On the night before the Chokecherry Festival, a street jam is held in Lewistown to support three local youth organizations; Fergus/Petroleum 4-H, the Boys & Girls Club of Lewistown, and the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.
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Lewistown Chokecherry Festival
The first Saturday after Labor Day, central Montana ushers in the return of fall with the annual Chokecherry Festival, held in Lewistown, the geographical center of the state. When the then Governor Stan Stephens came to Lewistown to witness the Festival in 1991, he enjoyed it so much he declared Lewistown the Chokecherry Capitol of Montana.
Trails and Ales
Trails & Ales began in 2014 to commemorate the opening of Trailhead Park. Craft brewers from all over Montana bring samplings of their talent for the benefit of the Lewistown Trail System. In 2018, Trails & Ales moved to its permanent location, Creekside Park, across the street from Trailhead Park. Trails & Ales is the closing event of the renowned Chokecherry Festival. Live music is provided. Tickets are only required to sample beer, are sold on-site the day of the event, and include a souvenir mug. Must be over the age of 21 to sample beer. BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair advised.