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Havre Festival Days full of fun sports


Last updated 9/19/2019 at 9:46am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The Havre 48-Hour Softball Tournament is a staple of the annual Havre Festival Days Celebration. The tournament starts Friday evening at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field, and doesn't stop until the championship concludes Sunday afternoon. The softball tourney is just part of a busy sports schedule this weekend.

Havre Festival Days is a time for celebration. It's a time to honor our great community. But it's also a time for sports.

In fact, each and every year, the annual Festival Days celebration is chock-full of exciting sporting events and 2019 will be no different.

One of the most popular sporting events on the calendar each year is the annual 48-Hour Softball Tournament, and it will run from Friday at 6 p.m. to Sunday afternoon's championship game - literally.

That's right, the 48-hour softball tournament does not stop until the championship game is over, and that's what makes it unique, and popular. The tournament is a big draw for co-ed softball players, not only from Havre, but all over Montana, and even Canada.

Each year, including this year, the tournament will feature a full 16-team bracket of co-ed teams, and the action will run continuously until Sunday's championship game.

All of the fun will take place at the Sixth Avenue Memorial Field.

Of course the softball tournament is just one of many exciting sporting events on the Festival Days slate.

Each year, at least one local football game coincides with Festival Days, and this year, it's the Havre Blue Ponies' turn. Friday night, the Blue Ponies will host Eastern A rival Laurel with a kickoff set for 7 p.m. inside Blue Pony Stadium.

And, if rodeo is your thing, then this Festival Days celebration has that, too.

The Montana State University-Northern Rodeo Team will once again be hosting its MSU-Northern Big Sky Region Rodeo Friday and Saturday at the Great Northern Fairgrounds, with performances at 7 p.m. each night.

The Lights and Skylights put on the rodeo as part of the Big Sky Region fall schedule, and the event will feature teams from Montana State, Montana, Montana Western, University of Providence, Miles Community College and Dawson Community College.


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