The Butte-Silver Bow Fair is going to be a pretty big deal this year. New attractions, along with some familiar faces, and a new location have organizers as well as folks around town excited about what's coming up.
Coming to the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, Country Music star Craig Morgan will be performing on Thursday, September 14, 80's rockers Night Ranger will be taking the stage on Friday, September 15 and 90's Country superstar Neal McCoy will wrap up the series on Saturday, September 16. Concert tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am on the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds website.
Another big event is returning this summer to the Original Mineyard. It's the annual Rhythm and Brews festival and it's one day your family should definitely mark on your calendar. Rhythm and Brews is put on each August by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Butte and is one of their primary fundraisers. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, August 19. It features some of the finest local craft beer our town has to offer along with a large selection of domestic beer for you to enjoy while you check out the many cars, trucks and bikes on display in a huge car show. Again, this year there will be live music, a children's area, food trucks and a great day for the entire family.
The Butte Spay and Neuter Task Force has been hard at work around town. You may have even been to one of their spay and neuter or vaccination clinics. Over the years they have sterilized and uncountable number of pets here in the Mining City and have prevented what can only be estimated at thousands of unwanted dogs and cats from winding up on the streets or in the shelter. Even with that number, their "task force" in numbers is relatively few. Their work is noble. Their work is certainly humane. And their work is also expensive. They are looking for funds and they are looking for foster families. And there are several ways that you can help.