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Make plans for the Buck Creek Festival, May 12 & 13, 2017

Countdown to 2017 Buck Creek Festival


The Festival is set for May 12 from 6 pm to 10 pm and for May 13 from 10 am to 10:30 pm.  The countdown references the time until the beginning of the festival.

The Duck Race happens promptly at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 13th.

Ducks on Sale Now ! !

Click h e r e for locations.

Airport Marine Donates Replacement

The Buck Creek Festival Committee extends a great big Thank You to Ken Hollis and Jim Hicks of Airport Marine for the donation of a boat to replace the boat that was vandalized about two weeks ago.  Thieves stole the pontoons off of the boat used by the Festival to launch the ducks for the rubber duck race.  When thieves left the Festival boat high and dry, the Committee was unsure as to whether or not we would be able to have a duck race this year.  But thanks to the generosity of Mr. Hollis and the help of Mr. Hicks at Airport Marine, we have a new boat - that is, new to us because it was one that had been traded into Airport Marine.  This boat is actually slightly bigger than the old boat, so it will be able to accommodate the "duck dumper" that is used to get the approximately 3,000 ducks into the creek for the race.


Pictured above with the boat are Ron Holly (left), Ken Hollis (middle), and Tom Lefebvre (right).  Tom and Ron are part of the Buck Creek Festival Committee.

If you are interested in the whole story about our pontoon boat woes, play the video below:


2015 Festival "Best of the Best"

The Buck Creek Festival was recognized by the Shelby County Reporter as the Best of the Best in the two areas.  First, we were "best of the best" as an annual festival in the Arts and Culture category.  We were also rated as the best Festival Fundraiser.  This is great news for all of the volunteers who work to make the festival a success.  And it really motivates us to keep working hard to make the 2016 festival event even better.

 Media Sponsor for 2016 Confirmed

It is with great pleasure that the Buck Creek Festival announces the confirmation of ABC 3340, CW 21, and My 68 of the Sinclair Broadcasting Group as our Media Sponsor for the 2016 Buck Creek Festival.  The Buck Creek Festival has worked with ABC 3340 for the last 11 years, and we are so pleased to be able to continue this partnership for this community event.

Scholarship Application

The application for The Buck Creek Scholarships is now available in "Important Documents."

Music Line-up Set for 2016

The music line-up for the 2016 Buck Creek Festival has been finalized.  Click "Band Information" in the header above or here to see the line-up.

 Cris Nelson with the Buck Creek Festival Committee previews the new banners that will debut this year advertising the 2016 Festival in the area around Old Town Helena.

Buck Creek Festival 2016 TV Promo

Vendor Applications

2016 Vendor Application are now available for download

The vendor package for the 2016 Buck Creek Festival is now available.  Remember, space is limited so applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Here is the ink for the application when it is ready - vendor application.


The 15th annual Buck Creek Festival will be May 13 & 14 ! !

The Buck Creek Festival Committee is working diligently on the 2016 event, so check back for updates and news.

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And the art work for the 2016 t-shirts is shown here! 

See what you missed for 2015!!
Special thanks to Southeastern Aerial for providing the bird's eye view of our marvelous festival.

Buck Creek Festival

The Buck Creek Festival Committee is working diligently to put together a great festival for 2016.  Keep checking back to our website for the latest information on the event.

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Park Rules

  • No Dogs
  • No Coolers
  • No Alcohol
  • No Golf Carts or Bicycles