With the NILE Stock Show opening, Farmers Market wrapping up, and a chance to enjoy some great chili, there's definitely something you will want to see, taste, smell, and hear this weekend around the Magic City.

Check out these weekend activities happening around Billings:

N.I.L.E. Stock Show and Rodeo (Saturday, October 12 - Saturday, October 19)
It's an 8-day celebration of the western life at the Northern International Livestock Exposition Stock Show and Rodeo, beginning Saturday (10/12) at MetraPark. The NILE will feature hundreds of exhibitors from around the region at the Trade and Stock Show. Plus horse sales, workshops, and PRCA Rodeo action. CLICK HERE for more details.

HarvestFest (Saturday, October 12)
It's the last weekend of the Farmers Market, and we're celebrating with live music, dancers, children's activities, pumpkin pie bake-off, and more. Activities and entertainment will be centered around the Skypoint in Downtown Billings from 9am to 4pm. For more info, CLICK HERE.

Histories Mysteries (Saturday, October 12)
The Yellowstone County Historical Society presents an auto tour of unsolved mysteries around Billings, 10am to 2pm on Saturday (10/12). What is the Face on the Rims? What's up with the Octagon Building? Get answers to those questions, and more. CLICK HERE to get details.

Girls-n-Science (Saturday, October 12)
MSU-Billings hosts this free, interative event from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday (10/12) in the Alterowitz Gym. Girls-n-Science will feature activities that introduce 4th through 8th graders to careers in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math). To get more details, CLICK HERE.

High Horse Saloon Chili Cookoff (Saturday, October 12)
If you make a mean pot of chili, or if you just love to eat it, the place to be this Saturday (10/12) is the High Horse Saloon for the Chili Cook Off.  The event runs from 1 - 5 PM. Entry fee is $25 for cook-off participants. Admission fee for chili tasting is $5. All proceeds from door admission goes to help Tumbleweed. CLICK HERE for more info.

Nat Geo LIVE! On The Trail of Big Cats (Saturday, October 12)
National Geographic photographer Steve Winter will be LIVE on-stage at Petro Theatre, sharing photos, and telling amazing stories he's experienced from behind the camera.

Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of big cats. From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards and stalking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to chronicling the nocturnal activities of the “American lion” or cougar, this determined explorer ventures far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects.

Tickets are $37, $20 for students. For more info, or to buy tickets, CLICK HERE.

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