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Ekalaka, Montana's 'Dino Shindig' wins "Event of the Year" at the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation

March 14, 2017View for printing

The Dino Shindig http://cartercountymuseum.org/events/shindig-2-2/ , put on every summer since 2013 by the Carter County Museum in Ekalaka, was named "Event of the Year" Monday night during the Governor's Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Helena.

The Fifth Annual Shindig is set for July 29 & 30, 2017. This year is also the centennial for Carter County so this promises to be our best year yet. Join us in Ekalaka! http://cartercountymuseum.org/events/shindig-2-2/

The two-day event celebrates paleontology and brings in speakers and attendees from all over the world to Ekalaka, way down in the southeast corner of Montana. Last year, one of the speakers was Kirk Johnson, director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

According to a press release from the Montana Department of Commerce, sponsor of the 2017 Montana Tourism Awards, the awards "celebrate the outstanding work of the communities, businesses, organizations and people who strengthen Montana's tourism industry and thereby contribute to maximizing its economic impact for Montana residents."

By: Ed Kemmick

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