Those of you who look forward to this spectacular annual event might be thinking, "It's October. Shouldn't this be happening soon?"

Well, yes, but not as soon as you're perhaps accustomed. But it is happening and it's the night before the biggest sporting event in the state of Montana!

What a weekend it will be in Missoula, Montana. The Grizzly Scholarship Association (GSA) at the University of Montana, along with Summit Beverage, announce the annual  Montana Wine & Beer Festival. The GSA's "social event of the year" is set to return to the Adams Center on the UM campus Friday, November 17, from 6:00  - 9:00 p.m.

Normally held on a Friday evening before a home football game in mid-October, the schedulers played with the Griz a little bit this year. With only one October home game (28th vs. Northern Colorado), the GSA decided to match the event up with the annual Griz-Cat Brawl of the Wild football game.

Enjoy fine wine and beer tastings from wineries and breweries from across the region, with food samples from Alberstons/Safeway and University of Montana Catering. Lots of Griz merchandise, artwork and more during the silent auctions, too.

Tickets are $75 per person and attendees must be at least 21 years of age. All proceeds from this event benefit the GSA and its mission to provide student-athlete scholarships.

Advance tickets can be purchased in at the GSA office, located adjacent to the main lobby of the Adams Center. Or you can give them a call at 406-243-6481. You can also order online with the GSA's UP WITH MONTANA website.

Even though there are plenty of tickets for this event, it has been known to sell out, so get your tickets soon, Griz Nation!

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