Bar W Guest Ranch Montana

Area Events & Great Dates

Community Calender of events and activities in the Whitefish area:



January 2016

Brash Winter Series Rodeo- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, January 8th-9th and 22nd-23rd 2016, 7:00pm.

Come watch the exciting rodeo series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Events to include: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Novice bull riding, Bull riding, Calf roping, Steer wrestling, Ladies Barrel racing, Jr. Barrel racing, Ladies breakaway roping, Jr. breakaway roping and Team roping. Buckles are rewarded based on points competitors have earned over the winter series and will be awarded at the end of the rodeo series. Men’s and Women’s All-Around Saddles will also be awarded. Featuring Brash rodeo stock and Pistol Creek Rodeo Bulls. Tickets – FREE for Guests of the Bar W




Skijoring Competition-Whitefish Airport- January 29th-31st

Skijoring is a sport where a skier is pulled by a horse and rider over a ski track made up of jumps and poles. The skier with the fastest time and a clean run wins. $4.00 admission and $5.00 parking




Free Live Music at the Belton Chalet, 12575 HWY 2 East, West Glacier MT

Come listen to Brent Jameson perform a mix of blues, soul and reggae. General Admission is FREE!




Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park – Every Saturday and Sunday starting January 9th and going through March 20th

Go on a 2 hour ranger led snow shoeing adventure through glacier! This is a FREE event, guests are encouraged to bring their own snow shoes however they are available to rent for $2.00 a pair at the Apgar Visitor Center.




February 2016

Whitefish Winter Carnival LVII (Annual) – Whitefish February 5-7, 2016

The theme this year is “Superbowl”, Whitefish style. The grand parade will be February 6, 2016. Come join us and be a part of the fascinating mythology of Whitefish for the 57th year!! Winter Carnival – Downtown Parade – Saturday February 6th, 2016. Thousands of people come.




Brash Winter Series Rodeo- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, February 5th-6th and 26th-27th 2016, 7:00pm.

Come watch the exciting rodeo series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Events to include: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Novice bull riding, Bull riding, Calf roping, Steer wrestling, Ladies Barrel racing, Jr. Barrel racing, Ladies breakaway roping, Jr. breakaway roping and Team roping. Buckles are rewarded based on points competitors have earned over the winter series and will be awarded at the end of the rodeo series. Men’s and Women’s All-Around Saddles will also be awarded. Featuring Brash rodeo stock and Pistol Creek Rodeo Bulls. Tickets – FREE for Guests of the Bar W




Professional Bull Riding (PBR)- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, February 12th-13th 2016 at 6:00pm.

Professional bull riders attempt to stay on some of the toughest bulls for 8 seconds, in this Built Ford Tough PBR tour event. Two judges will judge the rider scoring him 1-50 points based on how well he rides the bull while two judges will judge the bull scoring him 1-50 on how well the bull bucks, combining the two set of points for a total score. Come watch the action live at 6:00pm!




March 2016

Brash Winter Series Rodeo- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, March 4th-5th 2016, 7:00pm.

Come watch the exciting rodeo series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Events to include: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Novice bull riding, Bull riding, Calf roping, Steer wrestling, Ladies Barrel racing, Jr. Barrel racing, Ladies breakaway roping, Jr. breakaway roping and Team roping. Buckles are rewarded based on points competitors have earned over the winter series and will be awarded at the end of the rodeo series. Men’s and Women’s All-Around Saddles will also be awarded. Featuring Brash rodeo stock and Pistol Creek Rodeo Bulls. Tickets – FREE for Guests of the Bar W




Arena Motor Cross – Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, March 11th and 12th 2016, 6:00pm.

Come watch this exciting indoor event! Motorists race on an indoor track built just for this occasion. Never a dull moment during this performance.




PRCA Rodeo- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, March 18th and 19th 2016 at 7:00pm.

Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo. Come watch this professional rodeo with events including: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Bull riding, Calf roping, Steer wrestling, Ladies Barrel racing, Ladies breakaway roping and Team roping. Event starts at 7:00 pm




Glacier Symphony and Alpine Theatre project presents Sweeney Todd March 11th-13th 7:30 pm with a Sunday matinee at 3pm. 69 N Main St. Kalispell MT 59901

Come by and watch Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd”. Admissions will vary depending on seating. For more information call 406-407-7000




May 2016

Country Showdown- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, May 6th and 7th 2016 at 7:00 pm

Come watch our annual talent show, where they find new country talent. The winners of each region will go onto the national finals which will be held at the Ryman Auditorium, located in the country music central, Nashville Tennessee! Come and watch some great talent!




Team Penning and Sorting-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, May 10th-15th 2016 starting at 9:00am.

Mounted teams of two race against the clock to get cattle into a holding pen, but there’s a catch! Each cow has a number on the back, they have to get the cows into the pen based on the number the team draws. Ex: If the team draws number 5, they would have to get the cow with the number 5 on its back into the pen first, then number six, number seven etc. If a cow with the wrong number gets in the pen, they will be disqualified.




June 2016

Bar W Guest Ranch Cattle Drive June 4th-11th

Riding, sorting, branding and driving cattle, come be a part of a real special week! You’ll be moving back in time to an era when life was difficult but simple. No cell phones, faxes, emails or palm pilots. Just horses, cattle, mountains, grass, your cowboy and cowgirl compadres and you!




NBHA Barrel race- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, June 18th at 10:00am.

National Barrel Horse Association barrel racing jackpot! Come watch horse and rider teams race a clover leaf pattern to stop the clock. Fastest time wins!




Wrangler Team Roping-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena June 25th-26th at 9:00am

A timed event where teams of two come out to rope a steer, the header ropes the horns of the steer then the heeler comes and ropes the back feet of the steer. Competing to see which team can rope the steer the fastest!




July 2016

Glacier Chasers Barrel Racing Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena July 13th-17th 9:00am:

Come watch this timed event, where horse and rider race a clover leaf pattern to stop the clock. Fastest time wins!




Buck Brannaman Clininc-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena July 29th-Aug 1st 9:00am

Come by and watch an amazing horseman work with horse and riders using methods of natural horsemanship.




The Event at Rebecca Farms (Annual) – Kalispell-July 21st-24th

The Event at Rebecca Farms is eventing at its finest. Eventing is an equine competition that includes the triple disciplines; Dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping. The same horse and rider team perform these three tests in three consecutive days. This is an event pulling in 10,000 spectators from around the world and should not be missed. General admission is free.




August 2016

Montana Cutting Horse Association-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena August 3rd-14th 9:00am

Cutting is an event where a horse and rider team is judged and scored by their ability to get a cow away from its herd and keep it away. Come watch some great horse and riders show their cattle skills.




Montana Reining Horse Association- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena August 22nd-28th 9:00am

Swing by to check out Reining! Where the rider rides his/her horse through spins, circles and stops on a specific pattern.




Huckleberry Days-August 12th-14th 2016, All times of the day!

In the middle of August, Whitefish celebrates the native huckleberry. This annual arts festival hosts the finest artists in the U.S.. Browse through artwork, jewelry, paintings and crafts, all of which are handmade and sold by the artists. Food vendors, kids activities and other special events accompany the festival.




The Northwest Montana Fair PRCA Rodeo-Kalispell August 17th-21st.

Don’t miss the thrills and spills of the PRCA and WPRA Rodeo. With Kesler Rodeo Stock, the colorful depiction given by rodeo announcer; Bob Tallman and the comical motorcycle antics of the Barrelman; “Wild Child” Troy Lerwill, the exciting PRCA Rodeo is the place to be. There are three evenings to choose from or take them all in, as many fans do. Get your tickets early to be sure you have a seat for the rodeo of your choice. Tickets: Adults $12.00 and Children 6-13 years $6.00




September 2016

Cowboy Mounted Shooting-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena September 23rd-24th 9:00am

Cowboy mounted shooting is an event where a cowboy/cowgirl riders their horse through a shooting pattern, where they use blank ammunition that will break balloons up to twenty feet away.




Bar W Guest Ranch Cattle Drive September 17th-24th

Riding, sorting, branding and driving cattle, come be a part of a real special week! You’ll be moving back in time to an era when life was difficult but simple. No cell phones, faxes, emails or palm pilots. Just horses, cattle, mountains, grass, your cowboy and cowgirl compadres and you!




October 2016

Cowgirl Up at the Bar W Guest Ranch September 25th-October 1st and October 9th -15th

Retreat to the beautiful Bar W Guest Ranch on Spencer Lake in Northwest Montana. The Baw W is offering an all inclusive package for women to “Cowgirl Up” with their best friends, sisters, daughters or just come alone and enjoy the camaraderie as the “girls” the over the ranch. This special package combines nature’s simplicity with western informality and provides you with a true Montana retreat to refuel your spirit and delight your body.




Rim Ranch Junior Rodeo-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena October 14th-15th 9:00am




November 2016

Holiday Extravaganza-Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena November 11th-13th at 1:00pm

Christmas is just around the corner, still have some shopping to do? This is the perfect place to do it! Come look at all the vendors with great products, you will surely find something for everyone on your shopping list.




Arena Motor Cross – Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, December 9th-10th 2016, 6:00pm.

Come watch this exciting indoor event! Motorists race on an indoor track built just for this occasion. Never a dull moment during this performance.



December 2016

Brash Winter Series Rodeo- Kalispell Majestic Valley Arena, January 8th-9th and 22nd-23rd 2016, 7:00pm.

Come watch the exciting rodeo series that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Events to include: Bareback riding, Saddle Bronc riding, Novice bull riding, Bull riding, Calf roping, Steer wrestling, Ladies Barrel racing, Jr. Barrel racing, Ladies breakaway roping, Jr. breakaway roping and Team roping. Buckles are rewarded based on points competitors have earned over the winter series and will be awarded at the end of the rodeo series. Men’s and Women’s All-Around Saddles will also be awarded. Featuring Brash rodeo stock and Pistol Creek Rodeo Bulls. Tickets – FREE for Guests of the Bar W