Downtown prepares for the 19th Annual HarvestFest

Our 19th Annual HarvestFest fall vendor street festival takes place Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free community festival fills our downtown streets below Skypoint with more than one hundred vendors rich in diversity; arts and crafts, face painting, balloon creations, activities, fall mums, Montana Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest Beer Garden, lots of baked goodies, and the season’s final offerings of fresh produce from both the Golden Valley Colony & Mountain View Colony Produce.

so many ways to enjoy the day

support local nonprofits

You have numerous opportunities to support local nonprofits in the festival while enjoying your day. The Billings Heights Lions Club will be serving Walking Tacos in the 29th Street Alley for their fundraiser and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools are raffling off a Chevy SUV for their annual fundraiser. Valley Credit Union sponsored the two Hi-Strikers we’ll have near the purple information tent at Skypoint, test your strength, to help our Business Improvement District (BID) raise funds for public art & downtown beautification projects. And once again all festival goers are invited to stop by the Yellowstone Valley Boys & Girls Ranch booth to see what creative scarecrows they created for the 3rd annual Yellowstone Valley Boys & Girls Ranch Upcycled Scarecrow Contest. Cast your vote to help select the winners. And don’t forget, all families with young kiddos in tow are invited to visit the Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum Kids Zone to participate in their free kid-friendly activity or craft (while supplies last). 

Live entertainment at Skypoint

Live entertainment, lead by Emcee Justin Hutchinson, is scheduled at Skypoint at N. Broadway and 2nd Avenue N. for the festival attendees to enjoy.


the Oktoberfest beer garden

Our festival co-host, Montana Brewing Company, bring an Oktoberfest Beer Garden to life each year on North Broadway in front of their restaurant. They serve over 10 seasonal and pumpkin beers on tap. The Beer Garden includes tables, chairs, and cornhole for all to enjoy. College football fans will delight at the TDS Fiber van as they stream college football in the Beer Garden all day.

Don’t miss the Montana Brewing Co. annual Stein Hoisting contest at noon. It is open to adults over twenty-one years of age and takes place right in the center of the Beer Garden on N. Broadway.  

Our Sponsors & Supporters

We are so thankful for the support of all our event sponsors: Montana Brewing Company, TDS Fiber, Valley Credit Union, Visit Billings, My Classic Hits 105.9Planet 106.798.1 KBEAR94.1 KSKYESPN 910The Zone 96.3, and Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum. Please consider supporting the businesses and organizations who support our efforts.

Photography by GetRel Photography