This weekend is packed with entertainment for the whole family. Bring a lawn chair and soak in the fun. Events will kick off Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with the Young Eagle rides. Bring your 8-17 year old for a free airplane ride. Don't leave too early and miss the potluck BBQ. Your dish is your admission. Set your alarm for the Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast. Pilot games start at 10:00 a.m so pull up your lawn chair.
It’s that time again, when local community members and business are beginning to contemplate their float ideas for the annual river parade. This year the Floating Flotilla will be on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in conjunction with the Twin Bridges Alumni Association celebration!
The annual Madison County Fair & Rodeo is held in Twin Bridges, Montana. Some of the following featured events which one can experience at the fair are 4-H, FFA and Open Class exhibits, commercial exhibits, food vendors, petting zoo, a wonderful playground for the little ones, Open Youth Rodeo, 2 days of NRA Rodeo, entertainment, horseshoe tournament, team roping, barbecues, demolition derby and parade. There is no charge to get into the fair, but there will be a charge for the Rodeo and night time entertainment. A good time will be enjoyed by all
Sheridan's Main Street Improvement Team Annual Wine Tasting and Fundraiser is held at the Sheridan Main Street Park. Several varieties of wines and micro brews are served, accompanied by generous appetizers. A vast variety of silent auction items are donated with all proceeds from the evening helping fund planned improvements to Sheridan Main Street.
Spend a lovely evening enjoying our late summer, sipping and nibbling!!
A traditional Sheridan winter event is the Annual Christmas Stroll. Everyone is invited by the area merchants and Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Some of the most popular events include the hayride with carolers on board. Santa makes his debut for photo opportunities. There are bell choirs, Christmas lights, door prizes, free hot chocolate and goodies. The holiday season gets started in an old fashioned tradition. Events sponsored by the Main Street Improvement Team.
Outdoor activities, sports and health/fitness are widespread and include:
High Schools sports (both SheridanHigh School & TwinBridgesHigh School): Boy's and Girl’s basketball, volleyball,football, track, & cheerleading
Recreation Leagues – soccer, softball, basketball
Sheridan Trap Shooting Club
Wellness and Exercise Club
Hospital and retirement community programs
Physical Therapy and massage
General Facilities (non high school)
Bike trail (currently under development along old rail lines)
County Fair Grounds
Ice Skating rinks
Public swimming pool
US Forest Service office - Sheridan Office
Vacationer and local outdoor attractions
Big game hunting
Boating and Rafting
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Photography of wildflowers and wildlife
Horse or mule riding
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
ATV and Four Wheeler access
Around the Area
The Ruby Valley has some of the finest recreational amenities in Southwest Montana. The surrounding Tobacco Root, Ruby, Gravelly, Snowcrest, Pioneer, Highland and McCartney Mountain ranges allow excellent big game hunting, hiking, camping, horseback riding, sightseeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and much more.
The Ruby, Madison, Big Hole, Beaverhead and Jefferson Rivers, well known Blue-Ribbon Trout fishing streams, are only minutes away and attract avid fisherman from all around! The Ruby Reservoir adds to the menu in the summer for fishing, boating and water skiing and the winter for the ice fishing enthusiasts.
Cycle Camp in Twin Bridges
This "bicycle friendly camp" provides the perfect lay over for your cycling tour.
Virginia City, the Madison County seat is filled with 150 year round residents. A small village that is truly a walk down memory lane. Where people today can walk along the same wooden sidewalks as the cowboys of the old west, listen to the tales of long ago. A refurbished ghost town full of wonder. A piece of the old west, held within an incredibly rich area of natural beauty, recreation and history.
Whether you are interested in car camping, RV camping or tent camping in the Ruby Valley, you will find numerous areas to settle in for the night or the week.
Some of the wildlife common to these mountains include; elk, deer, moose, antelope, big horn sheep, mountain goats, coyotes, wolves, fox, mountain lions, bobcats and bears.
Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding the Ruby Valley has it all including the snow! Thousands of acres of public lands that can be enjoyed all winter long are right out our back door!
In Montana, off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts have many opportunities to enjoy riding in selected areas adapted to the rider’s skill level. To learn more about off-highway vehicle riding trails in a specific area, contact the local public land agency to obtain a map that shows legally designated routes.