Events

  • Barbeque

    It’s Barbeque Time! Once again, the Chinook Chamber is hosting a Barbeque in the Dixon Lots (across from First Bank) in honor of the Sugarbeet Festival. Come down on Saturday, September 24th at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy Hamburgers, Corn on the Cob, Beans, Chips, Dessert and More!   The cost is…
  • BNSF Miniature Train Rides

    Bring the kids out to talk to BNSF employees and take pictures on a miniature train. Rides will run Friday, September 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Miniature Train Rides are sponsored by these community-minded business: Bear Paw…
  • Business Decorating Contest

    Our theme this year is "The Railroad Industry" We would like to encourage each business to decorate their storefronts in the theme of the Sugarbeet Festival.   A panel of judges will be around Friday, September 23rd starting at 4:00 p.m. The winner will be presented with a check for $200…
  • Car Show

    Everyone is invited to bring their cars, pickups, motorcycles, snowmobiles, works in progress, race cars, mud runners and any other special interest vehicle to the 2016 Sugarbeet Festival Car Show!  This event is a huge success and offers prizes and trophies. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th…
  • Dan’s Auto Parts Pancake Breakfast

    Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at the Chinook Senior Citizens Center beginning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. This breakfast is an annual event held by Dan’s Auto Parts and sponsored by them. Come and enjoy a pancake, breakfast and good company at the 2016 Sugarbeet Festival! Sponsored by: Dan’s Auto…
  • Drive-In Movie

    8:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24th – A Drive-In Movie will be held at the Blaine County Fairgrounds and we will be showing The Little Engine that Could, a Kid-Friendly cartoon that features our theme this year, the railroad industry. This event is organized by the Blaine County Cruisers and there…
  • Dutch Oven Cooking Contest

    Saturday, September 24th - 9:00 a.m. - Black Pot Cooking Contest Begins with a Community Taste Testing at 12:30 p.m. The Dutch Oven (black pot) cooking contest will be held on Saturday, September 24th starting at 9:00 a.m. Public Taste Testing will be held at 12:30 p.m. in front of…
  • Fun Run

    12th Annual Sugarbeet Festival Fun Run (3 Mile & 1 Mile) The 12th Annual Sugarbeet Festival Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the 300 Block of Indiana Street, downtown Chinook.  There are two runs, 3 mile beginning at 10 a.m. and a 1 mile beginning at…
  • Live Music Stage

    The Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce is providing a stage for local talented musicians to play during the 2016 Sugarbeet Festival September 24th. The live music will start at 12:30 p.m. on Main Street. To-date, our acts are: The Stone Broke String Band, Shovels and Shotguns, Jamie Sharples, Latigo Band,…
  • Model Train Display

    Do you have a Model Train Set that you would like to display for the Sugarbeet Festival?  We are welcoming any and all train model enthusiasts to bring down their model train displays!  Whether they are a work-able display, or trains still in the box as collector items, we welcome…
  • Night at the Museum Outdoor Movie

    This exciting event is back by popular demand! We invite you to the movie “Night at the Museum 3” that is being shown on the outside of the Blaine County Wildlife Museum (Main Street – Chinook). Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free outdoor entertainment. There will be popcorn…
  • Night-Time Horseshoe Tournament

    If you enjoy the game of horseshoes you will want to get a partner and sign up for the Sugarbeet Festival tournament. The tournament officials would like all interested teams to sign-up by Sept. 15th. There will be several age groups for both ladies and men. We can even schedule…
  • Parade

    Get ready for the 2016 Sugarbeet Festival Parade! The theme of this year’s Festival is the Railroad Industry. We welcome horse-drawn vehicles, new equipment, cars, trucks, floats and everything in between. Please join the parade which begins at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 24th and lineup is at 3:15 in…
  • Pinewood Train Derby

    Get your creative juices flowing and decorate your own pinewood derby train.  Paint and design it on your own, or join us from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for a workshop Friday, September 23rd inside Blaine County Library where you can create your own train!  Please bring $5 to purchase your…
  • Round Bale Races

    Organized by the Northcentral Montana Cattlewomen – This event will be held on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Main Street Chinook. Gather your teams and come join the fun and push straw bales from museum to museum . Contact Paulette Keller for more information at…
  • Spike Driving Contest

    Do you have what it takes to build railroad tracks? Gather 3 of your friends and come test out your strength to see how well your team can drive a real railroad spike!  The contest starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th - main street Chinook! There will be a…
  • Story Time & Craft

    Bring the kids down to the area next to Shore's Floral at 2:00 p.m. for   story time with Blaine County Library and hear "The Little Engine that Could."  A story about believing in yourself and being able to do anything you set your mind to.  After  the story there will…
  • Sugarbeet Growing Contest

    Be sure to enter your biggest and best Sugarbeet in this contest!   The Sugarbeet Growing Contest is a very popular event for the Sugarbeet Festival. It is probably too late to plant now, but for those who have beets growing, there’s money to be made for the biggest beet! The…
  • Team Sorting

    Team Sorting is an event where a team of two riders, compete on horseback against the clock. Teamwork is the key with both riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the wrong numbered cattle back. This event will be…