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Backroads Of Montana - Schmeckfest Segment on May 20

A new episode of “Backroads of Montana” will premiere at 8 p.m. Monday, May 20, on Montana PBS.

Longtime producer John Twiggs will host the episode, “A Recipe for Community,” from Schmeckfest, a homespun high school fundraiser that serves up a German buffet in the northeastern Montana town of Lustre.

The episode also takes viewers to Canyon Creek to meet a family who built an arena on their property to ensure future generations can enjoy the sport of “O-Mok-See” on horseback; to one of Butte’s most storied neighborhoods, Meaderville, via a red sauce recipe that has been preserved for generations; to the Fort Belknap Reservation to explore the Hole-in-the-Wall hike in the Mission Canyon; and to Antelope in far northeastern Montana to meet a group of dedicated volunteers who pull off a highly anticipated arts performance for audiences who come for dinner and entertainment.

To view series details, visit Viewers can watch live over the air, on PBS Passport, on or on the Montana PBS Facebook page at

Now in its 33rd year of production, “Backroads of Montana” is supported by the Greater Montana Foundation, a Big Sky Film grant and the University of Montana. The program has received multiple awards, including being named the Montana Broadcasters Association noncommercial television program of the year numerous times. To watch previous episodes, visit


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