You can walk in the footsteps of Calamity Jane here in the Bitterroot's largest town. Originally the creation of copper magnate, Marcus Daly, today Hamilton is the business center of the valley, and a lively one at that. With the county fair, micro-brew festival and Daly Days along with an emerging local art scene that's generating a high level of downtown energy, there is always something going on.
The Bitterroot Valley is home to several craft breweries and wineries. Craft breweries of various sizes dot the valley from Darby to Stevensville. Many of the beers brewed here have won regional and national awards. Beers can be taken home in growlers and a few of the local beers can be found in stores as well. Some of the breweries such as Bandit, Blacksmith and Bitter Root host live music on certain days of the week.
Once June arrives in the Bitterroot Valley it`s festival time! It seems like every week there`s another fun community event, festival, farmer`s market or fair. These are the activities that visitors to the area just love, and people get such a kick out of experiencing small town Montana at these gatherings.