Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival

We are announcing our new dates for the Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival: July 31-August 1 2021

The festival is about cherries, and this year we have shifted the dates to when they are at their peak ripeness. The festival is full of fun activities for the whole family from pie-eating contests to pit-spitting. Shop our vendors, and enjoy our local hospitality.

Cherry Pie-Eating Contest: Like cherry pie? Do you think you can eat more cherry pie at one sitting than anyone else? Come compete and show us your appetite. Check the events schedule for contest times.

Cherry Pit-Spitting:  Your only time to spit on the streets of Polson without penalty.  Let everyone see how far you can spit a cherry pit.  Just show up to enter.  Check the events schedule for contest times.

The above contests take place in front of the Cove Deli and Pizza,  11 3rd Avenue West, just off Main Street.

Exhibits and Montana Made Items: Come see, eat, purchase, or sell an amazing assortment of everything from art, photos, and crafts to foods and treats. Visit our fine vendors and local businesses Saturday July 31  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you would like to rent an exhibit space to sell your creations check out our Vendor’s Page and download the vendor application from the link on the right. More questions? We will be publishing our online application form soon! Check back or send us an email: polsonbusinesscommunity@gmail.com

The Polson Business Community invites you to participate in the 22nd annual Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival. We are proud to note that this two-day event has been recognized among the top five MUST SEE tourism attractions in the state.

This year’s event will be held Saturday & Sunday from July 31- August 1. You are encouraged to book hotel rooms early, as July is always a busy month.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY EVENT AND VENDORS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS.  Except for emergencies, failure to attend both days forfeits participation the following year.

Advance set-up:  Friday – after 7 p.m.

Set-up: Saturday – 6:30 a.m. – All vehicles must be off the streets by 9 a.m.
Saturday Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Streets will remain closed that night with security.
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All vendors must agree to be present during these hours.


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