Cloverfest

Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbia Falls at our 2nd annual Cloverfest put on by the Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. This family-friendly event includes live music performances by local musicians, kids carnival, bagpipes, a 5k, 1 mile fun run, food trucks, beer and distillery garden, themed competitions, and more!

Cloverfest Event Details:

Saturday, March 11th, 2023

Schedule of Events:

  • 11:00am: Cloverfest 5k Starts
  • 12:00am-4:00pm: Kids Carnival and FREE face painting
  • 12:00-1:30: Live Music (Band TBD)
  • 12:30: Fun Run Starts
  • 1:30-1:45: 5k and Fun Run Award Ceremony
  • 2:00-2:30: Flathead Valley Irish Dance Performance
  • 3:00-4:30: Live Music (Band TBA)
  • 5:00pm: Wrap Up

Location: The Coop in Columbia Falls, 830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls MT

Featured Food Trucks: 406 BBQ

Cost: $10.00/person. For a family of four or more, the price is $30. Kids 5 and under are free. ID check required by all attendees planning to purchase alcohol.

Included in Entry Fee:

  • Unlimited Kids Carnival Activities
    • More space than last year!
    • Prizes at every game!
  • Face Painting (We will have extra face painters this year!
  • Live Music and Bands
  • St Patrick’s Day Competitions
  • Photo booth props and photo area

Not Included in Entry Fee:

  • Food and Beverage from Food Trucks
  • Beer/Distillery Garden Beverages

All proceeds support your local Columbia Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. A non-profit organization in Columbia Falls whose mission is to Support Local Businesses and Connect Our Community.


Specific Event Details:

Cloverfest 5k: $30.00/person (Please note: Your race entry fee allows you to access all activities after your race.)

The Cloverfest 5k is a timed 5k starting at 11:00am on Saturday, March 11th 2023.  New course this year! Entry fee is $30/racer, which includes an official time, standings and a race shirt. 5K is open to runners and walkers. Register by Sunday, February 26th, 2023 to be guaranteed a race shirt. Option for a shirt after the race, but a fee will be charged.

Top Male and Female Medals Given Out in the Following Categories: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Packet Pick Up: Friday, March 10th, 6-8pm, The Coop- Columbia Falls. (830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls)

5K Registration


Cloverfest Fun Run : $15.00/person (Please note: Your race entry fee allows you to access all activities after your race.)

The Cloverfest Fun Run is a mile long run/walk starting at 12:30pm on Saturday, March 11th 2023. The fun run is open to adults and children of all ages, infant strollers welcomed!  $15/person to participate, which includes a race shirt, green swag and a swag bag from Hammer Nutrition. Dress in green as there will be a costume contest at the end of the race as well as other themed awards! Register by February 26th, 2023 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

Themed Awards include: Most “Cloverly” Dressed, Lucky Charm, Needs Pinched, Green Machine, Ready to Shamrock, Golden Achiever, & Youngest Leprechaun

Packet Pick Up: Friday, March 10th, 6-8pm, The Coop- Columbia Falls. (830 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls)

Fun Run Registration


Kids Carnival: 12:00am-4:00pm

Bring the whole family for an exciting St. Patrick’s themed kids carnival! FREE face painting, carnival games, live music, food trucks, cotton candy for sale, and craft table during the carnival! Price to enter the carnival is $10/kid. Wear your green and have some good old family fun!

We have more games and more space this year, and also additional face painters!

Kids Carnival Volunteers: TBD for 2023

K-5 Students: Enter the Cloverfest coloring contest by Friday, March 3rd. Prizes for each grade are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade level get free entry to the carnival! Return your page to your classroom teacher or mail completed page to Columbia Falls Area Chamber, Box 312, Columbia Falls 59912.

Kids Coloring Contest Page


Live Entertainment Schedule:

We will feature entertainment throughout the day. Check out the line up below!

12:00-1:30pm: Live Music (Band TBD)

2:00-2:30: Performance from Flathead Valley Irish Dancing

3:00-4:30: Live Music (Band TBD)


Competitions throughout the Day!

Throughout the day we will have themed competitions for participants of all ages, including split the pot bingo!. Brush up on your Irish trivia and dancing. This will be a day you won’t want to miss out on!


We do ask if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

More Information: 406-892-2072, [email protected]

Sponsor the 2023 Event!

Attention Businesses: Showcase your business and support your community! Online form, payment and details here.

Submit sponsorship by February 3rd, 2023 to be included in all marketing for your sponsorship level.


Sponsor Now!

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors:

2023 Signature Sponsors:

2023 Pot of Gold Sponsors:

2023 Leprechaun Sponsors:

Kids Carnival Sponsors:

  • Healthy Beginnings Pediatric Therapy
  • Whitefish Credit Union