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Four County Marias Fair fun has come to an end, but the fair fun in Shelby doesn’t stop there! The Eighth Annual Shelby Street Fair/Art Walk/Car Show is coming up fast and you won’t want to miss it! On Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Main Street will be lined with classic and new vehicles, vendors of all kinds will be on hand and local businesses will be featuring the talents of local artists, along with some fantastic sales. 

Vendors and artists are being asked to enter on the west end of the Street Fair, at Fourth Ave., and car show participants are to enter on the east end at Montana Avenue. The vendor registration deadline was July 17, but if you are interested in being featured in the car show you can pre-register by contacting Todd Howell at (406) 460-0574 or Doreen Mckelvey at (406) 434-7184. The registration fee for the car show is only $5!

Things get started with the Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast taking place from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in City Park. The Kiwanis offers this fantastic breakfast every year and all donations are used by the Kiwanis for their scholarship fund. If you miss breakfast, no worries, as TLC Catering will be selling burgers and hot dogs throughout the day, the SHS FFA Club will be selling Taco Bags and steak sandwiches and the Sweetgrass Hills FFA Club will be selling cotton candy and popcorn.

Harry Benjamin will be providing entertainment for the younger crowd with his plasma cars and there will also be a fishing booth, water blasters, basketball, bubble wands and sidewalk chalk. If that isn’t already enough, Youth Dynamics will also be in attendance and providing a few other games for kids.

It wouldn’t be Street Fair without music and Wheelhouse has it covered! Comprised of Gwen Heaton and Dave Alvestad, the duo known as Wheelhouse offers a wide variety of older rock and roll, along with some newer hits and everything in between. 

Vendors at this year’s event will be located on Main Street, in the street, as to free up the sidewalks outside of local businesses, making shopping that much easier for those attending the fair. All vendors should be on Main Street and should be set up by 9:30 a.m. Vendors are asked to enter Main Street from the west end and the street will be closed to traffic starting at 8 a.m. that morning. Everything from Posh bath and body products to children’s books can be found at the Street Fair. This year’s vendor list includes Perfectly Posh by Angie (bath and body products), Montana Love (Montana Towels and Totes), The Two of Us (Jewelry), Blush Boutique (Clothing and Jewelry), USborne Books (Children’s Books) and  Marlene Howery (crocheted items and stationery).

The Art Walk portion of this year’s event is still coming together, but local talents such as Celion Aspensen, Sarah Chandler and Big Sky Creative Works are just a few that will be found on Main Street come Aug. 3. 

Whether it’s admiring impressive local art, classic cars, entertaining the kids or shopping, the Eighth Annual Street Fair has you covered. Come on down and support your community, we hope to see you there!

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