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  • International Wildlife Film Festival (Missoula, MT; tel. 406/728-9380; www.wildlifefilms.org): This film festival has become a required festival for international filmmakers who specialize in wildlife. It goes for a week, from early to mid-May, and includes panel discussions and workshops, as well as screenings of the world's best wildlife films.
  • Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering (Lewistown, MT; tel. 866/912-3980): Held each year in mid-August, this is a rhyming good time for the bowlegged and horse-drawn set. In addition to a healthy dose of range rhyme, there are booths full of leather and arts-and-crafts shows.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.