10 for twelve and under and this price is for all the evening’s events including the annual Country Showdown music talent show, which is a national event. Ryan Chris and the Roughcuts out of Colorado will be performing live following the Country Showdown at the Marvin Brookman Stadium. They will also be performing downtown at the Thursday night street dance; Downtime from Billings, MT will be playing downtown Friday and Saturday nights.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday a parade will kick off each day’s events; there are eleven floats depicting different events and periods of time in Wolf Point such as homesteading, Native American culture, and the steamboat era. During the opening ceremony of the rodeo, the eleven floats will make their way around the arena with a short narration. The Wild Horse Stampede, which has been named WPRCA circuit rodeo of the year for its ninth year, will have the standard rodeo events everyone looks forward to and a wild horse race with eight horses turned loose and three man teams. There will be a Human Stampede, which is a short marathon, and a golf tournament held Thursday. Tickets for the rodeo per day are $20 for buckaroo seating and $15 for general admission the day of.

Saturday morning Cowboy Church will be held at the Marvin Bookman Stadium with services beginning at 9:00 am. Bed races, pie eating contests, a stick-horse rodeo put on by Miss Rodeo Montana, and a car show will all be part of “Good Neighbor Days” Saturday afternoon. There will be notorious old west gun fight reenactments put on by local talent as well.

Centennial Central will be at the Wolf Point Museum and the public is invited stop by throughout the weekend. There will be books and merchandise for sale with book signings by area authors.

Packets including the choice of one book, rodeo tickets, the cost of Wednesday night’s meal and events, a centennial drinking glass, and an entry into a $2500 raffle can be purchased for $80 on or before Wednesday July 8th and for $100 after that.

To purchase packets or for further information contact the Wolf Point Chamber at 406-653-2012.


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