Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival

Out of an abundance of caution and while working with the Lake County Health Department the difficult decision to cancel 2020’s Main Street Cherry Festival has been made. We sincerely apologize to those who were looking forward to the festival, including the PBC board members. However, we feel this is best for the community, the festival vendors, and our business membership. ~ See you next year.

The Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry 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.

See you on Main Street in 2021!

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 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday July 19 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? Please call (406)253-8718 for details about booth size, cost, location, set up and dismantle times.

The Polson Business Community invites you to participate in next year’s 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 in July (dates to be announced). 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.

Please note: Vendors selling cherry food, beverages, or desserts must use  Flathead cherries. To help with this process we can refer our vendors to a source for Flathead cherries.

Payments are non-refundable.

Please click on the Vendor Booth Application and return with your payment to:

PBC Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival 305 Main St. Polson, MT 59860

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