Fairview Is THE PLACE TO BE July 18-21

The Fairview Old Timers’ Reunion and Summer Festival committee has an entire weekend full of activities for everyone planned for July 18-21. It’s a weekend of class and family reunions and so much more with the theme of “Old Times, New Celebrations”. Most events take place at Sharbono Park. Please bring your lawn chairs.

Buttons featuring this year’s honoree, Ken Babcock, are available now at Fairview merchants while Festival T-shirts are on sale at Neu’s SuperValu and Waterhole #3.

Start off with the 3-on-3 Bordertown Hoops for 3rd graders to adults on the Thursday and Friday at the north end of Sharbono Park. Prizes will be given for top teams. Please contact Mel Hurley at 406-480-0184 or Trish Buxbaum at 406-489–0390 for more information.

Friday, July 19, registration of Old Timers begins while you enjoy Hamburgers in the Park starting at 5 p.m. and relax to the music of” Midlife Crisis” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Head downtown afterwards for more visiting with classmates and friends.

Junior High kids have a glow party at the pool from 8-10 p.m. Cost is $5.

Saturday, July 20 starts off with the 5K Color Race at 7:20 a.m. which will begin and end at the park and features some rough terrain. Cost is $20 and pre-registration is encouraged. Last minute registration takes place from 6:20 - 6:50 a.m. There is also a one-mile Warrior Walk for small kids and families with strollers which will start at 7:30 a.m. Kids 10 and under walk or run for free. Wear white and get in on all the fun!

Registration of Old Timers begins at 8 a.m. along with a delicious FREE breakfast prepared by the Fairview Fire Department and served by the 2023 State Champion Warrior Football team.

The car show will be ready for visitors at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to check out all the great vendors in the park during the day and then downtown in the evening.

Kids need to register for the Kiddie Parade at 10 a.m., with the parade starting at 10:30, and kids can bounce on the water inflatables from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for just $15. Bring your swimsuit! There’s also open swim from 1-5 p.m.

The Grand Parade line-up is from 10-11:15 a.m. on State Street (Interstate Avenue) and the big event starts at noon. Head to the gazebo after the parade for the flag raising by the American Legion, followed by the national anthem and program which includes recognizing this year’s button honoree Ken Babcock.

Dunk a local celebrity and help pay for school lunches for Fairview kids at the Dunk Tank from 1-5 p.m. next to the Hotel Albert.

Fairview FFA will host a Cornhole tournament starting at 2 p.m. at the north end of the park while others can head over to the Senior Citizen Center from 2-4 p.m. to visit, absorb some local history and enjoy an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Merchants Bank. The popular Explore America Duck Race starts at 4 p.m. at the canal bridge.

Visit with friends and family and support your local merchants downtown at the Street Dance with music by “Sideways” from 8-midnight.

Finish off the weekend at the Sunday church service in the park, hosted by WCAG.

For more information, check the old timers’ reunion FB page, or call Dennis Trudell at 406-478-2431 or Marion Kittleson at 406-489-9286.


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