This festival is all about cherries, and this year we have shifted dates to when they are at their peak ripeness. Discover the history of cherries and visit Cherry Alley for more information and activities. Shop a curated selection of artists, vendors, and freshly baked treats. Relax and cool down under the tent by the food court and take it all in. Polson is one unique and beautiful place.
SATURDAY, July 30
Noon-5 pm Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest In front of Cove Celi in Cherry Alley
Get ready and be creative on your block of the sidewalk—an all-ages contest with prizes for winners in different categories. Pick up chalk beginning at noon. The contest will be judged at 5 PM.
2 pm Cherry Pit Spitting Contest In front of Cove Celi in Cherry Alley
SATURDAY, July 30 & SUNDAY, July 31
7 AM-11 am ELKS LODGE Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy a full pancake breakfast for $5 and start your morning right. Organized by the Polson Chamber of Commerce.
SUNDAY July 31
1 pm Foodie Competition on stage by Food Court
Enter to win the best Pie, Sweet, or Savoury dish featuring local cherries. For additional details check out the entry form.
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 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you would like to rent an exhibit space to sell your creations check out our Vendor’s Page. More questions? Send us an email: email@example.com
The Polson Business Community invites you to participate in the 23rd 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 30-31 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. – 3 p.m. All vendors must agree to be present during these hours.
No longer accepting VENDOR APPLICATIONS