Jun 232011

Territorial Days Rod Run

The Sun is shinning,  temperatures are climbing and Summer is officially here. Time for a Parade!

The 22nd Annual Territorial Days Celebration in Deer Lodge begins with the Prison Break Run, sponsored by the Deer Lodge Athletic Association, starting at 8 am outside Mountain Man Trading Post on Main Street. Contact Candace Miller at 846-1191 for more information.

The Mike Walsh Memorial Wood Bat Tournament is taking place from 9 am till 9 pm at the American Legion Field at Jaycee Park. Featuring teams from Deer Lodge, Anaconda, Salmon, Helena, Mission Valley, Belgrade and Great Falls, games continue on Sunday at 9 am.

Show N Shine/ Top 20 Pick Awards registration take place in the Old Prison Yard from 9 am till 11 am. Entry is $18 for your 1st car, $5 for your 2nd and subsequent cars. Entrants receive a goodie bag with Dash Plaque, water bottle, a free pass to the Museums, local information and other freebies. Plus a chance to win one of our trophies (a set of stainless steel travel mugs).

Also taking place in the Old Montana Prison is the Annual Weapons Collectors Society of Montana Gun Show,  starting at 9 am. Admission is $5 for adults, pass is valid from Friday through Sunday and is good for the Gun Show and all Museums.

The Territorial Days Parade starts at 11:30 am on Main Street alongside the Old Montana Prison. Congratulations to Therese Hunt on being voted this years ‘Grand Marshall’. If you are not part of the Rod Run and wish to join the Parade, please enter at the corner of Pennsylvania and Main (by Scharfs Restaurant). The Pioneer Power and Tractor Association Antique Tractor Show will be on Main Street after the Parade.

This year, the Show N Shine entrants will turn around at Cottonwood (not the usual turn-around at California/Pizza Hut), and then line up along Main Street. The ‘Top 20’, as voted for by the  entrants themselves, will receive a trophy. For the first time a ‘Peoples Choice’ award will also be presented. Vote by placing your entry form in the box on the Chamber of Commerce table next to the stage. Cash prizes will be presented for the Parade, in the categories ‘Crowd Pleaser’, ‘Kids’, ‘Animal’, Business’ and ‘Organization’, winners judged by a panel of experts.

Jaywalkers Jamboree will then commence, with vendors along Main Street selling everything from food and drink to jewelry, clothing, toys, craft items, etc. Contact Therese Hunt at Lickety Print on 846-3455 for vendor space.

At 1 pm the Texaco Country Showdown will start on the  stage at Missouri and Main. Call Bob Toole at KQRV 96.9 FM the river on 846-1100 for details on how to enter.

‘SHORT NOTICE’ will be performing on stage at 7 pm for our Free Street Dance, until 11 pm.

Events are Presented by the Powell County Chamber of Commerce and we wish to give a big THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS:

Band sponsored by: Thompson Distributing, The Broken Arrow, The Corner Office and The Montana Bar.

Rod Run Trophies sponsored by: ACE Hardware, Broken Arrow Steakhouse, Circle H Growers, Clawson Insurance, Deer Lodge Family Dental, Deer Lodge Liquor Store, Deer Lodge Valley Therapy, Dwight O’Hara Investments, First Security Bank, Greany’s Dry Goods, Hogans Ranchers Agra, Indian Creek Campground, Intermountain Chiropractor, Internet Connections & Computers, Keystone Drug & Gifts, Lickety Print, Montana Auto Museum, Mountain View Retreat, MRC Gas Station and Store, Newland and Company, Northwestern Energy, Old Prison Museums, Peoples Bank of Deer Lodge, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan, Powell County Medical Center, Powell County Title Co., Quilters Corner, R&C Home Improvement, River Radio Ranch, Serenity Salon, Scharfs Family Restaurant, Silver State Post, Steeles Furniture & Appliances, Sun Mountain Lumber, Sun Up Ventures & Fitness, Territorial Antiques, Treasure State Auto (NAPA), Valley Foods, Western Big Sky Inn, Western States Insurance, Wild Iris.

We wish to thank all the businesses, the City of Deer Lodge and the Powell County Sheriff’s Department for allowing us to set up the Jaywalkers Jamboree on Main Street. Thanks go to Sergeant Cameron and the crew from the Boot Camp for clean-up, and to the volunteers who help organize and run the Pepsi Wagon.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe TERRITORIAL DAYS in Deer Lodge.



May 042010

The first major Summer Event in Deer Lodge is fast approaching.

This year marks the 21st Annual Territorial Day Rod Run, and events take place on 19th June

If you have a Hot Rod, Classic Car or Muscle Car, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your vehicle along Main Street. Motorcyclists are also welcome, as is anyone with a special interest vehicle. Please see our Rod Run page for details on how to become a part of this great parade.

After the parade, which starts from alongside the Old Montana Prison at 11:30am, Jaywalkers Jamboree opens to the public, where merchants display and sell their various products, including craft items, food and drink.

At 1pm we start the Country Showdown, followed by a free street dance at 7 till 11pm with Live Music.