Helmville is in the mountains near where Nevada Creek empties into the Blackfoot River and is a gathering place for scattered farmers and ranchers in the large surrounding valley. The town was named for Henry Helm, a pioneer settler. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)
The Helmville Labor Day Rodeo is the biggest little rodeo in Montana. The widely known rodeo features, in addition to watching the rodeo events, concessions, children's activities such as sheep riding, wild cow milking, and dancing.