About Homesteader Days

In 1964, the Huntley Project Lions Club organized the first Homesteader Days. The two-day celebration is held each year on the second weekend in July as a memorial to homesteaders who settled the area. The event honors a hardy breed of pioneer who came on foot, by covered wagon, or by immigrant train to carve out a fertile valley in a land of sagebrush and greasewood.

Photo credits: Homesteader Parade (Bronte Wittpen, Billings Gazette); Greased Pig Race (Rebecca Nobel, Billings Gazette); Band Members (Brendan Dekievit, Montana Music Media).

60th Annual Homesteader Days

Friday, July 12, 2024

The 60th Annual Homesteader Days event will kick off the evening of July 12th, 2024 with the Outdoor Concert event featuring Lonestar, James Carothers and Exit 53. Gates open at 4:30 pm. James Carothers opens at 6:30 pm, followed by Lonestar at 8:00 pm. The Exit 53 will come back on stage for our After Party and will entertain the crowd until 1:00 am.  Beer Garden open from 5;00 pm – 12:30 pm

Join us for a 60th anniversary celebration you won’t want to miss! The concert will be held in the beautiful, 7-acre Homesteader Park located at 760 Railroad Highway, Huntley, MT. Homesteader Park is 17 miles east of downtown Billings. There will be lots of room, plenty of shade trees, and a park full of nice folks and great music.

Schedule of Events

  • 4:30pm: Gates open
  • 5:00pm: Food, beer, and other drinks available on grounds
  • 6:30pm: James Carothers
  • 8:00pm: Lonestar
  • 10:00pm: Exit 53 (After-Party)
  • Beer garden open until 12:30am
  • No coolers please!
  • NO re-entry!

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Homesteader Days Run kicks off at 8:15 am. Gates will open at 10:00 am and Craft/Vendor Show runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Homesteader Days Parade will start at 11:00 am, followed by other fun activities, such as carnival games, carnival rides for smaller children, and Fun on the Farm games. There will be great food and beverages available in the park. Lions Club will be serving their famous BBQ Beef and BBQ Chicken dinners. Local organizations will be serving hamburgers, tacos, nachos, pie/ice cream, and soft drinks. Live music will play in the Beer Garden from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm and there will be a live auction at 9:00 pm. The Beer Garden will be open from 11:00 am to 12:30 am and fireworks will be shot off at dusk.

Schedule of Events

Homesteader Days Concert at Homesteader Park – Rules and Policies

Weather:  Concert will be held rain or shine. Be prepared for heat, wind or rain and dress accordingly as park cools off after sunset. No umbrellas please.

Food and Beverages:  Food and beverages available onsite. Cash only. Variety of alcoholic beverages provided by Coors, but no hard alcohol is allowed.

ATM:  ATM is provided at gate and inside park for cash needs.

Photography:  Cameras with removable lens, video cameras and recording devices are not allowed.

Seating:  Homesteader Park is a first come, first serve open seating venue. Chairs are allowed but not provided. Limited bleacher seating is available. Standing allowed in front of main stage.

No Re-Entry: Once you have entered the park gates, you may NOT exit and re-enter. An exception is granted if there is a weather related incident that requires attendees to exit for safety.


Prohibited items:

– All large bags, cases, parcels, and containers are subject to inspection upon entering the venue site.
– Alcoholic beverages
– Animals (exception for certified service animals)
– Bicycles, scooters, skates, Segway’s golf cars, or unauthorized means of transportation
– Coolers or picnic baskets
– Fireworks, explosives, or any other incendiary devices
– Distribution of unauthorized promotional or commercial material
– Glass or metal containers
– Aerosol cans or illegal substances
– Weapons of any kind, including guns, knives, pepper spray or handcuffs
– Items that may be deemed a safety hazard or annoyance to participants or guests (balls, frisbees, balloons any type of projectiles, whistles, musical instruments, laser pointers, etc.
– Large umbrellas, tents or canopies
– Drones (unless previously authorized)


Outdoor Concert

Tickets on sale at hplionsclub.9rg starting December 15, 2023

Advanced Tickets$45

– ONLINE – December 15, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

– IN PERSON – with cash ONLY at Project Merc – Worden from June 15, 2024 to June 30, 2024.

General Admission Tickets$55

– ONLINE – July 1, 2024 to July 12, 2024.

– IN PERSON with cash at following locations; Shipton’s Big R – Billings locations, Project Merc – Worden and R&R Trading – Huntley, Huntley Project Museum – Huntley.

AT THE GATE with cash or online on July 12th ONLY starting at 4:30 pm.

Tickets are available for purchase until we reach venue maximum capacity. Tickets are non-refundable.

Kids 6 and under get in free. Please bring proof of purchase of your ticket with QR code for gate check-in. Preferred options are:

  1. Mobile check-in off your phone …or…
  2. Printed proof of purchase from ticket website.
  3. Manual check-in by name if needed.

Homesteader Run

Register Now! for the Homesteader Run on our website. The cost is $20 per person, and must be paid the day of the race.

Saturday Entry Fee

Tickets for park entry are $2.00 at the gate. No advanced purchase.

Craft Vendor Form

Homesteader Park


All Homesteader Days events are held in Homesteader Park. Take HWY 312 East from the Roundup Highway for 12 miles. Homesteader Park is on the right, just across the railroad tracks, beside the Southern Agricultural Research Center.


There is no lodging or camping spots available on the park grounds; however, there is RV/camping parking outside of the fenced park on the east side of the Huntley Project Museum. RV area is adjacent to Road 8 South and will be marked for RV parking. No hookups available. Lodging is also available in Billings, MT (12 miles west Homesteader Park).

Homesteader Days Lions Club Logo

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support