Cattle are Coming Through the East Billings Urban Renewal District

The Cattle Drive is coming back to Billings

Billings, MT has a rich history of agriculture and ranching so it made sense that there used to be a cattle drive that went through downtown Billings. That unfortunately had to come to a close due to traffic restrictions and the infringement on businesses. The BIRD has found a new home for the cattle drive however, right in the heart of the East Billings Urban Renewal District. The BIRD is hosting the new cattle drive in association with the NILE. 


The Heart of the EBURD

The Cattle Drive will be running in the heart of the district, right past many of the western and agricultural businesses that have been staples in the EBURD since its establishment. The drive will start at 13th St. going down 2nd Ave. The turnaround will be at 17th St. and will go back up 3rd Ave to where it began on 13th St. 

Everyone is welcome!

There will be no fee to come and enjoy the drive, everyone is welcome to come and watch as cattle, longhorn, and horses pulling wagons walk the streets of the EBURD. There will be food trucks and live music as well as opportunities to get up close to the animals in an animal viewing area. Feel free to bring lawn chairs to get comfy and enjoy the drive.

Perfect Kick-Off for the NILE

The cattle drive will be the first Saturday of the NILE, October 14th. It will start at 9 AM and go until about 12PM. There will be coffee and breakfast food trucks available around the drive route for everyone to enjoy. 

Sponsors and Volunteers are Needed

We are still looking for sponsors to help fund the Cattle Drive! If you want to sponsor this event or know someone or a business that might want to help you can reach us at to find out more. We have three tiers of sponsorship with different perks for each, let’s get together and talk about it!


We are also looking for volunteers to help direct people at road closures, hand out some informational flyers to attendees the day of the event, as well as pick up after the drive. Don’t worry though, you won’t be cleaning up what the animals leave behind! All volunteers will get lunch on us from a food truck of your choice at the event. Learn more and sign up right here!


Here are our amazing sponsors so far:

Alpha Overhead Door

Fischer Flooring

Visit Billings

NonStop Local

Signature Signs

Shipton’s Big R

Copyright Printing

Red Oxx Manufacturing

Montana Leather Company

Yellowstone Bank

AMG Productions

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