HARDIN – Hardin’s Little Big Horn Days continues through Sunday, June 23. During the annual event, put on by the Hardin Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the town’s population swells from 3,500 to more than triple that amount as people from around the state, the United States and the world gather to enjoy a celebration of local history and culture.
“Little Big Horn Days is an authentic American West experience,” says Al Sargent, who chairs the event for the Hardin Chamber. “It’s a terrific mix of history, music, art, food and events, and it’s all family-friendly. Everywhere you look there is something to see or do.”
Sargent says the crown jewel of Little Big Horn Days is the Custer’s Last Stand Reenactment.
Other planned events for Little Big Horn Days include a street dance featuring country music band Confederate Railroad, a parade featuring a California-based Lamborghini Club, a demolition derby, parades, a street fair, Native American dance demonstrations, suitcase relay races, historical symposiums and exhibits, and much more.
“We are also going to bring back our military ball, which we reintroduced last year,” Sargent says. “It will be held Thursday night, before the reenactments begin on Friday. We hold it under a large outdoor tent, and people wear period costumes.”