2017 vendors will be announced by early June!

Beverage Vendors

A BIG THANKS to Big Sky Brewing and Cardinal Distributing for sponsoring the Red Ants Pants Music Festival!

Draft: Summer Honey Seasonal, Pigmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA, Big Sky IPA, Moose Drool Brown Ale, Trout Slayer Wheat Ale, Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout

Cans: Pigmy Owl Itty Bitty IPA, Scape Goat Pale Ale, Moose Drool Brown Ale, Summer Honey Seasonal Ale, Trout Slayer Wheat Ale, Big Sky IPA, Budweiser, Bud Lite, Bud Lite Lime and Stella Artois Cidre

Wine: Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon

New for 2016: Parker’s Hangover Tonic red beers!

Proceeds from our beer and wine sales go to the Red Ants Pants Foundation. So, buying our beverages helps us book top-notch musical talent and supports a great cause. Cheers, and as always, thanks for your support!

 

~ Vendor numbers roughly correspond to locations on our festival map ~

Food Vendors

1) Prairie Fire Kettle Corn: Prairie Fire Kettle Corn was born on the cliffs above the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana. This “sweet & salty taste treat” is worthy of its Montana roots. Come and enjoy Dave and Wendy’s kettle corn…you’ll be glad you did.

2) CPJs – Cold Pressed Juices: CPJs is a local cold-pressed juice business in Bozeman, Montana. Made with all organic produce, mostly from local farmers. Bring your bottles back to recycle!

3) Lost Kajun Kitchen: We are a small mom & pop operation founded in 2013, wanting to bring our family’s heritage to Montana. We serve homemade chicken & sausage gumbo over rice, along with crawfish etouffee over rice and fish tacos.

4) Rancho Picante Bison: Montana grass fed and finished 100% Bison. Chef Brock adds culinary skills to breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings, with daily specials with all local ingredients. Bison burgers, ciabatta steak sandwiches, bison bratwurst and sausages are on the menu!

5) Thai Basil: We are a food truck & catering service that serves high quality Thai food at a low cost. We import most of our ingredients straight from Thailand. Check out our spring rolls, chicken, and beef dishes!

6) Tim’s Burgers and Brats: White Sulphur local Tim’s features fresh beef burgers from Tizer Meats in Helena, Pork Brats from Edwards Grocery in White Sulphur Springs and buns from Wheat Montana Bakery in Three Forks in addition to customer sandwiches and homemade cookies.

7) Island Noodles: 21 savory wok-fried vegetables with buckwheat Yaki-Soba noodles in our signature Island Sauce. Served vegan or succulent teriyaki chicken may be added.

8) Dia Desserts: Sisters and Montana natives, Terri and Melissa Smith, created Dia Desserts to make individual gluten free cheesecakes in mason jars with extraordinary flavor combinations.

9) Mo’Bowls: Mo’ Bowls has taken gourmet mac-n-cheese around the world, from red curry beef to chicken parm to the all American double bacon cheeseburger, every one of our seven flavors is a knock-out. Add tasty salad wraps and of course our famous deep fried mac balls and you can’t go wrong!

10) Tumbleweeds: Bozeman’s most-followed food truck! The crew of this truck looks forward to serving you some fresh fusion goodness – from fusion tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, to creative sides!

11) Claudia’s Mesa: Claudia’s Mesa is a vibrant mobile food emporium bringing to Montana local food with global flavors through our classes, pop up dinners and retail seasoning line. Come and get your Bridger Cowboy Pork Tamales, Colombian Corn Patties (arepas), and Lentil-Quinoa Power Bowls. All gluten free, mostly local ingredients.

12) Mountain Fresh Ice“Proudly serving our own Montana Made Mountain Fresh Ice and authentic Italian Ice. Cold and refreshing churned dessert that takes sno-cones to the mat.”

13) Cheddars Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Serving the Helena area for years, our sandwiches have become a popular dining option on the local streets and events around Montana! Sandwiches are made to order, served with fries, onion rings or home-style soups.

14) Bar 47: Local White Sulphur Springs business Bar 47 will be serving their legendary pulled pork nachos, watermelon quinoa salad, pulled pork sliders and more! Visit the downtown location for live music and drink specials all weekend. Thanks for supporting local business!

15) Hindu Hillbilly: Our Honey Lemonade is made with our very own raw knapweed and clover honey. We strive for environmental sustainability in our beekeeping practices, and are proud to be a part of a growing community of farmers dedicated to producing wholesome & healthy honey and honey products for you.

16) Bill’s Place Diner & Catering:  Bill has been working on his brisket and pork recipes for many years in the rural town of Melville, Montana and now has it perfected.  We feel we have some of the best beef brisket and smoked pork you will find anywhere.

17) The Rollin Donut: Mini Donuts by the bag, bucket, or kids deal. Also serving hot coffee, iced coffee, fruit-flavored lemonade, Italian creme sodas, sun tea and smoothies (in several flavors)…and potato on a stick!

18) Rollin Bytes Wood Fired Pizza: Wood fired pizza – the way it ought to be! Fresh-made dough from Montana wheat, visit our storefront in Dillon, MT!

19) Whitney’s: Old fashioned cotton candy spun fresh for every customer! Flavors are strawberry, raspberry, and vanilla.

20) Z’s Meze Market: Z’s Gyros and breakfast pitas are available at the festival. Next time you are in Bozeman, visit Z’s Meze Market at the corner of 19th and Babcock.

21) Rotary Club of White Sulphur Springs: Selling ice by the bag, also available in the campground! We also sell bottled water! Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide are committed to “Service Above Self” in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe.

Campground) Meagher County Cattlewomen: Located in the CAMPGROUND by the orange flag. The Cattle Women will be serving a hearty breakfast both Saturday and Sunday.

Campground) Rosie’s Espresso: Rosie’s Espresso is owned and operated by Amber Martinsen, a third-generation Montanan, born in Helena now residing in Big Timber. She’ll be serving Bozeman-roasted Ghost Town Coffee at her booth in the CAMPGROUND!

 

Craft Vendors

1) Red Ants Pants Foundation: The Red Ants Pants Foundation’s mission is to develop and expand leadership roles for women, to preserve and support working family farms and ranches, and to enrich and promote rural communities. The foundation is fully supported by the Red Ants Pants Music Festival.

2) Red Ants Pants: Finally…workwear for women! Come on by for pants, shorts, belts, hats, hoodies, new tees, new aprons, and new gifts like necklaces and tea towels! Plenty of room to try everything on.  And all our products are Made in the USA!

3) Mountain Girl Musings: Chris Shanafelt finds old leather belts, metal, beads and local stones and creates cuffs, earrings and hair pins. She mostly works with vintage belts as they show a lot of intimate things about a person’s life: hardworking, loss/gain of weight, fashion forward, daily ritual. These old belts just “feel good” like your favorite shirt or pair of pants.

4) Blue Beetle Bowl: Handmade wooden bowls, turned on a lathe, from beetle-killed Ponderosa Pine trees collected in the Big Belt Mountains. Keith began turning these from the beetle-killed pine ignored by firewood collectors that would otherwise rot or burn up.

5) T Bird Leather: T Bird Leather creates classic leather items with a focus on women’s handbags & accessories. Designed, cut, sewn & finished in Whitefish, MT.

6) Kochel Guitars: Roots blues guitars created with reclaimed materials from Montana, combining history and tradition.

7) Recaps: Recaps is all about the joy we find in our daily pursuits. We are a small, grassroots hat business with designs inspired by the mountain lifestyle. Each Recap hat is handmade, one of kind, and as unique as the person who wears it.

8) Fly Free Designs: Jewelry hand-smithed in Bozeman, MT, reflecting bold lines and strong elements, but balanced with gentle inspiration. Fly Free Designs creates a wearable collision of fire, metal and stone. Some things that fly free also fly home.

9) Annie Bailey Art: Fine art prints, photography, wood art blocks and greeting cards. While local gal Annie Bailey grew up in the country, she has a love for modern style and her work is a mix of traditional and modern elements.

10) Shooting Star Saddlery: Dedicated to making the finest, heirloom-quality saddles, chaps, gun leather, and personal items from the finest leathers available. Out of Niarada, MT, Jeff Morrow started supplying himself as a ranch hand and eventually turned his skill into a full-time business!

11) REcreate Designs: We’re proud to be 100% made in Montana by people who care. We employ local folks and upcycle materials purchased from second-hand stores into our popular adult and children’s clothing and accessory line!

12) Sterling Jules: One of the few women in the hand engraving industry, Julie Shumaker is a professional silversmith from Manhattan, MT. She has been exhibiting and selling her handmade jewelry for over 20 years.

13) Montana Americana Music: Boot-Stomping in Big Sky Country: Buttian Aaron Parrett has an unforgettable book for RAPMF fans! From recollections and unpublished images of the iconic Aber Day Keggers and hall of famer Charlie Pride’s first forays into music to the contributions of today’s rising stars, the first full-length history of any genre of music in Montana offers an intimate glimpse into the dominant sounds of the Treasure State. More than a mere accounting of musical acts and events, the book is a rich and thoughtful exploration of what Americana music entails, beyond the founding components of Bluegrass, Country, Western Swing and roots music in general.

14) Jim’s Krazzz Trucks: Wooden toy trucks, old ones, new ones, everything on wheels. All handmade, no two alike, made right here in White Sulphur Springs!

15) Horseshoe Nail Crafts: A native of Meagher County, Howard Zehntner lives just east of the festival grounds. He’s been welding since high school and started making things, mostly for gifts, over 50 years ago. Visit his booth to find everything from red ant pins to larger art items, jewelry, Christmas decorations, and angels.

16) Kathy Chapman Pottery: Hailing from Choteau, Kathy enjoys creating unique pieces of functional pottery featuring leather carving techniques for texture, with glazes reflecting the palette of our Montana landscape. This functional stoneware is food safe.

17) Cougar Mercantile: We are an old time general store with merchandise for the whole family; carrying a variety of Montana-made goods from Rockin’ 7 Pottery to Montana Silversmiths.

18) Montana Planks Wood Studio: Artisan crafted, heirloom quality hardwood cutting boards made from upcycled materials gathered from regional woodworkers. Each cutting board is one of a kind. We hope our holistic approach to creating contributes to a healthier balance of resource management and brings awareness to its importance.

19) Roscoe Outdoor: Searching for that perfectly fitting, durable yet attractive pair of adventure pants? Montana-based Roscoe Outdoor produces durable and sophisticated outdoor clothing; located in Red Lodge, MT.

20) Hattie Rex: We create personalized, hand stamped, metal jewelry and accessories for people and pets. Visit our shop in Bozeman to build your own necklace or design something unique!

21) Western Territory Company: A western boutique and home décor business specializing in handmade natural stone jewelry.  Started in Townsend, MT by Perry & Linda Rhyneer and now run by their son Dean. Handmade items include necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hand bands made with natural stone such as turquoise, jasper, and agate.  WTC also handles a wide range of hats for adults and children.

22) Sweetgrass Woodworks: Sweetgrass Woodworks creates modernly rustic, handmade wooden decor for any space that needs a little more of the ‘feel goods.’ Each unique piece is handcrafted from reclaimed Montana barnwood.

23) Big Sky Antler: One man, two hands, a dog named Goose, and creating unique antler art on the banks of the Gallatin River. Each and every piece is handcrafted by Craig Krzycki using a variety of hand tools, bringing out the hidden beauty that lies within.

24) Montana Turtle: Turtle is a Hand-Engraver & Jeweler coming from Stevensville, MT. He transfers his surroundings in Montana’s Big Sky Country onto precious metals, knives, and spurs.

25) Gumbo Lily Pottery: Gumbo Lily pieces are created to evoke the land and the natural surroundings from where they came. Tough yet elegant, beautiful yet enduringly practical. Handmade in Miles City, MT.

26) Field Guide Designs: Field Guide Designs creates unique art prints and stationery from carefully curated collections of tools, wilderness artifacts and other curiosities.

27) Rag and Stone: Rag and Stone is a one-woman jewelry studio in Whitefish, Montana, by metalsmith Erin Hawley. Stone and Silver and the Big Sky are her passions.

28) RevivALL Clothing: Modern Prairie Style clothing and accessories from up cycled materials for Bohemian Cowgirls and Americana Rebels! Designer Laura Laroux believes re-using is the best way to reduce the effects of the fashion industry on our planet.

29) Rocky Mountain Gardening: Technical editor for Horticulture, Cheryl Moore-Gough, is ready to answer all your gardening questions.  The author of several best-selling books on vegetable gardening, she a leading authority on growing successfully at high elevations.

30) Movable Boutique: The Movable Boutique is a 1963 Airstream boutique – carrying handmade in the USA & Fair Trade clothing, jewelry & more!

31) Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation: We connect Americans with their wilderness heritage by providing access to and stewardship of Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

32) Casting for Recovery: Casting for Recovery provides free retreats for breast cancer survivors, combining the therapeutic sport of fly-fishing with medical education and emotional support.

33) Montana Mint: Our mission is to bring the best of Montana to Montanans. We do this by highlighting original content, photos, stories, and Montana-produced products. 

34) Yaak Valley Forest Council: Based in the remote Yaak River region of Lincoln County, in northwest Montana, we have been finding common ground for this uncommon place since 1997.We work in the woods and in town to ensure the natural and human communities of northwest Montana are healthy and resilient.