Polson is the trading center for one of Montana’s most fertile farming areas. Polson holds an annual Cherry Festival to celebrate its location in a prime cherry growing region and as home to numerous cherry orchards. Other events that are not to be missed include the annual Main Street Festival, the Sandpiper Gallery Art Festival, and performances by the Port Polson Players who produce classic comedies and musicals. Polson has a history of lumbering, ranching, and steamboats. The city was named after pioneer rancher David Polson. Before roads were built along the lake, Port Polson was the transportation hub for travelers from the south. Steamboats played a major part in early transportation of freight and passengers. Today, the town’s population is 4,488. Go to Polson Chamber at: www.polsonchamber.comhttp://www.city-data.com/city/Polson-Montana.html