All the Missoula Area Events for October 2023
Welcome to spooky season in Missoula! This month you'll get your share of pumpkins, festivals, the wacky, the weird, and the fun, and performances from Macklemore, Reggie Watts, Preacher Lawson, and David Cross.
Throughout the Month of October
- Pumpkins for the Pov--buy a pumpkin with purpose and proceeds will help to serve the vulnerable populations of Missoula. A list of sales locations is available here.
- The 60th Annual Z100 Great Pumpkin search is on! Find the pumpkin and win prizes from Z100.
- The Annual Pumpkin Festival at Turner Farms will take place over three weekends: Oct 7-8, 14-15, 21-22.
- The Missoula Haunted House opens on Friday the 13th.
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- 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fall Harvest Festival, hosted by the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula. A day filled with food, crafts, and activities. Find out more here.
- 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 2nd Annual Goat Races. The parade of goats starts at 1:30 pm, races start at 2:00 p.m. Highlander Brewing Company. Details here.
- 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Harvest Party at Western Cider Co, with an apple press competition, music from the Timber Rattlers, and free food. Find more details here.
October 5 - 8
- Watson Children's Shelter Tennis Pro-Am, a tournament and fundraiser. Full details are available here.
- 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Germanfest, a celebration of Missoula's relationship with our sister city, Neckargemünd, Germany. Held in Caras Park, the event is free.
- 5:00 pm Griz vs. UC Davis
- 6:00 pm Flower Crown Workshop at Zootown Community Arts Center. Register here.
7:30 pm Macklemore, Adams Center
October 12 - 15
- 9th Annual Montana Film Festival, hosted by the Roxy Theater. Find full details here.
- 4:00 pm 13th Annual Tweed Ride, hosted by Free Cycles
- 8:30 pm Griz vs. Idaho
- 8:00 pm Preacher Lawson, The Wilma
- 8:00 pm The Hu, The Wilma
- 8:00 pm The Mavericks, The Wilma
- 7:00 pm Stoke Film Festival, The Wilma
- 8:00 pm David Cross, The Wilma
- 7:30 pm Haunted Missoula Squares, an in-person version of the classic game shot, but spooky. Hosted by Ferd Po at Zoo Town Community Arts Center.
- 8:00 pm The Lil Smokies, The Wilma
- 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Fall Festival--pumpkin carving, painting, hand-craft vendors and more, at the Missoula Fair Grounds. Hosted by Cancer Support Community Missoula. Find more details here.
- 8:00 pm - 12:00am Montana Goth Ball, Zootown Community Arts Center
- 8:00 pm Reggie Watts, The Wilma
- 7:00 pm Wold Ballet Series: Cinderella, Dennison Theater
- 8:00 pm Andy Grammer, The Wilma
October 27 & 28
- 8:00pm & Midnight, The Rocky Horror Show Live!, The Wilma
- 1:00 pm Northern Colorado vs Griz
- 3:00 pm Halloween Choral Spooktakular - "spooky music and trick or treating", Denison Theater. Buy tickets here.
- 8:00 pm Henry Rollins
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm YMCA Missoula's Hoot and Howl Halloween Bash
- 8:00 pm Mersiv, The Wilma