Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders


East Fork Reservoir, Lewistown, MT


Step back in time and join the Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders at East Fork Reservoir in beautiful Central Montana for an exciting weekend in June, filled with activities of the mid-1800s.

There are pistol and rifle gong shoots, paper target shoots, knife and tomahawk throwing, fire starting and archery competitions.  Fun shoots and games for kids of ALL ages are also held along with a cannon firing competition. 

Participants are encouraged to dress in period clothing.  A variety of demonstrations pertaining to the mountain man era are of special interest to the public as is Trader’s Row where vendors are welcome at no charge. 

Activities begin Friday morning with the opening ceremony followed by a full day of competitive events and a potluck supper.  Saturday is filled with many activities including another full day of competitions, firing of a miniature candy-filled cannon for the kids and an assortment of games, fun shoots and demonstrations. 

In the evening, everyone is invited to a FREE supper after which there is an auction followed by entertainment while sitting around a large bonfire.  Competitors are given the opportunity to complete in one event on Sunday morning.  The points are then tallied and prizes awarded.  Other activities may be held on Sunday afternoon.

The event is FREE to spectators and the public; competitors (ages 12-adult) are charged a small fee and children under age 12 can participate for free (children must register; written parental consent is required).   Fun shoot participants are asked to bring a blanket prize (minimum $10.00 value).

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