Held the third full weekend in July, Bannack Days is a celebration of pioneer life.
For a nominal fee, breakfast will be served in the Hotel Meade beginning at 7:00 am both days. Lunch will be available as well as other delicious treats like ice cream, kettle corn, fry bread, and fresh lemonade.
From 9am to 5pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday folks will be demonstrating many of the pioneer skills. Come watch the quilters craft a quilt and skilled demonstrators make lace. Up Hangman's Gulch you can learn about the Infantry and experience an 1860s gold camp. Then try your luck at gold panning. You won't want to miss hand-dipping your own souvenir candle or watching the blacksmith forge an incredible work of art from a flat piece of steel. Horse drawn wagon rides will be available throughout the day. And on Sunday, experience an old-time church service
Be sure to watch your step - Bannack has been known to have a few ruffians about. It is not uncommon for a gunfight to break out on Main street. Throughout both days there will be music in the air - bluegrass, barbershop, gospel, old time fiddlers, and junior fiddlers to mention a few. Speaking of watching your step - swing your partner and try camp dancing on the green or step in time with the strolling musicians.
Throughout the weekend the visitor center will be open and guided tours of the Masonic Lodge and the Mill will be available. We do ask that you please leave your pets at home during this busy weekend. “Bannack Days” is the signature event for the Montana State Park system. We are taking steps to make the event more self-sustaining to ensure that Bannack Days is able to continue for years to come and to showcase Americas Best Historic Ghost town.”
“Special Event” admission to Bannack Days will be $5 per person, however for those who are 8 years of age or under the event is free. There is limited parking, so carpooling is encouraged. Bannack State Park is located 25 miles southwest of Dillon, Montana just off of Highway 278. For information call 406-834-3413