Autumn is one of the best times of year to visit Western Montana. It’s not only gorgeous—it’s also jam-packed with dozens of not-to-be-missed concerts, harvest festivals, Halloween events and more. Our events calendar is full of fall fun, so come explore Glacier Country as we celebrate our favorite season. We’ve got some exciting events to add to your autumn itinerary—and the crisp mountain air is absolutely incredible.

Go on a haunted hayride with Clydesdale Outpost. Photo: Clydesdale Outpost


A fall harvest is the perfect time to sample some authentic Western Montana flavors and savor the spirit of the season. Put on your favorite flannel and gather for old-fashioned apple pressing, live music, and homemade pie. Savor the sip at a local brewfest, like the Great Northwest Oktoberfest, filled with German beer, food, music and unique contests like keg hurling, log sawing and stein holding.

Use an apple press to make cider at the Fall Harvest Festival. Photo: Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

Great Northwest Oktoberfest, Whitefish, Sept. 28 – 30, Oct. 5 – 7

Montana Brewers Fall Rendezvous, Missoula, Sept. 29

Fall Gathering at Moon-Randolph Homestead , Missoula, Sept. 30

Fall Harvest Festival at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Missoula, Oct. 1

McIntosh Apple Day and Liquid Apple Night, Hamilton, Oct. 7

Tamarack Time!, Bigfork, Oct. 14

Kalispell Harvest & Holiday Farmers Market, Oct. 21

Farmers Markets throughout Glacier Country


Join us for some spooky fun with tricks and treats for everyone. From pumpkin picking and corn mazes to haunted houses, ghost tours and other fall frights, come have some Halloween fun in Western Montana.

Put a costume on and run the Pumpkin Plod or the Skeleton Skedaddle. Photo: Run Wild Missoula

Sweet Pickins Pumpkin Patch, Kalispell, Sept. 16 – Oct. 30

Field of Screams, Victor, Sept. 22 – Nov. 4

Fritz Corn Maze, Kalispell, Sept. 30 – Oct. 30

Stevensville Scarecrow Festival, Oct. 5

Lazy D C Bar Ranch Pumpkin Patch, St. Ignatius, Oct. 7 – 8, 14 – 15

Halloweentime at Clydesdale Outpost, Kalispell, Oct. 13 – 28 Fridays and Saturdays

Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, MCT, Missoula, Oct. 19 – 29

Skeleton Skedaddle 5K & Kids Pumpkin Plod, Missoula, Oct. 22

Conrad Mansion Ghost Tours, Kalispell, Oct. 27 – 28

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Alpine Theatre Project, Whitefish, Oct. 27 – 29

Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 28 – 29


Glacier County’s vibrant arts and culture scene shines bright this time of year. With dozens of shows to choose from, live music, theater and comedy lovers will all find something that’s just the ticket to an unforgettable autumn. 

See a show at The Wilma. Photo: Neubauer Media

Eggy, Top Hat, Missoula, Sept. 26

Here Comes the Sun: The Music of the Beatles, Mission Valley Live, Sept. 27

Coheed & Cambria, The Wilma, Missoula, Sept. 27

Jai Wolf, The Wilma, Missoula, Sept. 29

Buckcherry, The Wilma, Missoula, Sept. 30

Rootz Within, Top Hat, Missoula, Sept. 30

Brian Jonestown Massacre, Top Hat, Missoula, Oct. 3

Macklemore: the Ben Tour, Adams Center, Missoula, Oct. 11

A Wrinkle in Time, Montana Theatre, Missoula Oct. 12 – 22

Lost in Yonkers, Whitefish Theater Company, Oct. 12 – 15, 19 – 21

Preacher Lawson, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 15

The Mavericks, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 17

Vincent Neil Emerson, Top Hat, Missoula, Oct. 18

David Cross, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 19

Straight No Chaser, Wachholz College Center, Oct. 20

The Lil’ Smokies, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 20

Martin Sexton, Top Hat Missoula, Oct. 22

Reggie Watts, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 24

Andy Grammer, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 25

Three Dog Night, Wachholz College Center, Kalispell, Oct. 26

Desperate Electric, Top Hat, Missoula, Oct. 27

Pamyua, Whitefish Theatre Company, Oct. 27

A Wrinkle in Time, Hamilton Players, Hamilton, Oct. 27 – 29

Pamyua – Inuit Music, Mission Valley Live, Polson High School, Oct. 28

Henry Rollins, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 29

Spain Flamenco – Lo Preciso, Wachholz College Center, Oct. 29

Mersiv, The Wilma, Missoula, Oct. 31


Visit artists in their studios during the Tour of the Arts. Photo: Tour of the Arts

Fierce Fab 5K, Missoula, Sept. 24

UM Griz Football vs. Idaho State, Missoula, Sept. 30

Battle of the States Bull Riding, Kalispell, Oct. 8

Alpine Artisans Tour of the Arts, Seeley Lake, Condon, Ovando + Lincoln, Oct. 14 – 15

UM Griz Football vs. Northern Colorado, Missoula, Oct 28

Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly; and help build an inclusive outdoors.

September 11, 2023

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