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Seed Show Resilient Despite Winter Storm

 

March 18, 2020

The 71st Annual Montana Seed Show took place this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Harlem High School. Despite a severe winter storm affecting travel up and down the Hi-line, organizers managed to put on a quality show for those in attendance. The oldest, continuous 'Seed Show' in the country again featured a little bit of everything from quality baked goods to wool and wheat, quilts of all kind and to classic cars and tractors for the auto enthusiast. The gymnasium was again filled wall to wall with vendors selling all kinds of wears.

Through the years the Oldest Continuously running Seed Show in the country has faced many obstacles. The 71st edition of the Montana Seed Show had the challenge of a severe winter storm to deal with in attracting visitors.

The Seed Show began Thursday morning and ran through Saturday as event organizers did a fantastic job in making the best of the situation.

Agriculture Exhibit entries were turned in Thursday morning including Grains, Legumes, Grasses and Potatoes. Wood working entries were also submitted and educational and commercial booths began setting up in the gymnasium.

The Harlem High School FFA once again provided a breakfast on Friday and Saturday morning and is always well attended.

Friday also saw the Art Show entries arrive and begin setting up as well as entries for the Bread and Pie shows.

Judging for the Bread and Pie competition began at 10:00 a.m. and results are expected to be posted on the Montana Seed Show facebook page.

This years quilt show took place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition the Pie and Bread Auction sent bidders in search of their pocket books from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. with a merchandise drawing happening at the same time.

The Annual Pancake Dinner was held Friday evening and was followed by the Art Auction.

The Sweet Medical Center held their annual blood screening and health fair on Friday and Saturday as well.

Another big attraction every year is the Car and Tractor Show which took place Saturday afternoon in the Vo-Ag room. A second round of Pie and Bread Auction took place Saturday afternoon as well as a sheep to shawl demonstration and a MAT Theatre Interest Meeting.

A Banquet featuring Colter Brown and Greg Hegal concluded activities at the 71st Annual Montana Seed Show Saturday night.

We look forward to better weather and hope to see you next year!

 
 

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