Great Montana Sheep Drive

Great Montana Sheep Drive

August 31
Called "The World's Largest Small Town Parade," the Great Montana Sheep Drive is similar to the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
The event, founded in 1989, features hundreds of Montana-bred sheep herded down the six blocks of Main Street in downtown Reed Point, Mont. In a parody of the Spanish bull event, a handful of Reed Point volunteers dressed in black berets and red sashes run ahead of the sheep. There is also a parade, with historic covered wagons and re-enactors dressed in period costumes of the Old West, a log-cutting contest, a shoot-out between two gunfighters, carnival games, and an evening street dance. The lighthearted event has raised money for community projects in the small town (with a population of 185), including a new fire truck and the refurbishing of the town library. Some 12,000 people attend the annual event, making Reed Point one of Montana's largest towns on the weekend of the sheep drive.
CONTACTS:
Reed Point Community Club
P.O. Box 402
Reed Point, MT 59069
406-326-2315
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