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OCTOBER 2022 HAMILTON HAPPENINGS
Monthly Newsletter Presented by the HDA in Hamilton, Montana

SUNDAY SUPPER ON MAIN

Celebrate the creation of the Hamilton Downtown Foundation, a non-profit organization to raise funds in support of the Hamilton Downtown Association and its mission to enhance and protect the heart of our community. Downtown Hamilton is a place to gather, connect and make memories - join us as we do that for one special evening. We'll dine on Main Street, nestled between our historic downtown buildings and in the shadow of our majestic Bitterroot Mountains. We'll connect with our neighbors and enjoy local bluegrass music. And we'll celebrate the future of our amazing town, and the organizations working to make it happen.
hamiltondowntownassociation.org

DID YOU KNOW?

Bike Repair Station

Bike Walk Bitterroot in partnership with The City of Hamilton just installed a Bike Repair Station at the library! This kit includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. Did you know that if businesses want to install a bike rack, Bike Walk Bitterroot would share the costs with them?
bikewalkbitterroot.org
Bitterroot Library
306 State St

Crystal Water Bottles

Did you know that these crystal water bottles can be emptied and filled with your own stones, gems, or other items? Add the stunning beauty of real gemstones to your everyday routine. These are great for manifesting your intentions AND keeping you hydrated!
Between the Worlds
205 W Main St.

Flora + Fauna

Congratulations to Hamilton’s newest local business 'Flora and Fauna.' Owner Gaby Ely is our very own HDA board president! Stop in and check out her unique, crafted, curated treasures at North 4th (above the old Taste of Paris).
floraandfaunamt.com
109 N 4th St, Suite 203

SPOOKTACULAR EVENTS DOWNTOWN

A Nightmare on Main Street - Literature Walk: All October
The Bitterroot Public Library's annual "A Nightmare on Main Street" is a spooky literary walk in collaboration with 13 downtown businesses. Posters will be displayed with a Halloween related short story, riddle, song, or poem, followed by a challenge. Participants must write the answer to the puzzle in their answer booklet, which can be picked up at the Library. Once you have visited all 13 locations, return your booklet to the Library and claim your prize! bitterrootlibrary.org
Halloween Trick or Treat: Monday, Oct 31st, 4:30
Bring the kids in costume to 4th & Main (by the Post Office), then parade down the center of Main Street, and then trick or treat at the downtown businesses. The event ends when the businesses run out of candy! visithamiltonmt.com
Halloween Inflatable Race: Monday, Oct 31st, 5:30
New this year! Grab your inflatable costume and race for your favorite NON PROFIT! (Adults only racing please). The inflatable race will take place down the middle of Main after the kids parade. The community will be able to "bet" on their favorite racer with a bucket donation opportunity for their favorite non-profit. visithamiltonmt.com

OCTOBER EVENTS

First Friday Downtown

Friday, Oct 7, 5-7pm
Downtown businesses stay open late until 7pm. Come and enjoy your downtown and do some local shopping in a festive atmosphere during the evening hours.
visithamiltonmt.com

HDA Member Quarterly Speaker Social

Wednesday, Oct 5, 5:30pm
Visit with your fellow Hamilton Downtown Association Members, enjoy Seppi's, wine and beer; while learning about our current recreation resources, recreation tourism trends, and what it means to our local economy.
visithamiltonmt.com
Teller Slack Barn
1180 Chaffin Ln

Steve March-Tormé

Saturday, Oct 15, 8pm
Steve March-Tormé has an extraordinary talent for moving audiences with his stirring vocals and dazzling them with his technical facility.
bitterrootperformingarts.org
HHS Performing Arts Center
327 Fairgrounds Road

43rd Annual McIntosh Apple Day

Saturday, Oct 1, 9am-3pm
Hailed as the Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky, this festival is a time honored and well loved event.
ravallimusuem.org
205 Bedford St

Harvest Festival
Pie Sale & Auction

Saturday, Oct 8, 1pm
Annual Fundraiser will include a Pie Sale, a Pie-by-the-Slice Stand, a Pie Auction. Fresh cider pressing with fruit from Old Blue Moon Orchard. Live music, games and Montana CiderWorks will be pouring their specialty ciders.
theoharacommons.org
111 S 4th St

Pint Night

Friday, Oct 21, 5-8pm
Pint Night for Bitter Root Land Trust. For every pint purchased, $1 will be donated back to BRLT.
bitterrootlandtrust.org
Bitter Root Brewing
101 Marcus St

Live Music

Oct 6 - Tom Catmill at Bitter Root Brewing 6-9pm
Oct 8 - Harvest Festival at O'Hara Commons 1pm
Oct 8 - Downtown Hamilton - Culture Crawl 11-3pm
Oct 13 - Captain Wilson Conspiracy at Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Oct 15 - Steve March-Tormé at BPAC 8pm
Oct 20 - Blue Shadows at Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Oct 27 - Kyle Hunter - Bitter Root Brewing 6-8pm
Wednesdays - O'Hara Commons Farmers Market 4-6pm
Saturdays - Farmers Market at Bedford & 3rd 9am-12:30pm
visithamiltonmt.com

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, Oct 30th, 2pm-4pm
3rd Annual Trunk or Treat down the Lane and on the Grounds of the Daly Mansion. If you'd like to participate as a Trunk, call to reserve a spot.
dalymansion.org
251 Eastside Hwy

Harvest Fest Sip & Shop

Saturday, Oct 22, 10am-4pm
Treasure Chest Events presents the Harvest Fest Sip & Shop with a bar on hand and Willie’s Distillery with free samples. 10x10 booth spaces available. 
Ravalli Fairgrounds
100 Old Corvallis Rd

Liquid Apple Night

Saturday, Oct 1, 5-9pm
Sample delicious cider created by cider makers from the Rocky Mountain northwest, locally catered food, and live music on the Museum grounds.
ravallimuseum.org
205 Bedford St

Trifecta Fun Runs

Participate in all 3 runs and receive fun rewards as well as a commemorative medal. You will also be entered into a drawing for a $500 GRAND PRIZE!
Sep 29 - Moriah Hughes Memorial
Oct 1 - Colors of Cancer 5k
Oct 15 - Tammany Trot

Spooky Potions

Saturday, Oct 8, 10am-12pm
A fun-filled spooky time including stories, sensory bins, and creating a personal potion to take home. A Sensory-based play group for children ages 5-9.
openendedexa.com
Open Ended
201 Daly Ave

Tammany Trot

Saturday, Oct 15, 10am
There will be 2 courses to choose from: 5K Course through the Mansion Grounds and Historical Bitter Root Stock Farm Land and a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk around the perimeter of the Mansion Grounds. The first 100 registered participants receive a fun SWAG Bag.
dalymansion.org
251 Eastside Hwy

Culture Crawl

Saturday, Oct 8, 11-3pm
Art, Music, Poetry Readings, Author signings, and special events at Downtown venues every second Saturday.
culturecrawlhamilton

Monthly Member Meeting

Thursday, Oct 13, 8:30am
Hamilton businesses, non-profit organizations, public service/clubs, and individuals who have an interest in our downtown are welcome to attend.
visithamiltonmt.com
City Hall (Bedford Building)
223 S 2nd St

Clay Ghost Workshop

Saturday, Oct 1, 10am-2pm
Family art workshop making clay ghosts with Robin Ireland (ages 6+).
explorethearts.art
Clayworks!
325 W Main St

Murder Mystery Dinner

Oct 20 - Oct 22
Join us at the Daly Mansion to eat, drink, and be merry while you and your table solve the murder that unfolds in front of you!
hamiltonplayers.com
Daly Mansion
251 Eastside Hwy

Free Children's Activity: Dias de los Muertos Posters

Saturday, Oct 29, 10am-2pm
Learn the cultural significance of Dias de los Muertos and make your own Day of the Dead poster. 
Ravalli Museum
205 Bedford St

Colors of Cancer 5k

Saturday, Oct 1
We welcome runners, walkers, strollers, families. Wear your “color of cancer” and join the fun!
bitterroothealth.org
Canyons Athletic Club
472 Tammany Ln

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