31st Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive Sunday

Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Photo By Christine Bakke

The running of the sheep in 2018.

You really haven’t seen sheep until you’ve seen a flock of them charging down Reed Point’s main street on Labor Day.

This Sunday will mark the 31st Annual Great Montana Sheep Drive in one of Still-water County’s smallest towns.

And the run is only one element of a fun-packed day that includes a Chicken Drop contest, a Little Bo Peep contest, a car show, parade, live auction, bale roll, a street dance and more than 50 vendors.

The following is the schedule of events (which are subject to change):

• 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at the Fire House

•10:30 p.m.: Parade

•11 a.m.: Sheep Shearing Demo

•1 p.m.: Live Auction

•2:20 p.m.: The Great Montana Lamb Cook-off (sponsored by the American Lamb Board)

•3 p.m.: Round Bale Roll

•4 p.m.: Running of the Sheep

•4:30 p.m.: Log Sawing Contest

•6 p.m.: Street Dance with live music

The Chicken Drop, egg toss and Little Bo Peep Contest times will be announced at a later date.


The sheep drive is sponsored by the Reed Point Community Club — a non-profit community service organization. The club’s past work includes buying land and developing a community park, purchasing Christmas lights for town and football field lights, providing financial assistance to help buy new school lockers, a new door and windows in the library and $1,000 towards new playground equipment. The club also helped pay for a new well in the cemetery and bought a defibrillation unit. Purchased new picnic tables for public use and various equipment for the fire department.