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Trego Heritage Days runs Sept. 8-10

| September 6, 2023 12:00 AM

The Trego, Fortine, Stryker Community Hall is hosting an event aimed at celebrating the ranching, agriculture and logging roots of the Tobacco Valley.

Trego Heritage Days is Sept. 8-10 in Trego. Events take place at locations throughout the town off U.S. 93 between Whitefish and Eureka in Lincoln County.

The family-friendly event includes artisans, food, events, demonstrations and music.

Events begin at noon on Friday, Sept. 8 and run into the evening. The vendor village at the TFS Community Hall includes crafts and food vendors.

The official kick-off event for the weekend is a Cow Parade in front of the Trego Pub at 5 p.m. Following the parade, the Tobacco Plains Indian Band of the Kootenays will present a blessing followed by a welcome to the event speech by TFS Hall President, Todd Swan. Music follows at the Trego Pub with the Helnore Highwater Band.

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the vendor village is open at the community hall and a history of trains talk and a train will be on display at the Trego Train crossing.

Various demonstrations take place throughout the day including pottery, trapping, logging, spinning and weaving, and history talks. A pie eating contest takes place at 3 p.m. at the Blarney Ranch.

For the kids, craft time is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community hall and a petting zoo runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Trego Pub.

Music with Rob Quist rounds out the day at 6 p.m. at the Trego Pub.

The weekend wraps up Sunday with a fireman’s breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the community hall and raffle drawings.

For a full schedule of events and a map, visit https://www.thehalltfs.com/.