September 30 – October 2
The Rotary Club of Townsend sponsors the Townsend Fall Fest — Montana’s premiere festival — on the first weekend of October. Over 10,000 people will attend the three-day event on a warm weekend.
Admission to the Townsend Fall Fest is FREE – thanks to generous sponsors. Come and enjoy the outstanding local, Montana, and regional bands. There is a large and varied selection of vendors selling food, drinks, and products. The Club sells famous local brats and other food and beverages.
As part of the Fall Fest celebration, the Rotary Club of Townsend sponsors an outstanding Car Show on Sunday. The 2014 Fall Fest Car Show was the largest car show in Montana and was voted best car show of the year by several of the largest car clubs in the state. Over 300 cars were in the 2021 Car Show!
The Townsend Rotary is not the only organization in town that schedules events throughout Fall Fest. On the morning of the Car Show, the Volunteer Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast at the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department Hall located at 130 S. Cedar Street (two blocks east of Fall Fest’s Heritage Park location).
In addition, the Townsend Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Fall Decoration contest. Most of the businesses in Townsend participate in the Fall Decoration contest giving the main street a festive look during the Fall Fest weekend.