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14 Nov 2022
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Enjoy national parks, beautiful scenery, bucket- list worthy attractions, and a snowy Thanksgiving holiday this year in Southwest Montana! November is the perfect month to visit Montana and have a cozy, relaxing vacation in the mountains. There is plenty to do for those who are more outdoor- oriented as well; get some fresh air and hike the many Bozeman trails available while the snow is minimal and the fall colors are vibrant!

Here is a local’s list of the best events Southwest Montana has to offer this November:

Bozeman Symphony- “Current Commotion: Seven Pillars” | Saturday, November 19th & 20th , 7:30pm| ELM Theater, Bozeman


Biome Holiday Market | Friday, November 25th, 5-8:30 PM | Saturday, November 26th, 9am-12pm| Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman


Gallatin Valley Farmer’s Market: Holiday Edition | Saturday, November 26th, 9am-3pm | Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman


Big Sky Resort Opening Day | Thursday, November 24th | Big Sky Resort


Yellowstone Ski Festival | Tuesday, November 22nd – Saturday, November 26th | Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone


16th Annual Huffing for Stuffing 10K, 5K, Kids Run, & 5k Fun Run | Thursday, November 24th | South Bozeman to Main Street


Thanksgiving Dinner

For the best groceries around:  The Community Food Co-op in Bozeman has an amazing selection of local and organic produce and herbs, turkeys, spices, and everything else.

Specialty meat shops:  We’re partial to Deemo’s Meats in Ennis and Daniel’s Gourmet Meats in Bozeman.

Pies and other amazing baked goods: The Community Food Co-op has holiday pies (made with honest to goodness real Montana pumpkins), The Coffee Pot Bakery at Four Corners, just west of Bozeman, has an incredible selection of pastries and pies.  Their pies can be taken pre-baked or to bake at home. You should also check out their take and bake lasagnas, cookies and more. Other favorite bakeries are Wild Crumb, with a storefront in Bozeman and On the Rise, with breads sold in local stores.

Don’t forget the adult beverages! Willie’s Distillery in Ennis and Bozeman Spirits in downtown Bozeman are both wonderful for the hard stuff.  And for growlers, a few of our favorites breweries are Neptune’s in Livingston, Lone Peak in Big Sky,  Map Brewing and Mountains Walking in Bozeman.  And for the complete list of Montana breweries, check out The Brew Trail.